This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
If you have any questions in using this SLM or any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your teacher or facilitator.
If you were in a situation in which you had to discern what you should do, how are you going to process it? For example, you saw that your favorite pair of rubber shoes or clothes are already available in the store. But the problem is they are expensive and you do not have enough money to buy them. What should you do? Would you rather save to buy your favorite items, or buy other items which you do not like but are cheaper?
In life, one of the lessons you need to learn is comparing and contrasting. It is an important skill for you to learn when making decisions. When learning a language, this skill is valuable for comprehending and writing. Comparing involves looking at the similarities of two or more concepts or ideas, while contrasting is looking at the differences of two or more concepts or ideas. These are useful in communicating when making a point or stand.
In addition, comparing and contrasting tasks help improve your comprehension and develop your higher order thinking skills. Through these, you will compare and contrast own opinions with given texts.
The Most Essential Learning Competency covered in this module is Compare and Contrast Own Opinions with those Presented in Familiar Texts.
Specifically, you are to:
1. identify statements that show comparison and contrast;
2. compare and contrast the similarities and differences of Asian cultures;
3. express opinions by showing comparison and contrast supported by evidence from given texts; and
4. appreciate Asian cultures and values through writing.