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Reading
ASEAN is an association of countries in South East Asia. Its made up of ten countries including
Cambodia. They are Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, Myanmar or Burma, Laos,
Vietnam, Singapore, and Cambodia.
In 1967, the minister of foreign affairs from five of these countries held important negotiations in
Bangkok, which focus on the possible union of countries in the region. After three days of lively
discussion, on the 8th of August, they succeeded in reaching an agreement and set up an association
called ASEAN, which stands for The Association of South East Asia Nation. The countries that became
the first members of the association were Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and
Thailand. Brunei joined the group in 1984 and in 1997 three more member, Vietnam, Laos, and
Myanmar were accepted into this community of nations. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, ASEAN
played an important part in ending the fighting in Cambodia. Eventually, after long negotiations in
Hanoi in April 1999, the membership of Cambodia was accepted and it joined as ASEANs tenth
member.
ASEAN was originally set up during the Vietnamese war to support democracy in Southeast Asia. Its
main purpose is to increase economic development, provide security and help keep peace in the
region. These useful intentions are clearly indicated in the original 1967 joint agreement. In January
1992, ASEAN member agreed to set up a free market area and to cut tax on most imports over the
15-year period beginning in 1993.
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Vocabulary: Put the word to the correct place

Focus on, including, membership, nation, negotiation, region, stand for, indicate
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To give or pay attention to something or someone/ somebody= to


concentrate.
The process of discussing something with someone in order to reach
an agreement with them.
To state or show something to the crowd.
A country which considered of the group of people with the same
language, culture, and history.
A large area of land, usually without exact limits, or border.
Represent.
E.g: what does NEWS stand for? It stands for North East West South.
When someone join a club, group, or organization, they become
member.

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Question
How many members of ASEAN nation?
What are they?
a. There are 9 members of ASEAN.
b. There are 8 members of ASEAN.
c. There are 10 members of ASEAN.
Where was the negotiation held?
a. The negotiation held in Cambodia.
b. The negotiation held in Thailand.
c. The negotiation held in Japan.
How many nations were there join the
negotiation?
a. There are five nations.
b. There are ten nations.
c. There are two nations.
What did the negotiation focus on?
a. Economic in the region.
b. Tax on imports.
c. The possible union of countries in the
region.
What does ASEAN stand for?

6. How many times did Cambodia ask for


joining as member? Why?

7. What is the main purpose of ASEAN?

8. How many countries became the first


member of the association? And what are
they?
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True or false
a. The ASEAN is an association of five
countries.

e. ASEAN want to cut tax on imports.


V. Relative Clause
A. Definition: relative clause or adjective clause
is a group of words which contains subject
and predicate. It functions as adjective to
modify noun or pronoun.
B. Example:
- The girl who sits under the tree is my friend.
- She is a student who works very hard in
English.
- He is a hard working student who always
does exercise.
VI. Relative Pronoun
A. Definition: relative pronoun is a word used to
instead noun.
B. Relative pronoun are:
- Who
- Whom

- Whose
- which
- that
C. Use of relative pronoun
- Who: uses to describe only about person.
- Whom:
- Whose: uses to talk about the possession of
someone.
- Which: uses to describe only thing.
- That: use to describe both either thing,
animal or person.
D. Relative pronoun is used to fasten the main
clause with subordinate clause.

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Relative clause=

d. Vietnam and Cambodia joined in 1997.

Subordinate clause:

b. ASEAN was set up on the 8th August, 1967.

c. Brunei joined as the sixth member in 1984.

Main clause:

Relative pronoun:
This kitten is my pet that is very naughty.

Relative clause Adj

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RELATIVE CLAUSE EXERCISE


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Where is relative pronoun, antecedent, and relative clause?


1. THEARY is a student who works very hard.
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