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Lesson1.

Describing People.

Vocabulary.

 

black good smart brown polite beautiful kind short ugly bad tall thin

 

Make sentences using the words.

e.g

a. My father is a tall man.

b. You are very beautiful.

 

Structure: ____is _____than____.

 

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Make sentences like the examples :-

a) Kagoya is taller than Kaaya.

b) Daddy is kinder than mummy.

c_________ thinner________

d________ taller_________

e. _______browner_________

f________uglier________

g_________ more beautiful_____

h________better__________

 

Punctuate correctly.

1 . joseph is a short boy

2. although I am small I can scare you

3. where is the fat lady

4. what a thin baby you have

5. if I grow fat I will do a lot of exercise.

 

Re-arrange the words to make good sentences.

1. smart very girl a is Nanziri!

2. smooth Mulungi skin a has very

3. short is Jude boy a

4. boy shabby that is very.

5. young man headteacher the is a

6. too to run old father is my

7. you are what a tall woman !

 

 

 

 

 

In groups, workout the opposites of the words and present your findings.

1. tall ____ 6. neat _____________

2. taller _____ 7. better_____________

3. weak ___________8. good______________

4. young___________ 9. dirty _____________

5. new_________ 10. small__________

 

Written Exercise:

Use the following words to make meaningful sentences:

1.good…………………………..   4.polite……………………………..

2. smart………………………… 5.short……………………………..

3.kind……………………………..

Guided Composition.

Use the following words to complete the story below.

and skin wasting reading softly man

years who about listener

 

My Father.

My name is Newton Kambugu . I go to Greenhill Academy and I am in P.4 . I have a wonderful father. Please, read_________________ him.

 

My father was born in 1975 in Nsambya hospital. He is now forty ______old.

He is a tall________ small man. He has short black hair and a light________________ . He dresses smartly and people admire him for that. He walks very fast and he is not good at time__________________. If you are to be his friend, you must be a good time manager.

 

My father speaks __________but clearly. He is good at making himself clear so that the _______________cannot miss a point. He is a well behaved man and he always tells us to imitate him. He trains us through the stories and experiences he has gone through .

 

My father is a hardworking ______________. He likes work so much and this has made him very successful. He doesn’t like children ___________do not want to do work. During his free time, he enjoys listening to country music and ________the Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 2.

Describing Objects.

Vocabulary:

long heavy rectangular

short light triangular

smooth colour square

hard round flat

rough oval soft

 

Group activity. Work out the puzzle with your group mates.

 

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Across

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flat and even, without any lumps or holes -6

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weighing a lot, difficult to move or lift -5

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appearance of an object as a result of how it reflects light -6

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covering a great length or distance -4

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shaped like a circle or ball- 5

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changing shape easily when pressed -4

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shaped like a triangle -10

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not gentle or smooth -5

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not easy to break or bend -4

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shaped like an egg -4

Structure: Ask and answer in pairs.

Yes, it is.

No, it is not.

 

.Is the table rectangular?

b. Is the bag glass?

c. Are the books rectangular?

d. Are the pens plastic?

e. Is the rubber expensive?

f. Is the bag wooden?

 

g. Are the papers white?

h. Is the table green?

i. Are the pencils woollen ?

 

Punctuate correctly.

 

1. yes she is sick

2. are you happy?

3. having fallen sick I took medicine

4. On my way I saw a snake

5. As soon as I screamed the snake turned into an ugly, tall and huge man.

 

Sentence rearrangement.

 

1. She will buy soft butter

2. Which are nice to eat.

3. Which we shall spread on bread.

4. She will also buy round cakes.

5. Mummy has gone shopping.

 

Use the correct forms of the words in the brackets.

 

1. I have the ___________pen of all. (new)

2. He bought the ________mango in the market. (big)

3. This is the _____________bag in class. (heavy)

4. My cake is the ______________ of all. (soft)

5. I had the _________time last night. (rough)

6. Of the three trees, this is the ___________. (hard)

7. I carried the_______luggage. (light)

8.She has the _________-skin of all. (smooth)

9. Of all the books, mine is the __________________ (expensive)

10. Did you see the __________river in the world? (long)

 

Written Exercises:

Use the following words to make meaningful sentences:

1.hard……………………………..   4.round……………………………..

2. smooth………………………… 5.long……………………………..

3.rectangular…………………………..

 

Write short paragraphs describing the following objects (at home)

 

My bed.

Our flower garden.

Our gate.

Our car.

My bag.

A wedding cake.

 

 

Lesson 3.

Directing people to places.

Vocabulary.

far behind junction  before

near roundabout corner flyover

next to sign post across

after close to in front

 

Structure:

Make sentences like the examples.

 

a) The school is far / near.

b) The market is close to the field.

c) The church is opposite the farm.

d) The pool is nearer to the hospital than to the supermarket.

e) The shop is on the right hand side of the road.

 

Punctuation Practice.

  1. He saw a hare hyena a fox and an ostrich.
  2. if I reach Entebbe I will rest
  3. When you reach the gate look to your right
  4. What is opposite the main building
  5. Is it far from here to Mbale ? the man asked.

 

Re-arrange the following sentences to make a correct story.

  1. I follow Mbogo road and turn night
  2. When I leave home
  3. This road connects me to a smaller road.
  4. I first join the main road.
  5. Finally I settle down and begin studies.
  6. I cross and join other children
  7. We then walk to our classes.
  8. The parking yard is just opposite to my school.
  9. Just after turning. I reach the parking yard.

    10. The smaller road is called Mbogo road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make meaningful sentences from the table.

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The schools next to

The church is near the big hospital

The market opposite

Our home are close to Kituuka’s garage

The stores

The gardens Mukwano Industry

 

1.___________________________________________

2.___________________________________________

3.___________________________________________

4.__________________________________________

5.__________________________________________

 

Written Exercises.

Use the following words to make meaningful sentences:

1.far…………………………….. 4.after……………………………..

2. behind…………………………… 5.junction……………………………..

3. across…………………………..

 

The following conversation was between Hope and Kimeze, the stranger. Study it and complete it with Kimeze’s correct responses.

 

Kimeze: _____________________________

Hope: Good morning, Sir.

Kimeze: _ _____________________________

Hope : I am going to school.

Kimeze : _______________________________

Hope : My school is called Greenhill Academy.

Kimeze : __________________________________

Hope: It is found near Shell, Uganda.

Kimeze : ____________________________________

Hope: My school is along Mbogo road.

Kimeze: ____________________________________

Hope: The parking yard is opposite my school.

Kimeze: _________________________________

Hope: Yes, there is a signpost near the gate.

Kimeze: ________________________________

Hope: Yes, it is close to Monaco Computer Institute.

Kimeze: ________________________________

Hope: Yes, it has a flyover at the gate.

Kimeze: ____________________________

Hope: You are welcome, sir.

 

 


Lesson 4.

What I Like.

 

Vocabulary.

food dancing football riding desires playing

fruits prefer soda sewing enjoy

 

Use the correct forms of the words used in the brackets:

  1. All the ______ should be bought from the supermarket.(feed)
  2. Everybody started_______ to the tune of music. (dance)
  3. We need a lot of ______ this weekend. (fruit)
  4. That tailor _____ clothes every weekend. (sew)
  5. We ______ soda at the party last holiday. (enjoy)
  6. All the bicycle ______ have arrived.( riding)

 

Structure – prefer _______ to __________


_ _________like ___________than__________

Make sentences like the examples:

Examples.

a) I prefer rice to matooke.

b) She prefers singing to dancing.

a) I like soda more than juice

b) He likes football more than cricket.

 

Re-arrange the words to form good sentences.

1. fried Kazina cassava likes eating.

2. boys peeling like bananas.

3. graze taking goats Musumba to likes.

4. more playing I than reading like.

5. stories interesting my son reading likes

6. dislikes our stubborn teacher children

7. my cows like I very much

8. the bicycle ride Did you like

 

Re-write using: prefer

1. She likes reading more than writing.

2. Akram likes rice more than potatoes.

3. I like running more than walking.

4. Aisha likes writing more than drawing.

5. Mummy likes serving more than cooking.

6. He likes mangoes more than oranges.

7. Rodney likes biscuits more than sweets.

8. I like sausages more than kebabs.

 

 

 

9. Daddy likes ironing more than washing.

 

In turns, express your likes and dislikes.

Examples.

I like _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

– I don’t like .

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Written Exercises:

Use the following words to make meaningful sentences:

1.prefer…………………………… 4.fruits……………………………..

2 enjoy………………………… 5.riding………………………………..

3.desires……………………………..

 

Composition writing.

Write a composition about your likes and dislikes. Discuss with your teacher.

1st paragraph: talk about yourself. Your name, age, school, class and stream, etc.

2nd paragraph: talk about the things you like. Tell us why you like them and how you get them.

3rd paragraph: talk about the things you don’t like. Mention them and give reasons why you don’t like them.

4th paragraph. Advise people who don’t like good things because they are misled by their friends.

Draw a picture of one of the things you like.

 

 I like …………………………

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 5.

How I feel.

Vocabulary.

sad hot happy angry thirsty tired cold

worried scared lazy sick ill unhappy

 

Group activity. Work out the puzzle with your group mates.

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Across

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having a high temperature; producing heat -3

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thinking about unpleasant things that might happen or might have happened -7

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afraid or frightened of something -6

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feeling extremely annoyed -5

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unwilling to do work; slow -4

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feeling that you would like to rest or sleep -5

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needing or wanting to drink -7

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having a lower than usual temperature -4

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pleased because you have achieved something or something you want has happened -5

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not in good health -3

 

Structures:


___ because _____

____ when _______

 

Punctuate correctly.

1. you are sick aren’t you

2. what a happy boy your son is

3, kampala is hotter than mbale

4. while I was cooling down she came in

5. Do you feel tired I asked him

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete these sentences with the correct answers from the list.

1. Wherever I feel___________, I drink water.

2. The meal we have before bed time is ___________

3. Opio was ___when he met a big dog.

4. Mugisha was ____when he passed his exams.

5. We are___________because we have been working hard for long.

 

6. Put on your sweater because it is _________outside.

 

7. Hellen feels ________because she has been sick.

8. She felt___when she sat on a softer chair.

9. The boys are __________. Give them some food.

10. It is one O’clock; Ibanda wants to go and have his_____

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lunch, comfortable, supper, happy, cold, hungry, tired, thirsty, weak, scared.

 

 

Use the following words to complete the passage below.

nails, hungry, happy, unhappy, good, behaviour, scared, rats, supper, our.

 

One day, the _______ held a meeting. They complained about Mr. Cat. His ___________towards the rats’ children, was not good. He would find their children in their small holes and squeeze them to death. The rats are now _____________.

 

The big rat was chairing the meeting. He said they should get together and use their long __________ to fight Mr. Cat. Whenever he feels _________, he eats up members of our family. Mr. Cat eats our children for breakfast, lunch and ___________. An old rat raised his tail. He suggested that they pin a massage for the rat to read. The big rat was very _________to hear that from an elder.

 

Later they finished the message which read: “We, the rats are very _____about your behaviour towards ______________ children. It is not ________of you to destroy our family.”

 

Written Exercises:

Use the following words to make meaningful sentences:

1. hot……………………………..   4. thirsty…………………………..

2. scared…………………………… 5. cold………………………………..

3. worried……………………………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter writing.

 

Imagine you have joined a new school and you are in the boarding section. There are many things that you want to talk to your parents about. Write a letter to your father or mother about how you feel. Tell him or her your good and bad feelings and why.

 

Your teacher will show you how to write a letter.

 

 

Lesson 6.

Debating.

 

Vocabulary.

Motion propose opinion

debate chairman inquire

opposer audience point current speaker

 

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Read and learn how to use the common phrases in debating.

 

a. point of information, when you want to give information.

b. point of inquiry : When you want to ask a question.

c. point of order – When you want things to be done the right way.

d. Point of correction/ education;-

When you want to correct or educate a member.

e. point of defence , when you are defending a member of your side.

F. Point of clarification:- when you wish to have a point made clearer.

g. Point of addition: – When you feel some information needs to be added.

 

Match people in a debating house to their duties.

a. chairman – _______________________________________________

b. secretary – _______________________________________________

c. oppose – _______________________________________________

 

 

 

d. proposer – _______________________________________________

e. timekeeper – ________________________________________________

f. critic – _______________________________________________

g. chief whip – _______________________________________________

h. audience – _______________________________________________

 

 

records the good points of the debaters.

 

is in charge of debate and grants permission to speakers.

speaks in support of the motion.

speaks in support of the motion.

notes and corrects mistakes made during the debate

observes time.

people listening to and watching the debating process.

oversees order and discipline

 

Debating procedure:

After the anthem(s)

a. The chairman introduces and explains the motion.

b. He invites the secretary and main speakers to take their seats

c. He invites main speakers to give their views in turn.

d. He invites members from the audience to give their views.

e. He invites one proposer and opposer to summarize points for their sides.

f. He invites the critic to give his/her remarks.

g. He invites the secretary to give his/her report.

h. He officially closes the debate .

 

Written Exercises:

Use the following words to make meaningful sentences:

1.audience………………………..   4. opinion…………………………..

2. chairman……………………… 5. inquire…………………………..

3.opposers………………………..

Sample debate.

Boys should get more education than girls.

With your teacher, discuss and write views for and against the motion.

A – Boys should get more education because:

1._______________________________________________

2._______________________________________________

3._______________________________________________

4._______________________________________________

4._______________________________________________

5._______________________________________________

 

 

 

6._______________________________________________

7._______________________________________________

 

B – Girls should get more education because:

1. _______________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________

4. _______________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________

6. _______________________________________________

7. _______________________________________________

 

 

 

 

Lesson 7

Picture story.

A Beehive .

 

Vocabulary

play, fast, disappear, high, pond, relief, hit, hold breath , bee , fly , burst , beehive, buzz.

 

Structure : As soon as _____,

 

Make sentences like the example.

 

1. As soon as I saw him, he ran away.

 

a. My friend came. We started playing

b. I hit the ball. The ball went up.

c. The ball went high. It hit the beehive

d.The ball hit the bee hive. The bees started flying out.

e. The bees flew out. They started buzzing angrily.

f. The bees followed us. We ran for our lives.

g. We saw a pond. We jumped into it.

h. We jumped into the pond. We held our breath.

i. We held our breath. We started bursting for air.

j. The bees disappeared. We came out of the pond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sentence order.

Re-arrange to form a good story.

1. We stayed in the pond until the bees disappeared.

2. And jumped into a pond.

3. We ran as fast as we could.

4. They started chasing us.

5. As soon as they flew out.

6. This caused the bees to fly out.

7. And it hit a bee hive.

8, The ball went high.

9. As we were playing, the captain hit the ball.

10. One afternoon, we were playing.

 

 

Written Exercises:

Use the following words to make meaningful sentences:

1.fast………………………..   4. high……………………………..

2. burst ………………………… 5.hold breath………………………..

3. buzz …………………………..

 

Picture Composition.

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1. playing 4. running

kicking crying yelling

2. heading 5. jumping into

3. hitting 6, coming out

flying out.

 

1.___________________________

2.___________________________

3.___________________________  

4.___________________________

5.___________________________

6.___________________________

 

7. Which game is being played?

8. What has the ball hit in picture 3?

9. Where are the boys in picture 6?

10. Why have the bees disappeared in picture 6?


 




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