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English home language

Grade 5


Module 12

Nouns in general


Exercise 6

1. Complete the sentences by filling in the missing nouns:

(a) ___ is a very clever ___ .

(b) He produced a ___ of kittens and they played with a

___ of wool.

(c) The cat sleeps in a ___ in his home in ___ Street.

(d) ___, the cat, feels a lot of ___ when he catches his tail in the closing door.

(e) He sits in the ___, nursing his injured ___ .


Exercise 7

2. Which one fits? Use a ruler to connect the incomplete statement to the answer:

litter of players
a pride of cattle
a swarm of singers
a herd of puppies / kittens
a flock of fish / whales
a school of bees or locusts
a bouquet of stairs or aircraft
a flight of soldiers
a canteen of wolves or cards
a horde of savages
a fleet of flowers
a pack of motor cars
a troop of cutlery
a team of lions
a choir of sheep

3 . Learn these:

a host of angels

a series of events

a circle of friends

a mob of hooligans

a pocket of oranges

a shower of rain

a colony of seals

a column of smoke

a cluster of stars

a bundle of washing

How about trying to make up some of your own? Try to be original.

a wall of ___

a string of ___

a ___ of clouds

a ___ of ants

4. Rewrite the following sentences, putting in the capital letters where necessary:

(a) mordred, the wily wolf, eyed lard lying in the sun.

(b) The pork times, a local newspaper, ran an article about bacon, rasher and lard.

(c) mordred planned to have the piggies on christmas eve for dinner.

(d) The fry river flowed past bacon’s house, nr 3 forest drive, bushville.

(e) “I am starving! bacon and eggs will do!” moaned mordred.

(f) the forest is situated on top of porkchop ridge, just below roast ridge.

Quickly explain to Gemma why these words have to be written with capital letters.


1. Which words in the list should be written with capital letters? Why?


tulip street



2. Identify the underlined nouns:

Winnie the Pooh’s depression is due to his honeypot being empty

and a swarm of bees guarding the nest in the old log.

3. Fill in the missing collective nouns:

(a) a ___ of geese

(b) a ___ of stairs

(c) a host of ___

(d) a circle of___

Checklist for myself
  • I can identify common nouns in text.
Yes No
  • I can identify Proper nouns and write them with capital letters.
Yes No
  • I can use collective nouns in sentences successfully.
Yes No

[LO 4.4.3; 6.1.4; 6.2.3; 6.2.6]


In our first unit we met Gemma. She is still a young dog and is called

a _______

Young animals, as well as small objects, are often given a special name.

Match these young animals to their parents

owlet owl
gosling duck
duckling cow
kitten hen
calf cat
foal goose
lamb goat
chick ewe
nestling bird
kid mare
The baby of a dog and the baby of a seal have the same name. The baby of a cow and the baby of an elephant have the same name.
What is it? What is it?

LO 4.4.3; 6.1.4; 6.2.3; 6.2.6]


LO 4

WRITING The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

We know this when the learner:

4.1 writes different kinds of texts for different purposes and audiences:

4.1.1 writes for personal, exploratory, playful, imaginative and creative purposes (e.g. diary, humorous anecdotes, story, poem);

4.1.2 writes informational texts expressing ideas clearly and logically for different audiences (e.g. notices, reports);

4.2 develops and organises ideas through a writing process:

4.2.2 develops the topic by consulting relevant sources, selecting relevant information and organising ideas;

4.3 produces neat and legible work with attention to presentation (e.g. cover page, title, headings, and suitable graphics);

4.4 applies knowledge of language at various levels:

4.4.1 word level;

4.4.3 paragraph level.

LO 6

LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.

We know this when the learner:

6.1 works with words:

6.1.1 uses prefixes, stems and suffixes/extensions to form words;

6.1.3 records words in a personal dictionary;

6.1.4 uses phonics and spelling rules to spell words correctly;

6.2 works with sentences:

6.2.3 identifies and uses nouns, pronouns, prepositions, articles and conjunctions;

6.2.6 consolidates use of punctuation learned so far.

6.4 develops awareness and use of style:

6.4.1 uses language appropriate for the audience, purpose and context (e.g.

formal / informal register);


Exercise 7:

A litter of puppies

A pride of lions

A swarm of bees

A herd of cattle

A flock of sheep

A school of fish / whales

A flight of stairs or aircraft

A canteen of cutlery

A pack of wolves or cards

A troop of soldiers

A team of players

A horde of savages

A choir of singers

A fleet of motor cars

The following words are written with capitals:

Mordred; Lard; Pork Times; Bacon; Rasher; Lard; Mordred; Christmas Eve; Fry River; Bacon’s house; Forest Drive; Bushville; Bacon and ; Mordred; The forest; Porkchop Ridge; Roast Ridge

What do you know?

(a) Tulip Street; Tygervalley


1. Proper Noun

2. Abstract Noun

3. Common Noun

4. Collective Noun

5. Common Noun


1. gaggle

2. flight

3. angels

4. friends



  • owlet – owl / gosling – goose / duckling – duck / kitten – cat / calf – cow /
  • foal – mare / lamb – ewe / chick – hen / nestling – bird / kid – goat
    • pup
    • calf

1. bullock; booklet; lambkin; puppy

2. maiden; coronet; satchel; statuette

Questions & Answers

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RAW Reply
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yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
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Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
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Anassong Reply
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