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English first additional language

English with pets

Educator section



The topics chosen for the modules in Grade 1 are all related to stories which reflect the learners’ experience in the world in which they are growing up. They are relevant to both boys and girls.

Much depends on the number of times the learners hear the stories and rhymes and the provision made for the repetition of the vocabulary introduced. At first this is done classically. As the learners become more familiar with English they can communicate with a friend. Eventually they will want to tell the teacher and answer questions about the texts.

The educators must keep in mind that there may be many/some learners in the class who are still only at the listening stage, but with the necessary encouragement and praise they will soon join in and begin speaking in English.

Time scheduled for the modules 1 to 8

It is suggested that the average learners complete all eight modules during the year, finishing ± two modules per term.

Allow the slower learners to proceed at their own pace when doing the written activities but expose them to all the listening and speaking activities with the class.

The quick learners can be extended and given more tasks and activities to complete.

This module begins with a poem about Oscar the dog who wants to play. He has, however, to wait until Saturday before his “master” has time to play with him. It serves as introduction to the topic of “pets” and lends itself to discussion of pets and their basic needs.

Terry and his friends, John, Nicky and Tom go off to the pet shop to choose a pet. there are many different kinds, each living in its own “home”. Learners will find the repetitive rhymes said by the pets, easy to memorise and the situations can be acted/mimed giving those learners who confidently communicate in English, the opportunity to speak English while the others listen to the words.

Riddles allow for much discussion to find the answers.

The module concludes with a graph about the pets classmates have.

At the end of module 8, learners will have been exposed to ± 500 to 1 000 words in context in English as their additional language.

Integration of themes

  • A healthy environment

This must be created and attained where the keeping of pets is concerned. Animals have needs and these should be respected when keeping them as pets.

Leaner section


A game to play

  • Sit in a circle.
  • You greet a friend and talk to him as below.
  • Your friend begins and asks someone else.
  • Give each friend a turn.
LO 1.1.5 LO 2.4 LO 2.5
  • Listen.
  • Read.
  • Draw the pictures.

There were many pets at the pet shop.

There were:

dogs in kennels

cats in baskets

birds in cages

rabbits in hutches

fishes in tanks and

mice under the straw.

LO 1.1.3 LO 3.1.2 LO 3.4

At the pet shop

  • Listen, read and do.
  • The animals live in their own homes.
  • Take the animals to their homes.
LO 1. 3 LO 3.7 LO 4.2
  • Copy the sentence and draw the pictures.
  • Dogs live in kennels.
  • Cats live in baskets.
  • Copy the sentence and draw the pictures.
  • Birds live in cages.
  • Fish live in tanks.
  • Copy the sentence and draw the pictures.
  • Rabbits live in hutches.
  • Mice live under the straw.
LO 3.4 LO 4.1


Learning Outcome 1: LISTENING : The learner is able to listen for information and enjoyment and respond appropriately and critically in a wider range of situations.

Assessment Standard 1.1: We know this when the learner understands short, simple stories:

1.1.3 draws a picture of the story;

1.1.5 answers simple, literal ‘yes/no’ and open questions with one-word answers;

Assessment Standard 1.3: We know this when the learner understands simple oral instructions by responding physically (e.g. ‘put up your hand’);

Learning Outcome 2: SPEAKING : The learner is able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

Assessment Standard 2.4: We know this when the learner uses and responds appropriately to simple greetings and farewells, makes simple requests and thanks people:

Assessment Standard 2.5: We know this when the learner expresses self in simple ways if given an oral structure:

Learning Outcome 3: READING AND VIEWING : The learner is able to read and view for information and enjoyment and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.

Assessment Standard 3.1: We know this when the learner uses pictures to understand written texts:

3.1.2 matches pictures and words;

Assessment Standard 3.4: We know this when the learner reads picture books with simple one-word or two-word captions:

Learning Outcome 4: WRITING : The learner is able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

Assessment Standard 4.1: We know this when the learner copies familiar words and short sentences.

Questions & Answers

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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 1. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11116/1.1
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