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English home language

Grade 4

Treats galore!

Module 29

Tucker the strawberry lover

Activity 1

To learn new words [lo 4.4.1, 5.4.3]

Use your dictionary to help you understand the meaning of the following words. Write down the meaning of each word. You may work with a friend as long as you WHISPER!

  1. torture …………………………………………………………………………..
  2. shrivelled ……………………………………………………………………….
  3. extraordinary ……………………………………………………………………
  1. furnace ………………………………………………………………………….
  2. absurd …………………………………………………………………………..
  3. ferocious ………………………………………………………………………..
  4. adore ……………………………………………………………………………
  5. despicable ………………………………………………………………………
  6. automatic ………………………………………………………………………..
  7. fiend ………………………………………………………………………………
  8. triumphant ……………………………………………………………………….
  9. sensation …………………………………………………………………………
  10. flabbergasted …………………………………………………………………….
  11. dumbfounded …………………………………………………………………….
  12. nonsense …………………………………………………………………………

A TREAT FOR TUCKER

A soft breeze was blowing in Shadyhanger and it carried the sweet scent of strawberries through the open window of Tucker’s cottage at the base of the oak tree.

Tucker had woken up very early. He was searching for his special gloves because he decided to go strawberry picking. The ground felt warm and the sun was shining brightly in the sky.

Tucker set off with his blue berry-barrow in the direction of the strawberry patch. His little mouth began to water when he saw row upon row of fat, juicy strawberries. Tucker used his thick gloves to pick a large strawberry and then he bit into it to test if it was ripe. It was! He took another bite . . . just to make sure . . . and then another . . . . until there was nothing left. Tucker was very full!

Just then, over by the hedge, he noticed an enormous strawberry. It was going to be a special treat, “That’s the one I’ll take home in my berry-barrow.” he said.

He pulled and pulled with all his might but the strawberry wouldn’t budge! Suddenly the strawberry began to shake violently. Tucker felt his hands slipping out of his gloves. He was sailing through the air and then he landed on the grass with a “BUMP”.

“What an unusual strawberry”, thought Tucker feeling rather giddy.

Tucker waited until the world had stopped going round.

“It feels like my nap-time,” he said hurrying home.

He was drifting off to sleep when he remembered he had left his gloves behind!

Adapted from “ The Walker Bedtime book ”- original story written by Peter Cross and retold by the author.

Activity 2

To listen for detail and respond appropriately [lo 1.6]

  • Listen very carefully while your teacher reads the passage to you. It may help if you close your eyes and rest your head on your desk.
  • Answer the questions by underlining the most appropriate answer supplied below:

QUESTIONS:

  1. What enabled Tucker to smell the strawberries?
    1. The strawberries were sweet.
    2. Tucker’s window was open.
    3. A breeze was blowing the sweet smell in Tucker’s direction.
  2. Where was Tucker’s cottage located?
    1. It was nearby the strawberry patch.
    2. It was at the bottom of the oak tree in Shadyhanger.
    3. It was attached to one of the oak tree branches.

Why was Tucker up so early?

  • He was excited to go strawberry picking.
  • It was a very warm day and he wanted to spend the day outside.
  • Tucker had a lot on his mind and couldn’t sleep.
  • What was Tucker’s initial (first) reaction when he saw the strawberries?
    1. He picked one and began tasting it.
    2. Tucker put on his thick gloves immediately.
    3. His mouth started watering.
  • How was the enormous strawberry by the hedge so different?
    1. It was much larger than all the other strawberries.
    2. The strawberry was too large to fit in his barrow.
    3. Tucker pulled it, but it wouldn’t move.

Answer True or False

  • The enormous strawberry had the ability to move.

…………………………

  • When Tucker first looked at the enormous strawberry, he felt very giddy.

…………………………

  • Tucker’s gloves fell off his hands when he was trying to pick the strawberry.

…………………………

  • Tucker wanted to return home because he felt tired.

…………………………

(e) Tucker returned home with a berry-barrow full of strawberries.

…………………………

Assessment

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

We know this when the learner:

1.6 listens for information in different kinds of texts (such as weather reports, school announcements, interviews), recalls main ideas or specific details, and responds appropriately.

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

We know this when the learner:

4.4 applies knowledge of language at various levels:

4.4.1 word level.

LEARNING OUTCOME 5: THINKING AND REASONING The learner is able to use language to think and reason, as well as to access, process and use information for learning.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

5.4 uses language to think creatively:

5.4.3 finds different ways to express ideas using a thesaurus and discusses nuances in meaning.

Memorandum

Activity 1

1. torture: to inflict severe physical or mental pain.

2. shrivelled: to contract into a wrinkled or curled-up state

3. extraordinary: unusual or remarkable, additional

4. furnace: an enclosed structure for intense heating by fire.

a very hot place.

5. absurd: ridiculous, wildly inappropriate

6. ferocious: fierce, savage

7. adore: like very much, regard with honour and deep

affection

8. despicable: contemptible, deserving to be despised

9. automatic: working of itself, without direct human involvement

in process

10. friend: very wicked or cruel person, evil spirit

11. triumphant: successful, victorious

12. sensation: stirring of emotions, senses, mind, feelings

13. flabbergasted: astound, astonish

14. dumbfounded: to be speechless with surprise

15. nonsense: absurd, foolish words, ideas or behaviour

Activity 2

1. c

2. b

3. a

4. c

5. c

6. (a) false

(b) true

(c) true

(d) true

(e) false

Questions & Answers

explain the uses of microeconomics
Nikita Reply
uses of microeconomics
Nikita
Adam Smith's definition of economics
Sylvia Reply
what is economic deficit
Amjad
this is a situation whereby a nation's outcome or available resources are not enough to the people thereby causing scarcity
Ariel
prices of Quality demanded is equal to Quality supplied
NABUBOLO Reply
it's quantity demand and quantity supplied that's called equilibrium
Romy
no
NABUBOLO
they deal With prices
NABUBOLO
define the elasticity
NABUBOLO
explain different types of elasticity
NABUBOLO
oops 😬 you are right you talk about quality I tell about quantity
Romy
elasticity is the measurement of the percentage change of one economic variable in response to a change in another
Romy
Cross Elasticity of Demand (XED) Income Elasticity of Demand (YED) Price Elasticity of Supply (PES)
Romy
anything else?
Romy
I need to know everything about theory of consumer behavior
Grace
How does one analyze a market where both demand and supply shift?
Gabriel Reply
That's equilibrium market
Ramon
but an equlibrum can appear twice on the same market... both in Movement along the Demand/supply curve of shift in the Curve
Gabriel
I Mean on the same curve..
Gabriel
how can consumer surplus be calculated
Franklyn
How can we analyze the effect on demand or supply if multiple factors are changing at the same time—say price rises and income falls? 
Gabriel Reply
because of fall of income, less will be demanded and much will be supply as a result of price rises. Rise in price always motivate new supplier to enter into the system. But it only possible in the short run
Kweku
yeah.. I think Ceteris Paribus is applied in this case
Gabriel
that is the law of Demand is Inversely related to the law of Supply... so that mean a positive change in demand may produce a negative return to supply I think.
Gabriel
what are the difference between Wants and Needs
Gabriel Reply
When the price is above the equilibrium, explain how market forces move the market price to equilibrium. Do the same when the price is below the equilibrium.
Gabriel
economic problems
Manishankar
yeah please Explain
Gabriel
I don't know this is my question
Manishankar
no it was a mistake...😂😂 can you explain how Wants and needs differs 😌
Gabriel
wants is what human desire but might not need them, human want are mostly articles of ostentatious while need is what human must get to live e.g inferior goods
Ramon
what's equilibrium price
james
equilibrium prices is a situation whereby the price of goods supplied equates to the demand
Ariel
this whereby the prices of quality demanded is equivalent to quality demanded
NABUBOLO
wants are numerous desire man that man can do without if not purchased e.g. cosmetic while need are desires that you cannot do without e.g. food
Franklyn
equilibrium price is that level of output were quantity demanded is equal to quantity supplied
Arthur
what are the importance of studying economics
Bherla Reply
To know if the country is growing or not through the country's GDP
Ariel
to manage our resources
TOBI
compare base years GDP and the current years GDP
james
To tell whether a country is growing there are many factors to be considered not necessarily only the GDP due to weaknesses of GDP approach
james
What is the law of demand
Yaw Reply
price increase demand decrease...price decrease demand increase
Mujahid
ıf the price increase the demand decrease and if the demand increase the price decrease
MUBARAK
all other things being equal, an increase in demand causes a decrease in supply and vice versa
SETHUAH
yah
Johnson
how is the economy of usa now
Johnson
What is demand
jude Reply
Demand is the quantity of goods and services a consumer is willing and able to purchase at various prices over a given period of time.
Yaw
yea
SETHUAH
Okay congratulations I'll join you guys later .
Aj
yes
MUBARAK
demand is the quantity and quality of goods and services a consumer is willingly and able to purchase at a particular price over a given period of time.
TOBI
calculate elasticity of income exercises
HABANABAKIZE Reply
If potatoes cost Jane $1 per kilogram and she has $5 that could possibly spend on potatoes or other items. If she feels that the first kilogram of potatoes is worth $1.50, the second kilogram is worth$1.14, the third is worth $1.05 and subsequent kilograms are worth $0.30, how many kilograms of potatoes will she purchase? What if she only had $2 to spend?
Susan Reply
cause of poverty in urban
DAVY Reply
QI: (A) Asume the following cost data are for a purely competitive producer: At a product price Of $56. will this firm produce in the short run? Why Why not? If it is preferable to produce, what will be the profit-maximizing Or loss-minimizing Output? Explain. What economic profit or loss will the
Falak Reply
supply function Qs=0+20P price of bread 30
Maricar Reply
explain the various types of cost curve
Ruth Reply
Short-run average fixed cost (SRAFC) Short-run average total cost (SRAC or SRATC) Short-run average variable cost (AVC or SRAVC) Short-run fixed cost (FC or SRFC) Short-run marginal cost (SRMC) Short-run total cost (SRTC)
Romy
What is stock market?
JOHN Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11092/1.1
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