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English home language

Grade 4


Module 26




Activity 1

To complete sentences by using verbs [lo 6.2.5]


A verb is a d or action word and it tells us what someone or

something is doing, e.g. singing eating.

It is the most important word in a sentence. Without it, the sentence doesn’t make sense.

  • Write a different verb in each of the sentences.

Make up interesting verbs, and use your dictionary to check your spelling!

  1. The Marrog could the entire class.
  2. The teacher when she saw the strange creature.
  3. He up their lunches with one enormous gulp.
  4. Fattypuffs and enjoy telling jokes.
  5. They have to in buses, as there are no seats.

Brainstorm and read other verbs you can think of;

  • Colour in the appropriate answer.

I am able / unable to identify verbs in sentences.

Activity 2

To learn about prefixes [lo 6.1.1]


  • Read ‘Raindrops’ and answer the questions that follow:


When clouds cover the skies

I know it’s going to rain

I curl up in my bed

and listen to the drops

on my window pane

The raindrops splash on roses

and their petals look like silk

but the white roses with raindrops

look like the colour of milk

It is a beautiful scene

for the roses’ leaves

are always green

While sitting on my chair

I watch the raindrops

and oh how I wish I was there

They look magical as they sprinkle down

the raindrops wet the other flowers

and it looks like they are having little showers

The roses start whispering

the flowers are glistering

the rain stops

and the dew is sitting on the flower tops.


(10 years old)

Author’s Godchild


‘Super-‘ is a prefix and it means ‘above’, beyond or outstanding.

  • Record as many words beginning with ‘super-‘ as you can. Briefly, write their meanings next to the arrowheads below.

The prefix “ Pro” means “for” “Re” means “back:, again

  • Write three words each beginning with the prefixes and their meaning.
  • Read the passage carefully. Underline the VERBS in blue and ADVERBS in orange .

Make a list of them.

Simon whistled for his dog. When Webster heard his master, he scampered quickly to the tree. Simon told him to lie down and he gently removed hair from Webster’s tail.

Webster fondly licked his master’s face, totally unaware of what was happening. Simon turned to give his dog’s hair to the little goblin. To his amazement, there was no goblin sitting on the rose bush. Webster wagged his tail joyfully and Simon laughed when he realised he had only been dreaming.

Activity 3

To speak with fluency and the proper body language [lo 2.4.1]


You reached into your jacket pocket, only to discover a very strange and wonderful object! You had bought it many months ago and had forgotten all about it!

  • What is it? Describe it!
  • Where did you get it?
  • What is its purpose?
  • Do you plan to do something special with it?
  • Use your imagination and amaze your teacher and friends. You may use ‘props’ and dress up to make your presentation even more captivating!


LEARNING OUTCOME 2: SPEAKING The speaker is able to communicate effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

2.4 uses appropriate words and structures for different purposes and audiences:

2.4.1 uses language with the appropriate degree of formality (register) in different situations (tone, choice of words and style, body language);

LEARNING OUTCOME 6: LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language and interpret texts.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

6.1 works with words:

6.1.1 uses prefixes, stems and suffixes to form words;

6.2 works with sentences:

6.2.5 identifies and uses nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions.


Activity 1

  • doing

1. feed

2. exclaimed

3. gobbled

4. laugh

5. stand

Activity 2

Own, but here are some suggestions.


Superhuman: more than human

Supervise: watch over

Superman / superwoman: more than man / woman; having exceptional powers

Superlative: of the highest degree

Superstructure: a structure built on top of something else

Superstore: a very large shop

Supercomputer: a very powerful mainframe computer

Superstar: extremely famous and successful performer or sports star


Provide: make available for use

Projector: device for projecting studies or film on a screen

Prolong: continue for a long time

RE +

Reverse: to move backwards

Re-invent: to invent again

Recuperate: to get better again


1. whistled 1. quickly

2. heard 2. gently

3. scampered 3. fondly

4. told 4. totally (It tells us more about the adj. unaware in this case.)

5. removed 5. joyfully

6. licked 6. only

7. was happening

8. turned

9. was

10. wagged

11. laughed

12. realized

13. had been dreaming

Questions & Answers

What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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