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English home language

Grade 4

Children like me

Module 15

Some festive days

Time to go to the library - this may be in your school building, in a public building or on your computer. You need to go searching!

Activity 1

To do research [lo 3.12]

Let us take a look at how children all around the world celebrate special events in their lives. Try to find out how the day originated and what people do to celebrate that special day. Make notes about what you find.







(A book that will be of huge help to you with this exercise is “Children Just Like Me CELEBRATION!” by Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley)

FOR THE EDUCATOR: You might like to make this a group project. Maybe you have children of different religions in your class who would be able to give first hand information on these topics. Or you could invite guest speakers. Make this as much fun as possible with the opportunity to SHOW AND TELL and to DRESS UP and to EAT and to MAKE decorations and cards or invitations for each occasion. You could do the research this term and do the traditional celebration in the term in which it occurs.

Activity 2

To read and relate the text to own experience [lo 1.2]

Listen to the following poem about MOTHER’S DAY and then answer the questions by highlighting the best answer supplied below.

  • Here is the poem about Mother’s Day for you to read and enjoy.


On Mother’s Day we got up first,

so full of plans we almost burst.

We started breakfast right away

as our surprise for Mother’s Day.

We picked some flowers, then hurried back

to make the coffee - rather black.

We wrapped our gifts and wrote a card

and boiled the eggs - a little hard.

And then we sang a serenade,

which burned the toast, I am afraid.

But Mother said, amidst our cheers,

“Oh, what a big surprise, my dears.

I’ve not had such a treat in years.”

And she was smiling to her ears!

Aileen Fisher


  1. Who got up first on Mother’s Day?

(a) Mother …….

(b) Gran …….

(c) the children …….

  1. What was the surprise?

(a) breakfast …….

(b) flowers …….

(c) a song …….

  1. Mother

(a) cried …….

(b) laughed …….

(c) smiled …….

  1. The card was

(a) bought …….

(b) handmade …….

  1. The flowers were

(a) freshly picked

(b) bought

6. What did they make for breakfast?




7. What did they give Mother?




8. What happened to the toast?

We have been noticing things that are SIMILAR and things that are DIFFERENT. Now try these word exercises.

Remember that words that mean the same are called SYNONYMS and words that have the opposite meanings are called ANTONYMS.

  • Change the words in bold print to their antonym to make the sentence correct.

a. The boy put on his dress to go from the birthday party.

b. The foolish man carelessly spent all of his money.


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:

1.2 discusses the central idea and specific details of the text and relates them to own experience.

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

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

3.12 selects relevant texts for own information needs, (e.g. dictionaries, children’s encyclopaedias and reference books).


Activity 2

1. (c)

2. (a)

3. (c)

4. (b)

5. (a)

6. (a) boiled eggs

(b) toast

(c) coffee

7. (a) gifts

(b) a card

(c) some flowers

8. They burned it.

a. boy - girl

his - her

from - to

b. foolish - wise (or other acceptable word)

man - woman

carefully - carelessly

spent - saved

his - her

Questions & Answers

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
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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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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