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English first additional language

Grade 4

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Module 12

Questions and simple present tense

Activity 1

To use some question forms [lo 6.1]

To use a wider range of punctuation [lo4.5.3]

ASKING QUESTIONS

A. Form groups with four members in each. Look around in the classroom and take turns to ask questions. Use the new vocabulary that you have learned to help you find the missing objects.

Start each question as follows:

  • Where is…?
  • Where are…?
Some words to help you answer: under In front of on behind on top of next to

C. Now, write down the six questions that you asked the group with their answers.

i) ………………………………………………………………………………….

ii) ………………………………………………………………………………….

iii) ………………………………………………………………………………….

iv) ………………………………………………………………………………….

v) ………………………………………………………………………………….

vi) ………………………………………………………………………………….

vii) ………………………………………………………………………………….

viii) ………………………………………………………………………………….

ix) ………………………………………………………………………………….

x) ………………………………………………………………………………….

xi) ………………………………………………………………………………….

xii) ………………………………………………………………………………….

D. Change the following sentences into questions. Remember that we put a question mark at the end of a question sentence. (?)

Example : They are having lunch. Are they having lunch?

a) There are four plates on the table.

……………………………………………………………………………….

b) They are drinking milk.

………………………………………………………………………………

c) There is a tablecloth over the table.

………………………………………………………………………………

d) There is a vase with flowers on the table.

……………………………………………………………………………..

e) They are eating with knives and forks.

…………………………………………………………………………….

Can you say when we use “is” and when we use “are”? Use the previous sentences to help you decide.

Activity 2

To use information from a diagram to answer questions [lo 5.4.3]

Visual reading

Look at the picture and say whether the statements about the picture are true (T), false (F) or not supported by enough evidence (NEE).

STATEMENTS TRUE FALSE NEE
a) There are three cups on the table.
b) The knife is between the vase and the loaf of bread.
c) There are two glasses in the cupboard.
d) There are three potplants.
e) The cat is lying behind the stove.
f) The kitchen door has a broken lock.
g) The bucket is full of soapy water.
h) The candle is standing on top of the refrigerator.
i) There are curtains in front of the windows.
j) There is a teapot on the shelf against the wall.
k) It is late afternoon.
l) The cupboard is open.

Activity 3

To use the simple present tense to communicate [6.2.1]

Writing in the simple present tense

First choose a picture. Then choose a word that matches your picture from the list below. Decide in which room you will do what your word says. Choose one of these rooms: kitchen , lounge , bedroom , bathroom . Then write your sentence

For example : I play table tennis in the playroom.

REMEMBER:

If it is one person ( but not ‘I’ or ‘you’) that is doing something you must add - s or - es to the word that you choose!

I He

She

They.........

We

She

We He They I

SOME MORE HELP

lunch; letters; book; teeth; music; tea; clothes; table tennis; dishes; television

watch make bath eat listen to write play brush put on wash read

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Assessment

Learning outcome 4: writing

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

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

4.5 uses developing knowledge of language structure:

4.5.3 begins to use a wider range of punctuation (e.g. apostrophes).

Learning outcome 5: thinking and reasoning

The learner will able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

5.4 transfers information from one mode to another (e.g. chart to text):

5.4.3 uses information from a chart, graph or diagram to write a short text.

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 understands and uses some question forms, such as ‘Why didn’t ...?’, ‘Have you ever ...?’, ‘Do you think ...?’

6.2 uses the tenses introduced in the Foundation Phase to communicate orally and in writing, e.g.:

6.2.1 simple present tense.

Memorandum

Activity 1

a) Are there four plates on the table?

b) Are they drinking milk?

c) Is there a cloth over the table?

d) Is there a vase with flowers on the table?

e) Are they eating with knives and forks?

We use is when we are talking of one person or object and are when we are talking about more than one person or object.

Activity 2

STATEMENTS TRUE FALSE NEE
a) There are three cups on the table. X
b) The knife is between the vase and the loaf of bread. X
c) There are two glasses in the cupboard. X
d) There are three potplants. X
e) The cat is lying behind the stove. X
f) The kitchen door has a broken lock. X
g) The bucket is full of soapy water. X
h) The candle is standing on top of the refrigerator. X
i) There are curtains in front of the windows. X
j) There is a teapot on the shelf against the wall. X
k) It is late afternoon. X
l) The cupboard is open. X

Activity 3

a) I watch television in the lounge.

b) She baths in the bathroom.

c) We eat lunch in the kitchen.

d) She writes letters in the lounge.

e) We make tea in the kitchen.

f) He reads a book in the lounge.

g) They brush their teeth in the bathroom.

h) I listen to music in the lounge.

i) They put on clothes in the bedroom.

j) He washes the dishes in the kitchen.

Questions & Answers

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Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
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Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
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
Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Damian Reply
research.net
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Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
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Bharti
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
Daniel
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11093/1.1
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