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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

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
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.
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
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
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
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
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
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.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
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.
Tarell
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.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
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.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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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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