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English first additional language

Grade 4

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Module 3

A boy named mika

Activity 1

To give short answers to questions [lo 2.1.2]

Formal oral - interviewing a friend

As you grow older you will be expected to give talks or give presentations to large groups of people. Many people are shy or become nervous in this situation. The more one practises speaking to a group, the easier it becomes. Preparation is also very important. The better you know what you want to say, the less nervous you have to be.

When people are interviewed on television or on the radio, they are given the questions before the time so that they can think about the answers before the interview.

At the start of your interview, make the person you are interviewing feel at home. Plan this beforehand.


  • What is your favourite colour?
  • What Learning Area at school is your favourite?
  • How do you want to celebrate your next birthday?
  • What is your favourite sport and why?
  • Who are your hero and heroine?
  • What is your favourite television programme?
  • What pet would you choose?
  • Where do you and your family go for an outing or holiday?
  • What do you hope to be one day?
Did you read and understand the questions?
Did you write down answers to the questions?
Did you choose one key word for each sentence to help you during your interview?
Did you revise your answers so that they are fluent?

Activity 2

To use a personal dictionary [lo 6.6.3]


Name all the parts of the face that you can see in each frame. Use a dictionary to make sure that you have spelt the words correctly. Try to find TEN!

Activity 3

To answer literal questions [lo 1.1.1]


Your teacher will read you a story about a young boy. After listening to it carefully, twice, answer the twelve questions that follow. Just tick below TRUE or FALSE to show the answer you prefer.

a) The name of the boy telling the story is Masingo.
b) He has short black hair.
c) He has blue eyes.
d) He has a pointy nose.
e) He likes being angry.
f) He is 11 years old.
g) He plays soccer.
h) Mika is cleverer than Masingo.
i) Chawla is beautiful.
j) He has big ears.
k) He loves school.
l) He knows that he can never change himself.

Activity 4

To read diagrams [lo 3.3.4]

Family photograph

Look at the photograph that was taken of Mika and his family. Then decide who each one is. Link the description below to the number next to the person in the picture. First do it on your own and then as a group.

One of my aunts wears spectacles.
One of my cousins is called Peter. He is a doctor.
My grandmother has grey hair and her face is full of wrinkles.
Mary has curly hair.
My father is a businessman and is always in a hurry.
My grandfather is bald.
My uncle is my father’s brother. He has a moustache.
My sister loves wearing make-up.
My mother is a housewife and she can bake lovely cakes.
My brother is seven years old. He has freckles on his nose.
Spotty is our pet. He is really spoilt.
The number of people there are in the photograph.


Learning outcome 1: listening

The learner will be 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:

1.1 understands stories (told or read to learners):

1.1.1 answers literal questions.

Learning outcome 2: speaking

The learner will be able to communicate effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

2.1 interacts in additional language:

2.1.2 gives short answers to questions.


The learner will be 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:

3.3 reads for information:

3.3.4 reads diagrams, graphs and charts (e.g. a family tree).


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:

6.6 develops own vocabulary:

6.6.3 uses personal dictionaries.


Activity 1

  • Teach learners how to plan their responses and to use key words to help them.
  • Explain that in interviews we never ask yes/no questions or questions that lead to the conversation dying.
  • Although learners are being interviewed, they must attempt to include the wider audience – the other learners in the class by using good eye contact and volume and by speaking clearly.
  • Discuss the criteria in the checklist and assessment rubric in detail, before they start.
  • Give the learners the opportunity to prepare answers to the questions at home. Back at school they can form groups of two and interview each other by asking each other the questions.

Activity 2

The 10 parts are:

1. Eyebrows; eyes; eyelashes; eyelids

2. Nose; nostrils; freckles

  1. Ears
  2. Lips; teeth

Activity 3

Read the passage, twice (Not too fast)

I am a ten-year-old boy. My name is Mika. I have two big, blue eyes and short, brown hair. I have two sturdy legs and two, strong-arms which I use when I play rugby. When I smile you can see my lovely white teeth. My nose is pointy and I have two big ears with which I hear.

I am a happy child and I love going to school. Sometimes I also become angry or sad. I do not like myself very much when I am unhappy.

Sometimes I wish that I was as clever as my friend, Massing or as beautiful as Chula, but I know that I shall always just be me!

  • Answers: F; F; T; T; F; F; F; F; T; T; T; T
  • Literal Questions are questions that do not involve analysing, reading between the lines etc. They are questions with answers that are explicit in the text.

Activity 4

  • Learners may not alter their answers once they have discussed the photograph with the group.
  • Answers: 2; 4; 8; 1; 6; 9; 3; 7; 5; 10; 11; 10

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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
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 did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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