Chapter 1.1 (English 5)

Pronunciation and vocabulary: Sounds

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Discuss your rights and responsibilities as a child.

Pronunciation and vocabulary: Sounds

Activity 1. Recognise sounds

  1. Look at the picture below.

Use some of the words below to talk about the picture above.




  1. Listen and repeat the following words after your teacher.
    ​What sounds are repeated in the words?




  1. Listen to the words and phrases that your teacher will read. Identify more words with similar sounds as in the words far and cup.
  2. Which sounds are found in the words and phrases you have listened to?
  3. Listen to your teacher read more words and phrases. Identify the words with similar vowel sounds.
  4. Say words and phrases that have the same vowel sounds as those you have listened to.

Activity 2. Say the tongue twisters

  1. Say the following tongue twisters correctly.
    1. The monkey had fun by crushing a bunch of bananas.
    2. A farmer’s father parked the car far away.
  2. Why should we pronounce words correctly?

Activity 3. Listen and record

  1. In pairs, recite and record the poem below.

Love and care

  1. What can be done for a child on the streets?
    ​What can we do to help meet their needs?
    ​Each child should receive enough food, clothing, shelter and education.
  2. Actions speak louder than words, it is said.
    ​So above all, my actions should show I am guided
    ​By the values of justice and respect for all.
    ​Are you also ready to answer the call?
  3. It might be hard, but we can raise the alarm
    ​That street-life is rough and results in much harm.
    ​If we all work hard, I know we will see
    ​More love and justice in our communities.
  1. Play the audio recording of the poem to your classmates and listen to their comments. Use their comments to improve your work.
  1. Listen as your classmate reads these phrases and sentences. Say them after him or her.
    1. work hard
    2. unfair practice
    3. Joan’s father knew she was in safe hands.
    4. We will wait until justice is done.
  2. Listen as your teacher reads some phrases and sentences. Say them correctly after your teacher, and write them down. 
  3. In pairs, make six sentences using some of the words and phrases you have listened to. 

Activity 5. Listen and make sentences

Listen as your teacher reads a story about the rights of a child.

  1. Tell your classmates about the story in your own words.
  2. What are some of the rights of every child?
  3. Explain the importance of the rights of a child.
  4. In pairs, talk about the new words in the story. Use the new words to make sentences.

Work to do

Sing the following song during a communal activity.
Your parent or guardian will guide you. (Tune: Row, row, row your boat)​​

Every child has a right

  1. Every child has a right,
    ​Every boy and girl
    ​They have the right to care.
  1. Children have a right to health,
    ​And a place to stay
    ​A right to learn
    ​A right to play
    ​Do not take our rights away.
Please wait