Chapter 6.1 (English 5)

Jobs and Occupations - Various Occupations

Let Us Get Started

Talk about what you would want to be in future and why.

Listening and Speaking

Pronunciation: Stress and Intonation

Activity 1

  1. Listen to a recording of the following sentences.
    1. Have you seen the doctor?
    2. When were you taught about jobs and occupations?
    3. I would like to have a good job in the future.
    4. Was the gardener watering the seedlings?
    5. Where can I find a chemist that is open at this time?
    6. The red dress looked perfect on the model.
  • Did you notice that the teacher’s voice went up towards the end of some sentences?
  • Did you also notice that the voice went down towards the end of other sentences?
  • Did you also realise that the last words in each sentence sounded louder and were said with more energy?
  1. Repeat the sentences after the teacher.

Falling Voice

Rising Voice

Did you realise that...

  • You can give a “yes” or “no” answer to the questions in sentences (a) and (d) ? They are called Yes-No questions and they are said with a rising voice.
  • The questions in sentences (b) and (e) begin with wh- and require a longer answer than yes or no? They are called wh- questions and are said with a falling voice.
  • What about the sentences in (c) and (f)? Did you notice that they are statements that tell us something rather than ask for information? They too are said with a falling voice.

Pronunciation: Sound

Activity 2

  1. In groups, say the following tongue twisters. Pay attention to the words that have f and v.
    1. Fanny Fonda from Fafi is fond of fresh fat fish with funny flat fins.
    2. Vicky, the visiting veterinary officer from the valley, volunteered to vaccinate the animals in Victory Farm.
  2. Say the following sentences:
    1. The ferry ferried some very fine vines to various factories.
    2. Vanessa the van driver bought a fancy fan for Valeria the farmer from Victor the vendor.
  3. In groups, make sentences using the following words:
  1. fire fighter
  2. videographer
  3. photographer
  1. veterinary officer
  2. diver
  3. police officer

Activity 3

  1. Watch the video that the teacher will play for you.
  2. From the video, identify all statements, yes-no questions and wh-questions.
  3. Watch the video again. Say the sentences correctly.

Activity 4

In two groups, recite the choral verse below correctly.

Group 1

We are all studying hard in school, trying to make hay while the sun shines.

Group 2

Studying hard for what?

Group 1

Studying hard to be important people in future.

Group 2

Who are these important people?

Group 1

Important people like accountants.

Group 2

Are accountants the only important people?

Group 1

No, no. Farmers and hairdressers are also important.

Group 2

As for us, we would like to be musicians, actors and actresses.

Group 1

Those too are equally important.

Group 2

Are cobblers and garbage collectors also important?

Group 1

Don’t they mend our shoes and keep our environment clean?

Group 2

Yes, they do. Yes, they do.

Group 1

Indeed, most are as hard working as an ant.

Group 2

So they know that the early bird catches the worm?

Group 1

Indeed, they do.

Group 2

Why then do some people always complain about the tools they work with?

Group 1

It is said that a bad workman quarrels with his tools.

ALL

So, whether you will be a mason or a magician, a butcher or a builder, a lecturer or a lawyer, a gardener or a garbage collector, be the best!

Activity 5

Hold the following conversation with a partner. Remember to use the correct stress and intonation.

Amina

Hello.

Rono

Hello. How are you?

Amina

I am fine, thank you. Am I talking to Mr Rono?

Rono

Yes, you are. Who is calling and what can I do for you?

Amina

I am Amina from Rahisi Trading Company. I would like to find out if you received the goods we supplied yesterday.

Rono

Goods? What goods are those?

Amina

Two sacks of sugar, one bag of rice, one….

Rono

Sorry to cut you short, but there must be a mistake.

Amina

A mistake? Are you not Mr Rono the owner of Simaku Retail Shop?

Rono

No. I am afraid you have the wrong Rono.

Amina

Oh! I am sorry then. Have a good day.

Rono

Have a good day too.

Activity 6

  1. In groups, compose a tune for the following song and sing it. Ensure that you use rising and falling voice correctly. Correct each other where necessary.

Farmer, farmer, why do you farm?
​I farm to feed you, feed you, feed you.
​Are you happy farming, farming, farming?
​Oh yes! Oh yes! Oh yes!

Butcher, butcher, what do you sell?
​I sell meat, sell meat, sell meat.
​Are you happy doing so, doing so, doing so?
​Oh yes! Oh yes! Oh yes!

Captain, captain, where do you work?
​I work in a ship or in a plane.
​Have you been to many places, places, places?
​Oh yes! Oh yes! Oh yes!

  1. Record yourselves as you sing the song.
  2. Watch the video your teacher will play for you. In groups, talk about the video and say what you would like to be in future.

Homework

With the help of a parent or guardian search for words with sounds “f” and “v”. You may use the Internet, books, newspapers, magazines, radio or television.

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