Chapter 7.3 (English 5)

Tense: Future Time Using Will/Shall

Activity 1

  1. Read the following passage.

The headteacher, Mr Ambani, and the computer teacher, Miss Ng’endo, came to our class on Friday afternoon. They greeted us and then Mr Ambani said, “Next week on Tuesday, we shall take you on a trip to a cybercafé in town. We shall all use a bus that I shall hire to take us there. It will pick us up at 9:00 am. Miss Ng’endo, do you want to say something?”

“Thank you, Mr Ambani. At the cybercafé, you will learn many things. I have talked to the owner, and he has promised that he will show us how to boot and shut down a computer. You will also learn how to search for information from the Internet. Make sure that you discover as much as you can about how computers can help us to learn,” Miss Ng’endo said.

Ariga said, “I hope we shall see different types of computers.” “Yes, Ariga. You will see laptops, desktops and tablets,” Miss Ng’endo told him. “You will also learn how to open an email account and send emails.”

Mueni asked, “How about computer games. Shall we play some?” “If there is time, you will play computer games,” Mr Ambani said. Rodgers said, “I don’t know how to play computer games. What shall I do?”

“Don’t worry, Rodgers. Miss Ng’endo is going to be there. She will teach you how to play some games. Some of your classmates like Mueni know how to play and they too will teach you,” Mr Ambani told him. “Does anyone have a question?”

Our class secretary, Leonard, stood up and said, “I don’t have a question but I would like to thank you for arranging the trip for us. We promise that we shall behave well during the trip.”

“We are happy to hear that, Leonard,” Mr Ambani said. “Remember that when we come back to school on Wednesday, we shall all share what we shall have learnt at the cybercafé,” Miss Ng’endo said.

  1. In pairs, talk about how will and shall have been used. Which words appear before or after them?

Future Time

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shall

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will

Did you notice that...

  • shall is used with I and we to show future time?
  • will is used with you, he, she, it and they to show future time?

Activity 2

In pairs, make correct sentences from this table and write them down.

Will/Shall/Can

I am a responsible learner. I

will
​shall
​can

not use the teacher’s modem without permission.

Those are responsible learners. They

have a video chat with him tomorrow.

The teacher will take down your personal details. Then he

always log out when she finishes reading her emails.

Computer viruses are bad. They

not give my password to anyone.

My sister is careful with her email account. She

attach the form to the email and send it.

My sister has finished filling the form. Now, she

key in the information into the computer.

Sheila and I recorded a video as you danced. We

delete your files unless you have an antivirus software.

A computer is delicate. It

transfer the video to you using Bluetooth.

Our uncle lives in Ghana. We

not delete anybody’s work on a shared computer.

crash unless you take good care of it.

Groupwork

Activity 3

  1. In groups of three, predict the weather for the next day. Make sentences showing how the weather will affect you. Use “will” or “shall.”

Example:
​It will be rainy tomorrow morning.
​I shall carry an umbrella.
​They will not go out to play.

  1. Draw pictures of different weather conditions. Write sentences describing the weather shown in each picture. Display your sentences.

Example

It will be rainy tomorrow morning.
​I shall carry an umbrella.​
​They will not go out to play.

Homework

  1. With the help of someone at home, listen to the weather forecast on radio or on TV. Record it using a smartphone or another device. Play the recording and write down statements that have will or shall.
  2. Compose a poem using will and shall. Share it with someone at home and ask him or her to help you send it by email to your friend.

Writing

Punctuation: Use of the Comma and the Double Quotation Marks

Groupwork

Activity 1

  1. Read the following passage. Divide yourselves into groups of five so that there is someone to read the words spoken by Mr Ambani, Miss Ng’endo, Ariga and Mueni. One person will read the rest of the words.

They greeted us and then Mr Ambani said, “Next week on Tuesday, we shall take you on a trip to a cybercafé in town. We shall all use a bus that I shall hire to take us there. It will pick us up at 9:00 am. Miss Ng’endo, do you want to say something?”

“Thank you, Mr Ambani. At the cybercafé, you will learn many things. I have talked to the owner, and he has promised that he will show you how to boot a computer, and how to shut it down. You will also learn how to search for information from the Internet. Make sure that you discover as much as you can about how computers can help us to learn,” Miss Ng’endo said.

Ariga said, “I hope that we will see different types of computers.” “Yes, Ariga. You will see laptops, desktops and tablets,” Miss Ng’endo told him. “You will also learn how to open an email account and send emails.”

Mueni asked, “How about computer games? Shall we play some?” “If there is time, you will play computer games,” Mr Ambani said.

  1. How were you able to tell which words each one of you will read?
  2. How many sentences are spoken by each of the following: Mr Ambani, Miss Ng’endo, Ariga and Mueni? How are you able to tell?

You were able to tell which part to read because when someone says some words, they are placed between the double punctuation marks (“ ”).

  1. Now read the passage again and look for commas (,). How many are they? Do you remember what a comma is used for? Remind each other in your groups.

Activity 2

Now look at the following two sentences and talk about how the comma is used.

  1. Ariga said, “I hope that we shall see different types of computers.”
  2. “I hope that we shall see different types of computers,” Ariga said.

Welcome and feel at home Mrs Mwajuma told Leah and Mambo.

Tomiso asked Karani Do you have a projector in your school?

I wonder who invented the Internet Larry said.

Why don’t you find out from the Internet? his brother told him.

My grandmother told us Do not always be in a hurry. Remember that slow but sure wins the race.

I like cartoons very much Ali said. I hope to learn how cartoons are created one day.

Activity 4

In pairs, talk about how the comma is used in the following sentences.

  1. That shop sells desktop computers, laptops, and smartphones.
  2. We will download pictures of lions, zebras, buffaloes, ostriches, warthogs and giraffes from the Internet.

Did you notice that...

A comma is used to separate items in a list?

I will write an email attach a photo and send it to my cousin.

A smartphone can be used to make calls write text messages take photos and access the Internet.

I can download fill in attach upload and send the library application form when I am online.

The teacher told us to get a chart draw a rabbit colour the picture then hang it on the wall.

I like mangoes bananas guavas passion fruit and tangerines.

Homework

  1. Find a newspaper or magazine article at home and write down all the sentences in which the comma and the double quotation marks have been used. Tell the people at home if the article has followed the rules you have learnt on the use of the comma and the double quotation marks.
  2. Read the compositions written by your friend. Check whether the commas and the double quotation marks are used correctly.

Unit Summary

Find Out

With guidance from a parent or guardian, download a video from the Internet and watch it

Relax and Enjoy

Why did the computer keep sneezing?
​It had a virus.

Please wait