Unit 1:Greetings, introductions and talking about school1.1 Greetings and introductions
See how Flora greets and introduces herself.
Greetings and farewells
Listen to and say the following:
Exercise 1: Introduce yourself
1. Greet the learners in your group.
2. Introduce yourself to the other members of the group.
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1.2 Read about introductions
Read how Michael and Mary introduce themselves.
Micheal: Hello. Myname is
is your name?
Mary: Hi, Micheal.
My name is
Mary. I am in
Micheal: I am also in
Primary 2. I am seven years old.
Mary: I am also seven years old.
Where do you live?
Micheal: I live in Kigali. Do you live near the school?
Mary: Yes, I live just over there. I must
go now. Goodbye, Micheal.
Micheal: Goodbye, Mary.
Exercise 2: Talk about yourselfGreet your friends.
Tell them how old you are and where you live.
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1.3 Sing a song together
Let’s sing the alphabet song together.
Exercise 3: Write about yourself
1. Which letter does your name start with?
My name starts with letter ____.
a. Write the names of four other
learners in your class.
b. Which letters do their names start
Exercise 4: Complete sentences about yourself
Copy and complete the sentences.
1. I am ____ years old. I go to ____
school. I live in ____.
2. Listen as your teacher reads some of your
sentences. Guess who she is talking about.
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1.4 Talking about school
Look at the picture. What can you see?
Exercise 5: Talk about school
1. What is the name of your English
2. How many learners are there in your class?
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Listen to Micheal and Mary.
Talk about subjects
Micheal: Social Studies is my favourite
subject. Which subjects do you like?
Mary: Hello, Micheal. I like
Maths and Art best.
Micheal:We have Maths at nine
o’clock. What time is Art?
Mary: Art is at 11:45.
Exercise 6: Talk about your favourite subjects
1. Make a list of your school subjects.
2. Raise your hand when your teacher
calls out your favourite subject.
3. Teacher counts the hands. She/he
makes ticks on the board to show how
many learners like each subject.
4. What is the most liked subject?
5. What is the least liked subject?
6. Turn to a friend. Talk about your
favourite subject. Say, “My favourite
subject is ___ and I like it because ___.”
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Exercise 7: Play a game using a table
Draw a table with a space for each
subject that you learn. Count the ticks
your teacher made on the board and fill in
your table. Now you can play a guessing
game with your teacher.
1.5 Telling time
When we read the time, we use the big
hand to tell us minutes and the small hand
to tell us hours.
Exercise 8: Read the time
Read the time on the clocks below.
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1.6 Using timetables
Here is the timetable for Monday mornings
for Michael and Mary’s class.
Exercise 9: Talk about the timetable
1. The first English lesson begins at ______
and ends at ______.
2. They have ______ Maths lessons on
3. The school day begins at ______.
4. Their lunch break is from ______ until
5. When do they have an Art lesson?
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6. Look again at the timetable for Monday on page 7. Read the time on each clock to complete the sentences.
a. The Kinyarwanda lesson ends at
b. The English lesson starts at ______.
Exercise 10: Draw a timetable and write about it
1. Draw a timetable like the one for
Michael and Mary on page 7.
2. Fill in the times and lessons for your
class on Tuesday.
3. Write sentences about the timetable.
Example English begins at 10:30 and ends at 11:10.
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1.7 Giving and following instructions
Read the instructions that the teacher is giving.
Exercise 11: Do a role-playTake turns to pretend to be the teacher.
Give each other instructions. You can use
the words in the speech bubbles above to help you.
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1.8 Read about asking permission
Michael: Good morning,
Teacher. May I
please come in?
Teacher: Yes, you may.
Please sit down,
Mary: Teacher, please
may I leave the room?
Teacher: Where are you going?
Mary: I want to fetch my bag. I left it
Teacher: You may go. When you get back
we must start our English lesson.
Mary: Thank you.
Michael: What subject do we have next?
Teacher: We have Math at 10 o’clock.
Exercise 12: Practice asking permission
Take turns to ask permission to do these things and to answer.
1. Leave the classroom.
2. Sit down. 4. Go outside.
3. Eat lunch. 5. Sing a song.
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1. Complete the sentences.
a. My name is ______. I am ______ years old.
b. My favorite subject is ______.
2. Choose the correct word to complete the sentences.
Please Hello Good morning How
a. ______ ______, Teacher.
b. ______ are you?
c. ______ come in.
d. ______, my name is Jean-Paul.
3. What time do you get up in the morning?
4. What time does school start?
5. Complete the words:
a. W______ is your name?
b. W______ do you live?
6. How would you ask permission to:
a. Write on the blackboard.
b. Read a story.
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