Unit 10 Talk about events in the past and future
10.1 Recounting past events
Look at the pictures below. Read the
Exercise 1: Talk about past events
Take turns to ask and answer these
1. What did you do yesterday?
2. Did you play any sport or games
3. What did you do on the weekend?
10.2 Describing a day in the past
Read the story and answer the questions.
10.3 Ivan’s day
Yesterday, I got up at 6:00. I got dressed.
Then I ate my breakfast and brushed my
teeth. I went to school and did very well in
my Maths test. After school I played
football. Finally, I went to bed at 20:00.
Exercise 2: Talk about a day in the past
1. Ask each other questions.
a. What time did you eat breakfast?
b. What did you do next?
c. What time did you go to bed?
2. Write sentences about a day in the past.Learning box
The past tense
Many words get an -ed at the end in the
past tense. Examples: work – worked, play
Other words change in different ways.
Examples: eat – ate, do – did, go – went.We use a diary to keep a record
of things we have done. We can
also use a diary to make notes
of things we still have to do.Exercise 3: Listen to a daily routine and
make notes in a diary
1. Write out your daily routine for the
2. Draw a weekly diary in your exercise
3. Teacher asks one person in the class to
read out their routine.
4. Write in your diary what your
classmate did each day.
10.4 Describing lessons in the past
Look at the school timetable for one day.
Exercise 4: Talk about the school timetable
1. Tell one another about yesterday’s
2. Write about your school timetable. Use
the words below to help you.
Yesterday the first lesson at school was
English. After that we had Maths. Then
we had Social Studies. Before the
break we had Kinyarwanda.10.5 Telling stories
10.6 The hare and the tortoise
There once was a Hare. He was very proud
that he could run fast. Tortoise said to Hare,
“Let’s run a race. I will beat you.”
All the animals came to watch. Hare
ran down the road and stopped. He
looked back at Tortoise and cried out,
“How do you expect to win this race when
you are walking so slowly?”
Hare fell asleep next to the road,
thinking, “There is plenty of time to relax.”
Tortoise walked until he reached the
finish line. The animals clapped and
shouted so loudly that they woke up Hare.
Hare began to run again, but it was too
late. Tortoise was already over the line.
Exercise 5: Place pictures in the correct
Write the numbers of the pictures in the
Exercise 6: Who said it?
Name the character from the story who
said each sentence below
Exercise 7: Tell a story
Tell the story of Hare and Tortoise and then
act it out.
10.7 Describing future plans
Listen to Ivan and Katia talking.
10.8 Listen to a dialogue
Ivan: Hello, Katia. What are you going
to do this holiday?
Katia: Hi, Ivan. I am going to visit my
friend in Rubavu. We are going to
swim in Lake Kivu. And you?
Ivan: I am going to stay at home. I am
going to read books and play
football with my friends.
Katia: That sounds like fun! I am also
going to read books.
Exercise 8: Talk about future plans
1. Look at the pictures below. Say what
Gasore and Neza are going to do over
2. Take turns to say what you are going to
do over the weekend.Learning box
The future tense
When we talk about the future, we say
that we are going to do something or that
we will do something.Exercise 9: Write about future plans
Complete the sentences. Use the words
1. On Tuesday I am going to ___ ___
2. I will ___ my face, then I will ___ ___
and then ___ my teeth.
3 Before I go to school I will ___ ___ ___.
4. From now on, I ___ ___ to be on time.
Exercise 10: Make a weekly plan1. Look at this weekly plan and fill in the
2. In each block, write something that you
will do on that day.
1. Complete the sentences in column 2`
2. Complete the sentences with forms of the
a. I am ____ in the lake.
b. Yesterday I ____ in the lake.
3. Complete the story.
Yesterday Mary went to a shop and
bought a radio. Today she is listening to
music. Tomorrow she ____ ____ to music.
4. What did you do yesterday? Complete
a. I ate my breakfast at ____ o’clock.
b. Then I ____.
c. I went to bed at ____ o’clock.