1.1 Greetings and introductions
See how Flora greets and introduces herself.
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1.3 Sing a song together
Let’s sing the alphabet song together.
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 teacher?
2. How many learners are there in your class?
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Listen to Micheal and Mary.
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1.6 Using timetables
Here is the timetable for Monday mornings for Micheal and Mary’s class.
Exercise 11: Do a role-play
Take turns to pretend to be the teacher.
Give each other instructions. You can use
the words in the speech bubbles above to
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2.1 Talking about sports
2.2 Describing ability
2.3 Famous Rwandan sportspeople
Look at the photos below.URL: 1
3.1 Read the time
Exercise 2: Talk about what you do
Talk about what you do every day. Say
when you do each thing.
Exercise 6: Sing the action song
Sing this song. Make up more verses.
This is the way we brush our teeth,
brush our teeth, brush our teeth.
This is the way we brush our teeth
early in the morning.
3.7 The months of the year
There are twelve months in the year.
3.8 How many days are there in a
4.1 Talking about mealtimes
4.2 Talk about meals
We have different types of food for our
meals. Look at the pictures. Talk about the
meals you eat.
4.3 Talking about food likes and dislikes
Talk about the foods you like and dislike.
4.4 Describing food types
We can divide food into groups.
4.5 Describing diet
Your diet is the type of food you usually eat. You need a good diet to be healthy.
4.7 Using a questionnaire
You are going to find out which foods your
friends like. Your teacher will help you to draw up a questionnaire.URLs: 3
5.1 Listen to a story
Elephant lived in the bush with his family.
All the baby elephants played together in
One day, Elephant decided he was too
old to play with the others. He went for a
long walk. He met Father Lion on the path.
“Where are you going?” asked Father Lion.
“I am going for a walk,” said Elephant.
“I am too big to play in the water.”
“Come with me and visit my family,” said
“The lions will eat me,” thought Elephant.
He turned and ran all the way back to the
river. Elephant decided that he was too
young to go for a walk alone. He would leave
being grown up for another day!URLs: 2
6.1 Describing family members
6.4 Talking about household activities
We use doing words when we talk about household activities.
6.6 Who does what?
The chart shows what each member of Muteteri’s family does.
6.7 Describing daily activities
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7.1 Describing the weather
7.3 Describing temperature
A thermometer measures temperature.
It is marked in degrees Celsius. When degrees are high, the temperature is hot or warm.
We can use lines to show different
numbers. We call this a line graph.
The graph below shows the temperature
for each month in Kigali.
8.4 Where do animals live?
Some animals live only in certain parts of the world. Some elephants live in Africa.
Some seals live in Antarctica.
8.5 Animal colours
The special colours of animals help to protect
them in their natural homes.
9.1 Counting and writing
Exercise 2: Names of numbers
Say the names of all the numbers in this
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
Exercise 3: Match words and symbols
Match the words and the symbols.
When we add ten hundreds together we
get one thousand.
Ten hundreds equal one thousand.
We write a thousand as 1,000.
9.2 Talk about addition
9.3 Talk about subtraction
When we do subtraction, we take one amount away from another amount.
It is the opposite of addition. We use the minus sign (–) to show that we are taking
10.1 Recounting past events
Look at the pictures below. Read the sentences.
10.2 Describing a day in the past
Read the story and answer the questions.
10.4 Describing lessons in the past
Look at the school timetable for one day.
10.5 Telling stories
Exercise 7: Tell a story
Tell the story of Hare and Tortoise and
10.7 Describing future plans
Listen to Ivan and Katia talking.
The future tense
When we talk about the future, we say
that we are going to do something or that
we will do something.