Topic outline

  • 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
    help you.

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  • 2.1 Talking about sports

    2.2 Describing ability

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    2.3 Famous Rwandan sportspeople
    Look at the photos below.


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  • 3.1 Read the time

    Exercise 2: Talk about what you do
    every day

    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
    month?




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  • 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.





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  • 5.1 Listen to a story

    Elephant lived in the bush with his family.
    All the baby elephants played together in
    the river.
    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
    Father Lion.

    “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!



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  • 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


    6.9 Timing the journey to school


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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.

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    Using graphs

    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
        number square.

        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.
        1. add
        2. subtract      
        3. multiply
        4. divide
        5. equals

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        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

         something away.


        • 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.

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          The future tense

          When we talk about the future, we say

          that we are going to do something or that
          we will do something.