Topic outline

  • UNIT 1 Greetings, introductions 1 and talking about school

    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.

      • UNIT3 Telling time

        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

        • Topic 4

          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.

          • Unit 5 Stories and Discription

            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!

            • UNIT 6 Family members and household activities

              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

              • UNIT7 Weather

                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.

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                  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.

                  • UNIT 9 Mathematics

                    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.

                    • UNIT 10 Talk about the events in the past and future

                      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.

                      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.

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