TOPIC 1 Naming Jobs
    Activity 5.1.1

    Read and practice the following names of jobs.
    • A teacher
    • A farmer
    • A taxi driver
    • A doctor
    • A nurse
    • A carpenter
    • A shopkeeper
    • A chef

    • A secretary

    Activity 5.1.2

    Answer the questions given below the pictures

    Activity 5.1.3 (WORKING TOGETHER)
    Play a game.

    Rearrange any of the above words for jobs and ask your friend to arrange it to
    find the word you mean. If your partner gets it, then it’s his/her turn to give a
    word to you.
    For example:
    Partner A: (write) aefmrr

    Partner B: Farmer

    TOPIC 2 Describing Jobs
    Activity 5.2.1

    Use the following words to fill in the gaps.
    garage, health centre, police officer, actress, food, wood
    1. What does a carpenter do?
    • A carpenter makes things from ………….. .
    2. What does a chef do?
    • A chef cooks …………. .
    3. Where does a nurse work?
    • A nurse works in a …………… .
    4. Who takes care of law and order in a community?
    • A ………………..takes care of law and order in a community.
    5. Who entertains people?
    • An …………………..entertains people.
    6. Where does a mechanic work?

    • A mechanic works in a ………………. .

    Activity 5.2.2 (WORKING TOGETHER)
    Play a memory game.

    1. Ask your partner a question about a job (who cooks?; who teaches?).
    2. Your partner is supposed to answer very quickly. Take turns in asking
    and answering.
    3. The rules are: hesitation, no isolation and no repetition.

    4. The more questions one answers, the more points he/she earns.

    TOPIC 3 Talking about People’s Jobs
    Activity 5.3.1

    Look at the picture below.

    Activity 5.3.2
    Ask and answer.

    1. Where does the person in ‘E’ work?
    Ans. He works in a Primary School.
    What does he do?
    Ans. He teaches pupils.
    2. Where does the person in B work? ...................
    What does she do? …………………….
    Continue this process for all the pictures.
    Activity 5.3.3 (READING)
    Read about the pictures.
    1. My mother is called Mrs. Kabuga. She is a nurse.
    2. Mr. Hakizimana is my uncle. He is a farmer.
    3. My father is Mr. Kabuga. He is a secondary school teacher.
    4. My aunt’s husband is Mr. Ruzinda. He is a carpenter.

    5. Mr. Kazungu is a friend of my father. He is a school bus driver.

    Activity 5.3.4
    Tell me about yourself.

    1. What does your mother do?
    2. What does your father do?
    3. What does your uncle do?
    4. What does your aunt do?
    Answer the Riddle
    A father and his son were on their bicycles and got crushed. Two
    ambulances came and took them to different hospitals. The son was in
    the hospital in the operating room and the doctor said, ‘I can’t operate

    on you; ‘you are my son’ How is that possible?

    TOPIC 4 Talking about Helping at Home
    Activity 5.4.1 (READING)
    Read the text.

    My name is Karitanyi. I live with my mother Mrs.Rusanga, father Mr. Rusanga,
    my little sister Uwineza and big brother Kabano. My mother usually cooks food
    for us. Uwineza is often seen with her in the kitchen helping with the cooking.
    They also wash the clothes, dishes and clean the house. Uwineza always
    sweeps the compound with me. She seldom works alone because she is still
    very young.
    I sometimes help my mother wash the dishes. My major duty is to fetch water
    and help my father to milk the cows. My father repairs the house, works in the
    garden and takes care of the cows. He never cooks because he is always busy
    doing work that needs a lot of energy.
    Kabano helps my father with repairing the house and working in the farm. He

    also looks after the goats and sheep. We are all happy working together at home.

    Activity 5.4.2
    Answer the following questions.

    1. Who does Karitanyi live with?
    2. What jobs do the following do at Karitanyi’s home?
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    (i) Uwineza (ii) Mrs. Rusanga (iii) Mr. Rusanga
    (iv) Karitanyi (v) Kabano
    3. Why is it important to work together at home?
    4. What jobs do people at your home do?
    5. What lesson do you learn from the text?
    6. Write a paragraph about your responsibilities at home. Include what your

    family members also do.

    TOPIC 5 Talking about How Often Do You Do Jobs
    Activity 5.5.1
    Learn these words.

    Always, usually, often, sometimes, seldom, never, once, twice, thrice
    Find some of the words in the above story and write them down.
    Activity 5.5.2
    Complete the following sentences from the above story using the above
    adverbs of frequency.

    1. Karitanyi…………….sweeps the compound.
    2. Mrs. Rubanga………………..cooks food at home.
    3. Mr. Rubanga……………….. washes the dishes.
    4. Uwineza……………….works alone.

    5. Kabano…………….. helps his father milk the cows.

    Activity 5.5.3

    Make sentences about what jobs you do at home.

    Activity 5.5.4
    Complete the following sentences about how many times you help at home.
    1. How many times do you help in cooking at home?
    • Twice a week?
    2. How many times do you wash clothes in a week?
    • ……………..a week.
    3. How often do you help in the garden?
    • ………………..a week.

    Activity 5.5.5
    Turn to your friend and keep asking and answering.
    TOPIC 6 Talking about Helping in the Community
    Activity 5.6.1 (READING)
    Read the text.

    Community Work in My Village (1)

    My name is Ishema. I like the last Saturdays of the month very much. Last
    Saturday was the last Saturday of the month.
    I prepared myself and got ready to participate in
    Umuganda, also known as community work. In our
    village, our chief went around collecting everyone
    to clean up a certain field which would be used as
    a football pitch.
    We dug up and slashed the tall grass. My parents went with the rest of the village
    members to clear up the garbage area. They loaded it on to big rubbish truck and
    burnt some of it. We were happy helping clean up our community area.

    Answer the following questions.

    1. Whose story is this?
    2. When do they do community work?
    3. What is he going to do?
    4. Who else did he go with?
    5. Why were they happy after the community work?
    6. Would you also be excited to participate in Umuganda? Why?
    7. What did you like about Ishema’s activities?
    8. What activities do you do in your community?
    9. What activities do people in your family do?

    10. Why is it important to help in our communities?

    Activity 5.6.2 (WORKING TOGETHER)
    In groups, talk about what you did in the past and write about it. Say what you
    did and when you did it.
    Activity 5.6.3 (WRITING)
    Write two paragraphs expressing what you would have liked to do last weekend
    but couldn’t do it.
    Activity 5.6.4 (LISTENING)
    Listen to the teacher reading to you about community work in the past.
    Activity 5.6.5 (WORKING TOGETHER)

    Group up and write down the major activities people do in their communities.

    TOPIC 7 Talking about in the Future
    Activity 5.7.1 (READING)

    Continue reading the text and look out for the use of the future tense.
    Community work in our village (2)
    Next time during the community work programme, we will clean our road that
    takes us to the market. We will also plant some flowers along the road to make

    it look beautiful. I am looking forward to that day.

    Activity 5.7.2
    What will they do next Saturday?
    (i) They will plant flowers next Saturday.
    (ii) They will ………………………………………….
    Activity 5.7.3
    Form eight sentences about what you will do next Saturday, Sunday and next
    For example: I will talk to the teacher next week.
    Activity 5.7.4
    Discuss your sentences with your group.
    Activity 5.7.5
    Ask and answer the members’ sentences. Take turns in asking and answering.

    You can use specific names of your friends.

    For example:
    1. When will he do community work?
    • He will do community work on Friday.
    2. When will you plant the field?
    • I will plant the field next month.
    3. When will she clean the house?
    • She will clean the house on Thursday.

    Continue with the practice.

    Word Families and Roots.
    We can form jobs from verbs by adding ‘er’.
    For example:
    Teach : Teacher
    Treasure : Treasurer
    Form more from the following:
    (i) Firefight : …………………….
    (ii) Read : ………………………….
    (iii) Drive : …………………………

    (iv) Build : ………………….

    Activity 5.7.6
    Read the poem in groups of four and discuss the questions that follow.

    Community Work, Community Work.

    I enjoy community work
    Because we work together.
    Last week, we cleaned all the roads
    And repaired the bridge.
    Community work, community work
    On Saturday we will do community work
    And clean the trench near Mukamana’s restaurant
    I will also plant flowers along the road.
    Community work, community work.
    Our roads will look nice
    Because of our flowers
    And other people will be happy
    With our work.
    Let’s all do community work.


                                                  By ISHIMWE. R. KELLY

    Discussion Questions
    1. What is the title (heading) of the poem?
    2. Who wrote the above poem?
    3. What is the poem about?
    4. What will the writer do according to the poem?
    5. How many stanzas does the above poem have?
    6. Why does the writer enjoy community work?

    7. According to the poem, who has a restaurant?