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Activity Based Oral English

Syllabus for Grades 1 & 2
Introduction
This syllabus is specially designed for the Grade 1 and 2 primary teachers who handle Activity Based Oral English during Environmental
Related Activities (ERA) in these classes. It is designed basically to assist these teachers to introduce a few English vocabulary items and
structures relevant to the particular ERA theme.
This training program has been prepared accordingly by the Department of English of the National Institute of Education. The content of this
course is organized under 16 themes from ERA in Grades 1 & 2 in two separate modules and is designed for 24 hours, to be conducted during
three days. The teachers will follow this as a residential course and 6 hours of the total time is set-aside for Enrichment Activities in the evening.
It is expected that by following this course, the Grade 1 and 2 teachers will gain the knowledge and skills of suggested methodology of
presenting the vocabulary items and structures of English in the ERA lessons.

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“Swapping places” Game.. Elders’ home. Root. Police-station.g. Roll the ball. I’m from …………… Excuse me. We and the School -Greet someone -Follow instructions. Leaves. Here are ………………. what’s your name? Vocabulary Bell Principal Thank you Classroom Canteen Well Vase Teacher Children Tap Office Structures Good Morning ! What’s your name? I’m ……………. a. Temple. Jump up Grade 2 Theme1 -Use the vocabulary relevant to the theme. Jak tree. Branches. Flowers. Activity. Post office. Game a.ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Grade 1 Theme 1 Objectives The student will be able to -Uses the vocabulary relevant to the theme We and the School -Greet someone -Ask questions e. Coconut tree.. Hospital. 2 Song a. Principal Mr / Mrs / Miss Grade one / two / three/ four / five Mango tree. Fruits Good Morning! Children / sir / madam / Hello! I’m ………………. “Here we go round the mango tree’ Activity a. Listen and Draw . Activities Song A “Good Morning” Game a. Trunk.

Kitchen Father / Mother Brother / Sister Grandmother / Grandfather Water.Good Morning Dear Father” a. Draw and say .. Window.. Door Room. Roof. Changing seats Good bye Song Who is this? a. Garden Clean 3 Structures Thank you.ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Grade 1 Theme 2 Objectives -Name vocabulary items relevant to the theme Our Home Grade 2 Theme 2 Our Home -Identify vocabulary relevant to the theme.. Wall. “. Flower..Ask questions using ‘Who” Vocabulary Uncle / Aunt Friends Father / Mother Sister / Brother Cat / Dog Rabbit / Fish / Parrot Brown Clean Knife Milk Rice House. well Toilet. .. You’re welcome Good Morning /Afternoon / Evening / Night Activities Song a. “ Bits of paper “ This is my .. Game True / False Activity a.

Rabbit.” Game a. Bull. Parrot.. Fish.ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Structure Activities Grade 1 Theme 3 -Identify vocabulary items related to the theme. Goat..” Horse. we run Animals that come into the garden Grade 2 Theme3 Identify vocabulary relevant to the theme Animals around us Yes / No Activity a.. Listen and Point Song “I see a big dog.. Ant. Dog / Cat Garden Cow / Crow / Butterfly Cock /Bird Hen Hand / Tail / Red / Blue / Black / White / Brown Do you have a pet? Song a. Cat Horses run Bees fly Rabbits hop Monkeys jump Fish swim We are horses.. Monkey. Elephant. “ In my garden I see a cow .. Bee. A Memory Game 4 . Butterfly..

“Swim swim swim together // Theme 4 Play with water -Use given verbs to express meanings I eat I drink.... Song These are .Follow instructions This is . Flowers. 5 Jump up . Feathers. Row Green.... Soap.. Seeds... Blue I wash. Cook.. Soap. Water... a. Song a. Theme 4 Boats. Game “Simon says” Grade 2 ..ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Structure Activities Grade 1 -Identify vocabulary items relevant to the theme..Identify vocabulary relevant to the theme. Bathe Wash.. Drink. Red Sugar. row. Balls Erasers.. row your boat ” Play with water Activity a. “ Row. Flowers Balls... Basin. Salt . Leaves .. Dance.

Curtain.. Paint.Express what they have got Vegetable seller. Song.......” I have .. Shorts. Mother has . Fruit seller.... Sinhala and Hindu New Year period There is . I like .. T-shirt. Polish.. Biscuits. Sarong.. Balloon seller.. Frock.... New Year fair. Game... Mat.. “This is the way we . Wash.. a........... Sinhala and Hindu New Year Period “Passing the bag” Grade 2 Theme5 -Use relevant vocabulary items relevant to the theme Crackers. Saree.. Clean. “A Pass the bag game” 6 . Shirt. Pot seller.... “Mother has a new saree ………” Theme 5 -Express what they like.....ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Structure Activities Grade 1 -Use relevant vocabulary items to the theme.. Sweets. . What do you have? Song.. Game... Cake.. Fish seller.. Banana/ Plantain. There are .. Betel....

. Clear 7 What can you see……. Cold. Bright... Wind. Moonlight. Clouds. Clear. Birds. Rain. Aeroplane. Kite. “ I hear thunder” Can you see…….Ask questions using “What” “I see the moon” Game “ Pass the ball” Activity Listen draw and colour. Kite. Fly. Thunder. Stars.. Balloons. Thunder. “ A Swapping Places Game” . Dark. Rain. a.. Dark. Blue. What colour is the . White. Night.” Grade 2 . Sunlight. Sky. Clear.ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Structure Activities Grade 1 -Identify vocabulary items relevant to the theme.…………. Moon.. Umbrella. Sun.? Song Theme 6 The sky we see .? Song a..? Game I can see. Moon. Dry. Birds. Clouds. Hot. Day. Stars.. Hat. Aeroplane.. Sun.Identify vocabulary relevant to the theme. Theme 6 -Express one’s ability The sky we see Sky.

. Breakfast..... Would you like ……….. Oranges. I like . Fish. Jak Salmon... Cordial Pickle. “Curd and Treacle” We don’t like .. Bananas... Pans. Hoppers........ Wash.. Avocadoes. Meat Treacle... Lunch.. Grean leaves Bread... I eat / drink ..... Dinner Rice. Song.... Bread.. Papaw.. Pots..... ? “Yes / No ” ...... Grapes. “Fruit Salad” Grade 2 Theme 7 Things we eat and drink -Identify vocabulary items relevant to the theme.? Song.. I don’t like . Curry Fruit Salad Bread I like .. Wood apples -Ask about likes and dislikes Plates. Clean.... Fish Curd . Cups Glasses. Mangoes. Game. Brush. in the morning “I like rice and curry” Theme 7 -Express likes Things we eat and drink “I drink milk in the morning” Game. -Express likes and dislikes Salad......... Fruit salad. Meat. and ....... “ Found a mango “ We like .. Apples. a. String hoppers. Mangoes....ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Structure Activities Grade 1 -Identify vocabulary items relevant to the theme. Eggs Milk 8 Do you like . Pears... Pineapple. “ Rice and Curry” b.... Plantains.. Guavas..

Sad.. Grade 2 - Identify vocabulary relevant to the theme. Yoghurt cups Thread Radio Television News items Policeman Sorry Please 9 If you’re ……………. How Information is received. Angry Afraid Theme 8 Good morning sir/ madam Song - How Information is received Eyes Ears Mouth Structure Follow instructions. Simon says . Listen and do ? Happy. Clap your hands Wipe your eyes Stamp your feet Close your eyes a.ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Grade 1 - Theme 8 - Use polite forms of language Identify vocabulary items relevant to the theme. “ If you’re happy …. Vocabulary Good Morning Please Thank you Excuse me Hello! Bye! Home work Television Radio Telephone Letters Newspapers Activities What’s your name ? My name is ……………. I’m sorry Song My father /Mother is …………… a. I’m Chithra /// What’s your name? Activity a.” Game a.

* Song “Bits of paper…” A/an Game a. Miming .Use the vocabulary related to the environment. Vocabulary Clean Beautiful Sweep Neat Broom Dust bin Bits of food Bits of paper Classroom Rain Day Wet Dust Tidy Untidy Dusty Nice Arrange Drought Sweep Clean Fly Bend Wind Hot Cold Umbrella Structure Activities It’s ………………. Guessing Game Ugly Fresh flowers Dead flowers Dry leaves Notice board Note books Rain Cold/hot Wet Umbrella Wind 10 I can …………… Let’s…………… I will…………… Activity a.Identify the changes in the environment.Talk about the changes in the environment using simple words and phrases. . Changes in the environment Grade 2 Theme 9 Changes in the environment .ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Grade 1 Theme 9 Objectives .

45) Game a. Ice cream I like …………………. Cockroaches Lizards Frogs Ants Peacocks Leeches 11 Playground Playing Dancing Singing I like ………… I don’t like ………. Toilet. Tea Theme 10 Structure Song a. . Pythons Vipers. I like cows……. Bugs. Goats Worms.Express likes and dislikes Dogs. Cheese. Mosquitoes Snakes. Hens ..ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Grade 1 . Cobras. Cows Mynahs.Express likes and dislikes Biscuits . (pge.Plantains. Classroom Playground Likes and dislikes Activities Class teacher. Pass the ball . Crows.Identify vocabulary related to the theme. Eagles. Beans. Roll the ball Grade 2 Theme 10 Likes and dislikes . Pigeons Fish . Flies . Sparrows. School garden Friends Game a. Song (I like dogs and……. “ I like the classroom…………” Library.. Squirrels Parrots.

Pencil. Grade 2 .. Door. - Listen and draw - An activity based on the picture drawn Name some vocabulary related to the theme. jam Milk toffees. a.? Song It is ………………….. Black. . Playground Tap. School bag Fish . “ The blackboard helps ………. b. “ Please open ……….. Is it a ………………. Book Dhal. Lunch box Can I have ……………. Chair.ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Structure Activities Grade 1 - Please give me………… - Theme picture activity Theme 11 - A kilo. Potato. Two Kilos . Water Bottle Rice. How we get our needs. Window Here you are Thank you. Carrot.. Point and say.” Please bring me ……. a. White. Chalk. Pencil Cutter. Learn requests for things politely. Blackboard Building. Book.. Please open /close ………… 12 . Please clean…………. Coconut Eggs. Duster. Shirt.Make polite requests to get things done.Use the names of objects in the Class Room Theme 11 How we get our needs. Please keep me…………… Activity Please give me …………. Ruler. Desk. Potato. Table .

Identify names of vehicles. A swapping Places Game . “ I see a car …….ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Grade 1 . ” b. Ship Train Boat Aeroplane Helicopter Tractor Red Activities I see …………….…. A van and the bus go. a. Bus Car Van Bicycle Motor – cycle Lorry Black Traffic lights Stop Get ready Go Theme 12 Transport Grade 2 Theme 12 Transport Vocabulary - Use the words related to the theme.. Office Fair Hospital Dispensary Bus Bicycle Train Car Boat Road Wheel barrow 13 Structure Let’s ……………… Song a. Song This is a …………. “ Wheels on the bus go…” Activity a.. I come by ………… I walk to school Blue White Green Yellow Brown Market.

Slap the board . Theme 13 Play with light Torch Bulb Light Cover Lamp shade Mirror Red light Green light Yellow light Blue light Shadow Sun Moon Light Dark Torch Lamp Star Tree Bird Structure Activities It’s ……………….Use the question form……… Play with light Grade 2 .ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Grade 1 .Use words and phrases related to the theme. Theme 13 .. Song Is it ……………… ? The day is light …….Identify some vocabulary relevant to the theme. Traffic Lights Birds fly go to sleep Birds sleep go to school Sun shines Flowers dance It’s dark Song It’s night “ This is the way the Sun shines It’s day Sun light In the morning In the evening Torch Bulb Light Lamp 14 Game It’s …………… a. ” Game a.

. Structure Activities Building site He is ………… Song Paddy Seed Grain Mammoty Sickle Tractor Factory Building Brick Cement Bucket Uniform Glouse Hats She is ……………. a. Seed Grain Mammoty Sickle Knife Hammer Saw Bucket Drill Building What is she /he ? Activity a. Song . Identify vocabulary related to the theme. Grade 2 Theme 14 Places where people work. “Can you see the farmer work this way and that way ……. Roll the ball. He can ……………. Name the places of work. . Farmer Driver Doctor Teacher Nurse Postman .” Game a. Pass the bag.. Workplace Team Carpenter Farmer Tailor “The farmer sows the seeds……. 15 .Use the words related to Paddy field Paddy the theme.” In the ……………… .ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Grade 1 - Paddy field Theme 14 - Places where people work.

Identify words and phrases related to the theme. The farmer. . There are ………… Activities Theme picture (True False) A game (Trace/False) Listen and draw Listen and draw (pair work) I can see ……… Song “ What can you see in the farmer’s field” Story Carrots Potatoes Rabbits Rats 16 a. related to the theme Sand Tree Stone Field Mango Orange Orange Garden Leaf Fruit Colours Jak Coconut Croton Farm Farmer Paddy field Ground Birds Worms Insect Fish Rats Weeds Plants Water Theme 15 Different places in the environment Grade 2 Theme 15 Different places in the environment .ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Grade 1 . Structure There’s …………….Identify some vocabulary .

Pass the ball May I help you Can I help you Please bring me ……… I ‘m hungry /thirsty Please sweep ……… Please clean…………..Use polite requests Hungry Thirsty Medicine Staircase Game a. “ I am thirsty ……. My grandmother My grandfather Help blind Deaf cripple Wheel chair Walking stick People who help us Grade 2 Theme 16 . “I can’t see// Can you help me // “ Theme 16 - Use simple commands Use polite requests. People who help us Song a. Let’s go home ………… Song a. Listen and do (Simon says) 17 .” Activity a.ACTIVITY BASED ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS OUTLINE Grade / Theme Objectives Vocabulary Structure Activities Grade 1 - Pass the ball Very good Well done I can’t……………… Can you help me ……… thank you very much ….

Monster waltz 2. Warmer 1. A ship sailed from China Preparation of Visual Materials 1. Sock puppet iii..m. Content Materials needed Warmer 1. Different types of books 2. Demy paper Bristol board I went to market and Bought. Said the thousand legged worm Stories 1. Songs i. Kookabara 3. Jump up spot 3.m. Simple sketches for teachers 18 Colour papers Old news paper (Magazine pages) ..00 p.ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES Day one Time 6 .. Demy paper. Writing on the back 1.. Put right hand in.00 p. Origami Two 6. (chain game) Songs 2. colour chalk / pastel / colour pens Old news paper Preparation of Visual Material i. .m.. 10 green bottles.00 p.00 p. – 9. Demy paper / Glue Small buttons Black / Red Wool Socks Small Plastic balls Small pieces of cloth material Buttons / Ribbons etc.m.Chinese whisper“Tortoise. – 9. Puppets –rat ii. ii. Finger puppet iv. Up the hill and down the tree 2. the bear went over the mountain 4.