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PENDIDIKAN ASAS VOKASIONAL

MODUL PEMBELAJARAN
TINGKATAN 1

ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION

2014

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LEARNING MODULE

PENDIDIKAN ASAS VOKASIONAL


(PAV)
MODUL JATI DIRI

ENGLISH FOR
COMMUNICATION
TINGKATAN 1

BAHAGIAN PEMBANGUNAN KURIKULUM

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Copyright 2013 Bahagian Pembangunan Kurikulum


Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia
Aras 4-8, Blok E9, Kompleks E,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62600 Putrajaya

Cetakan Pertama 2013


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CONTENTS
1. NATIONAL PRINCIPLES

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2. NATIONAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY

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3. INTRODUCTION
a. Module Objective
b. Module Content
4. LEARNING MODULE
UNIT 1 : THINGS
UNIT 2 : PERSONAL EXPRESSION
UNIT 3 : SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
UNIT 4 : ENVIRONMENT
UNIT 5 : FINANCE
UNIT 6 : HEALTH CARE
UNIT 7 : SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
UNIT 8 : TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT

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NATIONAL PRINCIPLES
WHEREAS our country Malaysia supports the ambition to achieve closer unity among
the entire community; maintaining a democratic way of life; create a just society in
which prosperity can be enjoyed together in a fair and equitable manner; ensure a
liberal approach to the tradition-rich cultural tradition and diverse patterns; build a
progressive society that will use modern science and technology;

NOW THEREFORE, WE, the people of Malaysia, pledge to concentrate the


whole of our energy and efforts to achieve these ambitions based on the
following principles:
BELIEF IN GOD
LOYALTY TO THE KING AND COUNTRY
SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION
RULE OF LAW
COURTESY AND MORALITY

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NATIONAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY

Education in Malaysia is an on-going effort towards further developing the potential of


individuals in a holistic and integrated manner, so as to produce individuals who are
intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically balanced and harmonic, based on a
firm belief in and devotion to God. Such an effort is designed to produce Malaysian
citizens who are knowledgeable and competent, who possess high moral standards and
who are responsible and capable of achieving high level of personal well-being as well as
being able to contribute to the harmony and betterment of the family, the society and the
nation at large.

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English For Communication

MODULE

ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION

INTRODUCTION
This module is designed to expose students on the importance of learning English.
The module consists of suggested activities which incorporate listening, speaking,
reading and writing skills.

OBJECTIVES
This module will enable students to:
1. demonstrate the understanding of English Language for specific instructions
and information.
2. listen to and respond to spoken English on a variety of social topics.
3. converse meaningfully in conversations in order to purchase things and to ask
for information and help.
4. express their thoughts and feelings in spoken language.
5. read informative texts to widen their experiences in daily lives.
6. read stories which meet their interests.
7. acquire vocabulary for specific purposes, spell words correctly and construct
simple sentences.
8. write simple instructions using appropriate language.
9. appreciate and demonstrate understanding by listening to songs and digital
sources.
10. comprehend listening and written information.
11. extract information from spoken and written texts.
12. write short messages and take dictations on descriptions of people and

objects.

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English For Communication

MODULE CONTENT

This module contains 8 units.

UNIT 1 : THINGS
In Unit 1, students will be exposed to syllables and pronunciation of words related to
things that are found in their homes and school. The four main language skills will be
used in this unit.

UNIT 2 : PERSONAL EXPRESSION


In Unit 2, students will be able to use language to introduce and talk about
themselves, friends and family members. Students will also read and write simple
structures pertaining to people.

UNIT 3 : SOCIAL INTERACTIONS


In Unit 3, students are exposed to language functions and will be given the
opportunity to use the language. Students will learn to read and write simple
structures to make polite requests, express gratitude and apology.

UNIT 4 : ENVIRONMENT
In Unit 4, students are exposed to words and phrases related to cleanliness and their
personal hygiene. Students will read and write words and phrases related to this
topic.

UNIT 5 : FINANCE
In Unit 5, students will acquire words, phrases and sentences on finance. Students
will learn to read and write on topics related to their personal expenditure, savings
and ideal business.

UNIT 6 : HEALTH CARE


In Unit 6, students will learn to use words and phrases related to food and exercise.
Students will be able to construct simple sentences related to the topic.

UNIT 7 : SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


In Unit 7, students will acquire words and phrases related to smoking and vandalism.
Students will demonstrate word recognition by reading texts and constructing simple
sentences.

UNIT 8 : TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT


In Unit 8, students be introduced to words, phrases and sentences related to the
internet and electronics. Students will be able to read and write simple sentences.

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English For Communication

UNIT 1 : THINGS
Title

: Things Around the House

Learning Standards

Listening and Speaking


1.1 Listen and identify the number of syllables in words.
1.2 Pronounce and identify words of one or two syllables.
Reading
2.1 Read and match words.

Writing
3.1 Copy and write in neat legible print
OBJECTIVES

By the end of week 1 and 2, students should be able to:


1.1.1

identify the number of syllables in words as pronounced by


the teacher by underlining, circling or ticking the correct answers

1.2.1

pronounce words of one and two syllables.

2.1.1

read and match written words to illustration

2.1.2

read and match written words to spoken words.

3.1.1

write in neat legible print of the following:


a. lowercase letters
b. uppercase letters

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English For Communication

REFERENCES

INTRODUCTION
This unit on things is a simple topic that all Basic Vocational Education (BVE) students can
understand. An easy start will encourage the BVE students to participate in the lesson. To
begin with, the students learn about things around their own homes. These are the things
they often see and use. The information on this topic can be obtained from several
resources.

Electronic Information

Internet
http://www.howmanysyllables.com

Printed Materials

Newspaper

Vocabulary / Word List

bed

broom

chair

cup

fan

fork

hat

jug

knife

lamp

net

pan

rope

soap

spoon

tin

vase

wall

zip

floor

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English For Communication

GUIDELINE

TEACHING AIDS
1. Pictures
2. Worksheets

ACTIVITIES
Listening and Speaking
1. Teacher reads aloud words of one syllable while students listen to the pronunciation of
the words without looking at the spelling.

Bed

Floor

Lamp

Spoon

Broom

Fork

Net

Tin

Chair

Hat

Pan

Vase

Cup

Jug

Rope

Wall

Fan

Knife

Soap

Zip

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2. Students repeat after the teacher several times.
3. Students pronounce the words on their own.
4. Students match pictures related to the one syllable word that they have just learnt.
Note: Activate students prior knowledge and take note of the words that students already
know as well as words that they need to know.
Worksheet 1

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Listening and Speaking
1. Teacher introduces words of two syllables. Teacher reads and students listen.

Bottle

Dustbin

Letter

Saucer

Candle

Hanger

Mirror

Sofa

Cupboard

Iron

Needle

Table

Curtain

Jumper

Picture

Towel

Drawer

Kettle

Radio

Water

2. Students repeat after the teacher several times.


3. Students pronounce the words on their own while the picture cards are shown to them.

Dear John,
How are you? I hope you
and your family are in the pink
of health. I will be going to
Penang with my family at the
end of this month.
I hope you can come along
with us to Peanng. Please let
me know your holiday plans
and
do tell me as soon as
possible whether you are able
to join me for the Penang trip.
Bye.
Your friend,
Perry

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Language Arts
1.. Students sing a song. The game involves:a) singing a song using the tune Old Macdonald Had A Farm
b) The lyrics is as follows:Happy Minah has a house, ha, ha, ha, ha,ha
And in the house, there is a chair, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Heres a chair, theres a chair, every wheres a chair, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
c) Let students substitute the underlined word.
Note: Recycling words help students to remember well
Singing makes the lesson fun and lively.
Listening and Speaking
1. Students work in pairs to complete a task in the form of a simple game.
Instructions:
a) Teacher prepares 10 picture cards.
b) Student A shows a picture, Student B says the name of the thing. B gets a point when
he is correct. Then it is Bs turn to just name a thing and A has to show the
corresponding picture. The game continues until all the cards have been matched.
Reading
1. Students read words of one and two syllables guided by teacher. Focus will be on
spelling, number of syllables in words as well as lowercase and uppercase of letters.

2. Students name things around the house by completing the table below with correct
spelling.
One syllable

Two syllables

fan

table

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Reading
1. Students read and understand a short passage.
Alice is a good girl. She always helps her mother to tidy up the house. Every
morning, she makes the bed. She wipes the table. She washes the cups and saucers as
well as forks and spoons. When her brother dirties the bathroom, she mops the floor and
wipes the mirror. She also scrubs the bathroom tiles. She waters the plants. She is a
good and helpful girl.

2. Students read the passage aloud individually. The name Alice is to be replaced with
a name of their female classmate. Use this activity to get across to the students the
grammatical item pronoun she is used for an individual who is a female.
Note: Grammar :Simple present tense, singular verb as well as pronoun She. Teach grammar indirectly.

3. Students match words in bold with pictures.

bed

house

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Table
cups and
saucers
forks and
spoons

bathroom

14

floor

mirror

bathroom
tiles

plants
Note: Give students the freedom to choose whether they want to draw pictures, cut and
paste pictures or take pictures and paste them . Encourage them to be creative. Tell
them that they are the future designers or photographers. Exhibit their work.

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Writing
1. Students write the correct spelling for the pictures given using uppercase
letters.

HOUSE

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12. Students copy the story and write in neat legible print. They should pay attention to
lowercase and uppercase letters.

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UNIT 1

: THINGS

Title

: Things In the School (Workshop)

Learning Standards

Listening and Speaking


1.5 Name and describe things related to:
a. Home Science (Cookery Class)
Reading
2.2 Read and understand words and phrases in linear texts
Writing
3.1 Copy and write in neat legible print

OBJECTIVES

By the end of the week 3 and 4, students should be able to:


1.5.1

name things related to the field of study


a) Home Science (Cookery Class)

1.5.2

describe the things according to their


a) physical aspect
b) functions

2.2.1

read and transfer information contained in linear texts

3.1.1

copy and write in neat legible print ;


d) words
e) phrases

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REFERENCES
Introduction
The lesson on Things in school is designed to help students to learn vocabulary pertaining
to things that are used in the cookery class. With the exposure to the names of things used
in this specific field, it is hope that students are able to know the uses of utensils as well as
cutlery. The information on this topic can be obtained from several resources.

Electronic Information

Internet :

Radio

Television

http://www.youtube.com / www. onein hundred.com

Printed Materials

Newspaper

Magazine

Brochure

Vocabulary

Utensils-pots and pans, spatula, wok, ladle

Cutlery plates, dishes, dinner service, tea set, bowls, crockery

Dishes-plates, cups, serving dishes, tableware

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GUIDELINE

Activities
Listening and Speaking
1. Teacher plays a short video clip of someone working in a kitchen.
http://www.youtube.com or just look for Jamie Oliver (video)
or Chef Wan, Chef Ismail (video)
2. As students watch the video clip, they are told to note down the specific things used by
the chef.
3. Students list out the things in groups. They are allowed to draw the pictures of things that
they are not able to say. The group which can name the most number of things is the
winner.
4.Teacher goes throw the list with the students. Teacher even introduces names of utensils
and cutlery and other cooking tools that have been left out by students.
Examples
1

Spatula

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butter knife

Ladle

14

Chopper knife

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3

Wok

15

chopping board

pots and pans

16

peeler

stove

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Fruit or vegetable corer

kettle

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blade

21

sieve

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can opener

strainer

20

mortar and pestle

colander

21

blender

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10

a pair of tongs

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food processor

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a pair of scissors

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kitchen scale

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a pair of chopsticks

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pint measure

5. Students repeat the names of utensils and cutlery many times orally
After that, let them view the video again.
Give them the opportunity to name the things aloud.
Note: Remember these are only suggestions. Do not teach all these vocabulary in one
lesson. Pick and choose from the list and always teach according to their ability.

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Listening and Speaking
1. Students learn about the use of the utensils and cutlery by the following drill.
Teacher uses the phrase We use to describe the use of the utensils and
cutlery.

a.

We use a butter knife to spread some jam and butter on the bread.

b.

We use a chopper knife to chop and mince vegetable or meat.

c.

We use a ladle to scoop up some soup or porridge.

d.

We use a can opener to open a can of milk.

e.

We use a strainer to drain away liquid from the food.

f.

We use a pair of chopsticks to pick up food.

g.

We use a frying pan to fry eggs.

h.

We use a kettle to boil water.

i.

We use a piece of kitchen towel to wipe our hands dry.

j.

We use a cup to drink coffee.

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2. Questions in the form of a quiz is given to test students ability to name and describe the
use of the utensils and cutlery.
Reading
1. Use the sentences from the Listening and Speaking activity We use.. to teach
reading. Let the students read the sentences many times.

Note : Slow and steady wins the race.


Recycle and Reuse
Meaningful encounter
Reading
1. Students read a short text guided by teacher.

Ritas Birthday

Today is Ritas birthday. Everyone in her family is doing something special


for her. Ritas father is going to cook chicken curry. Before he cooks the curry, he prepares
the ingredients. First, he uses a chopper knife to chop the chicken into a few pieces. He
washes the chicken in the sink. He drains the water from the chicken by putting the chicken
in a colander. He even uses the kitchen towel to dry the chicken. He mashes some garlic
and onions by using a mortar and pestle. He puts some curry powder in a bowl and adds
water to it. He uses a spoon to stir the mixture well. Finally, he turns on the stove to heat up
the wok. He is now ready to cook his daughters favourite chicken curry.
Note: Grammar :- Simple present tense, singular verb, and the pronoun He
2. Students read the passage aloud individually. Tell them to substitute Ritas father with
any male member of the family. e.g. grandfather, grand uncle, brother, cousin brother,
nephew or any male friend. While the individual is reading, his/ her friends can mime the
story.

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3. Read and match the phrases in column A to column B correctly.

No

No

1.

We use a butter knife to

fry eggs

2.

We use a chopper knife to

2.

drain away liquid from the food.

3.

We use a ladle to

spread jam and butter on the bread.

4.

We use a can opener to

open a can of milk.

5.

We use a strainer to

boil water

6.

We use a pair of chopsticks to

cut and mince vegetable or meat.

7.

We use a pan to

scoop up some soup.

8.

We use a kettle to

pick up food.

9.

We use a kitchen towel to

wipe our hands dry.

10.

We use a cup to

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drink coffee

Writing
1. Students match the phrases correctly . Write the complete sentences neatly in legible print
in the space provided.
No
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Sentences

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Writing
1. Students complete a test by filling in the blanks with the vocabulary that they have
learnt.
a. We use a

to spread some jam and butter on the bread.

b. We use a

to chop and mince vegetable or meat .

c. We use a

to scoop up some soup or porridge.

d. We use a

to open a can of milk.

e. We use a

to drain away liquid from the food.

f.

We use a pair of

to pick up food.

g. We use a

to fry eggs.

h. We use a

to boil water.

i.

We use a piece of

to wipe our hands dry.

Writing
1. Students write the complete sentences above in neat legible print.

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UNIT 1

: THINGS

Title

: Things In the School (Workshop)

Learning Standards

Listening and Speaking


1.3 Listen and respond to topics related to :
a. Things
Reading
2.4 Read and understand linear and non-linear texts
Writing
3.1 Copy and write in neat legible print

OBJECTIVES

By the end of week 5 and 6, students should be able to:


1.3.1

Listen and talk about things pertaining to


ii) things in school (workshop)
b) sewing class

2.2.1

transfer information contained in the linear and non-linear texts by


a) Filling in the blanks.

3.1.1

write in neat legible print of the following:


d) words
e) phrases

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REFERENCES
Introduction
This lesson focuses on things in the school sewing class. The lesson is designed to help
students to learn vocabulary pertaining to things that are used in the sewing class. With the
exposure to the names of things used in this specific field, students are able to know the
names and function of the sewing equipments and tools. The information on this topic can
be obtained from several resources.

Electronic Information

Internet : www.wesayhow.com/ freeiconsweb.com/clown-ministry.com


Xpshou.com/ 123rf.com/superstock.com/

Radio

Television

Printed Materials

Newspaper

Magazine

Brochure

Vocabulary

sewing kit

sewing machine

measuring tape

thimble

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GUIDELINE
Activities
Listening and Speaking
1. Teacher shows a picture of a basic sewing kit and get students to name the tools they
see in the sewing kit.

Vocabulary: thread, reels of coloured thread, buttons, scissors, needle threader, safety pin,
thimble, sewing kit

2. Students learn the vocabulary pertaining to sewing through a song and rap.
For the song, use the tune from Are You Sleeping?
I like sewing, I like sewing
What about you? What about you?
Come and learn the skill now
Come and learn the skill now
It is fun. It is now.

Needle and thread, Scissors and blade, Needle and thread, Scissors and blade
Yeh, yeh, yeh, Yeh, yeh, yeh
Needle and thread, Scissors and blade, Needle and thread, Scissors and blade
Yeh, yeh, yeh, Yeh, yeh, yeh

I like sewing, I like sewing


What about you? What about you?
Come and learn the skill now.
Come and learn the skill now.

It is fun. It is now.

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Fabric and cloth, Dress and skirt, Fabric and cloth, Dress and skirt
Yeh, yeh, yeh, Yeh, yeh, yeh
Fabric and cloth, Dress and skirt, Fabric and cloth, Dress and skirt
Yeh, yeh, yeh, Yeh, yeh, yeh

I like sewing, I like sewing


What about you? What about you?
Come and learn the skill now
Come and learn the skill now
It is fun. It is now.

Cushion and pins, Carbon and wheel, Cushion and pins, Carbon and wheel
Yeh, yeh, yeh, Yeh, yeh, yeh
Cushion and pins, Carbon and wheel, Cushion and pins, Carbon and wheel
Yeh, yeh, yeh, Yeh, yeh, yeh

Language Art
1.

Students are given a few minutes to revise and remember all the things used for sewing.

2.

Then students are given the opportunity to play a game.


a) Blow a few balloons. Keep them aside
b) Divide the class into two groups.
c) Let them stand in a line facing each other.
d) Place a chair in the middle
e) The first member of a group may sit on the chair.
f) Let the student hold a balloon above his/ her head.
g) Two students from the group are excluded from their team
h) Student A will be in charge of the balloon(to burst it with a pin whenever a student
gives the wrong answer).
i) Student B will be in charge of the question and answer.
j) Student B will say Needle and

. Or

_and wheel.

k) The group with the most mistakes will be asked to blow 10 balloons.

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Reading
1. Students read a list of vocabulary on things pertaining to sewing.
1

needle

beats

thread

10

tracing wheel

pin cushion

11

carbon

sewing pins

12

sewing machine

thimble

13

measuring tape

scissors

14

hem picker

needle threader

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fabric

buttons

16

cloth

needle

beats

thread

tracing wheel

pin cushion

carbon paper

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sewing pins

sewing machine

thimble

measuring tape

scissors

seam picker

needle threader

fabric

Buttons

Cloth

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2. Students read and learn the spelling of words.
3. Students take part in a spelling competition.
a

Form groups of 8

b.

As the word is read aloud, the first member of the group spell the word by
writing on a piece of card.

c.

They hold up the answer card for immediate checking

d.

Anyone with the wrong spelling is disqualified from the group.

e.

The competition continues until all the 16 words are given.

f.

The group with the most remaining members win the competition.

Students read a short text guided by teacher.

Do you like sewing?


Leenas hobby is sewing. During her free time, she sews dresses for her
dolls. Every day, her father gives her RM2 to buy food in the canteen. However,
Leena does not spend all of the money. She saves some of her pocket money. She
wants to use the money to buy some basic sewing equipments and tools like needle,
thread, pins, thimble, measuring tape and fabric. Although she has been hurt by the
sharp needles and pins, she still likes sewing.
Leena is careful when she holds a pair of scissors. She cuts the fabric
carefully and she sews the dresses patiently. Sometimes Leenas mother helps her
to sew by using a sewing machine. Many of her classmates become interested in
sewing because of Leena. They like to look at the beautiful dresses which Leena
sews for her dolls.

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6. Students answer the following questions. First the exercise is done orally. Then it is
followed by written work.
a) Who likes sewing?

likes sewing.

b) Who gives Leena the pocket money?

gives her the money.

c) What does Leena do with the pocket money? She spends some and

_some.

d) What does Leena do with the savings? She uses it to buy

e) Why must Leena be careful with sharp objects? They are dangerous tools and so she
may be

by the sharp objects.

7. Students underline all the words of sewing equipment and tools from the text.

Writing
1. Students show their understanding of the text by transferring the information from the text.
a. Name three sharp sewing tools.
,

b. Name the sewing equipment that helps us to sew fast and well.

c. Name a tool for measuring the length of our skirt.

d. Name a tool that can help us to avoid being hurt by a needle.

e. Name a material that we need for sewing a dress.


9.

Students write words and phrases pertaining to sewing in neat legible print.

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Language Arts
Students are given a task to complete. They have to design a new school uniform for
their school. Get students to work in pairs or even a group of 4 to 5 people. After they
have completed, get them to show the class their design. Put it up on the notice
board. The best school uniform wins a prize.