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Welcome to Form One English Interactive Series.I hope you are ready for fun as you enjoy and learn English.

Introduction

English is one of the most widely used languages in the world.


It is not only the official language of communication in many countries but also the official language of commerce and industry, aviation and social interactions.

Mastery and proficiency in the English language is considered important because it enhances effective communication and provides opportunities for academic, social and professional benefits.
Proficiency in English language also improves the learning of other subjects across the curriculum.The e-content lessons in this programme are based on the four main language skills and grammar as covered in the Secondary School English Syllabus.

These are:

  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading
  • writing

Aspects of literature have been integrated to strengthen and enrich the process of the language learning. This is also expected to provide realistic contexts and opportunities where a variety of language is used to make the learning more meaningful


Role of English in curriculum implementation

Mastery and proficiency in the English language is considered important because it enhances effective communication and provides opportunities for academic, social and professional benefits.Due to its prominence as the world's mostly spoken language, English has been adopted as the language of instruction in many learning institutions.Proficiency in it therefore improves the learning of other subjects across the curriculum.

 

Listening and Speaking

Listening and speaking skills play an important role in social and academic development.A person who listens and speaks effectively is able to receive and respond to information appropriately. These two skills also contribute significantly to the development of reading and writing skills.Mastery in speaking and listening skills enhances intelligibility, confidence and interaction among learners within and beyond the boundaries of Kenya.

Listening and speaking over the telephone

People listening to the presidential speech during a public function

WELCOME TO FORM ONE ENGLISH


Pronunciation

An important aspect of effective speaking is correct pronunciation. Correct pronunciation of sounds and words is key to effective speaking. Effective speaking is considered important because it leads to effective communication in general.

The challenge faced in the pronunciation of English words correctly is due to the fact that most of the Kenyan languages do not have sounds similar to those found in English. You therefore need to identify sounds that are problematic to you and practise thoroughly to master their correct pronunciation. In the lessons that follow,you will learn and practise pronunciation of English vowels and consonants correctly.

Background Information

An effective speaker communicates clearly, fluently and convincingly. He is able to capture and maintain the attention of the listeners. Correct pronunciation greatly enhances this.In this lesson you will practise how to pronounce English consonant and vowel sounds correctly.


Lesson Objective

By the end of the lesson, you should be able to pronounce consonant and vowel sounds correctly.



Pronunciation of Vowel and Consonant Sounds

Correct pronunciation of sounds and words is key to effective speaking . Effective speaking is considered important because it leads to effective communication in general. The challenge to pronounce English words correctly is due to the fact most of the Kenyan languages do not have sounds similar to those found in English. You therefore need to identify sounds that are problematic and practise thoroughly to master their correct pronunciation.

Background Information

There are some sounds in English that pose a pronunciation challenge to some students. A case in point is the distinction between the sounds /f/ and /v/. In this lesson you will practise pronouncing the two sounds correctly.

Objective

By the end of the lesson, you should be able to read the poem

A DANCERS CHALLENGE aloud, pronouncing the sounds /f/ and /v/ correctly.



Pronunciation of consonant sounds /f/ and /v/

In Kenya, both teachers and learners are drawn from different ethnic groups, speaking a variety of either related or non- related languages.This explains why people from different communities across the country have challenges in the pronunciation of certain English words and sounds.You therefore need to identify the problematic sounds and practise until you master their correct pronunciation.

Background Information

Read the following sentences correctly paying close attention to the pronunciation of the sounds /l/ and /r /. Click the repeat button to read again and again until you are able to pronounce the sounds correctly.






Lesson Objectives:

By the end of the lesson you should be able to pronounce /L/ and /r/ sounds correctly.

Activity 4:

Choose the correct words from the choices given to complete the sentences correctly.

Pronunciation of consonant sounds /l/ and /r/

In Kenya,both teachers and learners are drawn from different ethnic groups, speaking a variety of either related or non- related languages.This explains why people from different communities across the country have challenges in the pronunciation of certain English words and sounds.You therefore need to identify the problematic sounds and practise pronouncing them until you master their correct pronunciation.


Activity 3:

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Drag and drop correct sentences below each animation. Explain the activities provided in the animation.

  1. Pupils playing in the field.
  2. Pupils praying in Church.

To digitizer: produce animation of

  1. A boy riding a bicycle along the road.
  2. A boy lighting a candle.
  3. A lady driving a lorry.
  4. A lady rolling a tyre towards a lorry.
  5. A glass on the grass.
  6. Grass growing in a glass cube

Listening Comprehension and Note-making

Listening comprehension involves learning, practising and testing the understanding of spoken (oral) text. The focus in this lesson is to enable you to listen, understand, retain and use the information communicated through speech for various purposes.

Under this sub- topic we shall cover the following :


1. Trickster narratives


2. Poetry


Background Information

Listen carefully to the story entitled 'The Lion and the Hare'.
You will answer questions after listening to the narrative.

 

If you have to listen to the story more than twice, it means you need to sharpen your listening skills.

 

Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, you should be able to:


1. Identify the features of trickster narratives correctly.


2. Take notes precisely.


3.Retell the story effectively.

Trickster Narrative

A narrative is an oral or written story with a moral teaching to the audience or the reader. Narratives are divided into the following categories:Trickster,Ogre, Myths, Legends, Aetiological and Dilemma .


A Trickster Narrative has the following typical features:

a) the trickster

b) the trick

c) the pretence

d) the character being tricked or the one being duped


Lesson Objectives :
By the end of the lesson, you should be able to:


1. Identify the features of trickster narratives correctly.


2. Take notes precisely.


3.Retell the story effectively.

ACTIVITY 2:


Describe the character of the hare and the lion by choosing the correct character traits from the list and placing them in the appropriate circle.
This is a drag and drop exercise
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Gullible,Greedy,Trusting,Sociable,Sly,Friendly,Cunning,Naive,Trickster.

Hare and Lion

As the student drags and drops into appropriate circle highlight if it is correct or wrong.Lion and Hare

We have been dealing with an oral narrative in the category of trickster.The following are typical features found in a trickster story.

The trickster

The trick

The pretence

The character being tricked or (the dupe).

Highlight the hares circle when the students clicks past (b) and (c), highlight the intersection (d) Highlight the lions circle.(Hyperlink exercise)

Introduction:
Pay keen attention to the poem YOU WATCHED as it is recited. Once the recitation is over, click the button below and read the poem on your own for better understanding, then do the exercise based on the poem.



You Watched

You watched those unfortunate kids

The so called street urchins
With pleading beseeching sunken eyes
Desperately calling out for help
A meal, a frock or shelter
You unflinchingly sent them packing
Your excuse, they make the town unsafe.

You watched those orphans
Guilty of sins unknown
Agony masking their innocent faces
A testimony of years of anguish
Timidly calling out for help
For love, kindness, or hope
Big drops of tears rolled from your eyes
Is that all you could do?

You watched the handicapped
Struggling to be like you and me
Indifferently to their needs you walked on
Forgetting you too are handicapped
Perhaps in a different way
Like a snail you abandoned your shell
Can you soften your heart!

 

 

 

Various forms of handicap

From Head Start Secondary English Form 1



Lesson Objectives:

By the end of the lesson you should be able to:

  • Pronounce sounds correctly
  • Respond to information on child rights appropriately.

Poetry

Poetry is a form of expression either written or oral.It is a form of communication between the poet and the audience or the reader. Poems can be sang, recited or chanted using a specific language meant to evoke the emotions of the listener or the reader. Poetry essentially offers an opportunity for shared experiences on a variety of issues affecting the society. The poem 'You watched' will be discussed in the lesson.


Students reciting a poem

ACTIVITY 2:



Fill in the blanks with the correct answer from the choices given, by clicking on the correct one.
Highlight on the correct answer. When the student gets it right, applaud and if not, encourage the learner (Try again) until the right answer is found.
Exercise: 2  (Multiple choices)

  1. Why did the persona send the urchins packing?

Because they made the town
1. Dirty   2. Clean   3. Unsafe   

  1. Why are the urchins in the streets?

Because they need
1. Help    2. Jobs    3. Direction.

  1. The orphans are

1. Optimistic    2. Hopeless    3. Hopeful.

  1. The persona   _    the orphans.

1. Helped    2. Watched    3. Housed.

  1. The personas indifference to the handicapped makes him a _ person in the society.

1. Kind   2. Responsible    3. Heartless

ACTIVITY 3



Background Information

Compare the behaviour and the language of the students shown in the animation below.


Note that the speakers lack courtesy. Their behaviour and language can be termed as rude.


Words like thank you excuse me, sorry, and please are used to express politeness.


Etiquette therefore is defined as the conventional rules of behaviour in polite societies or courteous use of language..


 

Lesson Objectve

By the end of the lesson you should be able to u
se courteous language appropriately


Language Etiquette

Etiquette in language refers to the correct and polite or courteous use of language in our every day interactions with others. Examples are: excuse me, may I go in, please... and many others as shown below,

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Activity 3

(:converted to ex 1 )
Drag and drop a courteous statement to replace the impolite ones provided.

  1. Insert an animation. Let the first animation voice out the following statement: Get out of my way I want to go in. Avail space where the learner can drag and insert the correct statement from the ones provided. The correct statement for the above animation is, Excuse me, I would like to go in
  2. Oh! You have brought the pen?

Answer: Thank you for bringing the pen.

  1. Give me some water?

Answer: Please give me some water.

  1. I lost your book I will get you another one

Answer: I am sorry I lost your book I will get you another one.

The statements,

  1. Excuse me I would like to go in.
  2. Thank you for bringing the pen.
  3. Please give me some water.
  4. I am sorry I lost your book. I will get you another one, should appear on the left side of the text. The words excuse me, Thank you, Please and Sorry should be highlighted.

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