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English first additional language

English with tim and tina

Educator section


The topics chosen for the modules in Grade 1 are all related to stories which reflect the learners’ experience in the world in which they are growing up. They are relevant to both boys and girls.

Much depends on the number of times the learners hear the stories and rhymes and the provision made for the repetition of the vocabulary introduced. At first this is done classically. As the learners become more familiar with English they can communicate with a friend. Eventually they will want to tell the teacher and answer questions about the texts.

The educators must keep in mind that there may be many/some learners in the class who are still only at the listening stage, but with the necessary encouragement and praise they will soon join in and begin speaking in English.

Time scheduled for the modules 1 to 8

It is suggested that the average learners complete all eight modules during the year, finishing ± two modules per term.

Allow the slower learners to proceed at their own pace when doing the written activities but expose them to all the listening and speaking activities with the class.

The quick learners can be extended and given more tasks and activities to complete.

Tim and Tina are off to school. Days of the week and their order are introduced through a poem which the learners can repeatedly listen to and eventually memorise. Tim and Tina teach learners to use words relating to: direction, e.g. up, down, round, across, into; clothes; classrooms; writing tools and how to make a sandwich.

The correct pronunciation is important at this stage and the educator will ensure that pupils put their tongues between their front teeth for words with th (“the”).

Integration of themes

  • Human Rights and Inclusively

Education is a basic right for everybody. Therefore schools should be there to educate learners, irrespective of status.

  • A healthy environment

The school environment needs to be attractive, well cared for and safe.

It is suggested that the educator records sounds in the school environment. Learners listen to the tape and identify, e.g., a bell ringing, children singing, someone reading, children playing and an educator talking. Learners can identify the school as the place where these sounds occur.

When the vocabulary, e.g. pencil, book, ruler, etc., are introduced, the educator can put these articles in a bag. The learners can take turns to feel an article, try to describe it, name it and then take it out to see whether they are correct. Flashcards with the words, can help with word recognition.

Pages which are to be kept in their files, can be used for the game "Flip the Coin", to be played with a friend. Encourage learners to read these pages to friends and also at home for practice.

Correct pronunciation is important and the educator should particularly take note that learners pronounce the "th" as in "the" correctly.

Whenever the word "read" occurs, the class say the lines with the educator. They can point to the words as they are read.

The school situation lends itself to much practical work as regards the correct form of greeting someone, as well as politeness when saying "thank you" and "please".

Messages taken by the learners to other educators or to the school secretary can be opportunities for reinforcing the terms for politeness and the correct greeting forms. These can be practised on a daily basis, even in the second language.

LO 2.4

Learners will enjoy making their own sandwiches. This lesson can be preceded by group discussions where learners plan their own sandwiches and decide how they are going to make them (Technology). They need not all make cheese sandwiches. They should be encouraged to bring a variety of fillings and then to talk about them.

Leaner section


Make a sandwich

  • Listen and talk.
  • Read and do.
  • You need . . . . . . . . . . .
  • What to do . . . . . . . . . . . .
LO 3.1.1 LO 3.2

Words i know

  • Keep this page in your file.
  • Read these words.
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.
LO 3.1.3 LO 5.1.8

Words i know

  • Keep this page in your file.
  • Read these words.
LO 3.1.3


Learning Outcome 3: READING AND VIEWING : The learner is able to read and view for information and enjoyment and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.

Assessment Standard 3.1: We know this when the learner uses pictures to understand written texts:

3.1.1 makes sense of a picture story;

3.1.3 uses illustrations to understand simple captions in story books;

Assessment Standard 3.2: We know this when the learner matches words and objects by sticking labels on objects, starting with those that are similar in the home language.

Learning Outcome 5: WRITING : The learner is able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

Assessment Standard 5.1: We know this when the learner understands concepts and vocabulary relating to:

5.1.8 sequence.

Questions & Answers

find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
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virgelyn Reply
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kinnecy Reply
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Jeffrey Reply
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I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
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I rally confuse this number And equations too I need exactly help
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Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
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Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
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Nancy Reply
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Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
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No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
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Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
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Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
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Ramkumar Reply
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what is system testing?
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Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
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silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 1. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11116/1.1
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