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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 29

To understand oral descriptions

Activity 29:

To note relevant information

[lo 1.3.3]

This activity is going to focus on your listening abilities. This skill is very important, as we usually do not listen well – and poor listening causes many of the world’s problems! We are going to listen to a poem called ‘JUST ME’ by Margaret Hillert. Your copy of the poem is missing some of the words. Your educator will read the poem to you and you will have to listen very carefully and then supply the missing words to your copy of the poem. Your educator will read the poem twice.

Some hints for making this easy:

  • Have your writing equipment ready.
  • Really concentrate. Just listen the first time the poem is read.
  • The second time the poem is being read, fill in what you can as the poem is read.
  • Do not talk.

Just me

Nobody __________ what I can see,

For back of my ___________ there is only me.

And nobody knows how my ____________ begin,

For there’s only myself inside my ____________ .

Isn’t it _______________ how everyone owns

Just enough skin to cover his ________________ .

My_______________’s would be too big to fit –

I’d be all wrinkled inside of it.

And my baby___________’s is much too small –

It just wouldn’t cover me up at all.

But I feel just ____________ in the skin I wear,

And there’s nobody like _____________ anywhere.

Well done – that was a challenging exercise. Your educator will assist you to complete the poem if you were unable to fill in some of the answers.

Educator’s Assessment:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Accuracy of answers Cannot do Reasonable Good Excellent
Concentration Could not do Focuses at times Good Excellent

Activity 2:

To note relevant information

[lo 1.3.3]

We are going to try another activity similar to the last one. You will also be required to listen very carefully! Listening is such an important life skill – it is something that we have to do all day and we want to be very good at it. These activities will help you to

develop your listening ability, so do your best!

For this activity, your teacher will play, sing or read a popular song to you. The song will be played/read twice. This is what YOU need to do:

  1. Write down all the objects that are mentioned in the song (naming words/nouns).
  2. Write down all the action words (verbs).

Some hints for making this easy:

  • Listen with your pen in your hand.
  • Jot down the nouns and verbs as you hear them.
  • Listen the 2 nd time and add to your list if necessary.

Educator’s Assessment Chart

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Ability to identify words Cannot do Reasonable Good Excellent
Concentration Cannot do Reasonable Good Excellent


Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
LISTENING The learner will be able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wide range of situations.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.3 understands oral description:
1.3.3 notes relevant information;
1.5 respects other learners:
1.5.1 gives other learners a chance to speak;
1.5.2 listens to them and encourages their attempts to speak their additional language.


Activity 1:

This activity focuses on listening abilities. Learners are required to concentrate and listen well, if they want to complete this exercise.

The poem is incomplete in the workbooks, and as you read, learners must fill in the missing words. Set the rules before you begin the activity. Learners must understand that there can be no talking during the reading of the poem. They should sit and listen for the first reading, but they can start filling in answers as you read through it for the second time. Wait till everybody is focused on you and then read the poem slowly and clearly, twice. Once the activity is complete, mark the workbooks straight away for an accurate assessment. When you return the books to the learners, it is important to go over the poem with the whole class so that learners who were unable to complete the poem can fill in the correct answers.

The poem is “Just Me’ written by Margaret Hillert. (It is important to mention the title of the poem and to mention the author.) The words that have been left out in the learners’ books are highlighted in the poem that follows.

Just me

Nobody SEES what I can see,

For back of my EYES there is only me.

And nobody knows how my THOUGHTS begin,

For there’s only myself inside my SKIN .

Isn’t it STRANGE how everyone owns

Just enough skin to cover his BONES ?

My FATHER’S would be too big to fit –

I’d be all wrinkled inside of it.

And my baby BROTHER’S is much too small –

It just wouldn’t cover me up at all.

But I feel just RIGHT in the skin I wear,

And there’s nobody like ME anywhere.

Activity 2:

In this activity, we are once again focusing on developing the learners’ listening abilities. The way that you carry out this activity will depend on the resources available to you in your teaching situation. If you have access to a tape recorder or CD player, choose a song from a children’s tape or CD. Play this song twice for the children. As they listen to the song, they must write down any words that they hear that are nouns or verbs.

It is important to revise nouns and verbs before you begin with this activity. Look around the class and pick out as many nouns as you can. Ask learners to give you examples of verbs, or to mime a verb that the rest of the class must guess. Once you are happy that they know what kind of words they will be listening for, then play the song. If there are no tape recorders available, you could choose a song to sing to the class. The activity will work in the same way – you will have to sing the song twice. If you are not confident enough to sing to your class, you may have to read the words of a song to them and allow them to pick out the nouns and verbs as you read. This will work just as well.

It is important that you are well prepared for this activity, and that you have listened to the song yourself and written down all the nouns and verbs that you can hear. You will use your list to help you with your assessment. Once you have marked the answers, use the Educators Assessment Chart to complete your assessment.

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