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Flying nearly blind, Yasi did not realise that had come very close to crashing into Howard’s Hill as he flew above and behind Ross’s car. He saw the flashing lights of the police cars and the headlights of the other vehicles as he lowered the wing-flaps, readying the plane for landing.

His hands were shaking on the controls. He eased the controls back to keep the aircraft’s nose up. Car headlights whizzed past – and with a light thud, the rear wheels touched the ground. He had landed and was safe!

Well, what do you think of this story? Once again, you need to practise in order to read fluently. Let’s assess fluency this week.

CATEGORIES 1 - 2 3 4
Voice MumblesMonotone Loud enoughToo fast or too slow Clear voiceConfidentAppropriate pace
Contact with audience No eye contactUnprepared Mostly looks at audience while reading Well preparedGood eye contact
Fluency Reads jerkilyNeeds practice Has practisedReading satisfactorySemi – fluent Reads fluentlyPractisedGood flow and pace

more READING: own choice

Find a fairytale or fable of your choice, select 20 – 25 lines of the story (not the beginning) and practise it. Read it to your partner.

Assess yourself and your partner.

My reading …………………… ’s reading
Loud enough
Reads clearly
Has eye contact
Reads fluently
Appropriate speed
Well prepared

[LO 3.1.8]

FOREIGNERSPeople, countries, products

“In Rome, do as the ________ do”.

Complete the following:

… a Spanish dancer … … Dutch cheese … “I love you”, in German

Exercise 1

Cape Town Paris Russia
Zimbabwe Poland South Africa
China Namibia Germany

Exercise 2

Fill in the missing words:

(a) Australians live in __ .
(b) Welsh people live in __.
(c) In __ the Swiss farmers make cheese.
(d) __ fashion designers live in Italy.
(e) In Japan, the __ eat a staple diet of rice.
(f) We have __ visitors from Norway.
(g) In England we ate __ cucumber sandwiches.
(h) In __ the Dutch people speak Dutch.
(i) I ate Greek salad in __ .
(j) The Spaniards are outstanding in __ dancing.

Exercise 3

Think of some more!

Country People Adjective
e.g. Finland Fins Finnish


LO 3

READING AND VIEWING The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.

We know this when the learner:

3.1 reads a variety of South African and international fiction and non-fiction for different purposes (e.g. peoms, book reviews, short novels, newsletters, reference books);

3.1.1 reads independently, selecting appropriate reading and comprehension strategies for the purpose;

3.1.3 scans for specific details;

3.1.5 uses previous knowledge or textual clues to determine meaning and make inferences;

3.1.7 makes story maps or notes key points to track comprehension;

3.1.8 reads aloud clearly, adjusting speed according to purpose and audience;

3.6 understands the vocabulary and discusses how writers have used language to achieve effects (similes, rhythm, onomatopoeia);

3.11 selects relevant reading material and applies reseach skills to find information in dictionaries, reference books and textbooks from community sources or electronic media (where available).


Exercise 1: Foreigners

Capetonians; Parisiennes; Russians; Zimbabweans; Poles; South Africans; Chinese; Namibians; Germans

Exercise 2: Missing words

(a) Australia

(b) Wales

(c) Switzerland

(d) Italian

(e) Japanese

(f) Norwegian

(g) English

(h) Holland

(i) Greece

(j) Spanish

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