ENGLISH LANGUAGE FORM ONE-Topic 1: LISTENING TO AND UNDERSTANDING SIMPLE TEXTS ABOUT A VARIETY OF EVENTS AND SITUATION.

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Listening To and Understanding Simple Oral Texts on Events

SPORTS DAY

It was Sports Day at our school so students gathered at the playground which was
full of students from different schools within the Morogoro region. At 4pm, a
match between Kilakala Secondary School and Bigwa Secondary School, a sister
school began. The referee called all players to line up at the centre of the
football pitch and the coaches directed their teams to the centre of the
football pitch. Spectators gathered and cheered at their teams. One of
players, Siha, injured another player, Janet, on her leg. Janet was given
first aid and treated for her injuries.

When the match approached the to end, two students ran into each other, and one of
them, Jane, fainted. Five minutes before the end of the match, the Kilakala
football team scored a goal, declaring them the winners. The referee blew his
whistle and the team members left the football pitch.

Vocabulary

Meaning of Common Vocabulary used in sports story example
football.

 (a) Suddenly –

(b) Spectator – People who are watching something

(c) Exciting – something you enjoy so much

(d) Attract – make people like to see something

Exercise

Give the meaning of the following words as used in the story:

  1. Competitor
  2. Crash
  3. Spectator
  4. Referee
  5. Football
    pitch
  6. Coach

GRADUATION DAY

VOCABULARY

Graduation – a party of student who has finished school

Activities – work

Arrange – plan

e.g. The teacher said that we should arrange our chair
properly

Imagine – think of it

Example: Imagine a female present in Tanzania

Exercise

Make two sentences using the words; Graduation and
activities

(i) …………………..

(ii) ………………….

STRUCTURE.

Prepositions of Time “At” and “in”

Examples

(a) The party started at 8:00

(b) The guest of honor arrived at 12:00

(c) We ate lunch in the evening

(d) The sleep at right

(e) We arrived at school in the morning

Listening to and Understanding Simple Texts

OUR SCHOOL

The school Head Master’s office is next to the laboratory which students use to conduct different experiments in
biology, chemistry and physics. At 2 pm, students go to the assembly hall for
daily announcements on routines and activities. The dining hall is between
the school lab and the dormitory; students eat their meals in the dinning
hall. There are many fruit vendors near the dining hall selling apples,
pineapples, oranges, and bananas. After their meal at 5 pm, students go to
their dormitories to shower and clean up. There are several bathrooms and
laundry rooms where the students take baths and wash their clothes. After
their evening meals, students normally go to the classrooms for personal
study.

MY FIRST DAY AT SECONDARY SCHOOL

My name is Evelyn Livoga, my father’s name is Mr. Livoga
and my mother’s name is Mrs. Grace Livoga. I am fifteen years old. I am black
in colour and tall, thin in size.

My first day at secondary school was exciting. I was very
excited. When I arrived at school saw some of my friends who come to me and
helped me with my luggage to the Head Mistress office for checkup. I waved by
to my parents and they gave me a hug.

When I went to the office they checked my luggage and they
showed me the way to the dormitory. I went to the dormitory hurriedly and
keep my luggage. Then I took bath and I went to class.

When I reached to the class I made my friends and they
gave me a lot of loving company. After a half an hour the bell rang and
everybody followed the bell.

All the teachers come in front of us and started
introducing themselves and lastly the Head Mistress introduced herself. Her
name is Sis. Magreth.

When it reached seven O’clock we had our first dinner at
this precious school called St. Joseph Millennium Secondary School. After one
and half hour we had our evening prayers and we went to our dormitory to
sleep, since then our patron come and showed everybody her room.

After that I prepared my bed and I have my bed ready to
sleep. My room where very charming and the patron was very good. I pray for
myself and I slept. I hope my road of success will be successful at the end.

EXERCISE

Make two sentences using the words spectators and Exciting

(i) ————————–

(ii) ————————–

LISTERNING TO DICTATION

Dictation
is the act or process of saying or reading words which are written down by
another person. It can take place in school seminars or certain training
sessions.

Activity 1

Write down the text as read by the teacher

A terrible accident occurred last Sunday along Morogoro Road; a lorry hit a
pedestrian crossing the road at the Msamvu junction. The pedestrian died on
the spot. The police arrived at the scene of the accident and called an
ambulance from Morogoro Regional Hospital. The body was taken to the
hospital’s mortuary before being collected by relatives and buried at Kola
Hill.

Activity 2

Write down the words below as read by a teacher

  1. Pencil
  2. Exercise
  3. Survival
  4. Environment
  5. Dormitory
  6. Desk

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