Saturday, May 26, 2018

ENGLISH: FORM ONE: Topic 4 - EXPRESSING PERSONAL AND GROUP ROUTINE/HABITS

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TOPIC 4: EXPRESSING PERSONAL AND GROUP ROUTINE/HABITS

Every person or group of people who stay together (school) has daily routine or activity. This can be expressed by different works, everyday, often, usually, daily, every month. Usually action is expressed in present simple tense or habitual aspect. The social area/ focus is on the following.

Talking about One's Home Routines/Habits

My name is Gabriel. I’m a 12 year old Tanzanian living in Bunda town. I wake up early, at about 6 am, then I brush my teeth and take a bath before quickly having some breakfast. I usually have tea with chapati before riding my bicycle to school at 8 am. I go straight to the assembly ground to hear the morning speech, news and announcements from teachers. After this I go into class before break time at 11am. The school day finishes at 2pm. When I reach home, I have my lunch and rest at 4 until 6. At 7:30, I have my supper before revising my school work. Then at 10 pm, I wish my mother and my father a goodnight before going to sleep.

My Daily Routine

My name is Julie and I live in Ilemela with my aunt. I work as an assistant manager at an electric power company. I normally wake up at 6 am, brush my teeth and take a bath quickly before having tea and vitumbua. Then I go to work, have lunch around noon and continue with work. At 4 pm, I leave work and head back home. When I reach home, I usually find my aunt busy watering the garden. I greet her, have a little rest until 6 when I prepare dinner. We eat at 7:30 and watch some news before going to sleep at 10pm.

Talking about Class Routines/Habits

St. Theresa Secondary School is in the Kilimanjaro region. Students wake up at 4.30 am, brush their teeth and at 11 they go for prayers before bathing and prepare for breakfast at 6. At 7.30 am all students go to their classrooms. Break time is at 10.30 until 11 am until 2:30 pm when the bell rings and they all go back to their dormitories to freshen up. At 3 , they have their lunch after which all students carry out their personal routines. At 5 pm, students go for prayer and go to the dinning hall for supper at 6pm. At 7 pm, all students go to their classes for self studies until 10 pm, when they go back to their dormitories to prepare for sleep. All lights are switched off atAt 10.15.



Break Time
At 10:00 A.M break starts. We go out for a break of 30 minutes. During break time, I drink tea with some snacks. At 10:30 A.m. I go back to class. Classes end at 2:00 p.m. After classes I go home at 2:45 P.M. I eat lunch.

Exercise
As a student’s what is your Daily Routine?

Vocabulary
Take a shower - wash the whole body
Attendance - counting people
Supper - food eaten at the right (a right meal)

PREPOSITIONS

“ON” – is used with days and dates

Examples
- I go to church on Sundays.
- I go to the Mosque on Friday
- I was born on 03 rd May 1978
“AT” –is used with exact time

Examples:
- He come at six o’clock
- We traveled at night
- The lesson starts at 8:00 am.
“IN” –is used with parts of the day, months and years

Examples:
- He came in the evening
- School will be closed in December
- He was born in 2009

Asking Questions.
We can also ask questions using does, do
Note: Does –is for singular nouns and pronouns
Do –is for plural nouns and pronouns.

Examples:
1. Does she speak English?
2. Does he come to school late?
3. Does she smoke?
4. Do they speak English?
5. Do they come to school late?
6. Do we have to write our names?

Exercise
Make question using does and do
1. Does …………………………..?
2. Does …………………………..?
3. Do ….…………………………..?
4. Do ….…………………………..?



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