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Monday, June 11, 2018

ENGLISH: FORM TWO: Topic 2 - TALKING ABOUT EVENTS

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TOPIC 2: TALKING ABOUT EVENTS

Narrating What Took Place in a Given Event

When you are talking about an event, you have to know what took place in that event. The events took place either at home, in your street, school or nation wise. The event might be a celebration, an accident, elections or a sport match or game.

When you want to Talk about an Event you have to Note the following:
1. The place where the event took place.
2. The date and time of an event.
3. Participants of that event; examples are the president, vice president, teachers, students and other people.
4. Important information and things that which took place like, awards, songs, deaths, winners, losers etc.
5. Read different stories to learn more.

Example 1
TALKING ABOUT A GRADUATION DAY CEREMONY AT OUR SCHOOL

My name is Jane and I am a form one student at James Sangu secondary school in Mbeya region at Mbozi district. On the 12thof September there was a form four graduation ceremony at our school. The ceremony started early at 8:00 am, the school bell rang and all student gathered in the assembly ground. After that, the teacher on duty gave all class leaders the event timetable, and told all of us to go to the assembly hall and seat as we were arranged the day before. Students had their rows, teachers sat on the time table and parents sat adjacent to the students.

At 9:00 am teachers entered in the assembly hall and all students and parents who came earlier stood to show respect. The headmistress then entered with the guest of honour; the Mbeya regional commissioner MR Abass Kandoro. After their entrance all students, teachers and others sat down. The headmistress introduced the guest of honour to the audience, then introduced teachers and the audience to the guest of honour. After the introductions there was a short speech from the headmistress welcoming all to the event. After this form two, and form four students sand farewell songs. A speech from a form four student head prefect followed , after which there was a speech from the school head and a closing speech by the guest of honour MR Kandoro.

After the speech Mr Kandoro handed out leaving certificates to form four students and awards to the best students of the year from form one to form four and I was among of them! I received a gift of Sh 50000 as the best form one student and leading in seven subjects. I was so happy and surprised by the money, which I'm planning to use to buy review books for my form two national examinations.

After the awards all students and parents went to the dining hall for lunch at 3:00. Mr Kandoro and the remaining staff had lunch in the teachers’ staff room. At 4:22 the graduation ceremony was delayed.

Graduation Day
Exercise 1
1. What is the date of the event?
2. Who was the guest of honor?
3. What was the aim of the event?
4. What is the name of the school which Jane is studying?
5. What is Jane planning to do with the money?


Example 2
TALKING ABOUT INDEPENCE DAY

It is celebrate on Dec 9th each year last year independence day celebration took place at the Dar es salaam National Stadium. The President of the United Republic of Tanzania his Excellence Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was the guest of honour. The celebration started at around 8:30 in the morning. The other invited guest in the celebration were ambassadors, Ministers, government official and one president of Zanzibar.

The was colored by various activities such as traditional during, comedy, national anthem the pared by national defense and security soldiers, I remember this event because it mark the government day on which our national obtained her independence. Also this was among having rain fall in the history of our nation, also it to lose on this day that I saw the president of Zanzibar for the first time. The day on which our country became free from Colonial domination.

Every nation in the world honour and uphold the day which they got their freedom because it is like the birthday of this country. It is on this day that our nation came into during. Other kind of holiday celebrated your by our nation include, revolution day, Union day, Sabasaba, Nane Nane, Nyerere day, Karume Day, Workers day, Maulid, Christmas, Easter, Id, New year.

If this celebration wont be conducted nothing wrong really will happen, but it is a great day and country use to remember it, so it must be celebrated to honour our national.
 
Independence Day
Exercise

1. When does the celebration take place
2. Where did it take place

3. Who was the guest of honour
4. What social and cultural activities colored the occasion

5. What make you remember the day
6. What is the significance of this celebration

7. Why is honoured and upheld in our nation
8. Mention other kind of holiday celebrated in our nation

9. If this celebration want be conducted what will happen


Example 3  
TALKING ABOUT TERRIBLE ACCIDENT

The accident occurred along Morogoro road at that place called Manzese. Two cars were involved in this accident, one push car, furrari which was leading to town and daladala town bus coming from Kariakoo, going to Ubungo. This accident is said to be caused by careless among the drivers, also the town bus had serious mechanical problems, the driver us the Ferrari was heavily drunk the place had hardly any road safety sign, road safely regulatory were not observed one of the drive had no driving license, high speed also is claimed to be the reason so this terrible accident which took away life of many people. The accident caused loss of life and properly, passengers were seriously injured some lost important organs of the bodies two cars were severely damaged. Other damages registered include destruction of road lights signs, one bicycles completely crushed.

Measures to reduce the rate of accidents should be put into action for instant, installation of road signs the drivers who break road safely regulations should be severely punished speed governors should be used. Thus please to be educate about road safety. Drivers should be skilled and traffic officer should inspect all cars and buses.

Generally speaking cars have become dangerous be taking away peoples life maliciously . I am of the opinion that road safely education should be given the same emphasis as AIDS education.
 
Terrible Accident
Exercise
Write a story about “Terrible accidents” you have ever seen. Use guidelines below.

1. What is the title of your story
2. Where did it occur

3 .How many cars were involved? Were there pedestrians on cyclists
4. What caused the accident

5. What damage did the accident cause
6. What should be done to reduce accidents
7. What are your opinions


Example 3
TALKING ABOUT CELEBRATION AS CONFIRMATION DAY

It was celebrated on 15 th November 2002. It first take palace on the community church then later on it was celebrated at Sea cliff Hotel. My Uncle, Mr. Dennis was the guest of honour. The celebration started at around 10:30 in the morning. The other guest were aunt, Neighbors, best friends also some neighbors.

The event was coloured by a very big confirmation cake, taskey food, lost drinks and other drink which people liked, also the some traditiona dance and music colored the event. I remember this event because this was my first time to get confirmation and it was something which was thought. I remember this event because Polycap Cardinal Pengo was confrimunting so also got a chance to see him for the first time. So also got a chance to see him for the first time.

In Christians, especially in Roman Catholic every child should get confirmation so as to become a good Christian. Other kind as celebration are communion, baptism, confirmation and others. If the ceremony is not given to a Christians he or she will not be a good Christian like is supposed to be.








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