Learn to talk about the secrets of plant life

Unit 6 Nature Araund Us
6.3 Learn to talk about the secrets of plant life

Word Box

Phrase Box

Communication Box

To participate

Soil

Seed

To sprinkle

To harvest weed crop

– window garden

– windowsill

– to take turns

– to plant lettuce/radish/carrot seeds

– to give a sense of pride and discipline

I’ve never heard of it!

… , in no time at all.

You can count on me.

1. Look and say what plants you can see.

E x a m p l e: I can see the crop in the field.

Learn to talk about the secrets of plant life

2. Lister and learn. Say what plants you know.

Learn to talk about the secrets of plant life

1. Said the tree, “Hey, climb me!”

2. Said the flower, “I need a shower!”

3. Said the bush, “Don’t push.”

4. Said the grass, “Pass, pass!”

5. Said the bean, “Let’s begin.”

6. Said the crop, “Don’t stop.”

7. Said the cactus, “Shall we practise?’

8. Said the weed, “Yes, indeed.”

/аʊə/ flower, shower

/ӕ/ cactus, practise, shall

/і:/ tree, me, need, been, weed, indeed

3. Look, match and say how the children are growing their own vegetables.

E x a m p l e: The boy is painting a window box.

Learn to talk about the secrets of plant life

Learn to talk about the secrets of plant life

A window box;

To harvest food/crops;

Rich brown soil;

To plant seeds.

4. Think and say:

– if it is fun growing and harvesting your own food;

– where you can grow your own vegetables;

– what seeds you have planted.

E x a m p l e: I think it is fun growing and harvesting your own food. I can grow my own vegetables in my grandma’s garden. I have planted lettuce seeds.

5. Listen and role-play.

OUR CLASS WINDOW GARDEN

Bob: Hey, Mary, the classes are over. Why aren’t you going home? What are you doing on this windowsill?

Mary: I’m preparing it for our class window garden.

Bob: A window garden? I’ve never heard of it! What is it?

Mary: It’s all about growing our own vegetables in a window box. Everyone in our class is going to participate. By the way, Nick gave us a big box and Jack painted it green.

Bob: That’s very nice of them. How can I help?

Mary: Let me think. Dan has already brought us some fine sand and rich brown soil. Now you can mix the sand with the soil and put it into the box.

Bob: No problem. I can do it in no time at all. I’ve done it many times in my grandma’s garden. Look, it’s ready.

Mary: Good for you! Tomorrow each of us will plant our own seeds, such as lettuce, radish or carrot seeds, and off we go! Then, we’ll put our window box on this sunny windowsill and just take turns to sprinkle the garden every day.

Bob: That’s a good idea. It is sure to be fun growing and harvesting our own food. You can count on me.

Mary: Thanks a lot. We’ll need all the help that we can get.

Remember!

I’ve done it many times in my grandma’s garden. Good for you!

6. Let’s play a ‘grammar praise game’. Use the box:

E x a m p l e: A: I have grown my own vegetables.

B: Good for you.

To bring fine sand;

To bring rich brown soil;

To mix the sand with the soil;

To plant seeds;

To sprinkle the garden;

To harvest one’s own food.

7. Answer the questions.

1. Who has prepared the windowsill for the class window garden? Mary has.

2. What has Nick given?

3. Who painted the box green?

4. What has Dan brought?

5. How has Bob helped?

6. Who has set up a window garden?

8. Talk with your friend about your school garden. Use:

Learn to talk about the secrets of plant life

E x a m p l e: Our school garden is small, but there are a lot of flowers and vegetables in it. Every spring we prepare its rich brown soil.

9. Read and say what the Rose plant’s mistake was.

THE LITTLE ROSE PLANT

A little Rose plant lived inside a dark room. One day she heard a soft tapping on her door. “Who’s there?” she asked. “I’m Little Raindrop. Please, let me in,” cried the visitor. “No way!” said the Rose plant angrily. The Little Raindrop was very sad.

After some time the Rose plant heard a soft rustle near the door.

“Who’s there now?” she asked. “I’m Sunny Sunshine,” said the new visitor. “I don’t have time for sunshine,” said the Rose plant angrily. The Sunny Sunshine was very upset.

A few days later, the leaves of the Rose plant turned brown in colour and began to fall. Then one day, she heard the birds singing and opened her door to see outside. It was spring and there were colourful flowers and greenery all around.

The Rose plant understood her mistake. So, when Rain and the Sunshine returned, she welcomed them warmly.

And after a few days she had a pretty pink rose, for which she thanked the Little Raindrop and the Sunshine.

Learn to talk about the secrets of plant life

10. True or False?

1. The Rose plant lived outside.

2. She welcomed the Little raindrop warmly.

3. She didn’t want to see the Sunshine.

4. She could live happily without anybody’s help.

5. She changed her mind.

11. Act as the Rose plant and describe the secrets of plant life. Use:

(not) to live inside a dark room;

Raindrop;

Sunshine;

To welcome warmly;

To thank somebody.

Learn to talk about the secrets of plant life

12. Tell your friends about the secrets of plant life. Use:

Personally, I like… . It is fun… . There is…in my garden. … in no time at all. I can… . It helps… .

13. Write a notice inviting your schoolmates to set up window gardens in the classrooms. Begin with:

Dear… ,

Would you like to have fun… . … in no time at all.

First of all, we need… . Then… .

Everyone can… . We’ll need all the help that we can get. Thanks a lot.

Do it Yourself! Draw or take a photo of your favourite plant and describe it.

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