Vocabulary Building Dictation For The Week English Grammar Primary 6 First Term Lesson Notes Week 5

Subject: English Language

Topic: Vocabulary Dictation – Audit, Broadcast, Fade, Documentary, Feature, Scene, Anchor, Illustration, Animation, Theater

Duration: 1 hour

Term: First Term

Week: 5

Previous Lesson: Verb Forms and Tenses

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Look up words in a dictionary for meaning, word class, and pronunciation.
  2. Use each of the given words in simple sentences to demonstrate understanding.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Vocabulary building
  • Dictionary usage
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing skills

Learning Materials:

  • Dictionaries (one for each student or shared in pairs)
  • Whiteboard and markers or chalkboard and chalk
  • List of vocabulary words on a handout or displayed on the board
  • Blank sheets of paper and pencils for students

Content:

  • The lesson focuses on building vocabulary by using dictionaries to understand word meanings, word classes, and pronunciations.
  • Students will practice using each vocabulary word in simple sentences.

Here are the meanings, word classes, and simple sentences for the given words:

  1. Audit (Noun)
    • Meaning: An official examination or review of financial accounts.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Sentence: The company hired an auditor to perform an audit of their financial records.
  2. Broadcast (Verb)
    • Meaning: To transmit or send out a message or program by radio or television.
    • Word Class: Verb
    • Sentence: The radio station will broadcast the live concert tonight.
  3. Fade (Verb)
    • Meaning: To gradually become less visible or strong.
    • Word Class: Verb
    • Sentence: The colors of the sunset started to fade as the night approached.
  4. Documentary (Noun)
    • Meaning: A film or television program that provides a factual account or information about a subject.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Sentence: We watched a documentary about wildlife conservation in class.
  5. Feature (Noun)
    • Meaning: A prominent or important part of something.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Sentence: The main feature of the new phone is its high-quality camera.
  6. Scene (Noun)
    • Meaning: A part of a play, movie, or story that happens in one place or time.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Sentence: The opening scene of the play was set in a beautiful garden.
  7. Anchor (Noun)
    • Meaning: A person who presents and guides a television or radio program.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Sentence: The news anchor reported the latest headlines on the evening news.
  8. Illustration (Noun)
    • Meaning: A picture or drawing used to explain or decorate a text.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Sentence: The book had colorful illustrations on every page.
  9. Animation (Noun)
    • Meaning: The technique of creating moving images from drawings, models, or computer graphics.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Sentence: The animated film was a hit among kids and adults alike.
  10. Theater (Noun)
    • Meaning: A building or place where plays, movies, or performances are presented.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Sentence: We went to the theater to watch a thrilling play last weekend.

These sentences showcase how each word can be used in a simple context to help understand their meanings better. Keep practicing these words to improve your vocabulary!

 

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Dictation and Vocabulary Questions For the week:

  1. To improve vocabulary, it’s important to ________ new words. a) forget b) avoid c) explore d) ignore
  2. A dictionary helps us find the ________ of words. a) meaning b) color c) weather d) song
  3. The word “broadcast” is a ________. a) verb b) animal c) fruit d) car
  4. A documentary is a type of ________. a) tree b) movie c) dance d) food
  5. In dictation, we look up words for their ________, word class, and pronunciation. a) color b) meaning c) length d) taste
  6. The main ________ of the smartphone is its powerful camera. a) feature b) weather c) animal d) river
  7. The word “fade” means to become ________ visible. a) more b) less c) colorful d) bigger
  8. An auditor performs an ________ of financial records. a) audit b) painting c) animation d) invention
  9. A scene in a story is a part that happens in a ________ place or time. a) different b) magical c) one d) colorful
  10. The person who presents news on TV is called a news ________. a) anchor b) singer c) actor d) painter
  11. An ________ is a drawing used to explain or decorate text. a) animal b) illustration c) invention d) adventure
  12. ________ is the technique of creating moving images from drawings or computer graphics. a) Science b) Magic c) Animation d) Music
  13. The place where you watch plays, movies, or performances is called a ________. a) jungle b) theater c) ocean d) desert
  14. The word “fade” is a ________. a) noun b) verb c) adjective d) adverb
  15. To better understand a word, it’s important to use it in ________ sentences. a) difficult b) long c) simple d) complex

Presentation:

Step 1 – Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Begin by discussing the importance of building vocabulary and how dictionaries can be helpful.
  • Introduce the list of vocabulary words for the dictation exercise.

Step 2 – Dictionary Usage (15 minutes)

  • Explain how to use a dictionary to find the meaning, word class, and pronunciation of a word.
  • Demonstrate looking up one of the words and share the information found in the dictionary with the class.

Step 3 – Vocabulary Dictation (30 minutes)

  • Have students work in pairs or individually.
  • Instruct them to use their dictionaries to find the meanings, word classes, and pronunciations of the given words.
  • Ask students to create a simple sentence using each word to demonstrate understanding.
  • Walk around the class to provide assistance as needed.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Explain the importance of vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate how to use a dictionary.
  • Monitor students’ progress during the dictation exercise.
  • Offer assistance and clarification as required.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Use dictionaries to look up word meanings, word classes, and pronunciations.
  • Create simple sentences using the vocabulary words.
  • Collaborate with peers during the dictation exercise.

Assessment:

  • Assess students’ ability to find word meanings, word classes, and pronunciations in the dictionary.
  • Evaluate their proficiency in using each vocabulary word in simple sentences.

Fill-in-the-Gap Evaluation Questions:

  1. A dictionary helps us find the ________ of words. a) colors b) meanings c) sounds d) stories
  2. We use a dictionary to learn the ________ of a word. a) shape b) size c) meaning d) color
  3. What does the word “audit” mean? a) To watch a movie b) To examine financial records c) To play a game d) To cook a meal
  4. What information can you find in a dictionary for a word? a) Only the pronunciation b) Only the meaning c) Meaning, word class, and pronunciation d) Only the color
  5. How do you pronounce the word “broadcast”? a) Broad-cast b) Broad-cust c) Broad-cost d) Broad-caste
  6. Why is it important to build vocabulary? a) To watch TV b) To speak louder c) To communicate effectively d) To run faster
  7. What is a “documentary”? a) A type of movie or show that presents facts b) A book for kids c) A type of game d) A type of tree
  8. What is the word class of “theater”? a) Adjective b) Verb c) Noun d) Pronoun
  9. Create a simple sentence using the word “fade.”
  10. Create a simple sentence using the word “anchor.”

Conclusion on the Topic: In this lesson, we learned how to use a dictionary to find the meanings, word classes, and pronunciations of new words. We also practiced using each of the given vocabulary words in simple sentences. Building our vocabulary is essential for better understanding and communication in English. Keep exploring new words and using them in your everyday language. Great job, class!

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