Grade Six English
Answers Grammar 1) “Thank you,” he said politely. 2) “Who drove the car to Linden?” asked Lloyd. 3) “Oh!” he said to himself, “if only I could have a million dollars.” 4) “Reuben is my eldest son,” Susan said to the visitor. 5) “I cannot help you today,” Lisa said, “but I can do so tomorrow.” Comprehension 1)B 2)A
Hello boys and girls of Grade Six!
In this lesson you will learn to change direct speech to indirect speech and will be guided to use dialogue to start a paragraph. Make sure you study the comprehension carefully before you attempt the questions. Try your best to complete all the exercises before the week ends.
GRAMMAR WITH MY FRIEND
- Take turn to read the following sentences aloud. “Are you ready, Charles?” Dad asked. “I am,” Charles replied. -Take turns to report to each other what was said. - Use your reference books to help you to find out how to change direct speech to reported speech.
WITH MY CLASSMATES
Read and discuss the notes.
Direct and Indirect Speech The actual words of the speaker enclosed by quotation marks indicate direct speech. In indirect or reported speech, the speaker’s words are reported without using all the actual words.
Examples: 3)A 4) C
Dad asked Charles if he was ready. Charles replied that he was.
Changing Direct Speech to Indirect Speech To change direct speech to indirect or reported speech, we much observe some common rules. - Read and discuss the example. Using Dialogue to start a Paragraph
“What are termites?” the inquisitive child asked his father. “They are insects with soft bodies that live in large groups and mostly dwell in warmer parts of the world. Over the years, people have tried to get information about termites. Termites are social insects which live in the warmer parts of the world. Most of them feed on dead wood or on other dead plant material in the soil. Some of the wood-feeding termites live in chambers and galleries hollowed out in the boards of our homes, but most of them live in the soil. Their immense network of tunnels plays a very important role in draining and aerating the soil. The termites produce changes by bringing sub soil rich in minerals to their moulds. The soil of the moulds, usually mixed with the termites’ droppings is thus very fertile. Abandoned mounds often support different vegetation from that on the surrounding ground.
(Adapted from Language Arts for Upper Primary Level)
ON MY OWN
A) Read the passage and other paragraphs and take note of how dialogue is used. B) Write a paragraph starting with the following dialogue: “In how many states does water exist?” asked the teacher. “It exists in three different states,” replied Paul.
COMPREHENSION ON MY OWN
Read the passage carefully then answer the questions which follow.
The following is an eye witness’ account of the attack on the Pentagon. September11,2001.
“I was sitting in the Northbound on 27 and the traffic was, you know, typical rush hour- it had ground to a standstill. I looked out my window and I saw this plane, this jet coming. And I thought, “This doesn’t add up, it’s really low.”
And I saw it. I mean it was like a cruise missile with wings. It went there and slammed right into the Pentagon.
Huge explosion, great ball of fire, smoke started billowing out. And then it was chaos on the highway as people tried to either move around the traffic and go down, either forward or backward.
We had a lady in front of me, who was backing up and screaming. “Everybody go back, go back, they’ve hit the pentagon, the country’s military nerve.” “It was just sheer terror.”
(Language Arts for Upper Primary Level – Standards 4&5)