Intonation Practice – Command and Request Primary 5 (Basic 5) Term 3 Week 1 English Speech Work
TOPIC – INTONATION PRACTICE (COMMAND AND REQUEST)
By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –
1. Use the correct intonation for a definite affirmative command – ‘switch’ ‘off the light’, and ‘ring the bell’.
2. Use the intonation to charge an abrupt command into a request or polite command – ‘Ring the bell’. Ring the bell, won’t you? Would you wash the plates, please.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Course book – Macmillan Primary English Book 5 Page 55 D
2. Recorded speech on command and request where available.
METHOD OF TEACHING
Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
Course Book – Macmillan Primary English Book 5 Page 55 D
All Relevant Material
Online Information – Learn English Today,
Relevant – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for English Studies Primary 4 Links
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
THE CORRECT USE OF COMMAND AND REQUEST INTONATION
When giving order and commands, the appropriate tune of voice is the falling intonation.
For examples –
Keep quiet ↘
Listen to me ↘
Write your name. ↘
Show me the book. ↘
Leave it on the table. ↘
Take that book down. ↘
Throw throw it away. ↘
Put your books in your bag. ↘
Take your hands out of your pockets. ↘
RECOGNIZING THE SITUATION IN WHICH EITHER IS APPROPRIATE
Turn the handle ➘ Turn the handle, please. ➚
Hurry up ➘ Hurry up, please. ➚
Keep quiet ➘ Keep quiet, please. ➚
Listen to me ➘ Listen to me, please. ➚
Show me the book ➘ Show me the book, please. ➚
Leave it on the table ➘ Leave it on the table, please. ➚
Take that book down ➘ Take that book down, please. ➚
Throw throw it away ➘ Throw throw it away, please. ➚
Put your books in your bag ➘ Put your books in your bag, please. ➚
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
2. Demonstrates the correct information to use in giving command and request.
Pupil’s Activities – Imitate the teacher or the tape recorded version in groups or individually.
3. Gives adequate oral drills.
Pupil’s Activities – writes series of sentences and read the falling intonation tune, then with the rising tune (or vice versa) and asks pupils the indicate which sense or shade of meaning conveyed by each utterance.
Pupil’s Activities – Reproduce sentences individually.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- Assignment – MacMillan Brilliant Primary English Book 5 Page 56 D3
- Next Lesson – Expressing Congratulations
Teacher asks pupils to,
use the right intonation to change command in sentences and dialogue.