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Louis Fidge

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Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Unit 6

Unit 7

Unit 8

Unit 9

Unit 10

Unit 11

Unit 12

Unit 13

Unit 14

Unit 15

Unit 16

Unit 17

Unit 18

Unit 19

Unit 20


Maui makes the sun go slower 6�

My pet dinosaur 8

The old man and the strong man 10�

A newspaper report 12�

The airman 14�

Kevin saves the world 16�

The magic dress 18

Confucius - a very wise man 21�

Different kinds of letters 24

The danger of television! 27�

Hori, the greedy brother 30�

Life in ancient Egypt 33�

An alphabet of food 36�

A good night's work 39�

Famous explorers 42

How to keep a bird diary 45�

I visited a village 48

Martha's mistakes 54�

Anansi and the alligator eggs 51�

Endangered animals 58�



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Hori, the greedy brother

What makes a person greedy? What are greedy people like?

Hori and Mosi were very sad when their parents died. Hori was the
oldest. }i~ 't:oo.l.< care of things.
"'Our parentsdid not leave us much,' Hori said to Mosi. 'They left the

'h ouse to "me. I/will live in it. They left you the piece of land near the
mountain, and the cat and dog.'

Hori was greedy. He did not tell Mosi that their parents also left both
of them a lot of money. He kept it all for himself.

Mosi went to plough the land near the mountain. It was hard work,
because he only had the cat and dog to pull the plough. When the
Master of the Mountain saw this, he opened his mouth wide and roared
with laughter. As he laughed, the mountain split open. Inside, Mosi saw
a pile of gold. Quickly, he filled a sack with gold and ran out. The Master
of the Mountain stopped laughing and the mountain closed again.

Mosi went to tell his brother Hori about his good luck. Hori wanted
some gold, too. He asked Mosi to lend him the cat and dog.


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The next day, Hori went to plough the land near the mountain, with
the cat and dog. When the Master of the Mountain saw this, he opened
his mouth wide and roared with laughter. As he laughed, the mountain
split open. Hori ran inside and greedily, began to fill up lots of sacks
with gold. Just then the Master of the Mountain saw Hori. Angrily, the
Master of the Mountain shut his mouth and trapped Hori inside the

Hori was never seen again. Mosi got the house, all the land and all the
money which was really his.


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What does 'end angered species' me n?
Lis t the reasons given why human s are a danger to other species 0 animals.
Say w hat you think the word 'extinct ' means.

... How do ame Reserves and National Parks help protect some animals?

5 List three things you found interesting about orang-utans .

6 Describe some of the important work done at Sepilok.

7 Do you know the names of any other endangered species of animals?

Does it matter if some species of animals die out? Say what you think.


1 Match up each singular noun with its plu ral.
deer~ sheep
tooth ----deer
sheep fish

fish geese

foot men

man feet

child teeth

goose children

2 Which nouns are the same in the singular and ra !

3 Work out what these are:
a a pair of tr__sers b a pair of sci__ors a pair of gla__es


1 Copy the words. Add the pref ix en to each wor . a h t h s def ini ti c
to each word.
a _ danger - en.d.Qn.ger to force something
b _ able - to make rich
c _force - to put into danger
d rich - to put a circle round something
e _circle - to make it possible

2 Copy the words. Add the prefix re to each word.
a re turn b _pay c _new d _fill consider

3 Now w rite the meaning of each re word in 2 above .
Do it like this: a return means 'to come back again'.


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Glossary of Language Terms

Adjective An adjective is a describing word. It gives

more meaning to a noun. a fierce lion

To compare nouns we use comparative or

superlative adjectives . fat - fatter - fattest

Adverb An adverb gives more meaning to a verb.

It often ends in Iy. The girl ran quickly.

Alphabetical order When we put words in order
according to the letter or letters they begin with ,
we say they are in alphabetical order .
For example: apple, bug, cat, desk

Author An author is someone who writes books .
Characters Characters are the names of people,

animals or things that appear in stories.
Comma A comma is a punctuation mark . It tells you

to pause.
I ate an apple, an orange and a banana.

Conjunction A conjunction is a joining word. . ..
Conjunctions are often used to join two sentences
I went home and I watched television .

Consonant Our alphabet is divided up into vowels
and consonants . The vowelsare a, e, i, 0 andu ,
All the other letters are consonants . .,.",.

Contraction A contraction is when two words are
made into one word, by leaving some letters out.
don't = do not

Exclamat ion An exclamation is a sentence which
shows that we feel strongly about something. It
always ends with an exclamation mark .
Come back at once!

Full stop A full stop is a dot showing that a sentence
has ended .

Homophone Homophones are words that sound the
same but have a different meaning.
I have a pain in my stomach .
I broke the pane of glass.

Instruction An instruction is when we tell people to
do something, or teach them how to do

Letter A letter pattern is a group of letters which
occur often in words .

Pattern Remembering letter patterns helps us with
spelling. park, bark, mark .

Noun A noun is a naming word. It can be the name
of a person, place or thHig:'
a boy, a river, a pencil, an QX
A collective noun is the name of a growp.of
something. For example: a flock' of'sheep.

Opposite Opposites are words whose meanings are ­
as different as possible from each other.
big small

Paragraph A paragraph is a group of sentences that
deals with one main idea or topic.

Plural Plural means morethan one. (See also
Singular.) one snake but two snakes


Poem A poem is a piece of writing that is
imaginative . It is written in lines. The lines mayor
may not rhyme .

Poet A poet is someone who writes poems.
Prefix A prefix is a group of letters we add to the

beginning of a word to change its meaning.

happy unhappy

Pronoun We use a pronoun in place of a noun.
When the girl walked in the rain, she got wet.
(she = the girl)

Punctuation Punctuation helps us make sense of
what we read. Punctuation marks make writing
easier for us to understand . These are all
punctuation marks:
Full stops. Commas, Question marks ?
Exclamation marks! Speech marks ' ,

Question We ask a question when we want to find
something out . A question always ends with a
question mark . May I have an apple?

Rhyme A rhyme occurs when two words have an
ending that sound the same.
The frog sat on the log.

Simile A simile is when we compare one thing with
another. For example: The child's skin was as
smooth as silk.

Singular Singular means 'one', a snake,
an apple (See also Plural.)

Speech marks When we write down what someone
says, we put it inside speech marks .
The lady said, 'I 'm hungry.'

Suffix A suffix is a group of letters we add to the end
of a word, to change its meaning.
spider spiders cook cooking

Syllable Longer words may be broken into smaller
parts, called syllables.
cat has one syllable
catching has two syllables (cat + ching)

Synonym Synonyms are words with the same, or
similar, meanings. sad = unhappy

Title A title is the name we give a book or something
we have made or written .

Verb A verb is a 'being ' or 'doing' word.
The lion was huge. It roared loudly.

Verb tenses Verbs may be written in different tenses.
The tense of a verb changes according to the time
of the action. For example:
Now I am riding a bicycle . (present tense)
Yesterday I rode a bicycle . (past tense)
Tomorrow I will ride a bicycle. (future tense)

Verse A poem is often divided into parts (verses) .
'lowels There are five vowels in the alphabet ­

a, e, i, 0 and u. Most words contain at least one
vowel. (See also Consonants.)

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