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English as a Second Language

Yes, We Can ! 2 nd Edition

CONNECTED Classroom

Yes, We Can! 2nd Edition, now redesigned and re-edited, offers even more meaningful interactive grammar activities for students in the Intensive English program. With new visuals, clearer instructions and activities, as well as the addition of wall posters for classroom use, the second edition responds to the needs of your Intensive English classroom. This workbook can be used in conjunction with any Cycle 3 ESL material.

Student Workbook includes: • two essential pre-units on grammar terms and spelling • 12 beautifully designed units for oral and written communication • grammar units that focus on level-appropriate form, meaning and use, as well as sentence structure

Yes, We Can ! 2 nd Edition

• pedagogical notes and answer key for each unit • reproducible material that includes games and extended class activities • 12 wall posters for classroom use

Digital Versions Teacher’s Copy

Student Workbook

For in-class use and correcting, the digital version allows you to: • project, take notes and flip through the entire workbook • show the answer key, question by question • access all reproducible material • share teacher’s notes and documents with your students • correct your students’ answers onto their digital workbooks • work in the digital Teacher’s Copy without connecting to the internet • save voice recordings in an audio player • access 155 free interactive activities

The digital version allows students to: • flip through the book, take notes, and write in their answers • use the workbook without connecting to the internet • save voice recordings in an audio player • access 155 free interactive activities

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Editorial Management Patrick Johnston (1st Edition) Colleen Ovenden (2nd Edition) Production Management Danielle Latendresse Editorial Coordination Katherine Akerley Proofreading Katherine Akerley Josée Lafrenière Cover and Page Design Chantale Richard-Nolin, Designer graphique Illustrations Serge Rousseau

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Wendy Williams has been teaching ESL for over 35 years in Saguenay, including 16 years in an intensive program. She wrote teaching materials for her colleagues before joining the CEC team as co-author of the All-Star series of activity books, the first edition of Clues to English for Grade 6 students, New Keys to English, Book B, New Clues to English, Book A, My Clues, Book A and Speak Up! for intensive classes. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author wishes to express her thanks to Les Éditions CEC inc., with special recognition to Patrick Johnston and Emmanuelle Bruno for their leadership and ongoing commitment to the field of ESL, and to Danielle Latendresse for her experience and savoir-faire. Heartfelt thanks to Colleen Ovenden and Katherine Akerley, an editorial dream team whose professionalism, patience and sense of humour kept this project running smoothly. Special thanks to Chantale Richard-Nolin for the exceptional graphic design of Yes, We Can! and to Serge Rousseau for his beautiful illustrations. Thank you to Dan, Jo, Zack and Eve, the sunshines of my life.

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Table of Contents Grammar Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Unit 7 The Present: Facts and Routines . . . . 84

Pre-unit The Alphabet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Unit 1 Nouns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Unit 2 Pronouns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Unit 3 Question Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Unit 4 Adjectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Unit 5 Comparisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Unit 6 Possessives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Unit 8 The Present: Right Now! . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Unit 9 The Past . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Unit 10 The Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Unit 11 Modal Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Unit 12 Adverbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Partner Planners . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Irregular Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5 Comparisons

Unit

fresh

1 Prepare to compare

beautiful

A   Adjective identification

brave

An adjective describes a noun. Read the words in the Info box.

happy

Box the adjectives.

i

angry

cute

dirty short

dangerous

Adjective search athletic

friends

funny

walk

easy

delicious

make

exciting

listen

white

finish

gentle

bicycle

crunchy

kitchen

playful

slow

eggs

B   Adjective review Choose an adjective from the Info box to complete each sentence. Underline the verb to be. Example: Picasso never scratches or bites. He is a 1. Picasso is

gentle cat.

too. He likes hiding in boxes.

2. My dad makes

apple pie.

3. My mom plays tennis and squash. She is 4. When a book is

, I can’t stop reading.

5. I like nachos because they’re 6. Alice is 7. I’m

and good with salsa. . She likes to make us laugh.

in the morning. I like to take my time.

8. I have a good memory, so it’s 52

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C   Time out Review the present of to be. Complete the sentences with am, is or are. Box the adjective(s) in each sentence. Example: My cousins

are

1. My mom

a talented chef.

2. Her specialties 3. I

very friendly .

yummy desserts and healthy salads.

lucky because she shows me how to cook.

4. We shop at small grocery stores where the service 5. Sometimes my creations 6. My mom

excellent.

not very tasty.

very patient, so we just try again.

D   Order, please Unscramble the words to make sentences. Box the adjectives. Underline the verbs. Remember to use a capital letter and a period. 1. spicy and fudgy are specialties brownies my tacos

2. too a cook dad my good is

3. reading activities cooking relaxing are and

4. is sister my a cook Maude terrible

5. cereal with specialty her milk is crunchy

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2 Things that are the same G

Comparisons of equality

Peaches are  as  delicious  as  kiwis. • Use as…as to compare things that are the same. • Use the correct form of the verb.

A   Show what you know Underline the verbs. Box the adjectives. Circle the comparison words. Example: Peaches are  as   delicious   as  kiwis. 1. Nachos are as salty as popcorn.

2. Apple pie is as delicious as brownies. 3. Pencils are as useful as erasers. 4. French is as difficult as English.

5. An elephant is as big as a rhinoceros.

B   A second look Read each sentence again. Put a

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C   Animal expressions We can compare people to animals. Use ideas from the Info box to complete the sentences. Match the pictures and the sentences.

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Animals

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

1. My dad doesn’t make a lot of noise.

He is as quiet as a

.

2. My sister isn’t afraid of snakes or spiders.

She is as brave as a

.

3. With school, sports and work, you never stop.

You are as busy as a

.

4. My little sister takes so long to get dressed.

She is as slow as a

.

5. After school, I have a huge appetite.

I am as hungry as a

.

6. My aunt loves elegant clothes and jewelry.

She is as proud as a

.

7. Grandpa is kind and quiet.

He is as gentle as a

.

8. I love summer holidays.

I am as free as a

.

D   Looking back Read the completed sentences above.

Box the adjectives.

Underline the verbs.

Circle the comparison words.

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E   Expressions with things Things are used in comparisons too. Use ideas from the Info box to complete the sentences. Match the pictures and the sentences.

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Things

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

1. My cousins are identical twins. They are as alike as two peas in a

.

2. In winter, hot chocolate makes you feel as warm as

.

3. Nobody in the room said a word. It was as silent as the

.

4. This activity isn’t very difficult. In fact, it’s as easy as

.

5. It doesn’t take me long to make my bed. I’m as quick as a

.

6. I’m a little nervous before a game. My hands are as cold as

.

7. A truck ran over my bike. Now it is as flat as a

.

8. I like babysitting my little cousins. They are as good as

.

Writing resource Identify the verbs, adjectives and  comparison  words in the sentences above. I am as tall  as my dad.

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Basketball is as exciting as soccer.

Worms are as tiny as snails.

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F   Your turn What do you think about…? Write sentences to express your ideas. Look at the Memo box on page 56 for help. Identify the verbs, adjectives and  comparison  words. Share your answers with your classmates and ask them to initial if they agree.

 1. Delicious desserts

 2. Beautiful animals

 3. Exciting sports

 4. Good programs

 5. Yummy candies

 6. Juicy fruit

 7. Healthy snacks

 8. Funny people

 9. Intelligent animals

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3 Things that are different: short adjectives G

Comparisons: adjectives of one syllable

Short adjectives have one syllable. Some examples are: slow, long and old. Write the short adjectives your teacher spells. 1

2

3

4

5

Alice is smaller than James. • Add er to the adjective. • Add r if the adjective ends in e: nicer. • Double the final consonant if the adjective has one syllable, one vowel and one consonant: bigger. • Complete the comparison with than. • Use the correct verb form.

A   Spelling practice Write the comparative form for each short adjective. Circle the changes you made. Example: tall 

taller than

1. large

5. cute

2. smart

6. flat

3. sad

7. calm

4. strong

8. wet

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B   Show what you know Read the sentences carefully. Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words. Example: Alice is smaller  than  James. 1. Mice are smaller than cats. 2. Strawberries are sweeter than apples. 3. Giraffes are taller than hippos. 4. A gym is bigger than a classroom. 5. Cars are faster than bicycles.

C   Order, please Unscramble the words to make sentences. Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words. 1. wilder a horse a tiger than is

2. than is Québec Paris older

3. monkeys louder kids than are

4. hotter is than July April

5. than the longer Amazon Mississippi is the

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D   How tall are they? Observe the sizes of the dogs in the picture. Use words from the Info box to complete the sentences. Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words.

i

Comparisons are

Mick

is

shorter

Mango

taller

Max

than

1.

is taller

2. Mick is 3. Molly

Max

Molly

Muffin

Moe

Minny Mango

Mick

Molly. than Mango.

taller

4. Moe and Minny

Muffin. taller than

5. Moe

and

.

Mick.

E   How tall are you? Line up in order of height. Describe what you observe. Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 60 sixty

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F   How old are they? Observe the ages of the kids in the picture. Use words from the Info box to complete the sentences. Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words.

i

Comparisons are

Moti

everybody

older

is

than

Jia

younger

1. Elly is 2. Flora is

Moti

Flora

Alex

Jia

than Moti. than Alex and

3. Moti and Elly

.

older

4. Alex and Flora 5. Jia

Elly

Alex and Jia. than

younger

. .

G   How old are you? Line up in order of age. Describe what you observe. Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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4 Things that are different: adjectives that end in y G

Comparisons: adjectives that end in y

Adjectives that end in y have two syllables. Some examples are: funny, happy and cloudy. Write the adjectives that end in y your teacher spells. 1

2

3

4

5

An orange is juicier than a banana. • Change the y to i and add er to the adjective. • Complete the comparison with than. • Use the correct verb form.

A   Spelling practice Write the comparative form for each adjective that ends in y. Circle the changes you made. Example: messy 

mess ier than

1. silly

5. sleepy

2. cozy

6. busy

3. angry

7. sunny

4. grumpy

8. creepy

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Other ideas

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B   Show what you know Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words. Example: An orange is juicier  than  a banana. 1. Clowns are funnier than cartoons. 2. Dogs are friendlier than cats. 3. March is windier than July. 4. Soccer is easier than basketball. 5. My desk is messier than my bedroom.

C   Your turn Find three examples for each category. Write sentences to express your ideas. Look on page 58 for help. Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words.

I agree. I disagree.

Share your answers and ask them to initial your book if they agree. Example: What do you think about healthy snacks? Fruit is healthier than cheese. 1. Juicy fruit

2. Noisy places

3. Ugly animals

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5 Things that are different: long adjectives G

Comparisons: long adjectives

Long adjectives have two or more syllables. Some examples are: dangerous, solid and artistic. Write the adjectives your teacher spells. 1

2

3

4

5

Football is more violent than ping-pong. • Put more in front of the adjective. • Complete the comparison with than. • Use the correct verb form.

A   Show what you know Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words. Example: Football is  more  violent  than  ping-pong.

3. Cookies are more delicious than spinach.

1. Reading is more relaxing than studying.

4. A car is more expensive than a motorcycle.

2. Monkeys are more intelligent than hamsters.

5. Fall is more colourful than winter.

B   What do you think? Write your own ideas in the spaces. 1. Animals: 2. Activities: 3. Food:

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are more intelligent than is more relaxing than is/are more delicious than

. . .

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Think of examples for each category.

Beautiful places

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Doughnuts.

H-a-w-a-i-i.

Write your ideas.

Exciting sports

How do you say beignes?

Unit

How do you spell “Hawaii?”

C   Your turn

Delicious desserts

Use your ideas to express your opinion in sentences. Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words. Share your answers. Initial each other’s books if you agree.

I agree. I disagree.

Example: What do you think about delicious desserts? Cookies are more delicious than cake. 1. Exciting sports

2. Beautiful places

3. Delicious desserts

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6 Many different things Read the sentences in the Grammar box. Complete the descriptions. Identify the verbs, adjectives and comparison words.

G

Comparisons

the sleepiest

the oldest the most athletic

the most artistic

the youngest the funniest

The superlative is used to compare three or more things or people. Adjectives of one syllable • Add est to the adjective. • Complete the expression with the. is the youngest person.

is the oldest person.

is the sleepiest.

is the most athletic.

Adjectives ending in y • Change y to i and add est. • Complete the expression with the. is the funniest person.

Long adjectives • Put the most before the adjective. is the most artistic.

Find other examples among your friends and family.

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A   Class champions Answer each question. Who do you think is...  1. the quietest?  2. the most athletic?  3. the noisiest?  4. the youngest?  5. the most helpful?

 6. the most talkative?  7. the most generous?  8. the silliest?  9. the fastest? 10. the most attentive?

11. the most talented actor? 12. the tallest? 13. the shortest? 14. the most adventurous? 15. the oldest?

16. the funniest? 17. the most forgetful? 18. the most serious? 19. the most hard-working? 20. the kindest? © 2015, Les Éditions CEC inc. • Reproduction prohibited

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B   World champions Find the answers for these world champions. Search the internet or use your library.  1. The fastest bird

Animals

 2. The tiniest dog  3. The most intelligent animal  4. The strongest insect  5. The longest snake

Geography

 6. The highest mountain  7. The longest river  8. The smallest country  9. The biggest city in Canada 10. The biggest city in the United States

11. The most popular fruit

Food

12. The most expensive food 13. The most dangerous food 14. The most popular food 15. The most popular ice cream

Your turn.

16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

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LIONS

AS

Unscramble the words to make sentences.

FER

OCI

OU

ARE

S

Remember to use a capital letter for the first word.

AS

Put a period at the end of each sentence.

are

as

lions

tigers

Unit

7 Comparison review

RS

5

TIGE

ferocious

AS

1.

popular

the

are

dessert

most

brownies

2.

snowboarding

is

as

exciting

skiing

as

3.

language

most

is

difficult

japanese

the

4.

world

biggest

whales

the

the

are

in

animals

5.

as

fruit

vegetables

as

healthy

the

for

programs

are

funniest

more

birds

are

6.

children

cartoons

7.

than

interesting

are

bats

8.

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8 A class survey G

Irregular adjectives

Comparing things that are good: • Use good, better than and the best.

A muffin is a good snack.

A glass of milk is better than a muffin.

Fruit is the best snack.

Junk foods are worse than candy.

Cigarettes are the worst.

Comparing things that are bad: • Use bad, worse and the worst.

Candy is bad for you.

Good and bad Good! Better! Best! I’m happy with my test!

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Bad! Worse! Worst! I think my team is cursed!

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A   Make predictions Write what you think your classmates will choose for the best…

1. cereal

2. restaurant

3. actor

4. book

5. singer or group

6. recess snack

7. cartoon

8. video game

B   Survey your classmates Choose a category from Activity A and survey your classmates.

What is the best cereal?

Crunchios. C   Record your findings Example: Category  The best cereal

The top 4

Summary

1. Crunchios

Crunchios are the best cereal.

2. Fruity Flakes

Fruity Flakes are better than Nut Crisp.

3. Nut Crisp

Nut Crisp is better than Maxigrain.

4. Maxigrain

Maxigrain is a good cereal.

Category

The top 4

Summary

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6 Possessives

Unit

1 The possessive G

The possessive with nouns and names

• Put ’s after the word to form the possessive.

Karen’s book

James’s paintbrushes

the girl’s backpack

A   Writing practice Identify the object and who it belongs to. Example:

Ben’s skateboard

3. 72

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2.

4.

5.

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Put three small items in a bag.

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I think it’s Alice’s ruler.

Unit

B   Team practice

Sorry, it’s not my ruler. Try again.

Take turns picking an item. Say who you think the item belongs to.

I think it’s Ben’s ruler. Yes, it’s my ruler.

2 Asking questions G

Whose

Whose shoes?

• Use whose to ask about p ­ ossession. Whose turn is it? It’s Karen’s turn.

Whose? Whose? They’re my shoes.

A   Class practice Bring an object to class that represents your talent, abilities or personality. Give it to your teacher secretly. Guess who the items belong to.

Whose teddy bear is it?

Is it Ben’s medal?

I’m sure it’s Karen’s. Yes, it is.

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B   Whose pencil is it? These items belong to Alice, Ben, James and Karen.

Find out who these items belong to. Write your answers below.

Whose pencil is it?

It’s Karen’s.

I don’t know.

Alice’s items

Ben’s items

Karen’s items

James’s items

1.

1.

1.

1.

2.

2.

2.

2.

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3 Family and friends People and possessives

• Use the possessive ’s form to explain relationships.

Alice’s mom

Ben’s best friend

Alice’s best friend

A   Alice’s family Look at Alice’s family tree to complete these facts. Henry Kelly

Alice

Sarah Julie

Adam

Maya

Tom

Jacob sister

.

3. Sarah is

.

1. Kelly is Alice’s

.

4. Jacob is

.

2. Tom is Alice’s

.

5. Adam is

.

Example: Maya is Alice’s

B   Other relationships Look at Alice’s family tree to complete these sentences. 1. Maya is 2. Julie is 3. Sarah is

cousin. aunt.

4. Alice is 5. Henry is

sister. grandfather.

mother.

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4 People and their pets G

Possessive adjectives

Singular

Plural

1st person 2nd person 3rd person

(I) (you) (he) (she) (it)

1st person 2nd person 3rd person

my your his her its

(we) (you) (they)

our your their

Highlight the possessive adjectives in the sentences below.

My pet is a puppy.

Its name is Patches.

Our hamster is brown.

Your pet is an iguana.

His pet is a cat.

Your hamster is cute.

Her pet is a hamster. Their hamster is named Harry.

Talk to your classmates to find out about their pets. Do you have a pet?

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What kind is it?

What is its name?

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5 Possessive practice Replace the highlighted words with the correct possessive adjective. Use page 76 for help. Her

Example: Karen’s dad is in Toronto this weekend.

1. Alice and Maya’s cousins live in Vancouver.

2. James’s favourite animal is the cheetah.

3. Karen’s and my English teacher is Ms. Wilson.

4. Ben and Jenna’s great-grandpa is 84 years old.

5. The puppy’s ears are long and floppy.

6. The students’ project is on the shelf.

7. Maya’s favourite book is Animal Babies.

8. My brother’s and my bedroom is blue and yellow.

9. Ben’s dad is a pharmacist.

6 Pictures and possessives A   Preparation Think of all your favourites. Choose one and draw it. Colour your picture.

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B   Sharing information Ask six classmates about the picture they have. Take notes in the chart.

Whose picture do you have? What does it say?

Karen’s.

Her favourite pastime is reading.

Name

Favourite

Name

1.

4.

2.

5.

3.

6.

Favourite

C   Reporting Use the information you collected to write about your classmates.

Classmate Karen

Information Her favourite pastime is reading.

 1  2  3  4  5  6

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D   My picture Glue your picture here and write a sentence to explain it.

E   James’s friends and family Complete the sentences with words from the Info box.

i

Missing words are

cooking

favourite

game

her

his

is

math

pink

season

sport

sushi

1. my dad

His favourite

2. my mom

Her favourite food is

3. my friend Karen

is fishing. . favourite activity

4. my grandma

Her favourite

5. my cousin Max

His

6. Uncle David

reading.

is fall. subject is

.

favourite pastime is

7. Aunt Laura

Her favourite colours

8. my cat, Picasso

Its favourite

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7 Facts about the friends Highlight the subject in the first sentence. Complete the second sentence with the correct possessive adjective. Example: Alice loves sports.

Her

favourite sport is soccer.

 1. I love wild animals.

favourite animal is the tiger.

 2. The boys have a new video game.  3. We like to read.

favourite books are fantasies and legends.

 4. Jenna and Ben have a puppy.

puppy is named Patches.

 5. Patches has a funny toy.

toy is a little teddy bear.

 6. You have beautiful hair.

hair is long and brown and curly.

 7. My dad has a new computer.

new computer has great games.

 8. My friend and I play video games.

favourite game is Ghost World.

 9. Alice has a hamster.

pet is named Harry.

10. I have a mountain bike.

bike is old but it’s in good condition.

11. Mr. and Mrs. Porter have two girls. 12. I love eating.

instrument is made in Spain.

14. Alice and I are eating a pizza.

pizza has mushrooms.

15. My cousins have a horse.

horse is named Flash.

16. Mom makes great desserts.

cookies are made with chocolate.

17. You like colourful clothes.

new jacket is blue and red. rabbits are in a cage in the garage.

19. The kids listen to all kinds of music. 20. James loves animals.

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daughters are Karen and Maude.

favourite restaurant is Super Subs.

13. James has a new guitar.

18. I have many pets.

game is very difficult.

favourite kind is hip hop. favourite animal is the cheetah.

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8 Our favourites Talk to your classmates about their favourites. Take notes only when their choice is the same as yours. Use the information you collect to write about you and your classmates.

People James and I

Information Our favourite colour is purple.

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9 Possessive review: all about Karen Unscramble the words to make affirmative sentences. Remember to use a capital letter and a period. Refer to the previous activities in this unit if you need help.

1. May birthday in Karen’s is

2. is Mr. father Porter Karen’s

3. is her bar Nutty favourite Crisp chocolate

4. older Karen’s Maude sister is

5. old 63 are grandparents Karen’s years

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10 Animal descriptions A   What is it? Use the possessive form its to describe an animal. Its always goes before a noun. Read the descriptions. Write the name of the animal that is described.

Example: Its favourite food is bananas.

a monkey

 1. Its teeth are pointed.  2. Its home is in a tree.  3. Its eyes are always open.  4. Its tail is short and curly.  5. Its enemy is the cat.  6. Its fur is black and white.  7. Its wings are not used for flying.  8. Its wings are colourful.  9. Its neck and legs are long. 10. Its babies live in its mother’s pouch.

B   Your turn Write animal descriptions with your partner. Start each sentence with Its. Read the descriptions to your classmates. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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11 Spelling check-up Homophones are words with the same pronunciation but with different meanings. Examples: to and two, meet and meat, write and right

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Homophones

• Use this resource to help you write correctly. You’re = the verb to be Your = possessive adjective

You’re good at drawing. Your team appreciates your pictures.

It’s = the verb to be Its = possessive adjective

It’s a dangerous animal. Its teeth are very sharp.

They’re = the verb to be Their = possessive adjective

They’re hard-working students. Their projects are interesting.

Possessive adjectives always go before a noun. • Substitute my if you think it is the possessive adjective. The contracted forms are both the subject and yhe verb of a sentence with to be. • Substitute I am if you think it is the verb to be.

Complete the sentences. Do the substitution test.

1

Its or it’s?

Use capital letters.

name is Patches.

2

basket is in my room. playful and funny.

You’re or your?

black and brown.

3 They’re or their?

my best friend.

best friends.

sister is named Maya.

favourite food is pasta.

patient and generous.

names are James and Ben.

favourite sport is soccer.

in Grade 6.

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Partner Planners Do you want to go skating with me?

Ben’s planner

Sorry, I can’t.

Do you want to go biking with me? Sure. That’s a good idea.

r Karen’s planne

1 Sports dates play basketball

go snowboarding

play soccer

go biking

go swimming

play croquet

go skating

play ping-pong

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Partner Planners 2 Snack time apple pie

peaches

cookies

veggies and dip

ice cream

chocolate cake

crackers and cheese

chips

paint

go shopping

make cookies

play video games

watch TV

play cards

do scrapbooking

listen to music

3 Pastimes

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Partner Planners 4 Animal adventures a monkey

a lion

a turtle

a bear

a dolphin

a snake

a crocodile

a kitten

a cartoon

the news

sports

a game show

an animal show

a cooking show

music videos

reality TV

5 TV

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Irregular Verbs Irregular verbs: list 1   be • was, were

2   begin • began

3   bend • bent

4   bite • bit

5   bleed • bled

6   blow • blew

7   break • broke

8   bring • brought

9   build • built

10   buy • bought

11   catch • caught

12   choose • chose

13   come • came

14   cost • cost

15   cut • cut

16   dig • dug

17   do • did

18   draw • drew

19   drink • drank

20   drive • drove

21   eat • ate

22   fall • fell

23   feed • fed

24   feel • felt

25   fight • fought

26   find • found

27   fly • flew

28   forget • forgot

29   freeze • froze

30   get • got

31   give • gave

32   go • went

33   grow • grew

34   have • had

35   hear • heard

36   hide • hid

37   hit • hit

38   hurt • hurt

39   keep • kept

40   know • knew

41   leave • left

42   lend • lent

43   lose • lost

44   make • made

45   meet • met

46   pay • paid

47   put • put

48   read • read

49   ride • rode

50   ring • rang

51   run • ran

52   say • said

53   see • saw

54   sell • sold

55   send • sent

56   set • set

57   shake • shook

58   shut • shut

59   sing • sang

60   sit • sat

61   sleep • slept

62   slide • slid

63   speak • spoke

64   spend • spent

65   stand • stood

66   steal • stole

67   stink • stank

68   sweep • swept

69   swim • swam

70   take • took

71   teach • taught

72   tear • tore

73   tell • told

74   think • thought

75   throw • threw

76   understand •

understood 77   wake • woke

78   wear • wore

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79   win • won

80   write • wrote

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Irregular Verbs Irregular verbs: picture dictionary I’m 12 years old.

1

2

to be 5

3

begin 6

bleed 9

7

10

13

break

buy

come

catch

cost

do 164 one hundred and sixty-four

choose 16

cut

dig 20

19

draw

bring 12

15

18

bite 8

11

14

17

bend

blow

build

4

drink

drive

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Irregular Verbs 21

22

eat 25

23

fall 26

fight 29

27

30

33

give

have

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go 36

hear 39

hurt

forget 32

35

38

hit

fly

get

grow

feel 28

31

34

37

feed

find

freeze

24

hide 40

keep

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Irregular Verbs 41

42

leave 45

43

lend 46

meet 49

47

50

53

put (on)

ring

see

run

sell

shake

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say 56

send 59

shut

read 52

55

58

make 48

51

54

57

lose

pay

ride

44

set 60

sing

sit

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Irregular Verbs 61

62

sleep 65

63

slide 66

stand 69

67

70

73

teach

think

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tear 76

throw 79

wear

sweep 72

75

78

wake (up)

stink

take

tell

spend 68

71

74

77

speak

steal

swim

64

understand 80

win

write

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