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I(EY WORDS IN ENGLISH

by Nirmali Hettiarachchi and Rajiva Wijesinha

Illustrated by Sybil Wettasinghe

Published by Wij eya Publications Ltd. for the English Association of Sri Lanka Junior Readers Project


O English Association of Sri Lanka Junior Readers Project'

Chief Editor: Nirmali Hettiarachchi Editorial Assistant: Malathi Thalgo dapitiya Editorial Board: Nihal Cooray Nirmali Hettiarachchi Rajiva Wijesinha

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rsBN 955 - 9067 - 02 - 8 Key Words in English is at the First Level of the t earning Bnglish Seriesprepared by the Junior ReadersProject of the nngtistr Association of Sri Lanka, with the assistance of a grant from the Canadian International D evelopmentAgency.


GENERAL PREFACE

The first three Readers in the lrarning English Series have proved very successful. Following on this, the Bnglish Association has been able, with financial assistance from the Canadian International Development A$ency, to produce several more readers in the series and make them widely available at readily affordable prices The Learning English Series has been designed especially for Lankan students with words and pictures that are familiar to ttrem. This is because learning is made easier when confidence is built up and this is best developed through material that is not strange or totally alien to the learner's culture. Accordingly, the greater number of books a student is given the opportunity of reading, the less alienated he or she will feel. For this reason we hope all students will have access to a number of books at each level including the workbooks. As planned at the outset, five levels of Read.ershave now been made available. They are carefully graded and adopt different approaches. trt is not essential that students go through all of them in order. Students at varying degrees of proficiency may begin at the level which suits them best. Quick students will be able to pi'ogress on to the next level after reading just a single Reader at one level. However, as the books have been produced primarily to educate through enjoyrnent, we hope that students will take;pleasure in reading through as many books as possible at each level.

Nirmali Hettiarachehi

Rajiva lVijesinha


NOTE'FOR TEACHERS "Key words in English" is based on the idea that there are a fe# words which"are used so often that th"y make gP th" nu.. of the general vocabulary of alyole wl_rg.speaks English. In this book students are introduced' to IUUworos that are among the most often used by Lankan speakers of e"slistt. Sinhila and Tamil words that express relationshlis, like Amma and Appa which are commglJ.y intersoelrsedin the English spokenby Lankans, are deliberatety iri"-f"a.A to .-pfrasize^the fact that the languqge is not something alienio its users but rather is tied in wit1-tour owrr experiences. The words are arranged in alphab-eticalorder.There are no words with g, X and Z because tfiese Ietters are more aim"nlt and les"soften used. In addition to the key words Ur"t U.gin with t}e particqlar letter on each p?.ge'there-are short pl..t"" *tti"ft reinforce and show furtler usage of tti;i i"Ti"t. irrese phrases are illustrated to h."lp grqsp,their It should be noted however that the easiest.ya.y oT-eipla-itring the most cgmmon words is throYgq their -"""i.tgs. Si"ftif" or Tamil equivalents, and the,re should be no fr"-"itiUon aUoui using these to ensure that meanings are grasped. The book can be used by itself as a basic introduction be conveniently used together to the iu.trg.t.ge,but may "Jg,i with Fun wifi-Gii"iJ ,i"Alor Fun with Sodnds'Fun with Irtters introdlces letters in a different order, and by^illustratinA any word or phrase that is used directs itself more .iro*ing hdw letters make up words; Fun with lo*"i[" Sorrnat, *ttictt iitroduces fewer letterd and vowel sounds, concentrates more on developing confidenc::.in language use throu$h practice in P{oltoulicingwords.'l'ne aim oI tnrs book, fro'o?r'6i is to establish a basic vocabulary for regrrlar use. A11three books have some words in common and' are int".fftted in many ways. Together they' aim to reinforce #hat is taughf trtiougi. familiarity gl-g Fg pt:lsure of recognition fiat it brinls. Teacherswill find that it helps to siudents to frrovefreely from one book to another ;;;iils; 6-fir-;te ;ae of me thrill of iecognition to advance the ;; learning process. N.H

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Big Box Boy Bun

Ball Book

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A ball and a book

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Can

Come

Car

Chair

Cat

Children

A cat on a chair

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Day Dog

Do

A dog on a desk

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Eat

Children eat buns.

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A book for a bov

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Give

Get

Girl Good

A girl gets a ball.

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He gets her a chair.

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Cats in a box.

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Jump

A cat jumps on a dog.

Kind Kite

A kind girl gives her bun.

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Malli makes a kite.

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My dog has no name. Give it a name.

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A box of buns on a car.

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Pleaseput mY Pen on mY desk.

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Read Rice

Akka and Malli eat rice.

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A cat up a tree and a dog under it.

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We will walk with them to school.

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Yes You

You are very big. I am very small.

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