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This workbook is at the first level of the Learning English Series prepared by the Junior Readers Project of the English Aspociation of Sri Lanka, with the assistance of a grant from the Canadian International Development Agency.

Text of A First English Workbook

  • l. *--E: E i;i:

  • First Workbookotn

    English

    byNirmali HettiarachchiMrinali Thalgodapitiya

    andRajiva lVijesinha

    Illustratedby

    Sybil Wettasinghe

    RrblishedbyMeCallum Books

    for theEnglish Association of $ri Lanks

    Junior English Project

  • @ EnglishAssociation of Sri LankaJunior Readers Project

    Chief Editor : Nirmali Hettiarachchi

    Editorial Assistant : Malathi Thalgodapitiya

    Editorial Board : Nihal CoorayNirmali HettiarachchiRajiva Wijesinha

    ISBN 955-9r3ilr2-7

    This workbook is at the first level of the Learnihg English Series preparedby the Junior Readers Project of ,the English Aspociation of Sri Lanka, withthe assistance of a grant frorn the Canadian International DevelopmentAgency.

  • This is to be your very own English hlorkbook. Treal is as a helpfulfr iend. Keep i t neat and t idy and try your best to do al l theexerci-ses correct. ly. But, mosL of al l , have fun doing them.

    First of al l you should nrake i t very clear whose book this is.

    1 ) This book belongs to

    2) lam years old.

    3) I am in Year

    4) The name of my school is

    5) My home address is

  • Here is the alphabet in simple ltters.

    The simple let ter a is usual ly wri t ten as O.

    Here are all the capital letters of the alphabet. WriLe the smallletters in the empty boxes. The first two are done for you.

    b

    k

    d

    m

    a

    j

    f

    o

    c

    I

    e

    n

    h

    q

    I

    p r

    ts u v t|, X v

    A B c D E F G H

    a b

    I J K L M N 0 P 0

    R S T U V ||'| X Y 7

    2

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    t l

    i

    Colour the shapes in the colour written inside each one'

    Now write down the names of the colours you have used.

    PBR

    0PG

    3

  • Write down the words in the l ist given below next to the letLersthat each word begins ru'ith. The first is done for you.

    Mat

    Bal I

    Jug

    Rat Goat X-ray

    Zoo Hen Shop

    Oueen Doll Lamp

    Tree Ink Face Nose

    Orange Cat Umbrella

    You Kite Vest Pot

    Ant

    E99

    tttal I

    A is for Antfor

    for

    for

    C is

    E is

    Gis

    I is

    Kis

    Bis

    Dis

    Fis

    His

    Jis

    js for

    is for

    M

    0

    js for

    is for

    for

    for

    for

    for

    for

    for

    is

    is

    0 is

    S is

    for

    for

    for

    for

    for

    for

    for

    for

    for

    L is

    V is for

    X is for

    Uis

    Wis

    Y is

    4

    Z is for

  • - -F. I

    Colours

    Colour theColour theColour theColour theColour the

    wal1s of the house yellow.roof red.door black and the windows brown.sky b1ue.grass around the house green.

    5

  • Put the words in thebegin wi th.

    according to the l-etters theYright box

    shi p

    shop

    chase

    chi ld

    trai n

    this

    th i nk

    brai n

    drai n

    church

    tri p

    dr i l I

    dri nk

    broom

    brown

    that

    shel I

    tree

    6

  • Here are the names of what is in the picLures.

    sun uel l chair f lower

    Now write down the names in the order

    star leaf

    of the pictures.

    1.

    3.

    2.

    4.

    1I

    5. 6,

  • baldtestf i shhandbestduck

    Put the words given below in the right box.

    mustcoldpondhushmisski ss

    words endingin ss

    901dtl'ashmindlocklesscheck

    words endingin sh

    words endingin st

    words endingin ck

    words endingin nd

    words endingin 1d

    8

  • nl l

    Identification

    Look at the picturesquest ions. The f i rst is

    in the boxes below and then answer thedone for you.

    What is i t?

    l i lhat is it?

    is a, box.

    What is i t?

    What is i t?

    l{hat is i t?

    What is i t?a chair

    t fhat is i t?

    What is i t?

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    a dog

  • Read the worCs in each box and write each of them down next toLhe let ter Lhey begin with.

    boy cat ant

    a

    b

    c

    frog egg doll

    d

    e

    f

    goat ink hen

    I

    h

    i

    ki te

    j

    jug lamp

    k

    I

    orange nest flK)nkey

    m

    n

    o

    queen rat pen

    p

    q

    r

    sun umbrella tree

    s

    t

    u

    wel l van x-ray

    v

    t,,

    x

    zebra you

    v

    k-

    10

  • Nunbers

    Here are the numbers writLen for you in words.

    12345

    0neTwoThreeFout'F rve

    6789

    10

    SixSevenEightNi neTen

    Count the number of lettersin let ters next to each word.

    Write down the numberdone for you.

    in each word.The first is

    nov thre e

    dol I

    grass

    gi r l

    b i rd

    Mala

    father

    i t brother

    el ephant

    )

    I

    11

  • Given below are the names of what ls in the pictures. Next toeach picture wri te down how many of each there are. The f i rs l :is done for you

    bal I stars sti cks eyes flowers

    wwp

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    r -56a{r di 4}A, l / .&t*E 8

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    @s963aHs6

    3u\ua @@r 1r r1Tr

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    a, l)A.5.1n\-/ r-,u /

    ,a

    . \ OvL,-,/ \1-'l

    frh*fr&

    &

    I Il\f a

    How many of each are there?

    I eaves

    pl antai ns

    spoons

    brush

    candl es

    frui ts

    squares

    appl es

    nai ls '

    cups

    13

  • F'!

    Choose the right wordin the blanks.

    from the words siven in brackets and fil l

    A is

    B is

    C is

    D is

    E is

    F is

    G. is

    H is

    J, is

    Kis

    I is

    L is

    Mis

    for

    for

    for

    for"

    for

    for

    for

    for:

    for

    for

    for

    for

    for

    a#e (toffee, mango, qpPle)(bal l , toy, g j r l )

    (goat, cup, dol l )(boat, dol l , cow)(house, egg, k i te)

    (frog, baby, afrt)( iug, goat, ink)(mouse, orange, hen)(nest, ice-cream, Pi l low)(face, jug, shjp)(moon, Amna, kite)(bat, lamb, oi l )(mat, t ree, x-ray)

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  • N is for

    0 is for

    P is forI

    0 is for

    R is for

    S is for

    T is for

    U is for

    V is for

    ltl is for'

    X 'is for

    Y is for

    7 is for

    (ant, k ing, nose)(orange, naiI , spoon)(boy, pen, candle)(gjr1, monkey, queen)

    ( wel I , rat, pig,)

    (hat, sun, van)(tree, bun, egg)( leaf , donkey, umbrel la)( gate, vest, ice-cream)(wal l , MaIa- jam)

    (ape, elephant, x-ray)(shop, you, f ish)(umbrel la, dog, zebra)

    I!I

    , \tlri

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  • Read the words given below.

    Pot rlog henbox

    sun

    bun

    ki te

    book

    van

    pig

    boy

    cr

    car

    cathat bat pen

    Now f i l l in the missing let ters in the words next to each Dicture.

    d_g p_t ct t

    hgvnn

    b____l b___ r b_ _k

    16

    k 'le P_n

  • Now put these words in the r ight boxes according to the middlevowel let ters.

    bread book heacl fool feet heatpaint good shout sai l jo in cloudgreedy gain meet point proud coin

    oo ouee

    book $e eL

    ea or ai

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  • II

    What does }4a1a saY she is doing in each of the Pictures?

    sleepi ng

    runni ng

    ( \;ru"----atsh,ifimi ng

    -

    t' \

    dri nki ng

    1) I am-51-gggi-!9.

    2\ lam

    3) I am

    4)lam

    5) I am

    6) i am

    7, I am

    8) I am

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  • Each of these words can be broken into two. Write doun the Lwowords in the columns siven below.

    anythi ng onu thinasomeone SOYnQnothi ng thinqcarpet eeLoutside

    ' is l and

    because

    i nto

    dragon

    wi thout

    become

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  • Lookone.

    atThe

    the pi-ctures and wri te downwords are given below but not

    is doing in eachwhat Ammain order.

    cooki n9 set.Ii ng h,ashi ng readi ng s\{eepi ng

    1)

    2)

    3)

    4)

    s)

    Anuna t's sweepl ng.

    Amma

    Arma

    Arrna is

    Arnna i s

    is

    1S

    20

  • True or False

    isi r .

    sayone

    which of these senEencesof these statements nexL to

    Birds f ly

    r ight and which is not. Wri te

    This is right' This is wrono

    1.

    2.

    3.

    4.

    We go to school.

    Fish l ive in water

    Seeya can fly.

    Buses can suim.

    Dogs bark.

    Chairs and tables

    5.

    6.

    7.

    8.

    bnr*

    Glass is nice to eat.

    9. Kavums are nice to eat.

    10. Bread is made of stones.

    1'l , Elephants are very big.

    12. Ants are tiny.

    13. Akka wears frocks.

    14. Elephants wear skir ts.

    15. l, lonkeys 1 i ke pl antai ns.

    16. Thatha has four legs.

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