exercises due: calendar week 9 (Friday)

Story Time

I know, you have holidays. That's why you don't have to do a lot. But a bit of creative work won't hurt you...


The story

 Wayamba the turtle


The Turtle man was out gathering food when he saw the Lizard man's wife named Oola and her three children digging for water. After he had looked at them for some time, Wayamba decided he would like a wife and family, therefore he took them home.


When Wayamba's tribe saw what he had done they were very angry. They approached the Turtle man and said, "You are going to be punished for this." But the Turtle man just laughed. Early next morning, however, the tribe came to Wayamba's hut with spears and stones. When he saw the fury of his tribe Wayamba got very scared.


Wayamba chose the two biggest shield that he had and slung one on his back and one on his front. As the spears came whizzing through the air, Wayamba drew his arms inside the shields and ducked his head down between them. Shower after shower of weapons they slung at him and they were getting closer so that his only chance of getting away was to dive into the creek, and the tribe never saw him again.


But in the water hole where he had dived, they saw a strange creature which had a plate fixed on it's back. When they tried to catch the creature, it drew in it's head and limbs. So they said, "It's Wayamba." This was the beginning of Wayamba or turtles, in the creek.


(source: https://www.didjshop.com/stories/wayamba.html; edited)


Your task

  1. Underline or mark all linking words in the text

  2. Write your own story of how one of the following animals was created: emu, kangaroo, koala, snake, shark, crocodile.

    1. First brainstorm ideas.

    2. You will have to write an ABC story – that means the first sentence has to start with A, then second with B etc. you have to use all letters of the alphabet.

    3. you have to use at least 8 linking words in the text. Five of them have to be different. (underline them in blue)




Now is the perfect time to revise all the words that you have learned up to now again! And revise all irregular verbs again as well. The next voc test will be about all words you have learned up to now AND THE IRREGULAR VERBS