this is a comprehension unit, it enables students understand different vocabularies used in English grammar and how they are used in sentences.

Print media

Vocabulary practice

New words

cartoons               front page                       crossword

puzzle                   reporter                          correspondent

story                     column                           classified

news                     columnist                       media

announcement     journalist                       newspaper

advertise               news letter

articles                  pullout

back page             editor

Read and pronounce the vocabulary correctly

Construct sentences using the vocabulary

Structures “which” and (because)

  1. The article which appeared in the newspaper last week was shocking.
  2. This is the column which was written by John.
  3. I like cartoons because they are very interesting.
  4. Tom’s articles always appear on the front page because they are attractive.Construct correct sentences from the table.

Turn to

The sports pageThe back pageThe middle page

Page four

Business page

The fashion page

The cartoon page



There is a story about boxingIt has news about KampalaThere is news about fashion show

There are job advertisement

There is crossword puzzle.

Read the Radio Programme below and answer questions in full sentences.



06: am – 09:00am Ear opener with Adriko and John.
09:00am- 11:00am Out and about Kizito Ken.

11:00am-12:00pm Radio Safari

02:00pm-03:00pm Behind the headlines with Daniel.

05:00pm-06:00pm Talk of the Nation. Lubowa Martin

06:00pm-07:00 Score line by Irene.

07:00pm-Writers club

08:00pm-09:00pm National news by Night Mpora

The mid night caller with peace at 12:00am-02:00am


  1. What is the notice about?
  2. Who presents the last programme?
  3. Which radio aired the programme?
  4. On which frequency is the above radio found?
  5. How many programmes does the above radio have?
  6. Who wrote the programme?
  7. How long is the second programme?
  8. At what time is the writers club presented?
  9. What programme does Lubowa Martin present?
  10. How many presenters have been talked about?LESSON TWO
    Editorial                         – brochureColumnist                      – pulloutEditor                             – mediaJournalist                      – news letterColumnArticles “a, the, an”

    1. Mupungu is a good columnist
    2. The journalist wrote an interesting story
    3. The advertisement on games and sports was attractive.

     Form correct sentences from the table below

    Letters to the editorSometimeson the back page
    HeadlinesAlwaysin the classified
    AdvertisementOftenon the puzzle page
    Job advertisementUsuallyon the front page
    Cross word puzzleAreNeveron the fashion page
    Editorialson the sports page
    Sports eventsin the middle page

    Dialogue (oral work Mk book five page 61)




    MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2013

    The family of Mr. and Mrs. J.B Walusimbi

    with pleasure invites the company of

    Mr. /Mrs. O.M. Obina to the graduation party of their beloved daughter

    Alice Walusimbi.

    The graduation ceremony will be held at Kampala International University and the reception will be at Uganda Youth Sharing Hall Nsambya.

    Your positive response is our pride.

    Organizing Chairman Committee


    0779 300211


    1. On which day was the above announcement made?
    2. Who wrote the announcement?
    3. In which newspaper did the announcement appear?
    4. Who is graduating?
    5. Where will the graduation ceremony take place?
    6. Write R.S.V.P in full.
    7. If I want to know more about the party, which number should I call?
    8. Who was invited to the above party?
    9. What is the relationship between O.M. Obina and Alice?
    10. Where will the reception be held?LESSON THREE PRINT MEDIAVocabularyStory                              brochurearticle                             journalistnewsletter                      columnpull out                          puzzleeditorial                          columnistEditor                             mediaRead and pronounce the vocabulary correctly.

      Construct sentences using the vocabulary.


      “Which” and “because….about…..”

      1. Pungu wrote a good story because he has the experience.
      2. My article came on the front page because it was about corruption.
      3. That is the puzzle which I failed.
      4. Turn to the sports page because it is about wrestling.

      POEM (Oral work)

      MK book five page 63.


      WHY NEWSPAPER   MK Primary English Pupil’s Book Five P.64-65

      Some primary five pupils were wondering why their teacher reads newsletters every morning. They decided to ask her to explain the importance of newspapers. Peter Odio, one of the pupils in primary five, went and asked the teacher “please, teacher, we always see you reading newspapers. Could you tell us why you read newspapers daily?”

      The teacher thanked Peter for the good question. She said. “Now, let me tell you something about values of newspapers”. The teacher asked all the pupils if they knew some of the common newspapers in Uganda.

      They mentioned The New Vision, The Daily Monitor, Rupiny, Orumuri, The East African, Bukedde, Etop and Observer.

      The teacher was glad that some pupils already knew something about newsletters. She said that many people read newspapers, not only in Uganda but the world over. She said that reading newspapers enable people to get information on what is happening in Uganda and other parts of the world. This information is used by the editors to form stories called feature articles. She said that journalist and news reporters also write articles. Journalists usually move to different places in order to find interesting and exciting news items.

      Uganda’s newspapers contain different kinds of news, news from districts, regional news, world news, sports news, business and children’s news.The Editor chooses the news items and articles they consider good for newspaper readers. Editors also arrange the articles on each of the pages in the newspapers. Radios, Television and the internet are also sources of news everyday.


      1. What does the teacher do every morning?
      2. What are some of the newspapers read in Uganda?
      3. Why do people read newspapers?
      4. Who writes newspaper articles?
      5. Where else can we get news?
      6. What is the work of the editor?
      7. Write the different kind of news found in Uganda’s newspapers.
      8. Who is a journalist?
      9. Which pupils of P.5 asked the teacher to explain the importance of newspapers?
      10. Why was the teacher glad?




      further                                     cycle                     reach

      passenger                                about                    speed

      leave                                        fare                       fast

      by                                            conductor             reduce

      drive                                        ticket                    arrive

      ferry                                         seat                       departure

      cyclist                                     destination           luggage

      travel                                         taxi                     coach

      Read and pronounce the vocabulary correctly.

      Construct sentences using the vocabulary.

      Structures “……while………..”

      1. The conductor collected the fare while the taxi was moving.
      2. The passenger stood up while the car was moving.
      3. The driver talked on his phone while he was driving.
      4. The mad man stopped the bus while standing along the road.

      Oral discussion

      What should you always do while you are about to travel?

      1. Traveling by train is slower than traveling by slip.

      Make the sentences as the one above.

      1. Traveling by road is expensive. Traveling by car is more expensive.
      2. Traveling by bus is fast. Traveling by taxi is faster.
      3. Traveling by motorcycle is slow. Traveling by bicycle is slower.
      4. Traveling by ship is safe. Traveling by road is safer.
      5. Traveling by road is exciting. Traveling by car is more exciting.
      6. Ref: MK book five page 123


      Study the timetable for some of the buses at the Quallicel Bus Park in Kampala and answer the questions that follow in full sentences.

      SundayHorizon11;00am6:00amMombasa via Nairobi
      MondayEndahiGate way10:00am10:00am12:00noon11:45amMasindiMbale
      TuesdayOtada2:00pm7:00amLira via Mbale
      FridayEndahiGaso12:00noon6:00am4:00pm4:00pmIgangaMwanza via Mutukula
      SaturdayAkambaRoyal coach7:00am9:00am9:00pm7:00pmKisumuKigali via Kabale



      1. Which bus travels more than the rest according to the timetable?
      2. How many buses arrive at night?
      3. Name the bus that goes to Rwanda?
      4. What time does Otada bus depart from Kampala?
      5. Which bus leaves Kampala earlier?
      6. What bus goes to Nairobi?
      7. Where does Royal Coach make its first stop over?
      8. Which bus arrives latest in Kampala?
      9. Give another word to mean destination.
      10. What does via mean?

      MK Page 128-129



      via                             piloting

      destination                          controller

      travel                                   crew

      waving hands                     hostesses

      stopping                              host

      breaking                             departure

      driving                                arrive

      Read and pronounce the vocabulary correctly.

      Construct sentences using the vocabulary.

      Structures “……prefer…to ….”

      1. I like traveling by road more than by water.
      • I prefer traveling by road to by water.
      1. I like traveling by bicycle more than by motorcycle.
      2. I like traveling by ship more than traveling by boat.
      3. I like traveling by car more than traveling by plane.

      More in MK book 5 page 122

      ORAL WORKPassage: A journey by bus”

      MK book five page 132.


      EXERCISE;MK Book Five Pages;130-131

      Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow in full sentences


      Traveling is a good thing

      Whether by water

      By road or by air

      There is plenty to see

      Gardens and plantations

      Islands and animals


      Passengers from all over the world

      With or without Luggage

      Pupils on their way to school

      Patients on their way to clinics

      Tourist on their way to the zoo

      And holiday makers of all races.


      Traveling by train is fun

      As the engine pulls along “snake”

      Wagons getting faster down the valley

      As passengers see the beautiful landscape

      As they share experiences

      With the different people they meet.



      1. Name one means of transport mentioned in the poem.
      2. What things are you able to see as you travel?
      3. Why is travelling good?
      4. What is the “long snake”?
      5. Explain what the word “Passenger” means?
      6. Why does travelling interest the traveler more?
      7. Where does a tourist always go?
      8. Why is travelling by train best during the day?
      9. Name any two means of transport used by passengers when travelling.
      10. What word means the same as “people walking on the road”?
      11. Suggest one reason why people travel.
      12. With whom do passengers share experiences?




      Graph                                                means

      Represent                                          landing

      Vertical                                              flying

      Horizontal                                         transport

      Months                                              experiences

      Date                                                  beautiful

      Read and pronounce the words correctly

      Construct sentences using the vocabulary


      Arrange the words below to make correct sentences

      1. the, luggage, the passenger, found, lost, had, been.
      2. by, bicycle, made, journey, i, the.
      3. odoi, the lorry, drove, karuma, to.
      4. conductor, bus, did, ticket, give, you, a, the?
      5. to, town, obura, went, on, foot.
      6. road, to, mbarara, so, bad, is the, from, here
      7. luggage, curried, the, was, boot, in, the.
      8. drive, our, arrested, for, was, over speeding.

      Ref: MK page 137

       ORAL WORK

      Dialogue: MK book five page 129


      Study the graph below and answer the questions that follow in full sentences.


      Bus companies

        1. What is the graph about?
        2. Which company has the least number of buses?
        3. Which companies have the same number of buses?
      1. What do we call a person who collects bus fare?
      2. Which is the second richest company on the graph?
      3. Why do you think Otada has few buses?
      4. How many buses does Dawadi have?
      5. What is the total number of buses for gaga and link companies?
      6. What do you call people travelling by bus?
      7. How many companies have been talked about on the graph?






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