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The Explorer Week 1_Tuesday

Either watch the video, go to the live lesson or read the documents below.

Read for yourself or listen and read with Mrs Boulton and Miss Buckland Chapter 1 and 2

Task 1 - The Explorer Chapter 1

Read by Mrs Boulton

Chapter 1 Flight

 

 

GLOSSARY

cockpit – the pilot’s compartment in an aircraft usually at the front of the plane

joystick - control devise in an aircraft

throttle – devise controlling the amount of fuel entering the engine

Manaus – the capital and the largest city in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. It is the seventh-largest city in Brazil.

Skim and Scan

 

As quickly as you can find the following words and write their meaning in your English books.

 

  1. concentration
  2. vibrated
  3. grimacing
  4. determinedly
  5. lurched
  6. ceased

 

Chapter 1 Comprehension

  1. Find and copy the phrase that tells us the pilot is not very well.
  2. Why do you think the girl look out of the window?
  3. Why is Fred concentrating so much?
  4. What happens to the pilot?
  5. Where are they flying?
  6. How many people are on the plane?
  7. Draw the pilot from the description given on page 3?
  8. Summarise this chapter in twenty words or less.

 

 
   

Chapter 2 The Green Dark

This is "Chapter 2 The Green Dark" of The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, read by Miss Buckland

Chapter 2 The Green Dark

 

 

GLOSSARY

bile – bitter yellow fluid secreted by your liver

soot – black powder from burning

tar – thick black liquid

fossilised animal dung – old animal pooh

clearing – an open area surrounded by trees and bushes

Skim and Scan

 

As quickly as you can find the following words and write their meaning in your English books.

 

 

  1. response
  2. cascade
  3. banish
  4. charred
  5. squinted
  6. accustomed

Chapter 2 Comprehension

  1. Did the passengers in the plane know each other?  How do you know?
  2. How does the author show the children are scared?
  3. What are the children’s names?
  4. How do we know Fred is caring?
  5. What does Lila advise the children to do and why?
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