Reading and Answering Factual Questions on Danger of Living Use of Pesticide

Welcome to class!


Use of Simple Present and Past Tense of Common Verbs in Sentences.

Present tense is to tell us what a person or animal is doing. E.g. speak, steal, lie, win etc.

Past tense tells us what someone did. Examples are climbed, floated, liked etc.

Verbs + ed = past tense

Talk + ed = Talked

Verbs ending in e + d

Chase + d = Chased

Verbs ending in vowels + y, add ed.

Obey + ed = Obeyed

Delay + ed = Delayed

Verbs ending in consonants + y, change y to I, then add ed.

Marry = Married

Bury = Buried

Carry = Carried


  1. She works for the school
  2. They want juice
  3. I like red roses
  4. We need those chairs
  5. Don’t chew that way


  1. I trekked to school yesterday
  2. She liked the books you gave her
  3. We wanted the green cards.
  4. Lupita acted in the play
  5. Michael watched the match.



Reading and Answering Factual Questions on Danger of Living Use of Pesticides.

What are Pesticides?


Pesticides are chemical substances used for destroying or preventing pests. Pesticides include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and disinfectants.

Herbicides are used for destroying weeds and other unwanted vegetation.

Insecticides are used for controlling a wide variety of insects while fungicides are used to prevent growth of molds.

Disinfectant are used to prevent the spread of bacteria.

Pesticides are good if all safety measures are taken. For example, people should not stay in a room that has just been sprayed with insecticides. Farmers should follow instructions on the use of pesticides or any particular herbicides. Pesticides can cause a lot of harm to plants, animals and human beings if they are wrongly used.

Vocabulary Development

Now, let us find out the meaning of the emboldened words in our passage about Pesticides.

Pests: are insects or animals that destroys plants, food.

Vegetation: another word used for plants.

Molds: a fine soft green, grey or black substance like fur that grows on old food or objects that are lefts in warm wet air.    

Comprehension Questions.

  1. What are pesticides?
  2. What are herbicides used for?
  3. What are insecticides used for?
  4. What can be used to prevent the growth of moulds?
  5. What are disinfectants used for?



Read the poem.

My eyes are mine. I see with my eyes.                              

Your ears are yours. You hear with your ears.     

His legs are his. He walks with his legs.    

Her hands are hers. She claps with her hands.   

Our mouths are ours.

We talk with our mouths.

We sing with our mouths.        

We shout with our mouths.

And we eat with our mouths.


Read the poem again and demonstrate by touching your eyes, ears…

Have you done that? Very good!

Give yourself a clap.

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