Let's play - Mathias and Amadou

Taboo game

TV: channels, antenna, remote control, talk show, news
Africa: elephant, giraffe, hot, sun, temperature, draught
Bus: window, seat, tyre, big, bus driver, passenger
School: classroom, teacher, board, pupils, students, books, pencils, map


Could you draw in less than 2 minutes:
- an elephant?
- a satchel?
- a stone well?

- a jug?
- a ruler?
- a tube of glue?

Answer the following questions in full sentences:

1.       How does Mathias go to school in Africa?
2.       How are the roads in Africa?
3.       Where does Amadou´s father get off the bus?
4.       Where does Amadou´s father work?
5.       Where does money for school come from?

Read the following text.After reading answer the questions in full sentences. 

Amadou´s village isn´t very far away. The two children walk along the palm trees. At the end of the path, there is a lovely stone well and several women are filling up enormous earthenware jugs with water. Hello Matthias! I´m Myriam, Amadou´s mother. She puts the jug on her head.

1.       What´s Amadou´s mum name?
2.       Where does Amadou live?
3.       What trees are there around the village?
4.       What is at the end of path?
5.       Why do women go to the stone well?
6.       Where do they put the jugs?

Read the following text:

I like watching TV in the evening. I go to bed at 10 o´clock. I watch documentary about animals in Africa. I think Africa must be a beautiful country. I sleep and I have a dream. I dream I am in Africa.

Now, rewrite this text using Mathias as the subject of all sentences.

Mathias likes watching TV... 

Rewrite the following sentences into the passive voice:

1. He had his satchel on his back.
2. Children waited for the bus.
3. Amadou helped Mathias.
4. His brother took this bus every day.
5. Amadou father got off the bus in the next village.
6. Money from the European Union helped the citizens of the village.
7. The teacher pointed out all of the members of the European Union.
8. Amadou handed a piece of mango.
9. European people call that exotic fruit.
10. Women were filling up enormous earthenware jugs with water.

What should/ shouldn't they do:

Case 1: The roads in Africa are very bad. The bus is bursting. (Goverment, African people, The European Union).

Case 2: The women put the enormous earthenware jugs on their head (women, goverment, men)

Case 3: They visited an old school without smart board. (Mathias, the European Union).

Case 4: The European Union has built a school in Amadou´s village. (African people, goverment).

Time/ Day/ Month (prepositions)

1. Mathias and Amelie really like watching TV … the evening before they go … bed.
2. … Monday Amadou catches the bus to school … half past seven.
3. Amadou’s father works in a cocoa plantation … Monday … Saturday. He finishes … quarter to three.
4. Myriam fills up her earthenware jug with water from the stone well every day … ten o’ clock. … December she fills up her jug … quarter past five.
5. … August Mathias works voluntary in the dispensary of the village … nine o’ clock … half past two.
6. Mathias and Amadou go … bed … nine o’clock. … Weekends they go to bed … half past ten.

Positive/ Negative/ Questions

  1. Mathias and Amelie/ watch TV/ in the evening.
  2. Amadou and his father/ catch the bus/ every day.
  3. European Union and the countries that belong to it/ give money/ Amadou’s school.
  4. The teacher/ point out/ EU member-states/ old map.
  5. Amadou/ give/ Mathias/ a piece of mango.
  6. The bus/ stop/ by the side of the road.
  7. Several women/ fill up/ jugs/ water/ lovely stone well.
  8. Myriam/ put/ head/ jug/ water.
  9. Village chief/ give/ Mathias/ shirt.
  10. Women/ prepare/ meal.
  11. Mathias/ point/ dispensary/ village.
  12. Mathias/ collect up/ school stuff.
  13. Mathias’s satchel/ is/ full of erasers, rulers, pencils, tubes of glue, biros.
  14. Mathias/ can/ get over it.
  15. Mathias’s friends/ realize/ how important/ is/ share things with other people.