Materi English Club 7

Standar

UNIT 7

PLANT GROWTH

 

Tujuan Pembelajaran

Pada akhir unit ini kalian diharapkan mampu :

  1. melafalkan kata-kata  dalam bacaan terkait dengan tumbuhan
  2. mengidentifikasi makna kata-kata yang berhubungan dengan tumbuhan.
  3. mengidentifikasi berbagai informasi yang terdapat dalam teks yang berhubungan dengan menggunakan pola kalimat simple present tense dengan action verbs; menggunakan pola kalimat pertanyaan dengan wh-question words.
  4. melengkapi kalimat rumpang yang dibacakan oleh guru dengan  kata berejaan
  1. A.    LET’S LISTEN

Task 1

Listen and repeat.

bare                      [Èbe«]

cold                      [k«Uld]

desert                   [Èdez«t]

dry                        [draI]

enough                 [IÈnÃf]

loose                     [luùs]

loosen                  [Èluùs«n]

plants                   [plAùnts]

plough                 [plaU]

warmth                [wùmT]

Task 2

Match parts of a plant with the description.

Parts of a Plant

Description

  1. root
  1. stem
  1. leaf
  1. branch
  1. flower
  1. bark

 

part of a tree which grows out from the trunkthe seed-bearing

partpart that is usually below grounda flattened structure, typically green and blade-likehard outer layer

the main body

B. LET’S READ.

Task 3

Read the text, and then answer the questions.

Why Things Grow

 Why do trees and other plants grow in some places and not in others? Why do some types of land have so many plants growing on them, while other types of land have almost no plants growing on them at all?

To grow, plants need several things. One is warmth. In very cold places almost nothing grows. That’s why the cold land at the North and the South Poles is so bare.

Plants also need water. In very dry parts of the Earth, only a few rare plants can grow. That’s why dry deserts everywhere are almost bare.

Plants must also have a place in which to put down their roots and grow. They find it hard to grow on rocky land. The soil must be loose enough for the roots to push their way down and for the air and water to find their way to the roots. That is why farmers plough their fields – to loosen the soil.

Adapted from Webster’s Beginning Book of Facts (1978)

 

Questions:

  1. What is the text about?
  2. What do plants need in order to grow?
  3. Why do plants not grow in very cold places?
  4. What kind of soil do plants need in order to put down their roots?
  5. What do farmers do to loosen the soil?

Task 5

Based on the text above, are the sentences true (T) or false (F)?

  1. Plants do not need warmth to grow.                                    T/F
  2. Many plants can grow in very cold places.             T/F
  3. A few rare plants can grow in very dry deserts.                 T/F
  4. Plants can grow on rocks easily.                                           T/F
  5. Farmers can loosen the soil by ploughing the fields.        T/F
  1. C.    GRAMMAR POINTS

Task 6

Study the sentences. What sentence pattern do you see?

  1. Different species of plants grow differently.
  2. A plant needs warmth, water, and soil to grow.
  3. Plants with soft stems live for only a few weeks.
  4. Plants with wooden trunks live for years.
  5. The farmer loosens the soil every year.
  6. A rare plant grows in our backyard.
  7. A very tiny plant lives in a tropical rain forest.
  8. Plants have a place to put down their roots.

Task 7

Change the sentences above to questions.

  1. a.      Do different species of plants grow differently?
  2. b.     Does a plant need warmth, water, and soil to grow?
  3. c.       ______________________________________________
  4. d.     ______________________________________________
  5. e.      ______________________________________________
  6. f.       ______________________________________________
  7. g.      ______________________________________________
  8. h.     ______________________________________________

Task 8

Work in pairs. Study these questions and the answers. What sentence pattern do you see?

  1. How do different species of plants grow?

Differently.

  1. What does a plant need to grow?

Warmth, water, and soil.

  1. Which plants live for only a few weeks?

Plants with soft stems.

  1. Which plants live for years?

Plants with wooden trunks.

  1. What does the farmer do every year?

Loosens the soil.

  1. Where does an unusual plant grow?

In our backyard.

  1. Where does a tiny plant live?

In a tropical rain forest.

  1. What do plants have to put down their roots?

A place.

  1. D.      LET’S SAY

Task 9

 Work in pairs. Read the sentences, and take turns changing them to question forms.

  1. Certain plants catch insects.
  2. Most plants get their food from the soil.
  3. A Venus’s-flytrap has leaves shaped like small pitchers.
  4. This plant catches tiny water creatures with a trap.
  5. Farmers give fertilizer to the plants.

Task 10

Ask questions, the answers of which are the words in italics. Read the questions aloud.

  1. Certain plants catch insects.
  2. Most plants get their food from the soil.
  3. A Venus’s-flytrap has leaves shaped like small pitchers.
  4. This plant catches tiny water creatures with a trap.
  5. Farmers give fertilizer to the plants.
  1. E.       LET’S WRITE

Task 11

Complete the following text with the words in the box.

soil             plants         through        airleaves          take          minerals

Green plants need nutrients in the form of minerals. These __________  are absorbed by the green plants from the __________, and then transported up to their __________.  The mineral intake by __________ depends on the mineral type.  Most plants __________ nitrogen from the soil in the form of ions.  Certain plants can take free nitrogen from the __________. Coffee plants also take nitrogen directly from the air __________ their leaves.

(Adapted from Self-Learning Materials for Science Year 7)

 

G.    ASSESSMENT

Task 12

Complete the questions with do or does. Then draw a line to match the question and answer.

1.______ new wood grow inside the bark of the tree?2.______ only a few unusual plants grow in a very dry place?3.______ the farmer put fertilizer into the soil?4.______ farmers use a machine to spray the fertilizer?5.______ the sundew plant shine when the sun shines?

6.______ the color of the new wood look different?

 

a. Yes, he does. He buys the fertilizer in bags.

  1. Yes, it does. This indicates the age of the plant.

c. Yes, it does. This makes insects find their way onto the sticky stalks.

  1. Yes, they do. Generally dry places are bare.

e. Yes, they do. The machine sprinkles it evenly onto the land.

  1. Yes, it does. The tree becomes taller and bigger.


  1. H.    REFLECTION
  • How well can you do these things? Check (√) the boxes.

Very well

OK

A little

  1. I know parts of a plant.
  1. I can pronounce words related to plants correctly.
  1. I can make questions.
  • Part of this unit that I like most is _____________________________.
  1. I.     WORD LIST

bare

adjective

[Èbe«]

tandus

cold

adjective

[k«Uld]

dingin

desert

noun

[Èdez«t]

gurun pasir

dry

adjective

[draI]

kering

enough

adjective

[IÈnÃf]

cukup

plough

verb

[plaU]

membajak

root

noun

[ruùt]

akar

spray

verb

[spreI]

menyemprot

sprinkle

verb

[ÈsprINkl]

menyemprot

stalk

noun

[stùk]

dahan

stem

noun

[stem]

batang

sticky

adjective

[ÈstIki]

bergetah

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