Thursday, 12 March 2015

STORY: THE OLDEST PUPIL ( BS 6 UNIT 3)

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Kimani Maruge was born in Kenya in 1919. Or 1920? Or 1921? No one knows for sure!

When Kimani was seven, there were no free schools. Kimani was a cowherd with his dad. He wasn’t at school.
Kimani's dad: It’s time for work, Kimani.
Kimani: I want to go to school.
Kimani's dad: I’m sorry. There isn’t any money.

Kimani was a cowherd all his life. Sometimes the animals were sick and Kimani was sad.
Kimani: I love animals. But I can’t help them when they are sick. I‘m not a vet.

In 2003, there was a new law in Kenya – free education for everyone. Kimani was about 84 years old!
Kimani: I want to go to school.
Kimani's son :Why? You are too old!
Kimani: I want to be a vet.

Kimani’s trousers weren’t short enough.
Kimani: I need a school uniform.

Kimani walked to school with his grandchildren.
Child: Why is your grandad wearing a school uniform?
Kimani's grandchild: Grandad is starting school today!

At school, the head teacher was surprised.
Head teacher: Why do you want free education?
Kimani: I want to be a vet.
Child 1: I want to be a doctor.
Child 2: I want to be a lawyer.

Kimani was in Class 1 with his grandchildren. He was a good pupil.
Teacher: What’s the capital of Kenya?
Kimani: I know. Nairobi.

In 2004, Kimani was in the record books. Lots of older people were at school now but he was the oldest primary pupil in the world.
Person: Look, Mr Maruge. It’s you!

One day, there was a letter from the United Nations in the USA.
Head teacher: Mr Maruge, they want you to go to the USA.
Kimani: Why me?
Head teacher: They want you to talk about free education.

2005, At the United Nations …
Teacher: More than 100,000 poor children in the world can’t go to school.
Kimani: Free primary education is very important. Please help the children.

There were lots of reporters at the United Nations.
Reporter 1: People all round the world want to know about you, Mr Maruge.
Reporter 2: Why go to school when you are so old?
Kimani: Because you are never too old to learn.

Write a comment, answer the questions, write long sentences and win extra points.

1. Where was Kimani born?
     Kimani was born in Kenya.
     Kimani was born in Cameroon.
     Kimani was born in Zimbabwe.

2. What is Kimani’s job?
     He's a builder.
     He's a cowherd.
     He's a nurse.

3. What does Kimani want to be?
    He wants to be a doctor.
    He wants to be a vet.
    He wants to be a lawyer.

4. Who walks to school with Kimani?
     He walks to school with his friends.
     He walks to school with his children.
     He walks to school with his grandchildren.

5. Why was Kimani in the records book in 2004?
     Because he was the cleverest pupil in the world.
     Because he was the oldest pupil in the world.
     Because he was the tallest pupil in the world.



12 comments:

  1. Hi Mary. I'm Natalie from class 3A. I like this video. It's funny.

    Goodbye Mery.

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  2. Hello I'm Hughes from class 4tB.
    I like this story is interesting.
    Bye,bye.

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  3. Hello Mary.
    I´m Ray from class 6B.
    I like story because is very funny and interesting.
    Very Childrens can´t go school the education is very important.
    BYE,BYE

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    1. Jack Sánchez Ferrer
      Hello Mary.
      I´m Jack from class 6B
      I love this story becaus is interesting and true.
      The education no have age.
      Bye, Bye.

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  4. Hi Mary!!!
    I LOVE THIS STORY BECAUSE IS INTERESTING, EDUCATIONAL AND NICE.
    FOR I TH EDUCATION IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT.
    BYE

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  5. Hello I´m Mary from class 6a.
    I like this story because is very.
    It is very interesting and very important teaching.
    Goodbye Mary

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  6. hello Mary i mi favorite stori is the nights and day it`s fun and great and i like thee vampires bye bye mary i like you the teacher

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  7. hi mary , i´m david from class 6a ,i like this story , is interesting but , is difficuly . i study this story . i want to be a football player . bye bye mary

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  8. hi mary i'm annie from class 5a
    i like this is story
    goodbye

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  9. hi mary
    i'm jack from 6b
    i like this story
    it's very fun easy cool interesting...
    the people of the other countries aren't play sports and they don't have a good live
    please help other people with other countries
    bye bye

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  10. Hi Mary I'm Alex from class 6B
    I like this story because is a biography.
    Bye.

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