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Learning Package
Grade 7 English First Quarter

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To our dear learners, Welcome to a new year of discoveries and explorations! This package is intended to assist you in your journey into using English in making and transferring meanings. This set of materials will help you: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. explore real-life themes, tasks, and situations; expose you to a balance of literary and informative texts; engage you in an interplay of print and non-print resources; enrich your grammar awareness; and enhance your information management skills.

We encourage you to take good care of this material. Your responsibility in using and maintaining it will be appreciated by the succeeding generations of learners. Have a meaningful journey! The Learning Area Team for Languages and Multiliteracies

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Lesson 1 Valuing Our Elders’ Wisdom

YOUR GOALS This lesson allows you to appreciate the wisdom of our ancestors that continues to influence our experiences. Discover how their proverbs serve as guideposts towards strengthening our values. You must aim to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Express whether a statement is true or false based on what you know. Recognize differences in voice levels and speech patterns. Determine words or expressions in a selection that are similar or opposite. Use information presented in an article to infer, to evaluate, and to express critical ideas. Discuss the features of proverbs, their intended purpose, and the setting during which they were produced. Use appropriate volume and enunciation in a given communication situation. Identify the unique features and properties of oral language. Observe rules on subject-verb agreement. Recognize the features and codes of the library‘s information sources.

YOUR INITIAL TASKS

Task 1. True or False? On a half-sheet of paper, write T if the statement is true according to what you know and F if it is false. Be ready to explain your answer with a partner.

_____ 1. Philippine literature existed even before the Spaniards came. _____ 2. Proverbs express the unending wisdom of the old. _____ 3. Proverbs communicate only traditional beliefs and values. _____ 4. The form of proverbs is chiefly poetic. _____ 5. It is difficult to preserve proverbs.

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Task 2. What did they say? Complete the grid below as you listen to the recording. Recording Descriptions of the Speaker’s Voice Descriptions of the Speaker’s Message

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Task 3. Similar or Opposite? In terms of meaning, a word may be synonymous (similar) or antonymous (opposite) to another. Form the correct pairs of synonyms and antonyms used in the selection. compiled comprehensive elders Synonyms native limited simple ancestors complex lengthy gathered brief indigenous

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YOUR TEXT Words of Wisdom Damiana L. Eugenio, the mother of Philippine Folklore compiled and edited what may very well be considered as the most comprehensive collection of proverbs in our country. There is a limited number of works like this in existence. She spent a lifetime collecting pieces of folk literature that reveal our ancestors‘ wisdom. When she gathered proverbs from various areas in our country, she declared that our elders lived by simple, yet very meaningful rules of righteous living. In fact, she asserted that even the Spaniards who colonized our country noticed how proverbs formed part of the native spirit. Spanish missionaries were found to have translated such proverbs and other oral expressions in Spanish in order for their fellow religious people to learn our indigenous languages. By doing so, they were able to interact with the early Filipinos their and eventually introduce the Catholic faith. Grade 7 English Learning Package 4

Proverbs are brief instructive expressions that suggest a specific action, behavior, or judgment. Referred to by some scholars as ―the wisdom of many and the...
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