English for Life Grade 5 Learner's Book for Home Language offers a range of thought-provoking, often humorous texts with integrated activities through which learners will also improve their language use in some of their other subjects. These texts will assist learners to understand language usage and apply communicative skills, to interpret and respond to a variety of visual materials, and to read and understand literature. Learners participate in assessing their progress and language competence by using methods such as rating scales, checklists and rubrics. Learners will continuously listen and speak, read and view, write and present and at the same time will practise using English functionally, fluently and creatively by producing a range of language texts for particular purposes, audiences and contexts, both orally and in writing. Learners will also have the opportunity to role-play or play-read dramas, and to write their own stories and poems.