Assessment for Learning Resource Bank
Web-based Learning and Teaching Support

Learning and Teaching Activity –
An Unlucky Day (Hong Kong Adventure 2)

Module: We Love Hong Kong
Suggested Level: Key Stage 2

Learning Targets for Key Stage 2:
ISb -
To converse about feelings, interests, preferences, ideas, experiences and plans
KSb -
To interpret and use given information through processes or activities such as matching, sequencing, describing, classifying, comparing, explaining, predicting, drawing conclusions; and to follow instructions
KSc -
To identify ideas in simple spoken and written texts, form opinions and express them
KSd -
To recognize and solve simple problems in given situations, and describe the solutions


Learning Objectives:
Text Types
  • Emails
  • Personal Letters
  • Riddles
  • Maps

Vocabulary Building Skills

  • understanding word formation:
    - Affixation

Vocabulary Items

Cheung Chau, Bun Festival, watch the parade, crowded, pirate, treasure

Prefixed words
Words with prefixes un-, dis-, in-, im- and re-,
e.g. unpleasant, disappointed, incorrect, impossible, rebuilt

Language Items and Communicative Functions
  • Use simple past tense to
    • talk about past activities or events
      e.g. On Cheung Chau, we found a nice restaurant next to the pier.
    • talk about past thoughts
      e.g. The food was good. But the waiters were impolite and careless.
    • Use adjectives to describe people, objects and conditions,
      e.g. The waiters were impolite and careless.
Language Skills
  • Construct meaning from texts
    • use known parts of words or word association to work out the meaning of unknown words
    • work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world

  • Locate information and ideas
    • scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated phrases


  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently
    • write paragraphs which develop main ideas


Relevant Basic Competency Descriptors:
Using a range of reading strategies to understand the meaning of simple texts with the help of cues
Applying simple reference skills with the help of cues
Writing and / or responding to simple texts with relevant information and ideas (including personal experiences, imaginative ideas and evaluative remarks) with the help of cues
Activity Description
Suggested Duration (minutes)
Available for Self-Learning

Classroom Activity

Teachers' Notes

Activity Plan

Activity Sheet
(a zipped package with activity sheets and reading materials)

PowerPoint Presentation

An Unlucky Day

Susan took her grandpa to Cheung Chau on his birthday. She shared her experience with Tom and Danny in an email.

Learners identify the use of prefixes in Susan’s email and play sorting games focusing on prefixes ‘un-, re-, in-, im-, dis-’. They also learn that NOT all the words starting with these letters are prefixed words.

Learners consolidate their knowledge of prefixes by participating in a sentence writing activity and by creating their own prefixed word cards.


Interactive Activity



Online Game: Treasure Hunt

Susan, Tom and Danny have discovered a map left by Susan's grandpa. Help them hunt for treasure by solving puzzles and problems with knowledge on vocabulary building. Complete Level 2 of the game to consolidate the concept of prefixes.

In the game, learners' awareness of affixation (prefixes) is raised by playing a recycle game. They have to sort litter tagged with words by putting them into a correct bin.


Useful Online Resource

Resource Package on Enhancing English Vocabulary Learning and Teaching at Primary Level

Educational Television Programmes

Primary 5 – Getting Around by Tram

Primary 5 – Around Hong Kong in Seven Days


For permission to reproduce photos for this set of material, we would like to thank the following:

Michael Tse (PowerPoint Presentation)

Larry Suen (Treasure Hunt)

Every effort has been made to trace copyright. In the event of any accidental infringement where it has proved untraceable, we shall be pleased to come to a suitable arrangement with the owner.