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English home language

Grade 9

A look at television

Module 12

Coherent writing

Activity 1:

To be able to choose information and synthesise contributions into a coherent piece of writing

[lo 5.3.2]

  • The following must be done in a group. Fill in the following chart :
Soap Operas at the moment Airing Times Appealing to: Children Appealing to: Adults
  • Supply five reasons why “soapies” are not suitable for children.
  • Why is 17h30 – 18h30 a bad time for showing this type of programme?
  • Ask your parents to think how long ago each “soapy” started in South Africa and to tell you about some of them. Write down a point-form summary of what they say after consulting with your group. TIP : Come to some conclusions in your summary.

NOTE : A good summary has:

  • A clear, short heading
  • Clear sub-headings
  • Numbered points
  • Clarity and neatness

Decide on these BEFORE YOU START!

Activity 2:

To be able to show a range of interaction skills in a panel discussion tackling important issues

[lo 5.1. 4 , 2.4.1]

  • Have a panel discussion on any or all of the following topics:

Television announcers are too conscious of themselves.

Television programmes promote violence.

Children who do not watch television at all are more creative than those who do.

Television invades our privacy.

Watching television develops poor habits.

Television is essential for knowing what is going on in the world.

Abuses in the world have been exposed by television reporters / documentaries.

The dangers that follow the lives of television reporters / photographers.

What should take the place of television watching.

  • Use the following assessment chart to assist you in your preparation and presentation:
CRITERIA 1 2 3 4
Thoroughness Very little work done A bit of work done Worked well Extremely thorough
Interest Not interesting; clichéd Interesting only in part Quite interesting Very interesting
Audience contact Audience bored Audience slightly interested Audience quite interested Audience absorbed


CRITERIA 1 2 3 4
Clarity Not clear at all Clear in part Quite clear Very clear
Use of body, face and hands Lacking in body language Glimpses of body language Body language contributes to message a bit Body language really adds to message
Use of notes No notes used and speaker stumbled along Notes used badly – speaker read from notes Speaker used notes for reference but read at times Speaker only referred to notes (Take the point; make the point)
  • Now prepare the contribution that you will make to the panel discussion. Work in a group with your leader. Decide on the questions that should be asked and who will answer what
  • aspect. However, you can also contribute to what the other panellists are saying. So, PREPARE WELL !

Activity 3:

To be able to choose information from various sources and individuals and synthesise contributions, with own ideas, into a coherent piece of work or presentation.

[lo 5.3.2]

  • As a group, draw up YOUR family tree and show the connections between members

They could be relatives by marriage or be stepbrothers/ stepsisters or just friends.

Use any kind of diagram you wish.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
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