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English first additional language

Grade 9

Fun at the fair

Module 2

Reading and response to reading

Activity 1:

Reading and response to reading

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Listen while members of the class read the following story aloud and then answer the questions that follow, orally at first and then in your written book:

  • The story will be broken up into sections to give you time to answer some questions before you go on to the next section.

Reminder : You are reading to the class and they have to answer questions afterwards, so it is very important that they understand what you are reading – SO READ SLOWLY AND CONTROL THE PACE. Prepare your reading BEFORE YOU START READING, as you have been taught.

The Young Roman Entrepreneur

Marcus Augustus was a young boy with ideas. As a small child, he had made toys out of nothing. He imagined that stones were chariots, and small pieces of wood were wolves and thieves who were trying to steal his chariots and all the sesterces that he owned, which he imagined were kept in a large treasure chest.

So early on he realised it did not always cost money to be creative.

When he was 16 years old, he decided to go to a local fair to display his toys.

A fair is a temporary market where buyers and sellers gather to transact business. It is organised at regular intervals, usually at a specific place at a certain time of the year and can last for a day or for a few days.

The Roman Fair, at the foot of the Palatine Hill was well known for enticing foreigners to Rome. It was always held on 1 May and this year it was a general fair and anybody could hire a table. Sometimes sellers exhibit different products (like Roman tunics and other clothing like togas and hair adornments) or are all in the same business line (like only exhibiting books).

Marcus knew that nobody else was selling stone toys, so he had a good chance to do well - and a chance to impress his successful father.

Now, listen carefully while more members of the class continue reading:

“After all, the Romans had introduced markets and fairs into Northern Europe in the first place, to encourage trade with their conquered provinces and to spread political propaganda. And Marcus was very proud of his heritage and the might of the Roman Empire.

Marcus came from a well-to-do family. He knew from what he had been told at school that in the past, each individual or family group worked hard to make a livelihood. They just survived on what they collected (like nuts and berries), harvested (like potatoes and grapes) or hunted (mainly poaching rabbits and smaller buck), and that they usually had nothing left to exchange.

Later on, fruit, skins and metals (found only in one area) were bartered for salt and textiles (only found in another area). Marcus imagined what it must have been like to make such exciting exchanges and what a business it must have been to set up a meeting between two partners dealing in different commodities. He wished that he could have been present to witness the exchanges for himself.

As it was only the 2nd century, commerce was beginning to pick up.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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what school?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 9. OpenStax CNX. Sep 14, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11061/1.1
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