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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 7

To understand some elements of stories

Activity 1:

To understand some elements of stories

To use language for thinking

[lo 3.1.1, 5.2.1]

The following passage has been adapted from the Lance Armstrong Foundation website. Read it through on your own. Take careful note of the details as you read. There are questions that will follow the article. Your answers to these questions will help your educator to assess how much you are taking in and understanding, as you read.

About Lance Armstrong

At age 25, Lance Armstrong was one of the world’s best cyclists. He proved it by winning the World Championships, the Tour Du Pont, and multiple stages of the Tour de France. He seemed to be invincible and the future ahead was very bright. Then they told him that he had cancer.

Bike racing seemed unimportant, next to the challenge he now faced, but, like most young, healthy men, Lance ignored the warning signs and did not really understand how serious his condition was. He did not go for treatment, so the cancer spread to his abdomen, lungs and brain. His chances did not look too good.

Then a combination of physical conditioning, a strong support system, and a competitive spirit took over. He declared himself a cancer survivor, not a cancer victim.

He started learning about the disease and the treatment. Armed with knowledge and confidence in his medicine, he underwent aggressive treatment and … he beat the disease!

During his treatment he created the Lance Armstrong Foundation. This marked the beginning of his life as a cancer survivor and a world representative for all people who suffered from cancer.

On 28 July 2002 Lance won the 89th Tour de France for the fourth time in a row. He is one of the world’s greatest sport heroes. But although his victories in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 are sweet, his battle against cancer has just begun.

  1. Use your own words to write a definition of a “cyclist”. (1)
  2. Lance Armstrong seemed to be invincible. That means that it seemed as if he was_______ (1)
  3. Why did the cancer spread to his abdomen, lungs and brain? (1)
  4. Three factors helped him to fight the disease. What were they? (3)
  5. What is the Tour de France? (1)
  6. How many times has he won the Tour de France? (1)
  7. Describe in one paragraph the kind of person you think Lance Armstrong is. (2)
  8. Explain in your own words what you think the difference is between a “cancer victim” and a “cancer survivor”. (1)
  9. Name anything else that France is well known or famous for. (1)

Total: (12 )

Educator Assessment:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Reading Reads haltingly without phrasing, pausing and understanding. Reads haltingly, becoming aware of phrasing and pausing, correct pace developing. Reads with correct phrasing, inflection and pace in most instances. Reads with correct phrasing, inflection and fluency, is totally in control of pace.
Answers to the text 0 – 3 Unable to answer. 4 – 6 Requires prompting. 7 – 9 Shows insight in most answers. 10 – 12 Answers with full insight.

Well Done!! Lets move on to some creative writing…


LO 3
READING AND VIEWING The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
We know this when the learner:
3.1 understands some elements of stories.
3.1.1 understands title, setting and plot;
3.1.2 understands characters (e.g. describes their feelings and talks about reasons for their actions);
3.8 uses reference books and develops vocabulary:
3.8.2 uses a dictionary.

LO 5

THINKING AND REASONING The learner will able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.

We know this when the learner:

5.2 uses language for thinking;

5.2.1 answers and asks some more complex questions;

5.2.3 analyses the features of things in order to classify them;

5.2.8 evaluates, makes choices and judgements, and gives reasons for them;

5.3 collects and records information in different ways:

5.3.2 designs, draws and labels maps, plans, charts, graphs and diagrams.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
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
How can I make nanorobot?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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