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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

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..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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!
Crow Reply
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.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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