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English home language

Grade 8

Our colourful world

Module 18

Using punctuation appropriately

Activity 1:

To use punctuation appropriately

[lo 6.2.6]

In order to convey a clear message, it is essential to punctuate your writing correctly. Try the following to see how expert you are.

Hello is that mr ploughman this is mrs i c Yu speaking from the people paper I believe you are building a new housing complex on the river-bank of the ezengi river I would like to know whether you have received permission from the local council to build there and also whether you know that this is the home of the endangered blue headed zink this is its only habitat and the digging and noise and dust and final removal of its only habitat you will definitely send it into extinction madam we are not interested in the blue headed zink and after all housing is needed are you prepared to talk about it or are you going ahead anyway we are too far gone with our plans this is an expensive exercise you know we cannot just stop now I shall bring a court interdict against you to stop you from proceeding and am just notifying you in advance that you will be receiving such a notice well do not speak to me send the notice to mr g reed he is in charge thank you I will do that

Activity 2:

Kinds of language

[lo 6.2.6]

  • Change the following conversation into INDIRECT SPEECH, in PROSE-FORM. Make sure that you tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – the essence of repeating a conversation.
Ithaba: Today I saw a very strange animal. It has a l-o-n-g tongue which it whips out to eat insects and when I placed it on different plants it changed colour. Do you know what it is called?
Sakhela: I believe it is called a chameleon and that the changing of colours helps it to camouflage itself. It is a harmless animal and very friendly, so look after it.
Ithaba: Do you know that it can also swivel its eyes around? Wow, it is really an amazing creature. It is a pity that it moves so slowly because very often it is squashed by traffic.
Sakhela: Yes, if a motorist sees a chameleon – or a tortoise – they should return it to the vegetation on the side of the road. It is not fair to keep animals like these in captivity. People keep strange animals to boost their own egos and have no feelings for the animals or their needs. Of course, there are exceptions, such as taking animals away from a war-torn area or rescuing an injured animal. But as soon as an animal is healed, return it to the wild.

Activity 3:

  • to communicate ideas creatively and expressively with confidence
  • to carry out interviews with learners
  • to acknowledge others’ opinions
  • to produce factual texts
  • to extract and synthesise information

[lo 2.2.1, 2.3, 2.4.4, 4.2, 5.3.5]

Now, let us do some Designing. Colour plays such an important part in Design.

  • Your group will be designing a new school uniform. Remember that the uniform must be durable, attractive, economically viable, easy to wear and wash and yet appeal to the learners who will wear it with pride. Perhaps the pupils would not like to have a uniform but a dress code?

Questions & Answers

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
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 .
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.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11041/1.1
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