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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

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
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
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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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