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English first additional language

Grade 8

Who’s who . . . in the zoo?

Module 3

Comprehension tests

Activity 1:

[lo 5.2.1]

COMPREHENSION TESTS

Reading with understanding is something you must practise. You must try to understand the content of a passage, but you must also try to understand the questions and how to answer them.

Three of the most important hints are listed below. Study these TIPS before doing the answers.

When you have answered the questions, tick () the CHECKLIST.

TIPS CHECKLIST:
Questions starting with what/how/why must be answered in sentences. 1 . Is my work neat?
Do not repeat the question in your answer but be relevant to the question 2 . Have I left a line open between answers?
Use your OWN words! 3 . Have I followed the specific instructions?
4 . Have I used my OWN words?

Write down the answers to the following questions(based on the reading passage in THEY CALL HIM LUCKY!)

What is General Nhim Vanda’s hobby?

What is his profession?

Write down TWO reasons why there are so few Asian elephants left in Cambodia.

How do the children help the zoo? Name TWO ways.

Is the following statement TRUE or FALSE ? Give a reason for your answer.

The children work at the zoo to earn pocket money.

Find a single word in paragraph 1 which means:

(a) strange or unusual

(b) against the law

(c) rich

Find a single word in paragraph 2 which means “a place of safety”:

What is a “poacher”? (par. 3)

Activity 2:

PETS ARE A PLEASURE AND A RESPONSIBILITY: Caring for them

Lucky, the baby elephant, was saved by the children of Cambodia. These children acted responsibly towards Lucky, as well as all the other animals in the zoo. They fed them and kept the animal enclosures clean . They raised funds to improve conditions for the animals. The Cambodian children cared !

How much do you care? Are you concerned about our wildlife as well as our domestic animals? In our society practically every household has a domestic animal. Do owners take proper care of their pets? Do they look after them in a responsible way?

Cleaning a goldfish bowl

  • The following are step-by-step instructions on how to clean a goldfish bowl, but they are not in the right order. Re-arrange these instructions in the correct order.

Remove the fish with a net - gently.

This is the water you will be using to refill the bowl.

Rinse it thoroughly to remove all soapiness.

Clean your goldfish bowl at least once a fortnight.

Tip the water, containing the goldfish, into the clean bowl - gently.

Fill a plastic bag or container with fresh, clean water.

Rinse the pebbles, plants and other objects before replacing them.

Remove the pebbles, plants and other objects from the fish bowl.

Empty the dirty water out of the fish bowl.

Put the fish in the plastic container with the fresh clean water.

Wash the fish bowl thoroughly.

  • Leave a line open between instructions – for clarity.
  • Write NEATLY. Make NO spelling mistakes.

Activity 3:

Does your dog have a good master?

Keeping a dog is wonderful, but are you doing it correctly?

Read the following list of what you need if you really want to care for your dog responsibly. Go through the list on your own.

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.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
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?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
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?
Mahi
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
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 .?
Renato
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
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
hi
Loga
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11042/1.1
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