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English home language

Grade 8

Valued values

Module 6


Next, YOU will be looking at RELATIONSHIPS

The way that people deal with each other is complicated. YOU know that.

You either experience it yourself or see how others sometimes struggle.

The relationship between a child and the parent is sometimes fine but often tense.

Feelings come into play. How sensitive one is affects the relationship.

Feeling good about yourself certainly helps.

And knowing HOW to deal with certain problems also helps.

Activity 1:

Read the story below and then answer the questions that follow:


How-many-times-do-I-have-to-tell-you-the-same-thing-If-only-you-listened-there-would-be-peace-in-this-house-besides-why-do-you-leave-your-clothes-lying-all-over-the-room-WHO-do-you-think-is-going-to-pick-them-up-I’m-not-here-to-be-your-slave-and-please-take-your-hands-out-of-your-pockets-after-all-it-is-polite-to-greet-older-people-Answer-me-when-I-speak-to-you-but-you-don’t-have-to-shout-I’m-not-deaf-it- is- rude-to-answer-back-Because-I-say-so!-Why-do-you-not-wipe-your-feet-before-you-come-into-the-house-and-another-thing-Come-back-here-I-have-not-finished-with-you-yet-Don’t-eat-with-your-mouth-open-Don’t-yawn-without-putting-your-hand-in-front-of-your-mouth-and-why-can’t-you-close-the-door-Were-you-born-in-a-cave-or-what-and-switch-off-the-light-money-does-not-grow-on-trees-and--eat-your-food-What-about-the-starving-children-in-China?

What should this mother do to improve her relationship with her child?



Sit down!

Get out your grammar books!

Turn to page 38!

Do exercise 3 (a) (I) (ii) and (iii) and 4 (a) - (j)!

John, turn around!

Sally, where is your homework book?

Sipho, you are in detention for poor work!

James, stop talking. Now!

Nothando, stop eating in class!

Fritz, concentrate on your work!

Work, class! WORK!

John! OUT! – NOW!

Why do YOU think the teacher does not get co-operation from her class?

Why do you think the mother’s speech is written with so many dashes ?

Why are so many exclamation marks used in the teacher’s speech?

  • Try to write a similar scene in play-form (A scene from home; from school):


Leave a line open between speakers

Do not use inverted commas in play-form

Try to let both parties speak at least 5 times each.

Give instructions after the colon.

Here is an example:

  • Mother: (furious) Tell me where you are going!
  • Daughter: I won’t!

Activity 2:

[lo 4.1.2]

  • Now YOU try:

Give your playlet a title and hand in any rough work with the final product.

Activity 3:

[lo 5.3.5]

  • This is a listening comprehension so pay close attention. The teacher will be reading this to you and then will ask you some questions at the end. See how well you can answer.

20.1 How do YOU think colour influences our lives?

20.2 What was the little boy drawing at the start of this song?

20.3 What was the little boy drawing at the end of this song?

20.4 What caused him to change?

20.5 Do you prefer the first teacher or the second? Why?

20.6 Is it important to be imaginative? Why?

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
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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