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Be neat and accurate! NB Express your opinion correctly.

Write your answers in the space provided below. Answer the questions which follow. Support your opinion with sound reasons.

A dog needs . . .

2 bowls (one for water/one for food);

a bed (a clean box will do);

a lead and collar (with its name/address on it);

brush and comb;

a fenced yard;

a toy (old ball, stick or bone will do).

How many of the items mentioned above does your dog have? List the items neatly.

Why are each of these items important? Give your reasons.

What else would you like to add to this list? Why?

Activity 4:

Personal letter

It is time to write a personal letter expressing how you feel animals are treated!

Do a rough draft first and then write out the letter neatly – edited!

  • Some planned ideas for the letter and some ideas for figurative language use:(Also consider what punctuation to use in the letter to make it interesting!)


  • Your address and date
  • Dear (Against the margin)
  • 1st paragraph
  • 2nd paragraph
  • 3rd paragraph
  • Closing paragraph
  • Ending and name

Yours sincerely Look at the assessment chart first before you write the letter in neat . You may pick up some valuable tips.

Please check your spelling (use a dictionary), punctuation and whether your sentences are complete.

Also have a good look at the concord (Singular subject take singular verbs; plural subjects take plural verbs).

Letter Assessment   
Format Absolutely correct Almost correct Too many mistakes Very poorly done
Message clarity Very clear and meaningful Quite clear; fairly meaningful Not really clear enough; meaning­fulness blurred Unclear and meaningless
Punctuation Excellent. Contributes to message Quite good. Contributes a bit to the message Punctuation erratic; interferes with message Very poor; obscures meaning
Sentences All full and correct Most are full and correct Some not complete and incorrect Mistakes inte­rfere with enjoyment
Figurative language Very imaginative. Contributes to message Quite imaginative. Contributes slightly Too few. Links not clear. Very unimaginative
Spelling Excellent Quite good Too many mistakes Very careless
Neatness Excellent Quite good Rather obscured Very untidy


LO 4
WritingThe learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.
We know this when the learner:
4.1 writes to communicate information: 4.1.3 uses information from a survey to write a report;
4.2 writes for social purposes:4.2.1 writes personal letters (e.g. politely refusing an invitation), showing awareness of the text type, of purpose, audience and context, and of register/style;
LO 5
Thinking and ReasoningThe learner will be able to use language to think and reason, as well as to access, process and use information for learning.
We know this when the learner:
5.2 uses language for thinking: 5.2.1 asks and answers more complex questions (e.g. ‘When this is changed, then what else would change?’);
5.2.3 uses language for thinking: understands and uses evidence to support a theory or argument (e.g. a photograph, objects from the past, an interview with a witness);
5.3 collects and records information in different ways:5.3.1 selects relevant material and takes notes (organises points under headings; abbreviates words).



Reading with understanding is something they must practise. They must try to grasp the content, but must also try to understand the questions and how to answer them. Go over the three listed most important hints, BEFORE doing the answers. When they have answered the questions, they must  the CHECKLIST. Study the checklist with them.

Now they must write down the answers to the following questions based on THEY CALL HIM LUCKY!

What is General him Vanda’s hobby? He collects rare and endangered animals .

What is his profession? He is a military leader .

Write down TWO reasons why there are so few Asian elephants left in Cambodia. They have been sent to private zoos all over the world or been illegally hunted .

How do the children help the zoo? Name TWO ways. They clean the animal enclosures and raise money to improve the facility .

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

The children work at the zoo to earn pocket money. False: The children work voluntarily.

Find a single word in paragraph 1 which means:

(a) strange or unusual rare

(b) against the law illegal

(c) rich wealthy

Find a single word in paragraph 2 which means “a place of safety”: sanctuary’ (note inverted commas because they are quoting!)

What is a “poacher”? (par. 3): A person who hunts illegally is a poacher .


Read the full introduction to the class and have a brief discussion about its content .

Go over ‘Cleaning a goldfish bowl’ .

Examine the assessment with them to ensure they do the summary correctly.

Does your dog have a good master? Read the introduction to the class and go over the assessment BEFORE they do their answers.


Explain about preparing the letter and the rough draft, the correct format, as given; the use of figurative language and interesting punctuation. Make sure the work is edited.

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
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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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