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So, /sew your husband’s shirts,/ trousers,/ vests,/ underwear,/ pyjamas and handkerchiefs /with the Blidget Gadget . /You will be amazed at the result. /And you will save yourself / thousands of rand.

OR/ you can start your own business /and make items to sell.

And this all costs: / Not R300, /n ot R200, /but only R140./

So,/ to remind you of this astounding offer:/ This is what you get:/ The Blidget Gadget cuts,/ stitches,/ folds,/ gathers,/ irons and labels. /

It is easy /

There is no pressure on your hand./It is attractive./ It is easy to assemble./It will impress your friends /and business associates./With it come an instruction booklet,/ a lace apron ,/ needles, /cotton reels ,/ flat box for storing,/ wall-hanging for scissors /and other items./It is easy to order ./

Just phone 011 - 123456 now /(what could be easier?) /or visit /The Gadget Shop /in your town./

You can be the best dresser in town /or be the owner of a successful business. /For only R140.”

Did you remember that:

  • you need to prepare your reading before you start?
  • you need to work out where to pause and where to pause longer?
  • you need to stress certain syllables to introduce tone variation.?

Activity 3:

Planning symbols / icons

[lo 5.2.2]

WHAT do the icons below represent?

The Blidget Gadget =







Activity 4:


[lo 6.8]

NOW, decide which of the following persuasive techniques have been used?

Quote an example (correctly) to support your answer!

1. Repetition is used.

2. A personal approach is used.

3. Rewards for buying this product are offered.

4. An idea is introduced that IF you do not buy this item, you are useless and certainly will not be a good sewer.

5. What makes it sound like a marvellous machine that will be VERY useful?

6. What makes it sound VERY cheap?

7. What makes it sound as if it works very fast?

8. That you will be a social success is promised.

9. You will save money, is assured!

10. Using this will make you a businesswoman is indicated.

Activity 5:

Interpreting a message

[lo 4.3]

Write down YOUR thoughts about the value of this product and the impact of this type of advertisement:

Activity 6:

Punctuation marks

[lo 6.8]

Read the following extract and then answer the questions that follow:

When the day arrived, Marcus was ready! He had all his toys waiting for willing customers. Soon, word spread that well-made toys were for sale at a reasonable price and Marcus soon sold all his products very quickly - there was even a demand for more . . .

He went home a very satisfied young man, proud in the knowledge that he was now a proper merchant (whereas before he had been a proper ‘mechant’! – a French word meaning ‘naughty’). He knew that he would be able to survive in a competitive world.

Name the punctuation marks that were used in the above passage and question.

: _____________

! _____________

. _________

, ___________

- ______________

. . . _____________

( ) ________________

“ ” _______________

  • Why does ‘Marcus’ have a capital letter?
  • Why is naughty in inverted commas?

Activity 7:

Identifying phrases and clauses

[lo 6.8]

Decide whether the following are phrases or clauses. Just tick the answer:

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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.
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
How can I make nanorobot?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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