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Their logs held tight in death’s still hand was proof of human sin,

They didn’t die from the cold without – they died from the cold within.

Poet unknown

How’s your heart? Cold within? How will your heart contribute to the future of this country, this world?

LO 2.4.6

As a group, do a 2-minute presentation, as if for TV,

Making diversity safe in South Africa

Write, from your heart, a piece entitled PREJUDICE .

LO 6.5.3

Celebrating similarities and differences


Match up the words in the left-hand column with the word of the same meaning in the right-hand column.

Answers Same meaning
1. Wide (a) halt
2. Adhere (b) conceal
3. Stubborn (c) broad
4. Stop (d) choice
5. Slender (e) obstinate
6. Fatigue (f) strange
7. Peculiar (g) pleased
8. Hide (h) thin
9. Option (i) stick
10. Glad (j) weariness


Change the meanings of the words in italics, in the phrases below, to their opposites .

1. an ugly caterpillar
2. maximum security
3. private property
4. a junior student
5. the failure of a plan


Write down words that are pronounced similarly to those below, but are spelt differently (sent / cent). Also use your words in a sentence which will make its meaning clear. (I received one cent change.)

  1. Flour
  2. Herd
  3. Fore
  4. Herd
  5. Fore
  6. Foul
  7. Week
  8. Piece
  9. Prophet
  10. quay


LO 2
SPEAKINGThe learner will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.
We know this when the learner:
2.2 communicates ideas, facts and opinions clearly and with some accuracy and coherence, using a limited range of factual oral text types (e.g. discussions, short arguments);
2.4 demonstrates basic interaction skills by participating actively in group discussions, conversations, interviews and debates.
2.4.2 takes on different roles;
2.4.3 acknowledges other opinions;
2.4.6 bridges gaps by asking questions, giving choices, keeping responses open-ended and showing genuine interest.
LO 3
READING AND VIEWINGThe learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
We know this when the learner:
3.4 shows understanding of information texts;
3.4.1 identifies main ideas and explains how details support the main idea;
3.7 identifies and sicusses techniques used to create particular effects in selected visual, written and multimedia texts such as:
3.7.1 simple literary devices and use of language (e.g. word play, register).
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 a selected range of imaginative texts:
4.1.1 to express imagination, ideas and feelings about self and others;
4.1.2 to explore the creative and playful use of language by means of narrative and descriptive compositions, diaries, friendly letters, dialogues, poems, cartoons, limericks and songs;
4.3 demonstrates basic skills in selected features of writing appropriate to the text type (e.g. uses straightforward language in simple descriptions).
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:
5.1 uses language to think and reason:
5.1.3 weighs options by deciding which of two alternatives is the better choice;
5.2 uses language to investigate and explore:
5.2.3 listens to, reads and views texts from a variety of sources to collect and select ideas.
5.2.5 works on integrated projects across Learning Areas and produces a synthesised product.
5.4 thinks creatively:
LO 6
LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USEThe learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.
We know this when the learner:
6.1 works with words:
6.1.3 uses the dictionary and thesaurus o increase vocabulary and improve spelling;
6.2 works with sentences:
6.2.1 identifies and uses nouns, verbs, modals, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and articles.
6.4 develops awareness and use of style:
6.4.3 uses idioms and idiomatic expressions of the language appropriately.


1. Birds of a feather flock together.

2. The early bird catches the worm.

3. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

4. Fine feathers make fine birds.

5. A bird’s view OR A bird’s eye view.

6. The bird has flown.

7. To kill two birds with one stone.

8. A little bird told me.


1. (f)

2. (e)

3. (g)

4. (h)

5. (d)

6. (a)

7. (c)

8. (b)

(a) choir

(b) galaxy

(c) school

(d) flock

(e) plague

(f) litter

(g) kindle

(h) batch

Positive Negative Interesting
  • Interesting to experience many different stimuli.
  • One’s life is enriched by diversity – learn new things, gain friends, greater insight.
  • There can be misunderstandings and miscommunication (e.g. if one doesn’t understand the language).
  • Fear and distrust because people don’t know other groups.
  • Ignorance creates antagonism.
Variety, and many new things to be learnt, e.g. cultural, religious things.

1. (c)

2. (i)

3. (e)

4. (a)

5. (h)

6. (j)

7. (f)

8. (b)

9. (d)

10. (g)

1. beautiful / pretty

2. minimum

3. public

4. senior

5. success

1. flower

  • I picked a pretty flower for my mother on Mother’s Day.

2. heard

  • I heard the news of the Springboks’ victory.

3. four / for

  • I bought four sweets for my friends.

4. fowl

  • The fowl pecked at the maize on the ground.

5. weak

  • A new foal is usually weak and struggles to its feet after it is born.

6. peace

  • We all pray that there will be peace in the world.

7. profit

  • The new shop is making a huge profit.

8. key

  • This is the key to my front door.

Questions & Answers

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
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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