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  • Use these characteristics to label the sentences below as simple/complex/compound. Supply a motivation for your choice in each case.
Her eyes were shining brilliantly as an idea flashed into her mind.
It reached below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her.
I will make him think that I am still pretty.

Activity 3:


[lo 1.2, 4.4, 5.5]

In the story THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT, Della had a problem. She thought long and hard about her problem and came up with a solution.

  • Do you have a problem in your life? If so, write it down on a scrap piece of paper. If you are lucky enough to have no problems, or if your problem is too confidential, imagine a problem and write it down. Exchange your problem with a classmate and let him/her help you with this problem by following these steps:

Make sure you understand exactly what the problem is. If you do not, ask your friends some questions until you are sure about this.

Brainstorm a number of solutions to this problem. Remember at this stage you do not need to even stop to think about whether they will work or not.

Select at least three possible solutions to the problem. Prioritise these solutions numbering them 1 - 3. The solution you think will work best will be No. 1, etc.

Now discuss each of your choices in turn with your partner and reflect on these and see whether they are feasible (could possibly work). Let your partner decide which would be the best option for him / her.

CHECKLIST yes partly no
I understand clearly what the problem entails.
I brainstorm ideas in order to have several solutions from which to choose.
I look for things I can improve.
I am willing to try new things and make changes to my original plan after reflection.
I ask questions when I do not understand.
I listen to educator’s/ peer’s suggestions for improvement.
I am prepared to try another solution if my first choice does not work.


Learning outcomes(LOs)

LO 1 Listening

The learner will be able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wide range of situations.

We know this when the learner:

1.2 listens actively and carefully for specific information and main ideas, and responds appropriately.,

LO 4 Writing

The 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:

uses the writing process independently and with ease to generate complex texts.

LO 5 Thinking and Reasoning

The 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:

5.5 uses language to reflect:

LO 6

language structure and use

The 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:

6.2 works with sentences:

6.5 develops critical awareness.



Diction: Help pupils to identify verbs and adverbs from the text. Do other exercises.

Imagery: Re-use similes and metaphors with the learners


Go over statements, questions, exclamations and commands with them.

Her eyes were shining brilliantly as an idea flashed into her mind. Compound
It reached below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her. Complex
I will make him think that I am still pretty. Compound
Jim seemed to quickly wake out of his trance. Simple
An ecstatic scream of joy was followed by hysterical tears. Simple


Encourage learners to take these problems seriously, to be sympathetic and compassionate towards others and to be positive at all times.

The questions, the rubric (at the end of the module) and the checklist will serve as a guide for the learners and assist you in evaluating their effectiveness in solving problems.

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
Smarajit Reply
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