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English home language

Grade 4

Fantasia

Module 23

Wobblefluffs and skinnibones

Activity 1

To use the dictionary to check spelling [lo 6.1.5]

SPELLING, VOCABULARY AND DICTIONARY SKILLS

  • Use your dictionary to help you understand the meaning of the following words. Write down the meaning of each word. You may work with a friend as long as you WHISPER!
  1. imagine
  1. fantasy
  1. powerful
  1. impenetrable
  1. enormous
  1. energetic
  1. magical
  1. slithered
  1. disaster
  1. tomorrow
  1. compassion
  1. unique
  1. ferocious
  1. hibernate
  1. superstitious

The Wobblefluffs&Skinnibones

The Skinnibones are extremely tall people. They are diligent workers and have the ability to work very quickly. They talk very fast when they speak and tend to leave out words. They stand up when they eat and munch away very quickly. Skinnibones sleep in narrow, firm beds and enjoy sitting on wooden chairs that are rather hard. Their land is very unusual – there are no sweet and cake shops. Their buses don’t have any seats. Their motto is “Time and wait for no man!” When they make an appointment it is verbalised to the very second, e.g. eighteen minutes and four seconds past two.

In contrast, the Wobblefluffs never get angry or sad. They take their time in all their activities, enjoy sharing jokes, laughing and talking about food. Wobblefluffs eat a meal every hour and call this their ‘hourly snack!’ After their meal, they have an hourly nap. Their love of food contributes to their large size. The only reason they get angry is because they dislike the evil ways of the Skinnibones.

Activity 2

To listen for information and answer questions [lo 1.6]

  • Listen very carefully while your teacher reads the Wobblefluffs and Skinnibones passage to you. It may help if you close your eyes and form a picture in your mind.
  • Answer the questions by underlining the most appropriate answer supplied below:

QUESTIONS

1. The Skinnibones look different from the Wobblefluffs because they

  1. are hard workers.
  2. speak quickly.
  3. are tall and thin.

2. What is the difference in the way Wobblefluffs and Skinnibones move?

  1. Skinnibones work quickly and Wobblefluffs work slowly.
  2. Skinnibones move quickly and Wobblefluffs take their time.
  3. Wobblefluffs move very quickly in all they do.

3. The buses for Skinnibones

  1. have narrow and hard seats.
  2. have no place for people to stand and stretch their legs.
  3. don’t have any seats.

How do Skinnibones make appointments?

  • Skinnibones plan their meeting times down to the last second.
  • They enjoy telling jokes during meetings.
  • They are very reliable and keep their appointment times.

Answer True or False.

  • The Wobblefluffs enjoy sleeping in firm beds.
  • The Wobblefluffs eat every hour.
  • You will find an abundance of sweet shops in the Skinnibones land.
  • The Wobblefluffs leave out words when they tell jokes.
  • The Wobblefluffs dislike the Skinnibones because they are so wicked.
  • The Skinnibones pass their time by talking about food.

Assessment

LEARNING OUTCOME 1: LISTENING The learner is able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wider range of situations.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

1.6 listens for information in different kinds of texts (such as weather reports, school announcements, interviews), recalls main ideas or specific details, and responds appropriately.

LEARNING OUTCOME 6: LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language and interpret texts.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

6.1 works with words:

6.1.5 checks spelling in a dictionary.

Memorandum

Activity 1

1. imagine: form a mental picture of

2. fantasy: imagination (the imagining of improbable /

impossible things)

3. powerful: very strong

4. impenetrable: cannot be penetrated

5. enormous: very big / huge

6. energetic: full of life / vitality / full of energy

7. magical: supernatural / mysterious

8. slithered: slid

9. disaster: catastrophe / calamity

10. tomorrow: the day after today

11. compassion: sympathy

12. unique: one of a kind / nothing like it

13. ferocious: very fierce / vicious

14. hibernate: “sleep” during winter

15. superstitious: believing in irrational or supernatural influences

Activity 2

1. (c)

2. (b)

3. (c)

4. (a)

5. (a) False

(b) True

(c) False

(d) False

(e) True (They believe them to be wicked.)

(f) False

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11092/1.1
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