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English home language

Grade 6

Module 2




Fingerprint everyone in the class, using an inkpad and then thumbprint on a class list that is photocopied and given to each learner.Randomly choose the “Thief” and paste that thumbprint in the THIEF block provided. The other three blocks are then filled with any two new prints and the “thief’s” prints.


  • Carefully examine the thief’s thumbprint. (A magnifying glass would help.)
  • Note any unusual details .
  • Carefully examine the thumbprints of the suspects.
  • Make your decision – mark the matching print.
  • Using the class list provided, name the “thief”.
LO 3.9

White Powder

1 Shortly before World War II a rusted old freighter slid into its berth at a Baltimore pier, completing its long voyage from the Orient. Customs officers boarded the vessel to check the cargo and look for contraband. The search was the routine sort of thing that occurred every day at every major port in the United States.

2 An inspector hurried to the quarters of the crewmembers and began his rounds. He encountered nothing unusual until he reached one crewman’s cabin and found the door locked. He knocked on the door and a muffled voice asked, “Who is it?”

3 “This is the customs inspector,” the officer answered. “Open up!”

4 The door opened and there stood a middle-aged man with thinning hair and tattoos on his forearms. “There’s nothing in here,” the seaman said gruffly. “You’ll find everything on my declaration.”

5 “It’s a routine check,” the inspector said. “You’ve got nothing to worry about.”

6 The seaman made no move to stand aside. “I told you there’s nothing in here!” he insisted.

7 “Look, Mac,” the inspector snapped, “you’ve been through this sort of thing before and you know it’s got to be done. So let me get at it.” He pushed his way into the cabin.

8 On a table he saw a hypodermic needle. He picked it up and turned to the seaman. “Are you a junkie?” he asked. “Have you got any narcotics?”

9 The seaman’s face reddened with anger. “Of course not!” he exclaimed. “I wouldn’t touch the stuff.”

10 The inspector wasn’t impressed with the denial. That’s what they all said until you found their supply of narcotics.

11 When he started to open a locker, the crewman said, “It’s empty. I’ve already taken everything out.”

12 The inspector watched the man’s hands shake as he lit a cigarette. “Why don’t you sit down and relax, mister?” he said. “I’ve just decided to take a good look around.”

13 Slowly he went over the cabin. At last he pulled the locker away from the bulkhead and saw a small cotton bag, taped to the back of the locker. He yanked it loose and held it out toward the seaman. “What is this?”

14 The seaman made a grab for the bag: “Give that to me!” he shouted. “It’s nothing that interests you.”

15 The inspector opened the bag and saw that it contained a white powder that looked suspiciously like heroin. “Mister,” he said, “if this is heroin, you’re in trouble.”

16 “It’s not heroin,” the seaman replied sullenly.

17 “If it isn’t heroin,” the inspector asked, “then what is it? Why did you hide it behind the locker? What are you trying to hide?”

Questions & Answers

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.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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
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?
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