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English home language

Grade 6

Module 4

1. H appy thought

Isn’t it strange that some things that you take for granted, like ice-cream and spaghetti, have a ‘story behind the story’? Did you know, for example, that spaghetti, which the majority of people think of as truly Italian, is in fact of Chinese origin? Marco Polo brought it back to Italy from his trips to China.

Now listen to this carefully so that you can choose the best answer afterwards. Your educator will read the piece to you.

What to do

  • Listen
  • Have your pen close at hand, but not in your hand.
  • Be ready to answer the moment your educator starts asking the questions.
  • Write just the correct letter (A, B, C, or D) as your choice of answer.

For the educator: The following passage should be read aloud.

Amazing food: ICE CREAM

Most Americans think that ice cream is as American as baseball and apple-pie, but ice cream was known long before America was discovered.

The Roman Emperor Nero may have made a kind of ice cream. He hired hundreds of men to bring snow and ice from the mountains. He used it to make cold drinks. Traveller Marco Polo brought back recipes for chilled and frozen milk from China.

Hundreds of years later ice cream reached England. It is said that King Charles I enjoyed the treat very much. There is a story that he bribed his cook to keep the recipe for ice cream a royal secret.

Today ice cream is known throughout the world. Americans alone eat more than three billion quarts a year.

Questions

1. The piece says that most Americans

A think that ice cream is very new

B think that ice cream was an American idea

C know that ice cream is very old

D do not know what ice cream is

2. The Roman emperor Nero hired men to

A make ice cream for him

B bring ice cream from China

C guard the secret of ice cream

D bring ice to cool his drinks

3. Marco Polo is known as

A a Roman emperor

B the inventor of ice cream

C a royal cook

D a traveller to China

4. Most Americans think that ice cream is as American as

A hockey and bubblegum

B rugby and braaivleis

C baseball and apple-pie

D chess and frozen milk

5. Charles I of England wanted to

A make ice cream popular

B keep the secret of ice cream to himself

C develop new kinds of ice cream

D bring ice cream recipes from China

6. More than three billion quarts of ice cream have been eaten

A by Americans in one year

B all over the world in one year

C since the time of Nero

D since America was discovered

Answers to ice-cream questions

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

2. Lands and Links

Be a traveller like Marco Polo and link each familiar object or symbol with its country of origin. Place the correct letter, labelling each picture, next to the object/symbol.

Object/ symbol Letter
Big Ben
Gelato
Kangaroo
Kilt
Rising sun
Taj Mahal
Kiwi
Sphinx
Shamrock
Chopsticks

LO 5.3.1

3. The human body as a building

The human body is a wonderful and complicated structure. We could compare it to a car, a computer or a building. But let us compare it to a factory to get a good idea of how some of its main functions work.

The human body as a building:

A. Compare the two diagrams on page 4 and answer these questions, writing in full sentences.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
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
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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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 6. OpenStax CNX. Sep 07, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10997/1.1
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