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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.


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
Rising sun
Taj Mahal

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

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?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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