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English home language

Grade 4

Fears and phobias

Module 10

Writing a cinquain



A CINQUAIN is a poem with five lines .

  1. Topic (one word)
  2. Describe the topic (two words)
  3. Action associated with topic (three words)
  4. How you feel about it (four words)
  5. Simile for/summary of topic (one word)

Example: Dentist

In charge

Drills, talks, tortures!

Fills me with dread -


Activity 1

To use language creatively [lo 5.4.3]

  • Now choose a fear from your list and as a team, write a Cinquain.






  • Be brave and create one on your own.

Activity 2

To match nouns to expressive verbs [lo 5.3.4]

Another way to get rid of verbophobia is to try some verbalism.

Some what? VERBALISM = a very close attention to words.

  • The eight witches expressed themselves verbally. Now match the nouns in column A with the expressive verbs in column B . The first one has been done for you as an example.
Nouns Verbs Answer
1. The stars A howled 1C
2. The leaves B exploded
3. The witches C twinkled
4. The bomb D roared
5. The wind E applauded
6. The raindrops F jingled
7. The chains G pattered
8. The spectators H flashed
9. The owl I rustled
10. The wolves J cackled
11. The lightning K hooted
  • Now try being smart with ADVERBS .

Activity 3

To work with adverbs [lo 6.2.5]

As its name suggests, an adverb adds to the meaning of a verb. Complete each sentence by selecting the most suitable adverb from the group of three on the right. Highlight your choice.

  1. She laughed… furiously, heavily, happily.
  2. They shouted… sadly, loudly, quietly.
  3. The thief crept… clumsily, stealthily, broadly.
  4. The people in the queue waited… carefully, weakly, patiently.
  5. The cheeky child sneered… impudently, dimly, politely.


LEARNING OUTCOME 5: THINKING AND REASONING The learner is able to use language to think and reason, as well as to access, process and use information for learning.

Assessment Standard

We know this when the learner:

5.3 processes information:

5.3.4 puts information in the right order.

5.4 uses language to think creatively:

5.4.3 finds different ways to express ideas using a thesaurus and discusses nuances in meaning.

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:

6.2 works with sentences:

6.2.5 identifies and uses nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions.


Activity 2

  • 1C
  • 2I
  • 3J
  • 4B
  • 5D
  • 6G
  • 7
  • 8E
  • 9F
  • 10A
  • 11H

Activity 3

1. happily

2. loudly

3. stealthily

4. patiently

5. impudently

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
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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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