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English first additional language

Grade 5

Module 23

Reasons and reading

ACTIVITY 1

TO SOLVE A WORD PUZZLE [LO 3.6.4]

TO EXPRESS AN OPINION IN WRITING AND GIVE REASONS [LO 4.1.6]

It is important to learn to anticipate so that you start to read more quickly.

Challenge! Read this extract from the newspaper a couple of times.

Can you fill in the missing words?

(Tip: More than one answer could be correct). Do not use the same word twice.

It is not often one hears a story like this one -

A Miracle Mother: I love him as if he were my own!

Baby Thulani was abandoned at birth at Langa railway station outside Cape Town. His first home was a place of safety.

At three (1) ______ old he was so ill it was believed that he was dying of Aids,

and he was (2) ________ to the Red Cross

Children’s Hospital. He was so (3) __________ that it had been decided that no attempts should be made to resuscitate him if he grew any sicker.

Wendy Tuffin, a 22-year-old psychology (4) _______ and hospital volunteer, fell in (5) _______ with the baby in the mere minute that he (6) ______ at her. Her resistance

crumbled and she soon moved him to her family (7) ______ in Pinelands. Wendy took time off from her studies to be a full-time (8) ______ to him and now, two years later, with Thulani a healthy (9) ______attending playschool, she has returned to her (10) _____ and studies.

Wendy has plans to adopt Thulani, but will have to wait until she turns 24 before she can legally adopt her son.

(Adapted/rewritten from an article in the Readers Digest/The Argus – D. Caelers)

Wendy Tuffin seems to be a young woman with plenty of passion. She was so convinced about baby Thulani that nothing could stop her – and as soon as she turns 24, baby Thulani will be her very own child.

Write a letter to your parents and tell them briefly about this story and give them your response.

Space for some of your thoughts:

ACTIVITY 2

TO READ NON-FICTION AT AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL [LO 3.6.1]

TO DEMONSTRATE AN EXPANDING READING VOCABULARY [LO 3.7.2]

You should be able to read quite well now! Now read the following carefully, as you have been taught: Sonia Bata is a remarkable woman who has an incredible passion for shoes.

“Show me your shoe s and I’ll tell you who you are”

If you had to ask Sonia Bata how she came to acquire nearly 10 000 shoes and artefacts that span 4 500 years, she will simply tell you, “ I married a shoe man ”.

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto resembles a shoebox with its lid slightly open. It houses an incredible collection of shoes from all over the world. Many visitors, who are welcomed at the shoe-shaped reception desk, think that the museum is “wacky” – but when they leave they are convinced that shoes are more interesting than they ever dreamt possible.

The first primitive foot wrappings were probably improvised (made) from bark (from trees) and other plant materials. The museum displays actual evidence of a shoe belonging to the Iceman. This shoe is made of animal skins and fur, and has an upper flap sewn onto the bottom sole, with a liner shaped like a sock, to hold grass for insulation.

Questions & Answers

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The denominator of a certain fraction is 9 more than the numerator. If 6 is added to both terms of the fraction, the value of the fraction becomes 2/3. Find the original fraction. 2. The sum of the least and greatest of 3 consecutive integers is 60. What are the valu
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×/×+9+6/1
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Q2 x+(x+2)+(x+4)=60 3x+6=60 3x+6-6=60-6 3x=54 3x/3=54/3 x=18 :. The numbers are 18,20 and 22
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Mark and Don are planning to sell each of their marble collections at a garage sale. If Don has 1 more than 3 times the number of marbles Mark has, how many does each boy have to sell if the total number of marbles is 113?
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Mark = x,. Don = 3x + 1 x + 3x + 1 = 113 4x = 112, x = 28 Mark = 28, Don = 85, 28 + 85 = 113
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x-2y+3z=-3 2x-y+z=7 -x+3y-z=6
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Solve for the first variable in one of the equations, then substitute the result into the other equation. Point For: (6111,4111,−411)(6111,4111,-411) Equation Form: x=6111,y=4111,z=−411x=6111,y=4111,z=-411
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Need help solving this problem (2/7)^-2
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A soccer field is a rectangle 130 meters wide and 110 meters long. The coach asks players to run from one corner to the other corner diagonally across. What is that distance, to the nearest tenths place.
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Jeannette has $5 and $10 bills in her wallet. The number of fives is three more than six times the number of tens. Let t represent the number of tens. Write an expression for the number of fives.
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. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10992/1.2
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