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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

Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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
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
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
hi
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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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