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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

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
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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
Daniel
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
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
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
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
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.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
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.
Tarell
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.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
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.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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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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