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English first additional language

Grade 5

Module 19

Communication: tenses, concord, poetry

ACTIVITY 1

TO USE TENSES TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING [LO 6.2.1]

TO USE SUBJECT-VERB CONCORD [LO 6.2.2]

SIMPLE TENSES:PRESENT, PAST AND FUTURE

The tense of a verb tells us when the action takes place.

There are three main simple tenses:

The present tense:

I eat food. (This action takes place regularly.)

The past tense:

I ate food. (This action has already taken place and is now finished.)

The future tense:

I shall eat food. (This action has not taken place

yet.)

Do not confuse the simple tenses with Continuous Tenses.

I am eating . (Present Continuous tense)

I was eating . (Past Continuous tense)

I shall be eating . (Future Continuous tense)

  1. Can you identify the verbs (action words) in the extract below? Circle the verbs in a red pencil crayon.

Crumbs specialises in fantasy confectionary. It is the brainchild of former jewellery designer Greg Robinson and ex-social worker Max Schonfield. It started five years ago and now boasts among its clients Tina Turner and Eartha Kitt. The Queen Mother ordered a birthday cake 2 m high and covered with icing butterflies. It will be valued at over R22 500.

Extract taken and adapted from Incredible Edibles ( You , 18 March 1993)

  1. Complete the table below, by filling in the correct tense.
Yesterday…(Past tense) Today …(Present tense) Tomorrow…(Future tense)
e.g. sat sit will/shall sit
specialises (will)
is (will)
  • started
boasts (will)
  • ordered
(shall)
  1. Read the next extracts and change them into the present tense :

4. Group work: Rewrite these extracts into past tense , onto large sheets of newsprint.

5. Write down the proper form of the verb in these sentences:

Yesterday we (5.1 go) _________ to the Spur for lunch. My baby

brother (5.2 do) __________ not know which knife and fork to use

and I (5.3 is) _________ very embarrassed.

My father just (5.4 laughs) ___________ and this (5.5 make)

________ my mother very angry.

My mother (5.6 teach) __________ my brother his manners at the

dinner table today. He (5.7 practise) __________________ how to

behave at the table. My sister and I (5.8 watch) _________

how he (5.9 unfold) his serviette, cut his food properly and (5.10 say) _______ thank you to my mother for the delicious food.

“SOUND” VERBS: JUST FOR FUN

Match the sounds to the animals that make them. Write in the correct words.

1. a turkey grunts/ squeals
2. a pig brays
3. a bee neighs
4. a horse roars
5. a donkey howls
6. a cat gobbles
7. a cow mews
8. birds buzzes/hums
9. a wolf trumpets
10. an elephant lows
11. a lion crows
12. a cock twitter

ACTIVITY 2

TO UNDERSTAND, IN A SIMPLE WAY, SOME ELEMENTS OF POETRY: COMPARISONS [LO 3.2.4]

TO WRITE A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON [LO 4.1.5]

TO REPEAT A STRUCTURE TO CREATE A POETIC RHYTHM AND PATTERN [LO 4.3.3]

OCTOPOEMS

Try your hand at describing a person or topic through this 8-line formula.

FORMULA! EXAMPLE!
line 1: Topic is a colour My mother is pink.
line 2: a season She is the summer time
line 3: a place in the kitchen.
line 4: a type of weather She is warm.
line 5: a type of clothing My mother is a slipper,
line 6: a piece of furniture a comfortable old sofa.
line 7: a TV show She is an Oprah show,
line 8: a type of food lumpy chicken gravy!

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
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
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
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
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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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