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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

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
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
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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