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English first additional language

Grade 8

Who’s who . . . in the zoo?

Module 3

Comprehension tests

Activity 1:

[lo 5.2.1]


Reading with understanding is something you must practise. You must try to understand the content of a passage, but you must also try to understand the questions and how to answer them.

Three of the most important hints are listed below. Study these TIPS before doing the answers.

When you have answered the questions, tick () the CHECKLIST.

Questions starting with what/how/why must be answered in sentences. 1 . Is my work neat?
Do not repeat the question in your answer but be relevant to the question 2 . Have I left a line open between answers?
Use your OWN words! 3 . Have I followed the specific instructions?
4 . Have I used my OWN words?

Write down the answers to the following questions(based on the reading passage in THEY CALL HIM LUCKY!)

What is General Nhim Vanda’s hobby?

What is his profession?

Write down TWO reasons why there are so few Asian elephants left in Cambodia.

How do the children help the zoo? Name TWO ways.

Is the following statement TRUE or FALSE ? Give a reason for your answer.

The children work at the zoo to earn pocket money.

Find a single word in paragraph 1 which means:

(a) strange or unusual

(b) against the law

(c) rich

Find a single word in paragraph 2 which means “a place of safety”:

What is a “poacher”? (par. 3)

Activity 2:


Lucky, the baby elephant, was saved by the children of Cambodia. These children acted responsibly towards Lucky, as well as all the other animals in the zoo. They fed them and kept the animal enclosures clean . They raised funds to improve conditions for the animals. The Cambodian children cared !

How much do you care? Are you concerned about our wildlife as well as our domestic animals? In our society practically every household has a domestic animal. Do owners take proper care of their pets? Do they look after them in a responsible way?

Cleaning a goldfish bowl

  • The following are step-by-step instructions on how to clean a goldfish bowl, but they are not in the right order. Re-arrange these instructions in the correct order.

Remove the fish with a net - gently.

This is the water you will be using to refill the bowl.

Rinse it thoroughly to remove all soapiness.

Clean your goldfish bowl at least once a fortnight.

Tip the water, containing the goldfish, into the clean bowl - gently.

Fill a plastic bag or container with fresh, clean water.

Rinse the pebbles, plants and other objects before replacing them.

Remove the pebbles, plants and other objects from the fish bowl.

Empty the dirty water out of the fish bowl.

Put the fish in the plastic container with the fresh clean water.

Wash the fish bowl thoroughly.

  • Leave a line open between instructions – for clarity.
  • Write NEATLY. Make NO spelling mistakes.

Activity 3:

Does your dog have a good master?

Keeping a dog is wonderful, but are you doing it correctly?

Read the following list of what you need if you really want to care for your dog responsibly. Go through the list on your own.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
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.
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
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
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
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
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
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.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
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.
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.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
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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