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So, /sew your husband’s shirts,/ trousers,/ vests,/ underwear,/ pyjamas and handkerchiefs /with the Blidget Gadget . /You will be amazed at the result. /And you will save yourself / thousands of rand.

OR/ you can start your own business /and make items to sell.

And this all costs: / Not R300, /n ot R200, /but only R140./

So,/ to remind you of this astounding offer:/ This is what you get:/ The Blidget Gadget cuts,/ stitches,/ folds,/ gathers,/ irons and labels. /

It is easy /

There is no pressure on your hand./It is attractive./ It is easy to assemble./It will impress your friends /and business associates./With it come an instruction booklet,/ a lace apron ,/ needles, /cotton reels ,/ flat box for storing,/ wall-hanging for scissors /and other items./It is easy to order ./

Just phone 011 - 123456 now /(what could be easier?) /or visit /The Gadget Shop /in your town./

You can be the best dresser in town /or be the owner of a successful business. /For only R140.”

Did you remember that:

  • you need to prepare your reading before you start?
  • you need to work out where to pause and where to pause longer?
  • you need to stress certain syllables to introduce tone variation.?

Activity 3:

Planning symbols / icons

[lo 5.2.2]

WHAT do the icons below represent?

The Blidget Gadget =

Piggy-bank

Life-belt

Wishing-well

Window

Clock

Gold

Activity 4:

Quoting

[lo 6.8]

NOW, decide which of the following persuasive techniques have been used?

Quote an example (correctly) to support your answer!

1. Repetition is used.

2. A personal approach is used.

3. Rewards for buying this product are offered.

4. An idea is introduced that IF you do not buy this item, you are useless and certainly will not be a good sewer.

5. What makes it sound like a marvellous machine that will be VERY useful?

6. What makes it sound VERY cheap?

7. What makes it sound as if it works very fast?

8. That you will be a social success is promised.

9. You will save money, is assured!

10. Using this will make you a businesswoman is indicated.

Activity 5:

Interpreting a message

[lo 4.3]

Write down YOUR thoughts about the value of this product and the impact of this type of advertisement:

Activity 6:

Punctuation marks

[lo 6.8]

Read the following extract and then answer the questions that follow:

When the day arrived, Marcus was ready! He had all his toys waiting for willing customers. Soon, word spread that well-made toys were for sale at a reasonable price and Marcus soon sold all his products very quickly - there was even a demand for more . . .

He went home a very satisfied young man, proud in the knowledge that he was now a proper merchant (whereas before he had been a proper ‘mechant’! – a French word meaning ‘naughty’). He knew that he would be able to survive in a competitive world.

Name the punctuation marks that were used in the above passage and question.

: _____________

! _____________

. _________

, ___________

- ______________

. . . _____________

( ) ________________

“ ” _______________

  • Why does ‘Marcus’ have a capital letter?
  • Why is naughty in inverted commas?

Activity 7:

Identifying phrases and clauses

[lo 6.8]

Decide whether the following are phrases or clauses. Just tick the answer:

Questions & Answers

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
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
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hi
Loga
what does nano mean?
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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 9. OpenStax CNX. Sep 14, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11061/1.1
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