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Kwela enjoyed his life.

But then something happened which changed everything.

His parents were killed in a landmine accident and Kwela was sent to stay with a foster family until a suitable family could be found for him.

This family was very different and very soon Kwela started changing.

He found that his attitudes hardened, that his perceptions of other people became more distrustful and his prejudices surfaced.

One day he was listening to his new foster mother talk about their neighbourhood.

“You know,” she said, in a complaining voice, ” Noor from next door is such a liar. He told me that bananas cost R1,99 but when I gave him some money to buy some for me, he told me that

the price has gone up to R2,30! I don’t believe him – he is a taxi-driver. What can you expect! He took my money! Don’t you trust him, you hear, Kwela!”

His foster mother continued in the same vein. “ Honestly, men are so stupid. They can’t even buy bananas properly! Typical! . . . So, Kwela, I want you to buy the bananas for me, OK? I know you do not understand much, but you can buy bananas, can’t you? And I don’t want you buying them from that Chinese man – they are also all crooks if you ask me!”

Soon Kwela did not like the man from next door, did not believe that he was capable of doing anything and became a quiet, angry young man, who distrusted taxi-drivers and Chinese people.”

Activity 4:

Find synonyms

[lo 6.1.5]

  • Here are SYNONYMS for some of the words used in the passage:
  • Can you find the corresponding words in the passage?

WORDS from Paragraph 1 and 2:

attractive, bonny, gorgeous, handsome, lovely, pretty

holding, lulling, nestling, rocking

dearly, kindly, tenderly, warmly

benevolent, compassionate, considerate, kind-hearted

civil, courteous, gracious, mannerly, respectful

consideration, deference, regard

Paragraph 5

acceptable, appropriate, eligible, fit

Paragraph 9

bemoaning, disapproving, griping, grousing,

Paragraph 10

cheats, criminals, gangsters, racketeers

Paragraph 11

competent, qualified, skilful

mild, reserved, retiring, shy

bitter, cross, furious, indignant, resentful

suspected, had misgivings

Activity 5:

Language test on above synonyms

[lo 6.1.2]

  • Before we answer some questions on the above story, let us have a quick language test, based on the above synonyms you have just learnt:

Gorgeous - Why is this word spelled with an ‘e’ after the ‘g’? (2)

Bonny - ‘A bonny baby’ is an example of what poetic device? (1)

Lulling - Why is this word spelled with two ‘l’s’? (1)

tenderly, warmly - What part of speech are these two words? What gives you a clue? (2)

Benevolent - Identify the prefix in this word and give its meaning.(2)

compassionate, considerate - Identify the prefixes in these words and give their meaning. (3)

courteous - What is the root of this word. Now give the original explanation of this word. (3)

consideration, deference - Give the suffixes of these two words. (2)

eligible - How is this word different from ‘illegible’ (2)

Bemoaning - What part of speech is ‘moan’. And ‘bemoan’? (2)

Disapproving - Break up this word into morphemes and explain your divisions.(6)

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
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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 home language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11041/1.1
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