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English first additional language

Grade 8

Who’s who . . . in the zoo?

Module 2

Attitude to reading

Activity 1:

Reading, discussing, speaking in groups

[lo 1.4.1]

Attitude to reading?

The aim of this activity is to encourage you to read and to enjoy what you read.

Fill in the following questionnaire. You may tick more than one item .

How do you rate as a reader?

I like reading fiction newspapers non-fiction
I hate reading fiction newspapers non-fiction
Reading English is difficult is a source of information is a good pastime
I need to read... to do research to follow the daily news to relax and to enjoy
I read when ... a project forces me to a good book grips me my educator tells me to

Discussion time means SHARING (Group Work)

Share your attitude to reading with the other members of your group.

Make notes of the opinions expressed in your group. Make use of key words only.

Use the space below for your key words or your mind-map.

TIP: You will need these notes to write an essay later on, so be thorough.

Discuss the following FOUR issues and write down the group’s comments

  • The general attitude of the group towards reading
  • The reasons for positive/negative attitudes towards reading
  • Ways to encourage a positive attitude towards reading
  • Ways to change a negative attitude

Activity 2:

[lo 4.6.2]

Now you are ready to write an essay:

Write about ‘ Reading as a hobby’ in about 150 – 200 words (about 20 – 23 lines).

You need to PLAN your essay using the ideas of your group.

  • Possible opening paragraph?
  • Topics for different paragraphs

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

  • Possible closing paragraph?

1. Consider using SOME figures of speech (alliteration, assonance, simile or metaphor)

2. Make sure your spelling and your punctuation is correct.

3. Concentrate on writing as neatly as possible.

4. Go over the rough work, edit, check, revise, change where necessary

NOW you are ready to write the neat essay:

Give your essay a short, crisp, relevant title.

Leave a line open between paragraphs.

Activity 3:

[lo 1.1.1, 2.4.4]

GROUP READING AND DISCUSSION

READING: Ask the best reader (or readers) in your group to read the following article aloud to the group. The rest of your group must listen carefully.

There are some questions to discuss after the passage has been read. After the discussion, complete the evaluation form to show you how well your group functioned.

THEY CALL HIM “LUCKY”

1. General Nhim Vanda is a powerful figure in the troubled South-East Asian nation of Cambodia. The general likes to collect rare animals, including endangered species, which he keeps at his two private zoos. While this is illegal, wildlife officials have not dared to stop the powerful military leader. When the wealthy general tried to add an endangered Asian elephant to his zoo, who could prevent it?

A group of brave children!

2. Kaapia is a group of 11 to 16 year-old learners in the city of Phnom Penh. Kaapia in their Cambodian language means “protect”. The children clean animal enclosures and raise money to improve Phnom Tamao Zoo, their country’s first wildlife sanctuary. Many animals in this zoo have been saved from private zoos or illegal hunters. This is where the children met Lucky, a baby elephant. He is one of only a few hundred Asian elephants left in Cambodia. The rest have been killed or lost their forest habitat.

Questions & Answers

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
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
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11042/1.1
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