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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







  • 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]


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.


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

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
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
How can I make nanorobot?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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
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