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Language Test

MARKS
PUNCTUATION
Circle the correct answer:The comma in line one . . .A separates similar words. B marks off a word to emphasise it. (1)
Circle the correct answer:The exclamation mark at the end of the second line is used to . . .A catch the reader’s attention B emphasise a strong emotion. (1)
The apostrophe in I’m / won’t / can’t shows . . .1. possession. 2. that a letter (or letters) has/have been left out.3. that words have been contracted. Circle the correct answer: (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 2 and 3 (D) 1 and 3 (1)
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WORD-CLASSES
Write down ONE example of each of the following ... an abstract noun: .................................................. (1)a proper noun: .................................................. (1)a pronoun: .................................................. (1)a compound noun: .................................................. (1)an adjective: .................................................. (1) a verb: .................................................. (1)write down ONE abstract noun: .................................................. (1)write down TWO common nouns: .................................................. (2)
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DICTIONARY WORK
Study the dictionary definition of tandem. Fill in the words which are missing in the following statements.The abbreviation adv. stands for ... .................................................. (1)The abbreviation n. stands for ..................................................... (1)
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WORD-BUILDING
Underline the prefix in ... bicycle Fill in the missing word: The underlined prefix means ... [1]

Make a list of other abbreviations found in the dictionary, with an example of each.

Activity 7:

[lo 2.2.1, 2.4]

Why might you want a bike? Mind-map your ideas on a sheet of paper.

1. How could you use it to have fun?

2. How could you use it to earn money?

Choose a partner and explain to your friend why you want a bicycle and what you are going to do with it.

Activity 8:

Reading skills

[lo 3.4.1, 3.6]

Reading is a route to knowledge and knowledge is a route to empowerment. When you have mastered the basic skill of reading, you can work at refining this skill so that you read effectively.

To grasp the gist of a passage, you can skim it. This means your eyes flit across the words, focusing on key words and the main idea.

To understand the content fully, you must read with concentration with an eye to facts and detail.

To find certain information quickly, you can scan the passage. This means your eyes slide across the passage, looking for specific information. Usually these facts will be numbers, names, dates.

Reading exercise

Read the following newspaper report on the THE AFRIBIKE SHOP, an exciting new venture, which is aimed at empowering "a million people". AFRIBIKE is the brainchild of two enterprising entrepreneurs, Gustav Erlank and Paul White. Read the passage with concentration, so that you can fully understand and appreciate their brilliant idea.

PUTTING A MILLION PEOPLE ON WHEELS

1. Afribike is a non-profit-making company that, with the backing of the Department of Transport, hopes to put nearly a million poor South Africans on bicycles in the next five years.

Questions & Answers

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
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
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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
Daniel
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
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
How can I make nanorobot?
Lily
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
NANO
how can I make nanorobot?
Lily
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
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.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
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.
Tarell
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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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