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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)
[3]
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)
[9]
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)
[2]
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

a diagram of an adult mosquito
mubarak Reply
what are white blood cells
Mlungisi Reply
white blood cell is part of the immune system. that help fight the infection.
MG
what about tissue celss
Mlungisi
Cells with a similar function, form a tissue. For example the nervous tissue is composed by cells:neurons and glia cells. Muscle tissue, is composed by different cells.
Anastasiya
I need further explanation coz celewi anything guys,,,
Calvin Reply
hey guys
Isala
on what?
Anastasiya
is air homogenous or hetrogenous
damiane Reply
homogenous
Kevin
why saying homogenous?
Isala
explain if oxygen is necessary for photosynthesis
Allice Reply
explain if oxygen is necessary for photosynthesis
Allice Reply
Yes, the plant does need oxygen. The plant uses oxygen, water, light, and produced food. The plant use process called photosynthesis.
MG
By using the energy of sunlight, plants convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen by photosynthesis. This happens during the day and sunlight is needed.
NOBLE
no. it s a product of the process
Anastasiya
yet still is it needed?
NOBLE
no. The reaction is: 6CO2+6H20+ solar energy =C6H12O6(glucose)+602. The plant requires Carbon dioxyde, light, and water Only, and produces glucose and oxygen( which is a waste).
Anastasiya
what was the question
NOBLE Reply
joining
Godfrey
the specific one
NOBLE
the study of non and living organism is called.
Godfrey
Is call biology
Alohan
yeah
NOBLE
yes
Usher
what Is ecology
Musonda Reply
what is a cell
Emmanuel Reply
A cell is a basic structure and functional unit of life
Ndongya
what is biolgy
Hawwi Reply
is the study of living and non living organisms
Ahmed
may u draw the female organ
MARTIN Reply
i dont understand
Asal
:/
Asal
me too
DAVID
anabolism and catabolism
Sani Reply
Anabolism refers to the process in methabolism in which complex molecules are formed "built" and requires energy to happen. Catabolism is the opposite process: complex molecules are deconstructed releasing energy, such as during glicolysis.
Anastasiya
Explain briefly independent assortment gene .
Otu Reply
hi
Amargo
hi I'm Anatalia
Joy
what do you mean by pituitary gland
Digambar
draw and lable the cell
Ameh Reply
why homones are destroyed soon after completing their role
Nyirenda Reply
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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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