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English first additional language

Grade 9

Who’s who . . . in the zoo?

Module 4

Telling stories

Activity 1:

Telling stories

[lo 2.4.4]

Names of THREE famous people who handled animals or famous animals and why they were famous

Activity 2:

When pets become “pests”

[lo 4.1.3]

This is a group activity . Discuss the following issues in your groups. Jot down notes. Use these notes to compile a report.

What animals do you have/ could you have in your neighbourhood?

What problems (if any) do/ could these animals cause in your neighbourhood?

Why do some animals become “problem” animals?

What organizations can you call on when you need to handle an animal-related problem? Draw up a list of names and telephone numbers.

What animals ... ? What problems ... ? What causes problems ...?
Name of organization? How can they help ... ? Telephone no.

Activity 3:

How to handle a problem successfully . . . and learn from it!

[lo 1.3.2]

People who keep animals have a responsibility towards their communities.

It is their responsibility to see to it that their animals never cause harm, trouble or damage to anyone in the community.

When such problems occur, you need to know what to do about them!

This activity will show you ways to handle possible problems effectively.

Identify the problem.

Here is a list of problems. Mark those you have experienced yourself.

Dogs tear open your bags of garbage at night.

A neighbour’s cat sneaks into your kitchen regularly and steals food.

Your neighbour’s dog bites you and tears your new school uniform.

A stray goat has eaten the washing you put outside to dry.

You see a man abusing a horse (or any other animal).

You find a penguin covered in oil on the beach.

You find a huge bag someone has left on the bus: in it are five kittens!

Group activity with a difference: finding solutions . . .

[lo 1.3.2, 4.1.3]

Now you will be both learner AND teacher!

You will learn to be a responsible citizen and learn that co-operation leads to solutions.

Choose a group leader to read the rules of this activity aloud to the group and to make sure that everybody understands what must be done.

You will have six minutes to fill in the REPORT FORM. (Everybody must start at the same time).

Listen to the rules as the leader reads them aloud to you.


  • Everyone in your group must choose A DIFFERENT problem listed above.
  • Fill in the report form below to show how you would solve the problem.
  • Take only six minutes to complete the rough draft report form on this page.
  • Exchange your “rough-draft” report form with a friend.
  • You will now have someone else’s completed report form in front of you.
  • Read it aloud to the group for comments on the problems and solutions.

Fill in this report form:

1. Give the problem you chose.
2. Can I sort it out on my own?
3. What organization can I call for help?
4. What action should I take concerning the animal?
5. What action should I take concerning the owner of the animal?
6. Group’s recommendation
  • Now, swap with a friend and read her / his comments to the group for discussion.
  • We hope you notice that by sharing views, more solutions come to the fore and that co-operation works well, especially concerning the plight of another person or an animal.
  • Now, write a neat and complete final report on your findings on your own sheet of paper and give recommendations concerning a problem involving an animal

Questions & Answers

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.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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
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 did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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