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English first additional language

Grade 8

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Module 9

Process for sensitive writing

Activity 1:

Process for sensitive writing

[lo 4.1]

Emotions and Colours

Work in pairs for this activity. What colour do you associate with each of the following emotions or ideas?

e.g. Youth is GREEN as the oaks’ first leaves in spring.

1. Love is

2. Sorrow is

3. Honesty is

4. Happiness is

5. Truth is

6. Faith is

7. Anger is

8. Fear is

9. Surprise is

Activity 2:

Using words to create a special atmosphere

[lo 2.1, 4.1]

The paragraph below describes a dismal winter scene. Fill in words from the WORD-BOX below to create a wintery atmosphere. Write down the completed paragraph and give it a suitable title. .

It was a ________ day. The_______ trees, stripped of their autumn glory, bowed their_____backs against the _______wind. It had been drizzling all day and the ground was_______and______ . Even the _____ , ______ grass seemed broken in spirit and lay bent and bruised in the mud.

WORD BOX:

bleak bare old green gnarled
freezing weary mean sodden cold
lush drenched tall muddy cold
huge black wet dismal gaunt
glowing dreary parched mild gaunt

Activity 3:

Writing my own paragraph for evaluation

[lo 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.6.3]

Choose ONE of the following topics.

Write a descriptive paragraph of approximately 50 words.

The old house on the corner

The storm

A moonlight night

Play-time

The flood

Summer, autumn, spring!

Walking to school

Riding the wave

  • Describe what you experience through your senses.
  • Choose words which capture the right atmosphere

Activity 4:

Simile and metaphor

[lo 4.4.1]

Listen carefully while the educator reads this:

A good writer works magic with words. Readers can “picture” what he is “painting”. His figurative language is original. Very often he compares what he wishes to describe to something that we recognise. In our imagination we connect the similarities and so the word “picture” becomes vivid and clear.

What is the difference between ‘figurative’ and ‘ literal’ ?

  • To understand the difference between ‘literal’ and ‘figurative’ language, you might enjoy this story:

Imagine that you are driving on a pass road, enjoying the scenery when a car comes whizzing round the corner, and the driver leans out of the car and shouts through his window at you: “PIG!”

You think he is being rude and you become quite annoyed by the driver’s poor manners.

Then you drive around the corner – and straight into a pig that is standing in the middle of the road!

You see, THE DRIVER meant there REALLY was a pig around the corner - LITERALLY.

YOU thought he was speaking figuratively and that he was IMPLYING that you were driving like a road hog. You thought FIGURATIVELY.

Here are some FIGURES OF SPEECH you should know. Study these examples and try to use your own original imagery in your creative writing.

Simile

  • A simile shows the likeness between two things. It always uses “as” or “like” to introduce the comparison it is making. Study the next examples:

The moon floated up, like a bubble of gold,

And the wood was all silver and jade ...

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
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
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
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
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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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