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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.


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


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.


  • 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

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
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
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
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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