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The experts of the company had been looking for some means to save money. But they had not thought of sandpaper on only one side of each box. The amount of sandpaper used would be cut in half. The idea was put to work. The man received the reward he had asked for.

It is inspiration that is most important. Hundreds of bright ideas must have been lost, simply for the lack of a few minutes’ thought.

So the next time you hear someone say, “I wish they would think up a gadget that would…” why don’t you think of one before they do?

How well did you read? Answer the following questions by underlining the correct answer.

What did the author say?

1. Many useful ideas go to waste because we . . .

  1. fail to give them a second thought;
  2. cannot work them out properly;
  3. do not know how to sell them.

2. An expert in a field often cannot make an idea work because he does not . . .

  1. think along simple lines;
  2. believe the idea worthwhile;
  3. both A and B.

Do you remember what you read?

3.elias howe had an idea that led to the development of . . .

  1. hairpins with kinks in them;
  2. lockstitch sewing machines;
  3. rubber heels.

4.the man with the idea about matchboxes found that getting someone to listen to him was . . .

  1. endless trouble;
  2. not much trouble;
  3. no trouble.

5. For saving a match company money, the man received . . .

  1. $15 000 a year;
  2. $250 000;
  3. $250 000 a year.

How well do you reason?

6. The fact that someone took O’Sullivan’s mats showed that . . .

  1. someone hated O’Sullivan;
  2. O’Sullivan had a good idea;
  3. mats don’t belong in a factory.

You can often tell the meaning of a word by reading the words around it. Find the word in the paragraph shown in brackets that best fits the meaning. Write the word on the line provided.

  • something newly thought up (4) _______

8. deserving of time or effort (5) __________

9. small, useful object or machine (13)_______

10. What kitchen gadget do you consider to be the most brilliant invention? Give a reason for your answer.

Make up your own mind.

Educator’s Assessment Chart:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Reading Cannot do Reasonable Reads well with correct phrasing, inflection and pace in most instances. Reads excellently with correct phrasing, inflection and fluency, is totally in control of pace.
Answers to the text 0 – 2Unable to answer. 3Requires prompting. 4 – 6Shows insight in most answers. 7 – 10Answers with full insight.

Assessment

LO 3
READING AND VIEWING The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
We know this when the learner:
3.7 reads for pleasure:
3.7.1 reads much fiction and non-fiction at an appropriate reading and language level;
3.8 uses reference books and develops vocabulary:
3.8.2 uses a dictionary;
3.8.3 demonstrates a reading vocabulary of bewteen 3 000 and 5 000 common words.

Memorandum

This activity focuses on reading and understanding elements of stories. The passage provided can be read aloud by some students and you can make use of the Assessment Chart to assess the reading. Once you have read through the passage at least twice with the class, allow them to answer the questions by underlining the correct answer

The answers are as follows:

What did the author say?

1. Many useful ideas go to waste because we

a. fail to give them a second thought

2. An expert in a field often cannot make an idea work because he does not

c. both A and B

Do you remember what you read?

3. Elias Howe had an idea that led to the development of

b. lockstitch sewing machines

4. The man with the idea about matchboxes found that getting someone

to listen to him was a. endless trouble

5. For saving a match company money, the man received

a. $15 000 a year

How well do you reason?

6. The fact that someone took O’Sullivan’s mats showed that

b. O’Sullivan had a good idea

You can often tell the meaning of a word by reading the words around it. Find the word in the paragraph shown in brackets that best fits the meaning. Write the word on the line provided.

7. something newly thought up (4) invention

8. deserving of time or effort (5) worthwhile

9. small, useful object or machine (13) gadget

Make up your own mind.

10. What kitchen gadget do you consider to be the most brilliant invention? Give a reason for your answer.

Learners must express their opinion in this question but compare the ideas in the class.

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.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
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 did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 6. OpenStax CNX. Sep 07, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10998/1.1
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