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English first additional language

Grade 7

Module 15

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Activity 1

Some words in English sound the same, but are spelled differently and their meanings obviously differ, e.g. meet/meat. Such words are called HOMOPHONES (homo=the same; phone=sound).

1. Next to each number you will see two words that sound the same. One of each pair has been taken from the text. The other one is its homophone. Note how they are used in the sentences printed here.

(a) idol / idle

  • David Beckham is my idol because I think he is a fantastic soccer player.
  • My mother hates it when I am idle. She wants to see me busy all the time.

(b) feet / feat

  • I have walked 20 km today, so my feet are very tired.
  • It is quite a feat to shoot five goals in one soccer match.

(c) role / roll

  • When we have a concert I want to have the role of Elvis.
  • Please roll the ball towards me so that I can practise kicking it.

(d) key / quay

  • I can’t unlock the door if I don’t have the key .
  • The yacht was moored to the quay .

(e) weekly / weakly

  • This is a weekly magazine; it appears each Friday.
  • The man could only mumble weakly that he had been shot, because he had already lost a lot of blood.

Make your own sentence with each of the words that have been printed in bold type.

LO 6.7 LO 6.8

Activity 2

2. Try to find another five pairs of homophones and write them here, and then make a sentence containing each word as above.

LO 4.4

Of course, idols are not found in the world of film and music only. Many sports personalities are idols, and even politicians have become idols and icons. We need only think of someone like Nelson Mandela who is a universal symbol of freedom. You will probably all agree that Mr Mandela, or Madiba, as he is affectionately called, is an icon, as he is revered by people all over the world. He has grown to be much more than an idol.

Who are your idols in the sporting community? Surely we know about South African stars such as Allan “White Lightning” Donald, Shaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini and the all-rounder, Nicky Bojé, to name but a few.

These cricketers work very hard to gain their status as idols! A lot of hard work and many preparations go into a test or tournament. One of the things that have to be prepared, is the cricket pitch.

The condition of the pitch is tremendously important, and before a match it must be inspected to make sure that it is in perfect order. A past English captain, Sir Leonard Hutton, once said: “ A cricket pitch is like a woman. One never knows how it is going to change with time.”

For one-day matches the pitch is usually cropped (the grass is cut to the ground) and rolled very hard to give the batsmen the best advantage. In longer tests some grass will be left on the pitch to give the fast bowlers the best advantage. A pitch normally deteriorates by the fourth or fifth day and then the spin bowlers use these conditions to make the ball spin sharply on the eroded spots.

Look at the following sketch of a cricket pitch, and insert the words or figures printed on the next page in the appropriate places so that the information about the pitch is correct. You will probably need to do some research. You may consult books on cricket, or ask your physical education teacher/coach.

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..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
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
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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.
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 09, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11019/1.1
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