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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 32

To use language to communicate information

Activity 1:

To encourage others to speak their additional language [lo 1.5.2]

To express an opinion and give reasons [lo 2.1.3]

Your educator will divide you into groups of four for this activity. You will once again be required to address your class, but this time as a member of the group.

We are going to look at famous people. Everybody is very special in his or her own way, but some people become so special that the whole world or country knows about them. In your group, you are going to choose a famous person (choose somebody who is famous for a GOOD reason!) Discuss what you think makes someone GREAT, and discuss the reasons for your selected person’s fame.

Each member of the group will be given a chance to talk. Choose one topic each and help each other prepare the content of the talk.

  1. Share group’s thoughts on what makes somebody great and the reasons for selecting the famous person that has been chosen.
  2. Brief background on famous person: history, family, background, etc.
  3. What has made this person famous?
  4. What the group has learnt from researching this person.

Each member should talk for about one minute. Make use of books or the Internet to research your famous person. Look for pictures that you can use to make your talk interesting. Make use of the space below to prepare your talk. If you do not have access to any reference books, talk to your parents about a famous person. They might be able to help you too.

Write some down some of your ideas.

Educator and peer assessment chart

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Enunciation Not able to do Developing Good Excellent
Eye-contact None evident Very little evident Maintained through most of the talk Maintained throughout the talk
Pace Difficult to follow Reasonable Good flow Excellent flow, no faltering
Sincerity, Conviction, Enthusiasm Not evident Little evidence during the talk Evident during most of the talk Extremely evident throughout the talk
Use of Visual aids and preparation None Starting to understand the importance Good Excellent
Use of notes Lack of notes lead to confusion Correct use still developing – very dependent on notes Good Excellent, complimented talk or excellent talk without notes

Hunting with spears

Britney Spears may wow the crowds, but she sends wild boars fleeing to the woods in Germany. The hogs are a protected species and may not be killed, so farmer Hermann-Josef Becker decided to drive them off his property with music.

“Madonna didn’t work, Robbie Williams was a dead loss. But they can’t stand Britney Spears,” he says. “When I play Oops I Did It Again , the pigs come snorting out and run for the woods.”

27 december 2001

So what do you think? Discuss each article in your group and then write ONE WORD to describe your opinion of the story.


Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
LISTENING The learner will be able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wide range of situations.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.3 understands oral description:
1.3.3 notes relevant information;
1.5 respects other learners:
1.5.1 gives other learners a chance to speak;
1.5.2 listens to them and encourages their attempts to speak their additional language.
LO 2
SPEAKING The learner will be able to communicate effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.
We know this when the learner:
2.1 interacts in additional language:
2.1.2 sustains a conversation on a familiar topic;
2.1.3 expresses an opinion and gives reasons for it;
2.1.4 expresses feelings;
2.3 uses additional language to communicate information:
2.3.5 talks about an issue with preparation;
2.5 shows awareness of the way language constructs knowledge and identity and positions people:
2.5.1 begins to look critically at naming practices (e.g. women taking their husbands’ surnames, etc.)


In this activity, learners will work in groups to present a talk to the class about a famous person that they have chosen. Divide the class into groups of four. Allow them to choose somebody who is famous for a good reason. There are four different topics that must be discussed. Each member of the group must choose one topic. The group must then discuss or research each topic together, helping that person to prepare the section. The nature of the research will depend on what is available in your teaching situation. Should there be a library at your school or computers linked to the Internet, make these facilities available to the class for their research. If there is no library in your school or in your town, you may have to write to the nearest library and ask them to send you some books. Learners may also make use of any newspaper or magazine articles that they can find.

Read through the rubric with your class before they begin the task. Ensure that they know the time limit for the activity and that they have time each day to work as a group while in class.

Make use of the Educator’s Assessment Chart as they speak to complete your oral assessment for each learner.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
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
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
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.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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