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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 44

To express an opinion with reasons

Activity 1:

To encourage other group members to support fellow learners [lo 1.5.3]

To express an opinion with reasons [lo 2.1.3]

In this activity, you are going to work in groups of four. your educator will divide you into groups. there are four different sections in this task that you will be asked to discuss in your group. each member of the group will be asked to report back on a different section. as you work together in your group, ensure that you listen carefully to one another and that you allow your co-learners an opportunity to express their viewpoint. you will each be required to speak for one minute.

Part one: discuss what correct procedure to follow when a building is on fire and you are inside it. make a list of what you should do, in the correct order.

Part two: now look at your list of things to do when a fire breaks out in a building you are in, and then apply this list to the following three buildings:

  • A hospital
  • A school
  • A home for the aged

Consider the following: what would change in your list of things to do? what special conditions would you have to consider? what problems would you face? how would you keep track of everybody? who should be responsible for what? etc.

Make notes:

  • Hospital:
  • School:
  • Home for the aged:

Now that you have completed your group discussion, allocate a different section to each member of your group. Decide who is talking about:

  1. General procedure when a fire breaks out
  2. Fire in a hospital
  3. Fire in a school
  4. Fire in a home for the aged

Each group will have an opportunity to share its thoughts. Study the rubric below to ensure that you are prepared.

Educator’s Assessment Chart:

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Enunciation Poor Reasonable Good Excellent
Eye-contact None Very little Good. Maintained through most of the talk Excellent. Maintained throughout the talk
Pace Falters often, making it difficult to follow Not consistent Good flow Excellent flow
Creativity Predictable, no new ideas Still developing, a few original ideas Good, some original ideas Excellent, original and entertaining


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:
1.5 respects other learners:
1.5.3 encourages other group members to support fellow learners.
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:
2.1.3 expresses an opinion and gives reasons for it;
2.2 acts in culturally appropriate ways:
2.2.1 role-plays some familiar situations using appropriate language and actions.


This is a group activity that focuses on the learners’ ability to interact in a group and to listen to one another. There are four sections to be discussed. The group will discuss all four sections, but one learner from each group will report back on each section on behalf of the group. Each member of the group must speak for one minute.

Read through the task with the learners before they begin. Discuss broadly what they should consider when discussing the correct fire procedure to follow. Ensure that they have sufficient time to discuss all four topics and to prepare their presentation for the class. Read through the rubric with the class. Ensure that they understand what enunciation and eye-contact mean.

Questions & Answers

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
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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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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