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English first additional language

Grade 9

‘paws and pollen’

Module 16

To design media texts

Activity 1:

To design media texts

[lo 4.5]

  • You feel you can still do more and so decide to create a flyer (normally an A5 sheet of paper advertising something and placed in letterboxes), which you intend to distribute to all the homes of pet owners in your area. The main thrust of the flyer is to remind people of their responsibility to their pets.
  • For inspiration, consider the following article taken from the “Your Family”(June 2003 - sourced from the Swiss Disaster Dog Association):

10 Favours a dog asks of you

My life lasts between 10 and 15 years. Every separation from you

means suffering for me. Think about this before you decide

whether or not to take me.

Give me time to understand what you are asking of me.

Instil confidence in me. I thrive on it.

Do not be angry with me for long, and don’t lock me up for punishment!

You have your work, your pleasure, your hobbies- I only have you.

Talk to me often! Even if I don’t understand the words,

I do understand the tone of your voice.

Know that, no matter how I’m being treated,

I shall never forget it.

Keep in mind, before you hit me, that my jaws

could crush the knuckles of your hand with ease,

but I don’t use them on you.

Before you scold me when working with me, consider first:

perhaps I am uncomfortable from digesting my last meal;

perhaps I was in the sun too long; or perhaps I have a worn-out heart.

Take care of me when I am old;

you, too, are going to be old one day.

Be with me when the going is rough -

everything is easier when you are beside me.

  • Remember that a flyer should attract attention, otherwise it will end up in the rubbish bin together with all the other junk mail.
  • To make people sit up and take note of your appeal use: bold print, colour, a picture, a snappy saying, alliteration – anything that will creep into people’s minds and be a constant reminder of their duty to their pets.


Activity 2:

To communicate through role-play

[lo 2.2]

  • One of the most valuable lessons one can learn is that of always putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. In other word before reacting to a situation, step back and consider the other person’s position. In doing this, one gains understanding and insight into what is really going on.
  • You are now going to have some fun acting out certain situations. You will do your role play (stepping into someone else’s shoes, pretending to be someone else) in A GROUP. Remember that apart from the acting, what you say and how you say it are equally important.

Choose ONE of the following scenarios:

Your neighbours have gone away. You become aware of a faint yelping coming from their yard. On investigation, you discover that they have left their pet dog unattended. What do you do?

You receive a pet as a gift but know that you cannot fulfil the responsibility of owning a pet. How do you react?

Your girl-/boyfriend surprises you with a beautiful bunch of Arum Lilies. You know that it is a protected plant and that (s)he should not have picked them. How do you react?

Questions & Answers

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.
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
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
How can I make nanorobot?
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