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Language Test

MARKS
PUNCTUATION
Circle the correct answer:The comma in line one . . .A separates similar words. B marks off a word to emphasise it. (1)
Circle the correct answer:The exclamation mark at the end of the second line is used to . . .A catch the reader’s attention B emphasise a strong emotion. (1)
The apostrophe in I’m / won’t / can’t shows . . .1. possession. 2. that a letter (or letters) has/have been left out.3. that words have been contracted. Circle the correct answer: (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 2 and 3 (D) 1 and 3 (1)
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WORD-CLASSES
Write down ONE example of each of the following ... an abstract noun: .................................................. (1)a proper noun: .................................................. (1)a pronoun: .................................................. (1)a compound noun: .................................................. (1)an adjective: .................................................. (1) a verb: .................................................. (1)write down ONE abstract noun: .................................................. (1)write down TWO common nouns: .................................................. (2)
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DICTIONARY WORK
Study the dictionary definition of tandem. Fill in the words which are missing in the following statements.The abbreviation adv. stands for ... .................................................. (1)The abbreviation n. stands for ..................................................... (1)
[2]
WORD-BUILDING
Underline the prefix in ... bicycle Fill in the missing word: The underlined prefix means ... [1]

Make a list of other abbreviations found in the dictionary, with an example of each.

Activity 7:

[lo 2.2.1, 2.4]

Why might you want a bike? Mind-map your ideas on a sheet of paper.

1. How could you use it to have fun?

2. How could you use it to earn money?

Choose a partner and explain to your friend why you want a bicycle and what you are going to do with it.

Activity 8:

Reading skills

[lo 3.4.1, 3.6]

Reading is a route to knowledge and knowledge is a route to empowerment. When you have mastered the basic skill of reading, you can work at refining this skill so that you read effectively.

To grasp the gist of a passage, you can skim it. This means your eyes flit across the words, focusing on key words and the main idea.

To understand the content fully, you must read with concentration with an eye to facts and detail.

To find certain information quickly, you can scan the passage. This means your eyes slide across the passage, looking for specific information. Usually these facts will be numbers, names, dates.

Reading exercise

Read the following newspaper report on the THE AFRIBIKE SHOP, an exciting new venture, which is aimed at empowering "a million people". AFRIBIKE is the brainchild of two enterprising entrepreneurs, Gustav Erlank and Paul White. Read the passage with concentration, so that you can fully understand and appreciate their brilliant idea.

PUTTING A MILLION PEOPLE ON WHEELS

1. Afribike is a non-profit-making company that, with the backing of the Department of Transport, hopes to put nearly a million poor South Africans on bicycles in the next five years.

Questions & Answers

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.
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
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
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
hi
Loga
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11042/1.1
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