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English home language

Grade 9

Money matters

Module 3


Activity 1:


[lo 4.1, 2.5]

1. Sometimes it is really difficult to find solutions to arguments about issues like money. Use the correct play-form and write a dialogue depicting ONE of the following conversations. Make sure your characters respond in a realistic and convincing way. Write the dialogue.

Conversation A A father has lost his job and tells his wife that they can no longer buy the new house they had been planning to buy. Conversation B A teenage girl wants a new item of clothing for a party. She does not really need it and will probably only wear it a few times. Her mother feels the purchase is unnecessary.
Conversation C A teenager wants to start working to earn his own money. He believes he will be gaining some independence and helping the whole family if he does this. His father feels that a part-time job will interfere with his school work. Conversation D After raising three children, who are now all in high school, a mother feels that it is time for her to return to work so that she can assist with the financial burdens of the family, as well as break the boredom of being a housewife. Her husband / child disagrees.

Rubric: writing a dialogue

PURPOSE Effectively portrays the feelings and thoughts of each character. Opposing views are elaborated. Evidence of characters’ thoughts and feelings. Apparent that they do not agree. Occasionally reveals the thoughts and feelings of characters. Disagreement unclear or over-emphasized. Rarely reveals the thoughts and feelings of characters. Disagreement absent or unrealistic.
CHARACTERS Realistic and convincing throughout Mostly realistic and convincing. Somewhat hard to believe. Stereoptypical. Unconvincing portrayal of characters.
LANGUAGE Language and vocabulary are appropriate to the characters and used effectively to convey feelings. Language and vocabulary are appropriate to the characters. Language and vocabulary are occasionally inappropriate and misused. Language and vocabulary are inappropriate or misused.
PUNCTUATION AND FORMAT Punctuation is used for effect and format is correct. Punctuation is used correctly and format is mostly correct. Punctuation is occasionally used incorrectly and there are obvious format errors. Punctuation is rarely used correctly. Format is ignored.

Let’s act!

2. Act out the conversation with a partner. Remember to read the lines “in character”, to vary your tone of voice and to use appropriate facial expression. You may wish to improvise and add lines that do not appear in the original dialogue.It is also a good idea to ask members of the class for suggestion as to how your characters could solve their differences.

Activity 2:


[lo 4.1]






  1. Introductory lines to the scene – yes/no
  2. Lines left open between speakers and no writing underneath their names – yes/no
  3. Stage directions included in brackets – yes/no
  4. Punctuation used correctly throughout, e.g. no inverted commas; colons – yes/no
  5. Remains true to the topic – yes/no


Learning outcomes(LOs)



The learner will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

Assessment standards(ASs)

We know this when the learner:

demonstrates a range of complex interaction skills by participating actively in group discussions, conversations, debates, group interviews and surveys and while so doing,

  • tackles important issues (e.g. social and ethical issues related to the environment and human rights),
  • asks probing questions;
  • leads discussions;
  • negotiates differences to arrive at common point of view or compromise;

2.5.4 motivates own point of view, using evidence and similar opinions from peers, and shows flexibility in accepting compromise;

gives oral presentations confidently and creatively, paying attention to

  • pausing and variation in tempo and volume at key points;
  • purpose and audience;
  • posture, gesture, body language and facial expressions to engage audience interest;
  • variety in presentation modes;
  • register;
  • tone;
  • degree of formality;
  • different social and cultural conventions;

2.5.9 appropriate figurative devices (climax, anti-climax, etc.).



The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

We know this when the learner:

4.1 writes a range of imaginative texts:

  • 4.1.2 to explore the creative, critical and playful use of language by means of narrative and descriptive compositions, dialogues, poems, songs and letters;



1. Make sure pupils are familiar with the play-form format:

Opening lines to set the scene, in the present tense

No inverted commas

Name and colon before each speaker’s words

No writing beneath speaker’s names

Stage directions / adverbs to indicate voice tone etc. in brackets

2. Let’s Act: Give pupils guidance on what you expect from role-play activities and what specific criteria you will use for assessment.

Questions & Answers

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?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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