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English home language

Grade 8

Cultural and aesthetic prejudice

Module 11

Study fact/opinion

Activity 1:

Study fact / opinion

[lo 5.1.1]

  • Let us look at the following:
  • A fact is something that cannot be changed.

e.g. “A dog has four legs.”

An opinion is something that is one man’s view only.

e.g. “That painting is beautiful.” (Another person may disagree.)

  • Which of the following sentences are fact and which are opinion:

Mrs White has moved in next door.

She has lovely furniture.

Her three dogs are big.

They are very playful.

She has many children.

I shall invite her to tea.

I am a good neighbour.

  • Look now at the difference between literal and figurative. “A female pig is ‘a sow’.”

This is literal . What you see is what you get! You cannot argue the point!

  • “She is a pig!”

What you see, you must ‘decipher’ (interpret). It is figurative . It allows for interpretation!

  • Which of the following sentences are literal and which are figurative ?

She looks like a dream!

Spring has started early.

The flowers are rainbows in cups.

The trees stand to attention in the winter.

The daffodil has yellow petals.

In England, the arum lily is an expensive flower.

The carpet of flowers was stunning.

The rose is still the Queen of flowers.

Activity 2:

Finding ten advertisements / extracting fact and opinion

[lo 4.2, 2.2]

  • Now that you are more familiar with fact and opinion, see if you can explain it to the class in the following manner:
  • Find ten advertisements (in newspapers or magazines).
  • Extract three facts and three opinions from each.
  • Write them down.
  • Tell the class about your findings.

Activity 3:

Invent a board game or toy

[lo 5.3.3]

In your group . . .

  • Invent a new toy / board game for the Christmas / Easter / Birthday market .

Activity 4:

Create an advertisement

[lo 4.4.5]

  • Create an advertisement for the toy / board game which you have invented.
Assessment Check-list for my ADVERTISEMENT
Is the advertisement neat and clear?
Is my language use correct?
Have I used facts and opinions in my advertisements, as asked?
Have I suggested a clever name for my toy?
Have I given interesting qualities to the toy?
Is my price consumer-friendly?
Have I indicated where the toy can be bought?
Have I used colour in my advertisement?
Will my advertisement attract attention?

Activity 5:

Extract own facts / opinions

[lo 2.4.7]

  • Use literal and figurative language (some facts, some opinions).

You should explain to the class quite clearly which is which.

Activity 6:

Present the project to the class

[lo 2.4.7]

  • Now present your product to the class, explain how the game works or the toy can be used.

Try to sell it to the class with a persuasive speech!.

Assessment Check-list for SELLING TECHNIQUES

  • Is my product attractively presented?
  • Are the important details displayed well? (e.g. name, etc.)
  • Do I have all the information that I need for selling this product?
  • Do I have a striking introduction; a detailed middle and a clever end to my sales talk?
  • Do I speak clearly?
  • Do I address the audience eye-to-eye?
  • Am I enthusiastic about my toy?



Main points about the product:

1. _____________________________

Questions & Answers

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
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
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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