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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?

SALES PITCH

OPENING:

Main points about the product:

1. _____________________________

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
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
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
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
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11041/1.1
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