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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 18

To develop vocabulary

Activity 1:

To develop vocabulary

[lo 6.4.2]

Most of the animals that we are discussing in this module make a noise of some sort! When the words used to describe these noises, sound similar to the noises they describe, it is called onomatopoeia . We are going to learn about these words now.

Match the animals with the sound they make. Write the correct answers, in full sentences, on the lines below.

A B
  1. sheep
  1. bray
  1. snakes
  1. trumpet
  1. turkeys
  1. bleat
  1. donkeys
  1. purr
  1. elephants
  1. howl
  1. cats
  1. hiss
  1. pigs
  1. croak
  1. wolves
  1. chatter
  1. frogs
  1. grunt
  1. monkeys
  1. gobble
1. A sheep 6.
2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

That was good work! Let us build on your vocabulary a little more.

When we speak about animals, we use different words to refer to the male, female and babies in the animal family. Complete the below, using the words provided:

Animal Male Female Baby
Pig boar piglet
Cow cow calf
Sheep ram lamb
Dog dog bitch
Hen hen chicken
Horse stallion mare
Elephant bull calf
Lion lion lioness
Swan cob pen
Goose goose gosling

Choose the words from this table. Cross them out as you fill them into the table above.

Sow cub puppy
rooster ewe gander bull
Foal cow cygnet
Criteria 1 2 3 4
Matching of correct vocabulary Poor, assistance required In some contexts only Good Excellent
Thoroughness Poor effort, lack of interest Lack of consistent effort, interest waning Thorough, tackled with interest Extremely thorough, enthusiastically tackled
Neatness Untidy Presentation inconsistent, greater care needed Good presentation Excellent presentation, great care taken

Assessment

LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts.
We know this when the learner:
6.2 uses language forms and structures to communicate orally and in writing:
6.2.4 uses comparatives;
6.4 develops own vocabulary:
6.4.2 recognises words which sound the same but are spelled differently;
6.4.4 understands between 4 000 and 5 500 common spoken words in context by the end of grade 6.

Memorandum

This activity focuses on the sounds that animals make. Ensure that learners understand the word ONOMATOPOEIA.

(Words that sound similar to the sound they describe.) The learners are given two lists – they must match the correct sound to the animal that makes that sound. Go through the list with the learners before they begin. Talk about the sound of the words and what each one means. (This could get a little noisy as the learners experiment with the sounds!)

1. A sheep BLEATS. 6. Cats PURR.
2. Snakes HISS. 7. Pigs GRUNT.
3. Turkeys GOBBLE. 8. Wolves HOWL.
4. Donkeys BRAY. 9. Frogs CROAK.
5. Elephants TRUMPET. 10. Monkeys CHATTER.

The next part of the activity is still focused on developing vocabulary, but this time we are looking at the words used to refer to males, females and babies in the animal families. The learners are provided with the words they need and must match the correct word with the correct family. Once again, this could be done individually or in partners. Learners must understand that when they work together, they have to agree on an answer that they will both use. If this answer is wrong, they will both be affected in the assessment. It is one of the difficult lessons to learn when working with another person or in a group.

Animal Male Female Baby
Pig boar SOW piglet
Cow BULL cow calf
Sheep ram EWE lamb
Dog dog bitch PUPPY
Hen ROOSTER hen chicken
Horse stallion mare FOAL
Elephant bull COW calf
Lion lion lioness CUB
Swan cob pen CYGNET
Goose goose GANDER gosling

Make use of the Assessment Chart at the end of the activity once you have marked the answers. Be sure to point out to the learners that they will be assessed on neatness and thoroughness.

Questions & Answers

are nano particles real
Missy Reply
yeah
Joseph
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
Lohitha
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
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
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
Kamaluddeen
yes
narayan
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 6. OpenStax CNX. Sep 07, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10998/1.1
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