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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 24

To understand title, setting and plot

Activity 1:

To understand title, setting and plot [lo 3.1.1]

To understand characters [lo 3.2.1]

To answer and ask some complex questions [lo 5.2.1]

Today we are going to focus on reading – reading out loud to each other and we are going to make it more interesting, by reading a prose dialogue.

Your teacher will help you divide into groups of four. There are four characters in the story and each of you will be a different character. Read the story out loud in your group. Remember to use the correct interpretation techniques to make listening more enjoyable.

Before you start, decide who will be:

Dave: ___________________ Mr Catt: ____________________

Mrs Longton: ________________ Narrator: ____________________

Pet's Paradise

It was Monday morning and Dave's first day in his first job. He arrived at 8.30 sharp, spick and span. The owner, Mr Catt, was sitting in his office drinking tea and scribbling in a grubby notebook. He looked up and smiled. `Good morning Dave! How are you today?'

`Fine thanks, Mr Catt.'

`Ready for a hard day's work?'

`Ready when you are, Mr C.'

`Then give me a word that rhymes with "rest".'

Dave, somewhat puzzled said, `Best.'

Mr Catt turned back to his notebook. Dave stood patiently by the desk.

Mr Catt stood up, notebook in hand. `How does this sound?' He spoke like a vicar, as if his teeth were stuck together with chewing gum. `Tiddles the cat lies here at rest. At catching mice she was the best.' He dropped the notebook on the desk with a flourish and looked at Dave. `Well? What do you think?'

Dave didn't know what to think. When he applied for the job at Pet's Paradise his friends said he was daft. He was beginning to think they were right. `It's ... er ... all right.'

`All right? All right? It's more than all right! It's a masterpiece. I can see it now, carved in Roman letters on a black marble slab.' He took Dave by the arm and led him out of the office. `Come on, Dave, we've got work to do. We've got to lay poor old Tiddles to rest at 10:30 sharp, and we haven't dug her grave yet.'

That morning Dave helped Mr Catt bury (or `lay to rest') three cats, a dog, two goldfish, a goose and a scorpion. All the graves, even the scorpion's, were dug with great care. All were to be marked with a headstone or slab, set into the neatly mown turf.

As they worked Mr Catt told Dave a string of jokes. They were all very old, very bad jokes and they were all about animals. `Dave,' said Mr Catt as they put the finishing touches to Tiddles' grave, `What's the highest form of animal life?'

`I don't know Mr C. What is the highest form of animal life?'

`Why, a giraffe of course.'

Dave groaned. Mr Catt laughed. `You need a sense of humour, Dave, to work in a cemetery.'

Half way through digging the grave for the goose Mr Catt said, `What sort of TV programmes do ducks like to watch?'

Dave shrugged his shoulders. `Don't know.'

`Duckumentaries of course!' And so it went on, one awful joke after another until 10:30 when the burial services began.

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
Smarajit Reply
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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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