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English home language

Grade 8

Towns and tourism

Module 16

To communicate facts

Activity 1:

To read for information (research)

To communicate facts clearly and accurately

[lo 3.1, 2.2]

  • Join the two together. Consult as many sources as possible


1. Ski in the Alps

2. Climb Africa’s highest mountain

3. Experience the view from the Eiffel Tower

4. Watch wild animals on the Serengeti Plains

5. Take part in the bull run at Pamplona

6. Take a photograph of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

7. See the snow capped peaks of Mt. Fuji

8. Take a hike through the Fish River Canyon

9. Meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World

10. See the sun set over Ayres Rock

11. View the Sphinx and the Pyramids

12. Watch water cascading at the Victoria Falls


We hope you have you enjoyed travelling all over the world?

  • Now choose ONE of the sights or experiences from the list and prepare yourself to do some


How to reach your destination. The cost involved

Anything interesting about your destination

Something about the people in this country

The best season in which to visit this country and the reason for this


Explain why you chose this destination. Support your presentation with pictures or photographs, posted on the board.

Speak clearly.

Do not read from your notes. (You may use word clues to help you.)

Be well prepared.

ASSESSMENT CHART. To listen attentively for specific information

  • To carry out an interview. Do your own opinion poll about holidays. Try to find out people’s ideas about their ideal holiday.
  • Make a list of FOUR questions to ask people.
  • As you interview each person, record the answers you are given.
  • Write a report on what you discover.

Activity 2:

To work with words

[lo 6.1]

  • While you have been travelling about the world, life has gone on and we have to remember that language and spelling rules are important!
  • First use each of the following words in a GOOD sentence to show its meaning CLEARLY.

















  • Now, find the following words in the puzzle below AND CIRCLE THEM:

You have now completed this module. GOOD WORK! WELL DONE!

Refer to the pre-assessment activity on page 1 and make sure that you NOW understand all the words.


LO 2


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

We know this when the learner:

2.1 communicates ideas and feelings creatively and expressively with a great degree of confidence and with limited assistance, using a range of selected oral types;

2.2 communicates ideas, facts and opinions on challenging topics clearly and accurately and with a greater degree of coherence, using a range of factual oral text types;

2.3 demonstrates basic skills in a range of oral text types:

2.3.3 carries out interviews with members of the community using basic interview techniques.

LO 3

Reading and Viewing

The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts

We know this when the learner:

3.1 reads spontaneously and often for pleasure and information across the range of texts studied, discusses personal response and the kinds of texts enjoyed and recommends texts to others;

3.4 shows understanding of information texts;

3.4.3 makes judgements and draws conclusions about ideas on the basis of evidence;

3.7 analyses techniques used to create particular effects in visual, written and multimedia texts such as:

3.7.2 the impact of design elements.

LO 4


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:

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;

4.2 produces a range of factual written and multi-model texts for various purposes, using a range of visual, and design elements where appropriate by means of recounts of events, research project reports, pamphlets, posters, book reviews;

4.3 demonstrates basic skills in a range of features of writing appropriate to the text type.

Learning outcomes(LOs)

LO 5

Thinking and Reasoning

The learner will be able to use language to think and reason, as well as to access, process and use information for learning

Assessment standards(ASs)

We know this when the learner:

5.1 uses language to think and reason.

LO 6

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:

6.1 works with words:

6.1.1 using a range of different strategies to spell unfamiliar words;

6.2 works with sentences:

6.2.6 using a range of punctuation appropriately.



  • Try to ensure that the learners consult as many sources of information as possible. They may need a little guidance in using unfamiliar sources as it is important that they stretch their minds a bit outside the borders of South Africa.

1. Switzerland 7. Japan

2. Kenya 8. Namibia

3. France 9. USA

4. Tanzania 10. Australia

5. Spain 11. Egypt

6. Italy 12. Zimbabwe

  • Give the learners the rubric for an oral presentation (included in this guide), beforehand so that they will know what is required of them.


  • Learners may need guidance in drawing up the list of questions. This may also be done as a group activity. Make sure the questions are open-ended.

Let the learners interview learners in other grades, parents, educators, neighbours, etc.

  • Explain how a report must be drawn up. This can be a very simple report with the learner’s findings. Compare findings.

Questions & Answers

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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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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