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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

Activity

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

Country
Zimbabwe
Japan
Switzerland
Italy
USA
Egypt
Australia
Spain
Tanzania
France
Namibia
Kenya

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

Research:

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

Presentation:

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.

Ancient:

Chief:

deceive:

feint:

eighteen:

receipt:

reign:

thief:

height:

sleigh:

field:

pierce:

veil:

weird:

relief:

weight:

  • 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.

Assessment

LO 2

Speaking

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

Writing

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.

Memorandum

ACTIVITY 1:

  • 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.

ACTIVITY 2:

  • 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

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
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
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
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
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.
Bharti
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
Daniel
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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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