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John (surprised): Nothing! I just asked if you want to go out !

Jill : Yes, but it’s the way you said it!

And then an argument starts! What happened to going out?


1.1 Do you think Jill was too sensitive? Why?

1.2 Can you think of other occasions when this has happened, that a person has been distrustful for no apparent reason. Can you suggest why?

Scenario 2

Remember : Working with stereotypes makes us blind to the real value of people.

We work with stereotypes so much that we learn to accept them. e.g. Jaco and Michael are talking to each other.

Jaco: I am NOT asking her to the dance! Her name is Elspeth! She wears glasses! She doesn’t drink.

Michael: Well, what about Elna, then?

Jaco: Oh no! She works in a butchery! She drives a 1993 Volkswagen! She is a religious freak! She comes from Gauteng!


2.1 Will Jaco find any girl to take to the dance? Explain.

2.2 What is Jaco’s real problem?

2.3 How can he solve it?

Scenario 3:

Remember: What you see is what you will be! You can choose to see things in a positive way or a negative way. (However, can negative comments teach us something!)

Sometimes we need to accept that we have different perceptions of the same thing. (“. . . but that is not what I saw!”)

Lisa: Their house is so poorly furnished. They do not even have a pool! And, honestly, did you see the children, running all over the place, thin and noisy. And their clothes are so unfashionable.

Jane: Well, I don’t know. The children seem happy to me. I do not mind that they do not have much furniture. At least we were asked to sit down and to enjoy cold drinks and biscuits, although they obviously cannot afford it. I think it is a happy home and that there is a lot of love in the house.


3.1 Why do you think Lisa was so critical and Jane was so appreciative?

Scenario 4

Remember: Giving clear instructions is very important. Keep them unambiguous.Do not blame someone if you are at fault!

Sometimes interpretations vary and instructions are unclear.

Boniswa: Take the pill in the middle drawer and give it to Mrs Heath tonight.

Nolwe: All right!

The next morning, Mrs Heath is found in bed – VERY sick!

Boniswa: Nolwe, did you give her the pill!

Nolwe: Yes, I did. I opened the middle drawer which has all the red pills in it and gave her one.

Boniswa: Oh no! Not THAT drawer. I said the middle drawer!

Nolwe: But there are THREE middle drawers in the desk! One on each side vertically and one in the middle horizontally!


4.1 Who is to blame here?

Scenario 5

Remember: Bullies are actually cowards who are surrounded by admirers! You must decide whether you are guilty too of encouraging a bully! Is there anything else that you can do instead of this?

Sometimes things go wrong and the reaction is, “But I didn’t know!” which is no excuse, even in a court of law.

Joseph (in front of a group of girls): Sollie is a skollie! Sollie is a skollie! Look at his thin pants and short hair! He’s got fleas!

Sollie (shyly): Stop this, please, Joseph!

Joseph: Ag, listen to him whining! He’s such a baby – Come on – show us your HUGE muscles then (He laughs). Come on, let’s fight, champ (He pushes him onto the ground).

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
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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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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