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English home language

Grade 5

Tickle your taste buds

Module 15

Word power


Try your hand at describing a person or topic through this eight-line formula.

line 1: Topic is a colour My mother is pink.
line 2: a season She is the summer time
line 3: a place in the kitchen.
line 4: a type of weather She is warm.
line 5: a type of clothing My mother is a slipper,
line 6: a piece of furniture a comfortable old sofa.
line 7: a TV show She is an Oprah show,
line 8: a type of food lumpy chicken gravy!

Try these:

A chef, a waiter, a fireman, a cow, a dinosaur, a teacher … or any other topic of your choice.

First attempt with a partner First attempt solo
How well did I do? Self Peer
I could choose a topic
I could write eight lines
I could write each line as stated in the formula
Fill your own criteria into this block:

[LO 3.7.1; 4.1.1; 4.3]

Poems can be such fun!

Find some food poems to read and/or dramatise in groups.

Here is a list of possible poems – just in case you are stuck:

Zanzibar Pete and Zoom-along Dick by Nancy Chambers

After Breakfast by Roy Fuller

I eat my peas with honey (Anon)

How to open … by John Fuller

Sweet Song by Vernon Scannell

Late for Breakfast by Mary Dawson

Greedy Dog by James Hurley

The Vulture by Hilaire Belloc

The Flattered Flying Fish by E.V. Rieu

Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein


Select the correct meaning for the word and test your word power!

  1. menu:
  1. a queue of people
  2. an order form
  3. list from which we can order to eat
  1. waiter:
  1. someone who is late for an appointment
  2. a servant
  3. someone who takes your order and waits on you in a restaurant
  1. chef:
  1. someone who cannot pronounce his words correctly
  2. the headman of a tribe
  3. a trained cook
  1. diner:
  1. supper
  2. someone who eats out at a restaurant
  3. a served meal
  1. dessert:
  1. a vast area where nothing grows
  2. to run away
  3. pudding
  1. napkin:
  1. usually a linen cloth used as a serviette
  2. worn on a baby’s bottom
  3. a short sleep
  1. maitre ‘d:
  1. the head waiter in a restaurant
  2. a French dish/meal
  3. comes after maitre ‘c
  1. tureen:
  1. the cloth used to wrap bodies of deceased people
  2. a deep dish with lid, usually for soup
  3. the female turtle
  1. liqueur:
  1. a sweet alcoholic drink
  2. a lollipop
  3. a fizzy cold drink
  1. hors d’oeuvre:
  1. a starter
  2. another word for a horse
  3. a herd of cattle


Can you make a sketch incorporating all ten of the words in the illustrations? (Only use the correct ones!)

[LO 6.1.2]

Discussion and role-play (group work)

What do you think these diners are complaining about? Discuss various options with your group members.

Act out this scene.

Firstly dramatise it in a negative and aggressive way, and following that in a positive manner.

Which is the better way of handling the problem?

[LO 1.3; 1.4; 1.6; 2.2.1; 2.2.4; 2.4.3; 2.4.4; 5.1.3]

Complete the speech bubbles

[LO 4.1.1; 4.4.2; 5.3.6; 5.4.1]

  • Is it colourful and bright?
  • Does it make you think the product is unique?
  • Is it clear and legible?
  • Is it set out in a way that is interesting?Does it have illustrations/graphics?
  • Does it have a suitable name?
  • Does it have a super slogan?

[LO 4.1.3; 5.3.5]

Silent reading: Carefully read through the following passage and decide whether the given statements are True (T) or False (F).

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
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
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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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10991/1.2
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