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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 31

To interact in additional language

Activity 1:

To express feelings [lo 2.1.4]

To talk about an issue with preparation [lo 2.3.5]

I am sure you know GARFIELD, the cat with an attitude. Do you know LINUS? (He is Charlie Brown’s friend in the Snoopy/Peanuts cartoons.)

Have you noticed that both these characters have a well-loved possession? Linus always has his blanket (which Snoopy tries to grab from him) and Garfield has a teddy bear.

We all own something that is special to us for some or other reason. Even if other people think it strange. Maybe if you could explain to them what makes your possession special, they would get the picture! In this activity, we are going to do exactly that! You are going to choose something that is very special to you and then you are going to complete the following tasks.

So here is what YOU have to do:

  • Bring your well-loved possession to class.
  • Show it to the class and point out what you love about it.
  • Explain how it came to be so special in your eyes.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your special possession.

Your talk should last about 1 - 1½ minute. Read through the rubric at the end of the activity to see how your educator and peers will be assessing you.

Use these pointers to help you plan your talk:

The special possession I am going to talk about is:

Where did this special possession come from?

What makes it so special to me?

Educator and peer assessment chart

Criteria 1 2 3 4
Enunciation Unclear Developing, not always clear Good Excellent
Eye-contact Could not do Beginning to use Good. Maintained through most of the talk Excellent. Maintained throughout the talkCovered the whole audience
Pace Difficult to follow Reasonable Good flow, very little faltering Excellent flow, no faltering
Sincerity, Conviction, Enthusiasm Showed none Reasonable use Good. Evident during most of the talk Extremely evident throughout the talk
Use of Visual aids and preparation None used Very little, but starting to understand the importance Good Excellent
Use of notes Lacking notes Correct use still developing – very dependent on notes Good Excellent,.Complimented talk. Excellent talk without notes


LO 2
SPEAKING The learner will be able to communicate effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.
We know this when the learner:
2.1 interacts in additional language:
2.1.2 sustains a conversation on a familiar topic;
2.1.3 expresses an opinion and gives reasons for it;
2.1.4 expresses feelings;
2.3 uses additional language to communicate information:
2.3.5 talks about an issue with preparation;
2.5 shows awareness of the way language constructs knowledge and identity and positions people:
2.5.1 begins to look critically at naming practices (e.g. women taking their husbands’ surnames, etc.)


This activity gives learners the opportunity to prepare an oral to present to the class. The topic for the oral is “Something that is special to me.” Learners must choose one of their belongings that is very special, bring it to school and then explain to the class what it is, where it came from, and why it is so special to them. After their presentation, the class may ask them questions about their special possession. The talk must be 1-1½ minutes long, and learners can make use of the assessment chart to assess each other.

Keep in mind that this is often a daunting task for many learners. Make sure that they have adequate time to prepare and make them feel as relaxed as possible.

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
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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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