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English home language

Grade 5

That sinking feeling

Module 21

Reading

Read the article (Text 1) on the next page carefully.

What is this article about (main idea)?

What do we learn from this article about Tony Bullimore’s character? And motivate ‘why’!

What? Why?

What did you read about Tony Bullimore that was positive? And negative?

What do you find interesting about this article?

Take turns with your partner, reading out aloud. Assess each other. Fill in the missing criteria.

ASSESS YOURSELF AND YOUR PARTNER
My reading ’s reading
Loud enough
Reads clearly
Has eye contact
Reads fluently
Appropriate speed
Confident
Well prepared

[LO 3.3; 3.4]

Read the article marked text 2 :

  • How does this article differ from the article marked text 1 ?
  • Which newspaper/magazine article is more sympathetic/negative in the way of reporting?
  • How do you know that?
  • Have the writer’s different views/opinions of the person/event? What are they?

[LO 3.3; 3.4; 3.8.3]

TEXT 1

Trapped under his capsized yacht – brave sailor’s battle to survive

Four dark days in an air bubble

He lay curled up in the cramped space, trying to survive the bone-chilling cold. But not even his specially designed survival suit could keep him warm.

Tony Bullimore had no idea how long he’d been trapped in the pitch darkness of his capsized yacht. Two days? Three?

He’d fashioned a crude hammock form cargo netting after the cabin had begun flooding. It now hung about a metre down from the floor of the upturned yacht, only centimetres above the sloshing, freezing water.

If he wanted to turn over or change position he first had to get out of the hammock, which put him up to his neck in the icy water.

Tony’s thoughts were in a turmoil. He thought of his wife, Lela, and his family in England. He would have been reported missing by now and they’d be very worried.

He knew he had to keep his hopes up, but it wasn’t easy. After all, he was somewhere in the remoteness of the great Southern Ocean. The closest land was Antarctica or Australia, both about 2 500 km away.

His fresh water supply was almost exhausted and all he had to eat was a slab of chocolate. How long would the air trapped beneath the upturned hull keep him alive?

He couldn’t help feeling the end was near. At 57 he’d had a full and rewarding life. It was time to come to terms with his fate, he thought. He just hoped Lela would . . .

Suddenly his thoughts were .interrupted by loud banging above him. Tony sat up, his heart racing. On a number of occasions he’d thought he heard sounds of possible rescue, only to find the noise had been caused by some loose equipment rolling about.

Bang-bang-bang! This time it was unmistakeable.

Desperately he hunted around for something to bang back with, but in the end had to use his fists. ”I’m coming out! I’m coming out!” he yelled.

Tony took a few deep breaths, dived into the icy water and swam out from under the upturned hull. With bursting lungs he surfaced outside.

He was greeted by the most wonderful sight he’d ever seen – rescue workers in bright orange jackets in an inflatable craft. Behind them was the Australian Navy’s frigate HMAS Adelaide. A helicopter hovered overhead.

Questions & Answers

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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
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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
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
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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
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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
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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
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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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