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Now bring your own example of an advertisement to school.

It must have both words and pictures.

Paste the advertisement in your module below.

Point out the different aspects of the advertisement by labelling them.

The purpose of an advertisement is to convince the person reading it, to buy the product. In the process of convincing people to buy their products, some advertisers sometimes distort the truth.

Consumers need to distinguish between FACT and OPINION in advertisements.

Let us look at the following:

  • A fact is something that cannot be changed e.g. A dog has four legs.
  • An opinion is something that is one person’s view only. E.g. That painting is beautiful. (Another person may disagree.)

Which of the following are fact and which are opinion :

  1. Mrs White has moved in next door.
  2. She has lovely furniture.

3. Her three dogs are big.

4. They are very playful.

5. She has many children.

6. I shall invite her to tea.

7. I am a good neighbour.

Janine and Tom are planning their wedding celebration feast. Not only does the bride want to look perfect from tip to toe, but they both want their guests to enjoy themselves.

They have consulted a number of advertisements. Find TWO advertisements, one dealing with bridal outfits and the wedding ceremony, and one dealing with catering for weddings. Now, try to analyse them according to the following:

Advertisement One:

Complete the following table by filling in the required information from Advertisement One.

Product advertised
Manufacturing Company
Targeted Customer
Logo (describe it shortly in words)
Outstanding Feature
Identify any negative aspect about these products?

Find three facts and three opinions in this advertisement.

Facts Opinions

Advertisement Two:

Make a list of all the positive aspects of this product.

Say if the following statements are true or false . Give a quotation that proves your answer correct.

Find three facts and three opinions in this advertisement.

Facts Opinions


LO 3
reading and viewingThe 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 a text (fiction or non-fiction);
3.3 reads and responds to social texts;
3.4 reads for information:3.4.3 summarises information;
3.5 analysis photographs in texts (e.g. advertisements and newspapers).



Before learners read the comprehension, determine their pre-knowledge of Youth Day through discussion.

  1. Police were shooting pupils.
  2. They protested against the inferior education which African learners were subjected to by the government forces.
  3. These served as obstacles so that the police could not go into Soweto.
  4. The adults supported them. They appreciated it.
  5. They were waiting for freedom from Apartheid,
  6. Tarred roads; bigger houses; block of flats
  7. It is dirty. People are unemployed. People are poor.
  8. Empower the youth in tourism and life skills.
  9. “Freedom was as distant as the moon”
  10. Nelson Mandela; Desmond Tutu
  11. F.W.de Klerk and Albert Luthuli


Places where advertisement can be found: magazines; television; radio; billboards at stations; bus stops; litter bins etc.

Fact / Opinion

1. fact 2. opinion 3. fact 4. fact

5. opinion 6. fact 7. opinion

Advertisement One.

They need to fill in the form according to the advertisement they have brought with them, and also to identify the facts and the opinions, but be ready to show you the copy for proof.

Product advertised
Manufacturing Company
Targeted Customer
Logo (describe it shortly in words)
Outstanding Feature
Can you identify any negative aspect about these products?

Advertisement two:

They also need to identify the facts and opinions

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
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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