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6 On the other hand, the use of black and white can also be impressive. A black-and-white marble floor is stunning, a black and white outfit can be absolutely dazzling and black and white photography can be very striking and extremely suitable for the subject – holding our attention in much the same way as colour photography.

7 And then of course we come to figurative language. If we only used facts which had to be accepted at face value, life would be colourless. Figures of speech allow us to exercise our minds and to create pictures in our minds. We find figurative images in writing colourful and realize that writing is really enhanced, sharpened and outlined, by the use of imagery.

8 The rainbow is the most fascinating of all. It reminds us of our colourful world, which we tend to take for granted. Perhaps we need to take stock and to SEE colour properly for the first time from now onwards!

  1. What does ‘Our Colourful World’ mean to you?
  2. What is one way of interpreting the title, according to paragraph 2?

Give your answer as a statement, in a simple sentence, without using figures of speech.

  1. What, in your own words, is the main point of paragraph 3?
  2. What, in your own words, are the two main points made in paragraph 4?
  3. Besides being colourful, having vivid costumes and original music, describe four other qualities that make the Cape Carnival such a success – use adjectives of the words supplied in paragraph 5.

The dancing and singing are

  1. What contrast is made in paragraph 6?

_____________ vs______________

  1. Mention two ways that the mind is affected by imagery, according to paragraph 7?
  2. The writer feels we should do something now, having read this article. What is it?

Activity 4:

To discuss environmental and ethical issues and to question and infer to solve problems and develop thinking about environmental issues

[lo 3.9, 5.1.7]

“If mankind goes on the way it is, without regard for our colourful world, there might be no world to speak of soon.” YOU decide how serious the problem is and in your group decide what you can do to help.

1. In England, the following are some of the Acts that have been enacted:

1970 Department of the Environment created

1974 Control of Pollution Act

1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act

Select three Acts that have been enacted in South Africa to protect the environment.

2. Give a definition of ‘global warming’.

3. Mention some of the effects of global warming.

4. What is ‘El Niño’?

5. How do pesticides affect the environment?

6. What is meant by genetically-modified foods?

7. What would be the consequences of water shortages on mankind in the long-term? Explain your opinion.

8. Why should we look after endangered species with particular care, in your view.

9. How does man’s greed affect the environment? Summarise your view.

10. What can one person do to help? Number your ideas.

11. What do the following terms mean?

  1. biodiversity
  2. deforestation
  3. rain forests
  4. desertification
  5. earth summit
  6. fossil fuels
  7. greenhouse effect


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 spontaneously and often for pleasure and information across the range of texts studied, discusses personal response and the kinds of texts enjoyed and recommends texts to others;
3.4 shows understanding of information texts;3.4.1 identifies main ideas and explains how the details support the main idea;
3.7 analyses techniques used to create particular effects in visual, written and multimedia texts such as:3.7.2 the impact of design elements.
LO 4
Writing The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes
We know this when the learner:
  • writes a range of imaginative texts:
4.1.2 to explore the creative, critical and playful use of language by means of narrative and descriptive compositions, dialogues, poems, songs and letters;
4.2 produces a range of factual written and multi-model texts for various purposes, using a range of visual, and design elements where appropriate by means of recounts of events, research project reports, pamphlets, posters, book reviews;
4.3 demonstrates basic skills in a range of features of writing appropriate to the text type.

Questions & Answers

how can chip be made from sand
Eke Reply
is this allso about nanoscale material
are nano particles real
Missy Reply
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
where is the latest information on a no technology how can I find it
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
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.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
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
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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
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