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English first additional language

Grade 5

Module 21

Information and opinions

ACTIVITY 1

TO COLLECT AND RECORD INFORMATION ON A GRAPH [LO 5.3.2]

TO USE THE INFORMATION TO CREATE A GRAPH [LO 5.4.2]

TO USE THE INFORMATION FROM THE GRAPH TO WRITE A TEXT [LO 5.4.3]

Do you have a special interest ?

Most people are interested in something. Some people, however, are quite fanatical about their hobbies and interests.

Do a survey in your class about hobbies and interests . Design a graph and write the initials of the person into the block of his/her interest or hobby. You may even wish to add a couple of topics of your own to the graph.

Show your teacher your completed graph. Compare the results of your class to that of another class in your grade.

Once you have completed your survey, write a few sentences explaining your results and telling the reader about your findings.

Take a few minutes to tell your partner

about your hobby or interest

ACTIVITY 2

TO EXPRESS AN OPINION AND GIVE A REASON FOR IT [LO 2.1.3]

TO DESCRIBE THE PURPOSE OF SOMETHING [LO 2.3.4]

JUST A THOUGHT!

Many of today’s successful entrepreneurs – and even inventors - started out by making their hobbies and interests ‘pay’!

SAY YOUR SAY!

Select one of the inventions on the next page and state your point of view:

whether it is the best / worst invention ever

and why . OR

Choose any item and describe what it looks like (without saying what it is)

and for what purpose it is used. Describe this to your classmates.

Allow them to guess the item.

Assessment

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 an additional language:

2.1.2 takes part in a conversation on a familiar topic;

2.1.3 expresses an opinion and gives a reason for it;

2.3 uses additional language to communicate information:

2.3.4 describes the purpose of something (e.g. a familiar tool and what it is used for);

2.4 uses additional language creatively:

2.4.1 tells a story;

2.4.2 performs poems, songs and simple plays;

2.4.4 imagines and describes possibilities.

LO 5

THINKING AND REASONING The learner will able to use language to think and reason, and access, process and use information for learning.

We know this when the learner:

5.2 uses language for thinking:

5.2.7 expresses cause and effect;

5.2.8 expresses opinions and gives reasons for them;

5.2.9 discusses advantages and disadvantages;

5.3 collects and records information in different ways:

5.3.2 designs, draws and labels maps, plans, charts, graphs and diagrams;

5.4 transfers information in different ways:

5.4.3 uses information form a chart, graph or diagram to write a text.

Memorandum

ACTIVITY 1

This is an interesting activity – but beware! It can grow quite rowdy. Allow the learners to do the survey. Discuss the rules concerning orderliness (vs chaos !) and be firm. Otherwise this activity can be a nightmare …

If your class is large, allow the learners to select a cross-section group and only work with them.

Display the graphs. Discuss the findings. Invite the other classes in the grade to inform your class about their findings.

Allow for discussion: differences and how to cope; specially talented people vs other-talented what makes one person interested in one thing and the next person not; etc. Let the ideas flow.

Once the survey has been completed, the learner must write a few sentences explaining or expanding on the results of the survey.

See page 4: People make money from hobbies. How? Develop this idea within your class. You may be surprised to find that some learners are already earning from their hobbies. Perhaps compile a booklet with ideas for others.

Extension of task :

Feel free to use the following grid for another survey.

JUST FOR FUN ! Do a sport survey among your peers.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Rugby
Hockey
Netball
Soccer
Swimming
Gym
Horse riding
Other
Total of each sport!

ACTIVITY 2

This task is quite well explained in the learners’ unit. A choice is given – allow the learners the freedom to choose.

The second choice could develop into quite an interesting oral. Turn it into a quiz.

Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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
Daniel
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
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
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.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
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.
Tarell
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.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
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.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10992/1.2
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