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English home language

Grade 8

Cultural and aesthetic prejudice

Module 11

Study fact/opinion

Activity 1:

Study fact / opinion

[lo 5.1.1]

  • 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 man’s view only.

e.g. “That painting is beautiful.” (Another person may disagree.)

  • Which of the following sentences are fact and which are opinion:

Mrs White has moved in next door.

She has lovely furniture.

Her three dogs are big.

They are very playful.

She has many children.

I shall invite her to tea.

I am a good neighbour.

  • Look now at the difference between literal and figurative. “A female pig is ‘a sow’.”

This is literal . What you see is what you get! You cannot argue the point!

  • “She is a pig!”

What you see, you must ‘decipher’ (interpret). It is figurative . It allows for interpretation!

  • Which of the following sentences are literal and which are figurative ?

She looks like a dream!

Spring has started early.

The flowers are rainbows in cups.

The trees stand to attention in the winter.

The daffodil has yellow petals.

In England, the arum lily is an expensive flower.

The carpet of flowers was stunning.

The rose is still the Queen of flowers.

Activity 2:

Finding ten advertisements / extracting fact and opinion

[lo 4.2, 2.2]

  • Now that you are more familiar with fact and opinion, see if you can explain it to the class in the following manner:
  • Find ten advertisements (in newspapers or magazines).
  • Extract three facts and three opinions from each.
  • Write them down.
  • Tell the class about your findings.

Activity 3:

Invent a board game or toy

[lo 5.3.3]

In your group . . .

  • Invent a new toy / board game for the Christmas / Easter / Birthday market .

Activity 4:

Create an advertisement

[lo 4.4.5]

  • Create an advertisement for the toy / board game which you have invented.
Assessment Check-list for my ADVERTISEMENT
Is the advertisement neat and clear?
Is my language use correct?
Have I used facts and opinions in my advertisements, as asked?
Have I suggested a clever name for my toy?
Have I given interesting qualities to the toy?
Is my price consumer-friendly?
Have I indicated where the toy can be bought?
Have I used colour in my advertisement?
Will my advertisement attract attention?

Activity 5:

Extract own facts / opinions

[lo 2.4.7]

  • Use literal and figurative language (some facts, some opinions).

You should explain to the class quite clearly which is which.

Activity 6:

Present the project to the class

[lo 2.4.7]

  • Now present your product to the class, explain how the game works or the toy can be used.

Try to sell it to the class with a persuasive speech!.

Assessment Check-list for SELLING TECHNIQUES

  • Is my product attractively presented?
  • Are the important details displayed well? (e.g. name, etc.)
  • Do I have all the information that I need for selling this product?
  • Do I have a striking introduction; a detailed middle and a clever end to my sales talk?
  • Do I speak clearly?
  • Do I address the audience eye-to-eye?
  • Am I enthusiastic about my toy?



Main points about the product:

1. _____________________________

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