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English home language

Grade 5

People with passion

Module 17

Hobbies and interests; opinions


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


Many of today’s famous sportsmen and women started out by just enjoying the game!

[LO 2.1.3; 3.10; LO 5.3.1]


Select one of these inventions and state your point of view as to whether

-- it is the best / worst invention ever

-- and why.

You might not necessarily agree with what other people say.

What should your reaction be when you disagree with someone?

And when you agree?

[LO 2.1.1; 2.4.2; 3.11; 5.1.3]

0 = Difficulty1 = Not coping. Aid needed.2 = Needs practice.3 = Satisfactory.4 = Very well done.5 = Excellent. Competent.
  1. Speaks clearly, at an appropriate pace.
0 1 2 3 4 5
  1. Good reasoning. Well thought out.
0 1 2 3 4 5
  1. Maintains eye contact. Audience clearly interested.
0 1 2 3 4 5
  1. Confident.
0 1 2 3 4 5

Match each invention listed below, to its use:

  1. instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure
  2. device used in sound-reproduction systems
  3. device used to increase the sound of e.g. a musical instrument
  4. used for two-way communications
  5. electrical device used for transmitting speech along a wire
  6. optical instrument used to magnify small objects
  7. used for injecting fluids or cleaning wounds

instrument for listening to the sounds made within the body.

[LO 3.11; 6.1.3]


What is your opinion?Send us your point of view for publication.

Cricket Cruncher’ Causes Chaos

Mr Ivan Idea’s newest invention to eliminate crickets has caused much dissention amongst insect and animal lovers.

His ‘cricket cruncher’ shoes, designed to squash (in his words) “those little black monsters”, have cynics smiling and insect and animal lovers irate. “The man is cruel!,” is the general feeling of the public.

  • State an opinion against these crickets,
  • State an opinion in favour of the crickets

Select an interesting news article.

Read it and tell what you have read to your partner, the group or your class.

Is it a good article?


Why did you choose it?

What is it about?

If you were a journalist, how would you change the angle of the article?

[LO 2.1.2; 2.1.3. 3.11; 5.4.4]


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 communicates experiences, ideas and information in different and fairly challenging contexts for different audiences and purposes:

2.1.1 uses language thoughtfully for interpersonal communication (e.g. praising someone’s efforts, disagreeing with someone);

2.1.2 uses language for creative and imaginative self-expression (e.g. expresses feelings and thoughts, dramatises);

2.1.3 shares ideas and offers opinions on less familiar topics and events, using speculation and hypothesis;

2.2 uses interaction strategies to communicate effectively in group situations:

2.3 uses appropriate body language and presentation skills:

Questions & Answers

find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
The given of f(x=x-2. then what is the value of this f(3) 5f(x+1)
virgelyn Reply
hmm well what is the answer
how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
oops. ignore that.
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
is it a question of log
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
im all ears I need to learn
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what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
kkk nice
Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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