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English first additional language

Grade 6

Module 45

To understand some elements of stories

Activity 1:

To identify and discuss a social issue [lo 3.1.3]

To discuss advantages and disadvantages and write about them [lo 5.2.7]

This activity focuses on your reading and understanding skills, but you will also be asked to express your opinion and to interact with your group members again. The following passage deals with a controversial issue – Should wildfires be allowed to burn, or should we put them out? An article on this topic appeared in The World magazine about fires that occurred in the United States of America. Many readers responded to the articles, some expressing a fiery opinion! Read what they had to say:

Wildfires: Should We Let Them Burn or Put Them Out?

  1. Eric Cannot, California

What right do we have to interfere with nature? Our interference with it will cost us our health and freedom. I feel that nature-started fires should be left to burn themselves out. These fires have much more energy because of the dead wood and other combustibles. Natural fires should be allowed to burn, unless they are a threat to human life or property.

  1. Solveigh Argeseanu, Illinois

Wildfires should be allowed so that the dead plants cannot accumulate to the point where an accidental fire could become a danger. The fires that are allowed to burn should be watched closely and they should be extinguished as soon as unfavourable weather conditions such as strong winds arise.

  1. Elizabeth Layne, Montana

When a fire, for any reason, begins close to a populated area, it should be put out immediately. If a fire starts elsewhere, it should be left alone. There should be a certain time when fires are allowed to burn, like every 20 years or so. Not only would it prevent dead wood from piling up, but it would also allow the park to "stay alive".

  1. Tiffany Tenney, Delaware

I think all forest fires should be put out because if a fire were allowed to burn, wildlife would be endangered. Also, homes and trees would be destroyed. I think if people want to minimize forest fires, they could attach fire prevention containers to trees in a forest. Each container could have a fire blanket, a small fire extinguisher and a radio that will warn a firehouse if there is a fire. If you saw a fire starting, you could easily put it out. If it were too big, you could signal someone. The containers would be animal proof and waterproof.

Answer the following questions about this passage by writing TRUE, FALSE or NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE

  1. Eric Cannot is in favour of natural fires.
  2. Solveigh Argeseanu suggests that allowing dead plants to accumulate can make fires extremely dangerous.
  3. Elizabeth Layne suggests that a fire should be allowed to burn every ten years.
  4. All the readers agree that a natural fire should be allowed to burn.
  5. All the readers agree that fires caused by humans should be put out.
  6. Tiffany Tenney is against fires, as she fears for the life of wild animals.
  7. Solveigh Argeseanu suggests that we start fires but that they must be supervised carefully.
  8. All the readers are concerned about fires that endanger human life.

Questions & Answers

find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
I know this work
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
I rally confuse this number And equations too I need exactly help
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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
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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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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 6. OpenStax CNX. Sep 07, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10998/1.1
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