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English first additional language

Grade 7

Module 6

Pronouns

  1. Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.

THE WHEEL

We all know the story of Beauty and the Beast. In this story we learn of Maurice, Beauty's father who was an inventor and how he invented a machine to chop wood. The people of the town thought he was crazy. Why is it that all inventors seem to be crazy in the eyes of the people around them? I think the reason for this is that these people are way ahead of their time. These people think of making the impossible possible.

One of man's greatest inventions is a piece of wood shaded like a circle. Yes, the wheel. Who invented the wheel? History has it that the wheel may have been invented by the Sumerians, the same people who gave us the first written language? All we know is that it existed in ancient Mesopotamia and that without it we would not have the machines we have today. Through the ages the wheel was improved. Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian painter and inventor who lived about 500 years ago, improved the wheel further by making it lighter and stronger than before. Although the wheel in itself is not a machine, it becomes one when you combine it with an axle or another wheel. During the 19th century new wheels came into use and caused the big Industrial Revolution. We saw the invention of the steam engine. Today we cannot imagine our world without a wheel.

The wheel is used in basically every machine we can think of — in mother's washing machine, inside a modern jet airplane and even in the gyroscope, which plays an important role in guiding space flight.

Research: Wonderful World of Knowledge

  1. Answer the following questions in full sentences:
  1. How did Maurice spend his extra time?
  2. Did the people of his town accept Maurice? Say why.
  3. Why are inventors different to the people around them?
  4. What is regarded as one of the greatest inventions?
  5. When was the wheel invented?
  6. When was the steam engine invented and what was the result of the invention?
  7. Describe what the world would be like without the wheel.
  8. Give the opposite of the following:

Possible:

Ancient:

Crazy:

  1. What is a gyroscope?
  2. Give a few examples where you know the wheel is irreplaceable.
LO 3.1.4

Using the extract and your imagination, sketch what you think the first wheel looked like.

  1. Cloze Procedure

Harvey the household robot

  1. Look at the picture very carefully. Fill in the missing words. They are listed below.

Harvey cannot go into the house because his (i) __________tear up the carpets. He has to stay in the (ii)___________. Harvey doesn't like this because he gets (iii) ___________having no one to talk to. Besides, it's (iv) ___________in the garage and this makes Harvey rusty. Harvey (v) ______________all the letters but he cannot (vi) …………………………………………… ____________Harvey can do (vii) __________things at once. He can work in the (viii) __________because of the light on his head.

His owner is thinking of taking the garden fork and lawn mower from Harvey's (ix)________________________. He wants Harvey to be able to work (x) ___________the house. Harvey tried to mix a cake once, but he used his wrong arm and the cake mix ended up inside the. (xi)_______________. Last week something went wrong with Harvey's controls. He went round drilling (xii) __________in everything. The furniture looked as if it had woodworm.

Questions & Answers

can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
hello
Sherica
im all ears I need to learn
Sherica
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Tamia
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?
Kim
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Al
y=10×
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
is it 3×y ?
Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
im not good at math so would this help me
Rachael Reply
yes
Asali
I'm not good at math so would you help me
Samantha
what is the problem that i will help you to self with?
Asali
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
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
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
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
AMJAD
what is system testing
AMJAD
what is the application of nanotechnology?
Stotaw
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
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
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
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
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
Smarajit Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 09, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11019/1.1
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