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English home language

Grade 6

Module 10



Choose a picture of one of the animals found in the sea. Try to describe it as clearly as possible.

Remember, you want other people reading your work to see this picture in their minds as clearly as you yourself saw it. To achieve this, you will have to use adjectives. Underline these adjectives.

LO 4.1.2


Prepositions are words that show the relationship of one thing to another. They often tell you where one thing is in relation to another, or the `position' that it is in. They are always attached to a noun or pronoun.

Some examples: before, on, across, over, into, past, under, up, in, down, near, to, until.

Complete the following sentences by supplying a suitable preposition

  1. We are sailing_________Durban.
  2. She was swimming________me when the wave broke.
  3. This is no time_____________floating.
  4. He seemed unaware__________the stormy sea.
  5. I could not find Penny___________all the people on the beach.
  6. If you are going to the beach take a hat_____________you.
LO 6.2.2

Just for fun!

What do these expressions mean?

  1. take forty winks
  1. face the music
  1. bury the hatchet
  1. turn a blind eye.


Read the following proverbs and find out what they mean:

Look before you leap.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

LO 6.4.2


Reflections on Holiday

I sat in the sand dunes, the wind blowing particles of sand into my hair, eyes, even my teeth, and surveyed the scene before me. Seagulls were arguing over a mysterious-looking object cast up by the sea, vivid with its shade of green and silver as seen from a distance. Children were playing with heaps of coloured stones, making patterns on the light, brown sand. Far out, a man was digging for mussels in the soft, dark, sea-wet sand of the bay. He looked strong and capable , with his open sack beside him. He was bending and thrusting against a spade with a foot clad in a large, black wellington boot, turning over piles of sand to view the smooth wave pattern left by the sea. Further out still, cargo boats, grey and orange, serviceable, yet with an air of mystery, moved slowly along an invisible river in the centre of the wide expanse of sand, grey trails of smoke just to be seen against the still, grey sky, with now and then the sound of a far-off hooter, sad and wistful .

Lisa, aged 18

  1. Underline all the prepositions in blue.
  2. Circle all the adjectives in red. Write these adjectives down and say what kind of adjective they are.

Find all the pronouns in this passage. Write these down and give the plural of each pronoun.

LO 6.2.2
  1. Read the passage again that Lisa has written. Now draw a picture of the scene, as you understand it.
LO 5.3.6


Read the passage "Saved by a dolphin" and answer the questions that follow in your groups:


This is the end, Adam Maguire thought as blood streamed from where a piece of flesh had been torn from his stomach. His surfboard had gone too - the only shield between him and the shark's terrible jaws. He prayed, then screamed for his two friends, but they were too far away. Desperately he struck the water with his fists in a vain attempt to frighten off the 4,2 m monster.

Questions & Answers

Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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
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
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
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.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
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.
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.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket 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?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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