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English first additional language

Grade 7


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Activity 1

  1. Form a group of about four or five and collect as much information about the preparations for the launching and also the actual launching as you can. Make posters for your classroom.
  2. Find information about Yuri Gagarin and make posters about his historic flight for the classroom. Concentrate on the era in which it took place, namely in the time of the “Cold War” and the space race between the USSR and the USA.
  3. Vocabulary.

Do the same kind of exercise as you did in activity 4, number 3. This time you must find at least 10 words and/or expressions from the text above.

LO 3.8 LO 4.6 LO 5.1
LO 5.3 LO 6.8

For a better life

Since childhood Mark Shuttleworth had a dream to visit space. He was only a little boy when he would make and launch his own “rockets” in the yard of his Welcome home. In the end, he reached his dream and the rest, as they say, is history …

His father, Rick, recollects Mark’s ambitions as a child: “I have always known that Mark dearly wanted to visit space. He used to tell us so, even when he was still in primary school.”

  • Read the following abridged version of a letter that appeared in the Letters to the Editor column of the Cape Argus on 26 April 2002:

Bigger things than space to worry about

As a loyal citizen of the human race, I feel an obligation to share with you some of the horrors of our society.

Over the past few months we have been bombarded with stories of a fellow South African who has been preparing himself for his first trip into space. Yes, I am talking about Mark Shuttleworth.

We have idolized this man as a pioneer of our society. This is shocking when we consider the state of affairs that our country, and more importantly, our beautiful Mother Earth is in.

This citizen of the human race is spending R220 million plus on his personal endeavour.

Yes, he has given back to society to try to improve the quality of life for some of his brothers and sisters. But my point is not so much what Mark has spent his money on.

My point is that we feel that Mark’s trip to space is worthy of making the front page.

We have far more pressing issues that need to be taken care of. Overpopulation, disease and pollution seem to be more important.

We constantly try to improve our realities by living our dreams through others – this is why Mark’s trip has made the front page.

Are we such a sad bunch that we cannot believe in our dreams enough to make them our own realities?

A new world is brewing inside each one of us, but we will only experience this when we as individuals take interest in our own lives and who we are!

  • Your Brother, IrvObservatory

Activity 2

  • Read the letter carefully so that you understand exactly what the writer means. Now write down three main ideas from the letter.
  • Write your own letter to the editor of any English newspaper in which you give your point of view concerning this matter. Your educator will help you with the format, but you can use the following framework:
LO 3.1 LO 4.6 LO 4.7

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
right! what he said ⤴⤴⤴
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
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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