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Bacteria: Reading Practice 8 (discussion)

By | February 4, 2016

One day in 1676,  a Dutch scientist named Antony van Leeuwenhoek looked through a microscope what no one had ever seen before: bacteria. Bacteria, very tiny living things, exist everywhere in the environment and can only be seen through a microscope. On the one hand, bacteria are harmful. The word germs is used to describe harmful bacteria. Germs… Read More »

Being an Entrepreneur: Reading Practice 7 (discussion)

By | October 14, 2015

Entrepreneurship comes with its share of ups and downs. The most obvious advantage is the opportunity to be your own boss. Being in charge and making the important decisions regarding your business can be fulfilling, but it can also be challenging. Here are more thoughts on the pros and cons that come with being a small business owner:… Read More »

Performance Enhancing Drugs: Reading Practice 3 (discussion)

By | May 24, 2015

Athletes use performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as steroids for various purposes. Some may use them for improved physical performance or alertness, while others like bodybuilders and celebrities may use them to increase muscle mass and for appearance purposes. The use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sports has been a controversial issue. With the pressure to out-perform themselves… Read More »

Discussion

By | February 14, 2015

What is a discussion text? The following illustration will help you understand what a discussion text is. Picture in your mind two teams of students in an English class debating about a problematic or controversial issue, an important issue that raises pros and cons, e.g. abortion. Team A is for abortion, while Team B is against it. Team… Read More »