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The Elephant: Reading Practice 5 (report)

By | December 5, 2017

The elephant is the largest and strongest of all animals. It is a strange looking animal with its thick legs,huge sides and backs, large hanging ears, a small tail, little eyes, long white tusks and above all it has a long nose, the trunk. The trunk is the elephant’s peculiar feature, and it has various uses. The elephant… Read More »

Bacteria: Reading Practice 8 (discussion)

By | December 6, 2017

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 »

Mafia Style Executioner Arrested in Kuala Lumpur: Reading Practice 4 (news)

By | December 13, 2017

NLF Malaysia: The Malaysian police have notified the Singaporean police that a suspected murderer, Tan Chor Jin, who fled to Kuala Lumpur after shooting and killing Mr. Lim Hock Soon, has been arrested. The 39-year-old suspect, who is blind in one eye, has been dubbed the ‘One-eyed dragon’. It was alleged that Tan entered Mr. Lim’s apartment at… Read More »

Working at Home: Reading Practice 6 (discussion)

By | December 6, 2017

These days more and more people prefer to work at home. With recent advances in technology, including the Web, email, intranets, modems, cheaper fax machines and voice mail, working at home has become a popular choice. There are certain benefits that you would love. Please consider the following pros and cons before you decide to work at home.… Read More »

Brave: Reading Practice 4 (movie review)

By | December 19, 2017

My family of three went to see an early screening of the new Disney movie, “Brave” yesterday, so I thought I would write a quick ‘mommy’ review of the movie. Disney definitely breaks the standard “Disney Princess” mold with this movie as Princess Merida is a fun, outgoing and wild girl that for once is not in search… Read More »

The Cacti: Reading Practice 3 (explanation)

By | December 22, 2017

The cacti (singular: cactus) evolved a whole suite of adaptations to survive living in the desert. How do they survive? While most plants open up their stomata – little pores in their skin that open and close to collect carbon dioxide – during the day, cacti and other nocturnal plants such as the agaves and aloes open their… Read More »

Michael Faraday: Reading Practice 3 (biography)

By | December 22, 2017

Michael Faraday was born on 22 September 1791 in south London. His family was not well off and Faraday received only a basic formal education. When he was 14, he was apprenticed to a local bookbinder and during the next seven years, educated himself by reading books on a wide range of scientific subjects. In 1812, Faraday attended… Read More »