Tourism Industry: Reading Practice 2 (analytical exposition)

By | May 21, 2015

Faster planes and cheaper flights are making it easier than ever before for people to travel. In the most developed societies, visiting exotic places is a sought-after status symbol. The tourism industries of both developed and developing countries have recognised this fact and are learning to take advantage of it. There are, however, some problems associated with this… Read More »

Underwater Earthquakes: Reading Practice 7 (explanation)

By | May 20, 2015

The most common causes of tsunamis are underwater earthquakes. To understand underwater earthquakes, you must first understand plate tectonics. The theory of plate tectonics suggests that the lithosphere, or top layer of the Earth, is made up of a series of huge plates. These plates make up the continents and sea floor. They rest on an underlying viscous… Read More »

New Employee Announcement: Reading Practice 1 (announcement)

By | May 17, 2015

Dear Staff: I’m very pleased to announce that Brenda Wood is joining Ciatos Products as a customer service specialist. Brenda’s first day at Ciatos Products is Monday, April 7. Brenda has worked for a number of years in this area, and we are delighted to welcome her to the Ciatos team. If you see Brenda around the building,… Read More »

Announcement

By | May 16, 2015

What is an announcement? Announcement is a notice, message, statement – either written or spoken – which is intended to tell people or the public about something. The notice, message, or statement is made known to public in different forms. A written announcement may be found in newspapers, pamphlets, posters, websites, letters, etcetera. A spoken announcement can be… Read More »

Memory and Rainy Days: Reading Practice 6 (explanation)

By | May 16, 2015

People score significantly higher on memory tests on rainy days, cloudy days than they do on bright sunny ones. “This study is the first to show in a real-life setting that weather-induced mood can have a significant influence on people’s ability to remember casually observed scenes,” scientists from the University of New South Wales School of Psychology report… Read More »

Dark Chocolate: Reading Practice 5 (explanation)

By | May 15, 2015

People every where love chocolate of every kind. Not only is it a tasty treat for many, chocolate also boasts certain health benefits when consumed in moderation. Dark chocolate – the healthiest variety – promotes physical health and even functions as an aid for combatting foul moods and stress. Chocolate can be used, in appropriate quantities, as one… Read More »