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Indonesian Haze: Reading Practice 1 (news)

By | December 6, 2017

Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia are choking under a thick haze of smog caused by the annual burning of land for the production of pulp, paper and palm oil on the island of Sumatra, in western Indonesia and Borneo. The smog has become so bad the Indonesian government has declared a state of emergency in Riau province, one of… 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 »

Animal Testing: Reading Practice 4 (discussion)

By | December 19, 2017

Animal testing is a deeply divided subject, with a great deal of passion, emotion, and ideas on both sides regarding the ethic of the practice. Some people support animal testing and some others oppose it. The scientific community is strongly in favor of animal testing. The medical breakthroughs that have occurred as a result of animal testing are… Read More »

A Letter to Ms. Sandra Cohen: Reading Practice 3 (letter)

By | December 19, 2017

Mrs. Janelle Peterson 100 Broadway Lane New Parkland, CA 91010 September 15, 2014 Ms. Sandra Cohen, HR Manager New Parkland Veterinary Clinic 105 Main Street New Parkland, CA 91010 Dear Ms. Cohen, Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my position as Veterinary Technician with New Parkland Veterinary Clinic. I will be leaving my position due… Read More »

Laskar Pelangi: Reading Practice 3 (movie review)

By | December 19, 2017

I believe there is a huge responsibility in adapting the number 1 best selling novel. The book was certainly popular and everybody worships this work of Andrea Hirata. To be honest, I didn’t expect anything too spectacular from the movie. Laskar Pelangi is no doubt one of the best Indonesian movies. It beats the Denias: Senandung di Atas… Read More »