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Boyhood: Reading Practice 1 (review)

By | May 14, 2015

There is something people should know before watching this movie, and that is that it takes place from 2002 to 2014. I grew up in that same generation, so as I watched this morive I felt like I was growing up all over. It was incredible to experience that. And even for those who weren’t children growing up… Read More »

Agatha Christie: Reading Practice 4 (biography)

By | April 18, 2015

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was an English novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play, the Mousetrap. Born into a wealthy… Read More »

The Cacti: Reading Practice 3 (explanation)

By | March 22, 2015

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 »

Floods: Reading Practice 2 (explanation)

By | March 21, 2015

Floods are second only to fire as the most common of all natural disasters. They occur almost everywhere in the world, resulting in widespread damage and even death. Consequently, scientists have long tried to perfect their ability to predict floods. So far, the best that scientists can do is to recognize the potential for flooding in certain conditions.… Read More »

Silkworm Caterpillars: Reading Practice 1 (explanation)

By | March 20, 2015

Silkworms live for only two or three days after laying eggs. About 36,000 to 50,000 eggs are laid, and these are carefully stored at the silkworm farm until they are ready to hatch. The eggs hatch into caterpillars, which feed on mulberry leaves. Soon, the caterpillars are ready to spin their cocoons. Not all caterpillars can spin silk… 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 »

Blue Whales: Reading Practice 3 (report)

By | January 22, 2015

Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and upwards of 200 tons (181 metric tons). Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts, as much as an automobile. Blue whales reach these mind-boggling… Read More »