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Now we spent fifteen weeks in the college and in fact it was a difficult time because our IELTS exam is in week seventeen so I am worried about it. I try to finished all my assignments on time but I focus on a problem which makes me late to post my work in the blog  and that’s because the college site wasn’t open in the house but when we speak to our teacher and she speak to the supervisor they solved the problem. I have managed my time by finishing a lot of the work during the weekend so during weekday I just do my homework and review for the IELTS. In the afternoon I stay with my family. I feel that I need some week to be ready for the IELTS except for the writing, however, I am trying to be ready by studying hard these two weeks, but I am still worried about it.  We did the Heate exam, it was easy but the last part in reading is difficult, but it’s still easier than the IELTS. Next year I think I will practice my English by speaking with our teacher and doing some work in the library. I don’t thing I need to use Voice Thread anymore because I need to deal with people to prepare me ready for job.

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Sockeye Salmon


This is my last reading , it’t about Sockeye Salmon from national geographic site. Sockeye name come from the word – suk kegh –  when a poor British people try to tanslante it and it’s mean red fish.  Sockeye is one of the seventh smallest different type of salmon which live in pacific.  They born in fresh water and they stay here for three years then they move to Pacific where they grow and feeding and stay here form for fouy years and come bake to the river to put their egg.  There sizw is 60 to 84 cm in tallest and weight 2.3 to 7 kg. They have a silver flanks with black dots on top which give them there name “blueback” . Their bodiws is bright res with a greenish head and they have an orange meat. I think  Sockeye Salmon in a nice fish which have a nice meat and let everyone to learn more about them. 


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New word I learned:

 attempt: (v) to try to do sth that is difficult.

succulent: (adj) used about food) very good to eat because it is not dry.

require: (v)  to need.

juvenile: (n) (formal) a child or young person who is not yet adult.

flank: (n) the side of an animal or of an army ready for battle




Fire Ant Life Raft




An engineering professor called Davis and his graduate student heard about report of ant life raft.  They say that all eggs in colony will take their way in network tunnel and when the water become up all ant join together in less than two minutes to float to keep them safe and that’s because of tiny hairs on it’s body.

In my opinion, the ant teach us how to co-operate and work together.


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New Word I learned:


Flood: (v) to fill a place with water; to be filled or overflow with water.

 colony: (n) a country or area that is ruled by another, more powerful country.

 raft: (n) a type of simple flat boat that you make by tying pieces of wood together.

 Tunnels: (n) a passage under the ground or sea, river, etc.

 Massive: (adj) very big.

 float: (v) to stay on the surface of a liquid and not sink; to move gently on the surface of a liquid.

 submerged: (v) to go or make sth go under water.


Giza Pyramids Hold Pharaohs’ Ancient Secrets

Three famous pyramids were built from 2550 to 2490 B.C by phspsohs Khufu (tallest), Khafre(background) and Menkaure (front). They built it because of what was they thinking of second life.

Pharaoh Khufu start pyramid project in 2550B.C. It is the largest and  towers some 481 feet and estimated 2.3 million stone block.  Then his son Khafre built the second pyramid in 2520 B.C. He used limestone to built it and he built body of line with pharaoh’s head. The last pyramids is the smallest one. It built by Pharaoh Menkaure in 2490 B.C.

All sciences now surprise of how they were built and they learned and noticed about these people that they were skill and very organized.  They think that all Egyptian in that day were work very well to built the pyramid. Many people think that the pyramid just showed us the way of they were think about there second life but in fact it shows the way of how they was lived.

I think the pyramid of very amazing thing in the Middle East and I advice every one to visit it because I  visited it and in fact when you visited is more beautiful than picture.


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New Word I learned:

elaborate: (adj) very complicated; done or made very carefully.

 Burial: (n) the ceremony when a dead body is put in the ground (buried).

 endure: (v) to suffer sth painful or uncomfortable.

 an eternity: (n) a period of time that seems endless.

 limestone: (n) a type of white rock that is used as a building material and in making cement.


Egyptian princess mummy had oldest known heart disease





A studying has done on the mummy found that the mummy died because of heart attack and stroke and an Egyptian princes called Ahmose Meryer Amon is one of them.  a professor said if the princes was in a time which equipment is available and I see her.  I will advice her to do a diet and do exercise and then do a heart surgery. Although, they removed heart from all mummies the CT scans, show that there is some problem with heart but the study can’t confirm this because a lot of mummies disintegrated or missing.

The professor said there weren’t any cause of heart problem during that time like smoking but they thing eating and became fat is the reason for the heart for the princess because she wasn’t ate the same as ordinary people and they found two in the princes family died with the same reason. I think what the professor said is right and if they do study for one person not from the princes family and compare with the result  they will confirm the reason.

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New word I learned:


postpone : (v) to arrange that sth will happen at a later time than the time you had planned.

 calorie: (n) a unit for measuring the energy that a certain amount of food will produce.

 Mummy: (n) a dead body of a person or animal which has been preserved by rubbing it with special oils and wrapping it in cloth.

 coronary: (adj) connected with the heart.

 associate:  (adj) (only before a noun) of a slightly lower rank or status associate members of the organization.

 contribute: (v) to give a part of the total, together with others.


We have now spent 11 weeks in the college.  During this time we took two writing exams task one in week five and the other in week nine.  When I finished my exam, I thought that I didn’t do very well and I would not pass and really I was very frustrated.  However, when they post it, I was pleased because I passed and got c and c+. I also felt happy that my skill has improved in writing. I decided to study hard and spend more time to do extra work. As I see, I need to work more in Tense Buster for my grammar. Moreover, I need to learn more new vocabulary which will give me a higher band. One more plus, is to practice and practice everyday and I need to time my self as for the Ielts exam, 20 min task 1 and 49 min task 2. The most important thing to give you a clear essay, is to plan for it before you start writing.  Finally, I hope to get a higher mark for the next exam and pass the whole course.   

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Ausrealia unveils plans for tough anti-smoking lawas




Austraila’s government decide to put some plans for the whole world to reduce smoking by let the companies to use plain green packaging for cigarette.

The Minister of health said” this law will go to parliament on Thursday to decrease the death of smoking which will coast $ 31.5 billion. The profit of Australia’s Market of tobacco make is increase to $9.98 billions in 2009. some say that the new rules in Australia could be done in other countries . Ausraila’s have a good rules which reduce the smoking to 16.6 per cent in 2007.

I think this is a good way to decrease the smoking and if they start to do it from now there will not be more smoking.


New word I learned:

campaign: (n) a plan to do a number of things in order to achieve a special aim.

discourage: (v) to make sb lose hope or feel less confident about sth.

force: (n) physical strength or power.

legislation: (n) the act of making laws.

 glamout: (n) the quality of seeming to be exciting or attractive.

Preventable: (adj) that can be prevented.

conservative: (adj) not liking change; traditional.

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