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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.


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