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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

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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.

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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This is my fifth reading report I post it .  I decided to learn some new facts about penguins. Penguins are a group of birds which live in the southern Hemisphere especially in Antarctica. They have black and white feathers and they are not able to fly. They spend most of the time underwater to search for food. when Penguins are underwater, they flop their wings like they are flying. Their body built for the most efficient swimming with their average speed in the water being about 15 miles per hour. The only time penguins are airborne is when they leap out of the water.  Penguins will often do this to get a gulp of air before diving back down for fish.  Penguins cannot breathe underwater, so they are able to hold their breath for a long time.  They also use their ability to leap out of the water to get from the ocean onto land if there are cliffs to deal with. Penguins spend a lot of time dealing with temperature.  They are warm-blooded, just like people. They stay warm in the cold places because they have a layer of fat under their skin called “blubber”.  Overtop of this they are covered with fluffy “down” feathers and overtop of those they have their outer feathers which overlap to seal in warmth.  Penguins rub oil from a gland onto their feathers to help make them waterproof and windproof.

During the mating season penguins head for special nesting areas on the shore.  The area where penguins mate, nest and raise their chicks is called a “rookery”.  When penguins are ready to mate, the male stands with his back arched and wings stretched.  He makes a loud call and struts about to attract a female. and when they find a mate, they bond with each other by touching necks and slapping each other on the back with their flippers.  They also “sing” to each other so they learn to recognize each other’s voices. Once a penguin finds a mate, they usually stay together for years — for as long as they have chicks. 

I think penguins is a nice animal which attractive us to learn more about them because they are not in the whole world , just in part of it .  I really liked these facts and I recommend to everyone read more and more about them.

New word I learnd:

flop: (v)  to hang down loosely.

efficient: (adj) able to work well without making mistakes or wasting time and energy.

 airborne :  (adj) flying in the air.

leap: (v) to jump high or a long way.

gulp: (v) to eat or drink sth quickly.

cliff: (n) a high, very steep area of rock, especially one next to the sea.

 

This is my forth reading report . I decided to do some thing different from the other one I did so I choose a story from the library which an adentouous story.  it’s wrote by jules verne. the story tell us that German scientist, Professor Lidenbrock, has bought an original manuscript titled the “Heims Kringla,” by Snorro Turleson, a twelfth century Icelandic author. Whilst Professor Lidenbrock is perusing the manuscript, a document falls out. It is written by the alchemist Arne Saknussemm, and it claims to have found a way to the centre of the Earth through the mouth of a volcano in Iceland. The Professor’s nephew, Axel, is immediately worried at his uncle’s excitement.  in the early parts of the novel, Axel, who narrates the story, colourfully describes his uncle’s mad and impatient nature. Axel knows that once the idea of travelling to the centre of the Earth has been implanted in the Professor’s mind, he will be difficelat to Lidenbrock’s crazy schemes. Axel’s fate is soon sealed. Even his girlfriend, Grauben, is not alarmed by the prospect of Axel travelling to the centre of the earth. She wishes him well and promises to marry him on his return. Uncle and nephew then promptly travel to Iceland and start their adventure. in my opinion  , I don’t like this story because I feel it’s boring  not interesting but I read it beacause my friend recommed it to me and I  recommed it to who loves adventures and discovery.

New world I learned:

manuscript : (n) a very old book or document that was written by hand.

volcano : (n) a mountain with a hole at the top through which steam, hot rocks, fire, ect.

narrates : ( v) to tell story.

alarmed : (adj) frightened or worried.

adventure :  ( N) an experience or event that is very unusual, exciting or dangerous.