Reading Practice Pacific navigation and voyaging

Reading Practice: Pacific navigation and voyaging

How people migrated to the Pacific islands A. The many tiny islands of the Pacific Ocean had no human population until ancestors of today’s islanders sailed from Southeast Asia in ocean-going canoes approximately 2,000 years ago. At the present time, the debate continues about exactly

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21.06.2023
The dingo debate

Reading Practice: The dingo debate

Graziers see them as pests, and poisoning is common, but some biologists think Australia’s dingoes are the best weapon in a war against imported cats and foxes. A A plane flies a slow pattern over Carlton Hill station, a 3,600 square kilometre ranch in the

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21.06.2023
Whale culture

Reading Practice: Whale culture

A Most social scientists stubbornly resist the idea that animals have culture. Even such advanced cetacean mammals as whales and dolphins clearly don’t have art. literature, or architecture. But patient observation over many years has begun to reveal behaviors that can only have been learnt

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21.06.2023
Developmental tasks of normal adolescence

Reading Practice: Developmental tasks of normal adolescence

A. Some years ago, Professor Robert Havighurst of the University of Chicago, USA, proposed that stages in human development can best be thought of in terms of the developmental ‘tasks’ that are part of the normal transition. He identified ten developmental tasks associated with the

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21.06.2023
Reading Practice The history of the guitar

Reading Practice: The history of the guitar

A. The word ‘guitar’ was brought into English as an adaptation of the Spanish word ‘guitarra’, which was, in turn, derived from the Greek ‘kithara’. Tracing the roots of the word further back into linguistic history, it seems to have been a combination of the

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31.05.2023
Reading Practice When people are deaf to music

Reading Practice: When people are deaf to music

A. Music has long been considered a uniquely human concept. In fact, most psychologists agree that music is a universal human instinct. Like any ability, however, there is great variation in people’s musical competence. For every brilliant pianist in the world, there are several people

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31.05.2023
Reading Practice Katherine Mansfield

Reading Practice: Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield was a modernist writer of short fiction  who was born and brought up in New Zealand  A. Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry was born in 1888, into a prominent family in Wellington, New Zealand. She became one of New Zealand’s best-known writers, using the

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31.05.2023
Reading Practice Plant scents

Reading Practice: Plant scents

A Everyone is familiar with scented flowers, and many people have heard that floral odors help the plant attract pollinators. This common notion is mostly correct, but it is surprising how little scientific proof of it exists. Of course, not all flowers are pollinated by

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31.05.2023
What is the secret of a long life

Reading Practice: What is the secret of a long life?

A. This year, the number of retired pensioners in the UK exceeded the number of under 18 years old for the first time in history. That’s remarkable in its own right, but the real ‘population explosion’ has been among the oldest of the old —

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29.05.2023
Reading Practice Spider silk 

Reading Practice: Spider silk

A strong, light bio-material made by genes from spiders could transform construction and industry A Scientists have succeeded in copying the silk-producing genes of the Golden Orb Weaver spider and are using them to create a synthetic material which they believe is the model for

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26.05.2023

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