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1st Term Oral Presentations. Wonders of the World

 

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean:

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The Great Pyramid at Giza

Colossus of Rhodes

Maussoleum at Halicasnassus

Lighthouse at Alexandria

Hanging Gardens at Babylon

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

All of them have modern alternatives such as the world’s tallest pyramid-shaped structure, the colossal Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea – dubbed the «Hotel of Doom» , or the Dubai Miracle Garden.

The world is full of magnificent examples of man’s accomplishments and modern wonders.  Choose one that leaves you in complete awe.

Why do you especially marvel at it? Where is it? Who promoted or designed it?

Guidelines
(individual work, 5 minutes per student)

The presentations are due for 6th November, 2017

Hope you enjoy the task,  and remember that good work always pays off.

Rachel and Hana

 

4º ESO – The Veldt – Extra credit

Hello students,

Here’s the extra credit assignment for the short story we’ve been reading and listening to in class. If you do a good job, you can raise your grade by 0,5.

Answer these questions about the text as completely and correctly as possible.

  1. What do you think author’s opinion of technology is? Is it a blessing or a curse? Why?
  2. How is “abandonment” a theme in this story? Who is abandoned? Is there more than one abandoned character?
  3. Which aspects of the story do you think seem far-fetched and which seem realistic? Explain your opinion.
  4. Have your parents ever taken something away from you as a punishment? How did it make you feel?
  5. What concerns do parents have today about their children and technology? Are these concerns legitimate?

The Veldt-Ray Bradbury 1950

Good luck!

Contact me at christianperez at colegioarturosoria dot org if you have any questions.