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Pope Benedict leaves Vatican for last time

 Pope Benedict XVI has left the Vatican for the last time, before officially stepping down from the role on Thursday evening.

He was flown on a helicopter to a new home just outside Rome.
Pope Benedict is the first pope for almost 600 years to resign from the post.
He's leaving because he says he's no longer well enough to carry on.
The man who'll replace him as the leader of more than 1 billion Catholics will be chosen before Easter.
 Pope Benedict leaves Vatican for last time

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THINK TEEN 1 British Museum, London

Established in 1753 with the donation of 71,000 objects from the collection of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum quickly became one of the city's top attractions.

The Museum Building

Since 1754, the museum's home has sat at the site of the Montague House in Bloomsbury. It wasn't long before this facility became too small to display and store the museum's large collection and plans were made for additions to the museum. The Townley Gallery for classical sculpture was added first, but was later torn down to make way for the Smirke Building, which is the core of the building visitors see today when they visit the museum.

The Smirke Building

The idea for the Smirke Building, designed by Sir Robert Smirke in Greek revival style, was conceived in 1823 but the addition was not completed until nearly 30 years later.
British Museum, London
Smirke Building
It was originally built to house the personal library of King George III. This new building was a quadrangle situated north of the Montague House. The south wing of the Smirke Building eventually replaced the old house.

A domed, circular reading room was added in 1857, and the White Wing, designed by architect John Taylor, was added 30 years later. King Edward VII's Galleries, a Beaux Arts style addition, became part of the British Museum in 1914.

Parthenon Galleries

The Parthenon Galleries, by American John Russell Pope, was built to house the Parthenon sculptures and opened in 1939. However, because of extensive damage suffered during World War II, the
Great Court, British Museum, London
Great Court
structure had to be rebuilt and was reopened in 1962. Another new wing, opened in 1980, housed public facilities like a restaurant and gift shop.

The Great Court

Finally, the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court opened in 2000. This two-acre square (8000 sq m), enclosed by a glass roof, creates an indoor courtyard with the museum's famed circular reading room in the center. This design made by Norman Foster and Partners makes it easier for visitors to find their way in the museum thanks to the large open space, very similar to the way the
Ancestral Figure from Easter Island, British Museum, London
Easter Island Sculpture
entrance area below the Louvre Pyramid in Paris works.

The Museum's Collection

The collection found at the British Museum is enjoyed by millions each year. Because the museum is so large, many visitors take more than one day to explore. Not all of the more than 7 million artifacts are on display, but much of the collection constantly rotates so you'll see something new with each visit.

Elgin Marbles

The Elgin Marbles, the collection of marble sculptures that were taken from the Parthenon in Athens, is one of the museum's most famous attractions. They are located in the purpose-built Parthenon Galleries.
Parthenon Galleries, British Museum, London
Elgin Marbles
The sculptures, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, were obtained by Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin and diplomat in Constantinopal in the Ottoman Empire, which at that time included Greece.
Bust of Ramesses II, British Museum, LondonBust of Ramesses II Rosetta Stone, British Museum, LondonRosetta Stone
Assyrian winged bull, British Museum, London
Assyrian winged bull
Earl Elgin obtained permission "to take away any pieces of stone with old inscriptions or figures thereon", to prevent any more damage by the Turkish.
Lord Elgin's collection was at first displayed at his own house, but in 1816 the House of Commons decided to purchase the collection and hand it over to the British Museum.

Egyptian Collection

Another highlight of the British Museum is the extensive Egyptian collection. Besides many sarcophagi and statues, including an enormous one of Pharaoh Ramesses II, the collection is home to the famous Rosetta stone, used by Jean-François Champollion to decipher the hieroglyphic writing.
The text on the stone, created in 196 BC after the end of the Egyptian dynasties, is written in three different writings: Greek, hieroglyphic and demotic (a symplified form of hieroglyphic).
The British Museum is also known for its very large and popular collection of Egyptian mummies and coffins. You can even find animal mummies here.


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Ancient China

Mythology


The Three Sovereigns and the Five Emperors

Chinese mythology tells us about the first legendary rulers of Ancient China. These wise men and demigods ruled long before the first Chinese dynasty.

The Three Sovereigns were powerful demigods who lived to be very old and brought peace and prosperity to the land during their rule.
  • Fu Xi - Fu Xi was said to have invented fishing, trapping, and writing. His sister was Nuwa. It was Fu Xi and Nuwa who crafted the first humans out of clay.
  • Nuwa - Nuwa was the sister of Fu Xi. She helped him to create humans and also repaired the wall of heaven.
  • Shennong - Shennong's name means "Divine Farmer". He brought the knowledge of agriculture to the Chinese people. He invented the plow, axe, hoe, irrigation, and the Chinese calendar.
Other names for the Three Sovereigns include The Heavenly Sovereign, The Earthly Sovereign, and the Human Sovereign.

The Five Emperors were perfect kings who ruled wisely and with honor. The most famous of the Five Emperors was the Yellow Emperor. He ruled for 100 years and brought about the start of the Chinese civilization. In addition to the Yellow Emperor were Zhuanzu, Emperor Ku, Emperor Yao, and Shun.


The Yellow Emperor

Chinese Dragon

The greatest creature in Chinese mythology is the legendary dragon. The dragon is a long snake-like creature with four legs each with long and dangerous claws. Some dragons are drawn with small wings, but they all have the magical power to fly. Dragons were thought to have power over water and the weather. They can control storms, tornadoes, the ocean, and floods.

The dragon was the symbol of the emperor. His throne was even called the Dragon Throne. It is said that the Yellow Emperor turned into a dragon and flew to heaven when he died.


A Chinese dragon

Legend of the New Year

The legend of the Chinese New Year began in a small village many thousands of years ago. Each winter a monster named Nian would enter the village and attack the people. The villagers were scared and didn't know what to do. Then one year a wise old man figured out a plan. The next time Nian appeared the people used fireworks and drums to make a lot of noise. These noises scared off the monster and it fled into the hills.

The people of the village celebrated the day that they freed themselves from the monster. Each year they would light fireworks and celebrate their victory. This day became the start of the Spring Festival and the Chinese New Year.

Interesting Facts about Chinese Mythology
  • Only the emperor could wear clothes that had pictures of the dragon.
  • Nian was said to have the body of a bull and the head of a lion.
  • Sometimes the Yellow Emperor was considered one of the Three Sovereigns.
  • The Three Sovereigns are also known as the Three August Ones.
  • Some records show that the Three Sovereigns each ruled for over 10,000 years.
  • It was the Yellow Emperor's wife, Leizu, who taught the Chinese how to make silk from silkworms.
  • Emperor Yao was said to have been morally perfect and served as the example of how all future Chinese emperors should behave.
Take a ten question quiz on the Ancient Chinese Mythology questions page.

For more information on the civilization of Ancient China:
 http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/chinese_mythology.php




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Revenge on the East Sea

Long ago, Emperor Yan had a daughter called Nyuwa. She was beautiful, lovely and had a strong will. She was fond of swimming and often went to the East Sea, playing with the blue waves, enjoying the pleasure of being close to Nature.
But one day while swimming, she was drowned. Her soul would not give in, though, and broke through the water and became a Jinwei bird, with white-black spots on her head, a grey beak and red claws. She lost no time in seeking vengeance. Every day she picked up pebbles and sticks from the Western Mountains and dropped them into the East Sea. She was determined to fill up the sea to revenge herself, to make it no longer capable of drowning others.
Rain or shine, she never rested; summer or winter, she kept on working. Even now, she is still busying herself with her task.

Two mountains

A man was nearly ninety years old. He lived in a place facing two big mountains, the Taihang and the Wangwu. Each mountain was thousands of meters, and covered hundreds of square miles.
To travel around the mountains was troublesome for the old man, so one day he summoned his whole family and said to them, "How about removing these two mountains so that we have a straight road to Yuzhou?"
"Good idea!" The family shouted and agreed. Already next day the project went on its way. The old man's neighbour was a widow who had a son of about seven. They both came to the old man's aid, of their own will, speeding up the task.
Near the Huanghe River there lived another old man. When he heard about this, he felt it very stupid, and decided to go and make the other old man wiser. He said to him,
"How long do you think you can live on, so that you can remove these big mountains? Rest your old bones, rather, and be ready to go peacefully to heaven!"
The other looked at him, shook his head sadly, and sighed, "They say you are wise, but in my view even a donkey is wiser. It is true that I am on the edge of the grave. But I have sons; and my sons have their sons, and grandsons again. And the mountains are eroding. So why cannot we remove them in the end?"
The mountain deity, hearing this, felt greatly worried and depressed. Moved by the old man's resolve he will, he then carried away the two big mountains and made the old man's dreams come true.

Out fishing

The last king of the Shang dynasty was a tyrant. Jiang Shang, one of his ministers, saw that the ruler stopped at no evil, and managed to escape from his office, and settled in a secluded place near the Wei River, in an area that was dominated by Duke Jichang, and the duke was eager to attract talented people in his service.
The escaped Jiang Shang used to sit at the Wei River, fishing with a straight hook, and with no bait on it. He stretched his pole, let his "hook" remain a meter away from the surface of the water, and sang, "Those that are tired of living on those that are seeking their death, come up".
Talks about his queer way of fishing soon reached the duke's ear, and he sent some soldiers for him. Jiang, seeing the soldiers approaching, turned his back on them and said, "What a bad luck, tiny shrimps jumping instead of a fish!"
The soldiers' report resulted in an official being sent, and again Jiang overlooked him, saying, "What a pity, only a small fish appears, and I fail to catch the big one!"
Next the Duke came. He brought with him some precious gifts, and this time Jiang agreed to assist him. Jiang was made the duke's adviser, and later promoted to be prime minister. Under his wise leadership, the state grew stronger and stronger.
Some years later, Jiang assisted the descendents of the duke in sending an expedition against the king of the Shang dynasty. They defeated him and thus founded the Zhou dynasty.

Robber Chih (On Right and Wrong)

Right and wrong in the eyes of kings and great robbers hardly differs at times.
Chuang said:
Robber Chih seized the wives of others and had strength to fend off any enemy and curse people in the vilest language. People all lived in dread of him. One day Confucius (Kung Fu) went up to his camp and wanted to reform him. Robber Chih flew into a great rage of it. His hair stood on end and bristled. He said,
"Crafly hypocrite, you make up your stories, babbling absurd eulogies of kings. You pour out fallacious theories. By clacking your tongue you seem to invent "right" or "wrong", and leading astray rulers - setting up ideal of "filial piety", and hoping to worm your way into favour with the rich and eminent. You'd better run home. If you don't I'll take your liver."
His voice sounded like the roar of huge tiger with glaring eyes. However, Confucius managed to talk to him, due to utter politeness to his face. He wanted the bandit to stand up as a gentleman of true talent, he said. Robber Chih could then win further fame in step with the already established set-up affairs of things. The bandit declined,
"Those who can be swayed with offers of gain are mere idiots. Who are fond of praising men to their faces are also fond of damning them behind their back.
I have heard that in ancient times the birds and beasts were many. The Yellow Emperor [legendary ancestor of the Chinese] could not attain the primal virtue of older days. He fought instead, till blood flowed. Later it came about that the strong oppressed the weak, the many abused the few. You come cultivating the way of kings, speaking your deceits, leading astray, hoping thereby to lay your hands on wealth with your honeyed words. How can this "way" of yours be worth anything? Even the Yellow Emperor could not preserve his virtue. A close look into emperors and men of worldy gains and esteem shows that all of them for the sake of gain brought confusion to the Truth - forcibly turned against their true form. They deserve the greatest shame!" said Robber Chih. [Co 323-31, extracts]
The clever man is well on guard against all sorts of disintegrating forces. He senses danger before it's too late.

He who knows he is a fool is not the biggest fool

Chuang Tzu once said:
"Call a man a sycophant and he flushes with anger; call him a flatterer and he turns crimson with rage . . . See him set forth his analogies and polish his fine phrases to draw a crowd, until the beginning and end, the root and branches of his argument no longer match! See him spread out his robes, display his bright colours . . . in hopes of currying favour with the age - he doesn't recognise himself as a sycophant or a flatterer. See him with his followers laying down the law on right and wrong - and yet he does not recognise himself as one of the mob. This is the height of foolishness!
He who knows he is a fool is not the biggest fool; he who knows he is confused is not in the worst confusion.
The man in the worst confusion will end his life without ever getting straightened out; the biggest fool will end his life without ever seeing the light. If three men are travelling along and one is confused, they will still get where they are going - because confusion is in the minority. But if two of them are confused, then they can walk until they are exhausted and never get anywhere - because confusion is in the majority. And with all the confusion in the world these days, no matter how often I point the way, it does no good. Sad, is it not? . . .

Lofty words make no impression on the minds of the mob. Superior words gain no hearing . . . With all the confusion in the world these days, no matter how often I point the way, what good does it do?" said Chuang. [Co 139-40, extracts

taken from : http://oaks.nvg.org/chinese4-6.html#jinwei

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VERBS FOR EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES

ANIMALS AND THEIR SOUNDS

FUTURE TENSE

Will and would.

We use will:

to talk about the future – to say what we believe will happen
to talk about what people want to do or are willing to do
to make promises and offers

would is the past tense form of will. Because it is a past tense it is used:

to talk about the past.
to talk about hypotheses – things that are imagined rather than true.
for politeness.

Beliefs

We use will

to say what we believe will happen in the future:

We'll be late.
We will have to take the train.

We use would as the past tense of will:

to say what we believed would happen:

I thought I would be late …… so I would have to take the train.
Offers and promises

We use I will or We will to make offers and promises:

I’ll give you a lift home after the party.
We will come and see you next week.
Willingness

to talk about what people want to do or are willing to do:

We’ll see you tomorrow.
Perhaps dad will lend me the car.

We use would as the past tense of will:

to talk about what people wanted to do or were willing to do:

We had a terrible night. The baby wouldn’t go to sleep. He kept waking up and crying.
Dad wouldn’t lend me the car, so we had to take the train.

to talk about something that we did often in the past because we wanted to do it:

When they were children they used to spend their holidays at their grandmother’s at the seaside. They would get up early every morning and they’d have a quick breakfast then they would run across the road to the beach.
Conditionals

We use will in conditionals with if and unless to say what we think will happen in the future or present:

I’ll give her a call if I can find her number.
You won’t get in unless you have a ticket.

We use would to talk about hypotheses, about something which is possible but not real:

to talk about the result or effect of a possible situation:

It would be very expensive to stay in a hotel.

in conditionals with words like if and what if. In these sentences the main verb is usually in the past tense:

I would give her a call if I could find her number.
If I had the money I'd buy a new car.
You would lose weight if you took more exercise.
If he got a new job he would probably make more money.
What if he lost his job. What would happen then?

We use conditionals to give advice:

Dan will help you if you ask him.

Past tenses are more polite:

Dan would help you if you asked him.
Phrases with would:

would you…, would you mind (not) -ing, for requests:

Would you carry this for me please?
Would you mind carrying this?
Would you mind not telling him that?

would you like ...; would you like to ..., for offers and invitations:

Would you like to come round to morrow?
Would you like another drink?

I would like …; I’d like … (you)(to) ..., to say what we want or what we want to do:

I’d like that one please.
I’d like to go home now.

I’d rather… (I would rather) to say what we prefer:

I’d rather have that one.
I’d rather go home now.

I would think, I would imagine, I'd guess, to give an opinion when we are not sure or when we want to be polite:

It’s very difficult I would imagine.
I would think that’s the right answer.

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Learn about recycling 
Recycling Facts for Kids

Enjoy a wide range of fun recycling facts for kids. Learn more about the recycling process so you know what’s happening next time you leave out your old plastic bottles and aluminum cans to be picked up by curbside recyclers.

Find out what kinds of objects can be recycled, how we recycle them Recycling is the process of turning used waste and materials into new products. This prevents potentially useful materials from being wasted as well as reducing energy use and pollution


.Recycling is part of the waste disposal hierarchy
 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

A wide variety of different materials can be recycled, including paper, plastic, glass, metal, textiles and electronic equipment.

The idea of recycling isn’t something new, historical evidence shows that humans have been recycling various materials for thousands of years.

There are different methods of waste collection. These include drop off centers (where waste materials are dropped off at a specified location), buy back centers (where certain materials are exchanged for money), and curbside collection (where recycling vehicles are used to pick up waste material intended for recycling along residential streets).

Powerful magnets are used to sort through different types of metals.
Recycled paper can be made from three different types of paper; mill broke (paper scrap and trimmings), pre-consumer waste (paper that was discarded before consumer use), and post-consumer waste (paper discarded after consumer use, such as old newspapers).
Recycling plastic can be more difficult than other materials and plastics are not typically recycled into the same type of plastic.

Different types of plastics are labeled by numbers (plastic identification code), for example polyethylene (PET) is number 1 and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is number 3.

Recycling old aluminum uses only 5% of the energy used to make new aluminum.

Aluminum can be recycled from cans, bicycles, computers, cookware, wires, cars, planes and other sources.

Glass recycling is often separated into colors because glass keeps its color after recycling.

For every ton of recycled glass turned into new products, 315 kilograms of extra carbon dioxide that would have been released during the creation of new glass are saved.







WORD OF THE DAY - LONG -

Thesaurus-Synonyms    LONG

'long' adjective
1 lasting for a considerable time: a long holiday.* μακροχρόνιος, παρατεταμένος

[extended] lasting for a longer time than usual: I’m taking an extended break from work. * παρατεταμένος, εκτεταμένος

[interminable] lasting so long that it seems it will never end and becomes boring: an interminable rant about the government.
* ατέρμων, ατελεύτητος, που μοιάζει ατέλειωτος

[lengthy] lasting for a long time, often an inconveniently long time: a lengthy wait at the bus stop. * σχοινοτενής, εκτενής, μακροσκελής, συνήθως για ασύμφορα μεγάλο χρονικό διάστημα

[lingering] which does not finish quickly but continues slowly for a long time: a long lingering death. * παρατεταμένος, που χρονίζει

[prolonged] lasting longer than planned or expected: a prolonged visit. * παρατεταμένος χρονικά, πέραν του σχεδιασμού

[protracted] proceeding slowly and taking a long time, often an inconveniently long time: protracted negotiations. * που προχωράει αργά και διαρκεί άβολα μεγάλο χρονικό διάστημα

[sustained] made to continue for a long time: a sustained silence. * (για ενέργειες, καταστάσεις κτλ.) που παρατείνεται σε διάρκεια, που συνεχίζει για πολύ χρόνο, έμμονος

[time-consuming] which takes up a lot of your time: Washing clothes by hand is very time-consuming. * χρονοβόρος

2 extending for a considerable distance, or for a specified distance: It’s a long way from here to London. * μεγάλου μήκους, μακρύς

[extensive] extending for a considerable distance and over a wide area: a house with extensive grounds. * μεγάλης έκτασης, εκτεταμένος, ευρύς, πλατύς

[in length] extending for the specified distance: three metres in length. * που εκτείνεται σε συγκεκριμένο μήκος ή μάκρος

[lengthy] (more often used to describe objects than distances) quite long: You’ll need a lengthy piece of rope to reach to the bottom of the well. * (για αντικείμενα) μακρός, μακρύς

taken from the BETSIS ELT DICTIONARY & THESAURUS

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