Natalie Imbruglia was born in 1975 in a small town two hours from Sydney, Australia. She is the second daughter of a family with four girls. Her father is Italian and her mother is Australian. She took tap dancing and ballet lessons when she was a child. She danced 6 days a week, mainly after school. When she was fifteen, she went to a drama school. She became famous when she started acting in the Australian TV series Neighbours. Two years later, she got bored with it and left.
My name is Tiku. I am an Aborigine from Alice Springs in the center of Australia. That is where many Aborigines live. We are different from the other people in Australia because we have brown skin .. We are actually the original people of Australia. The white people came here in 1788 and took our land. After that, we learned to live with them.
Buddy Holly was born in the small town of Lubbock, in the state of Texas, on 7’h September, 1936. His name then was Charles Hardin Holly, not ‘Buddy Holly’. In his short life, he became one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll musicians of the 1950s.
The Backstreet Boys, or BSB, is an American all-boy band. The band started with Howie Dorough, A] McLean and Nick Carter. He worked as a model when he was six. At that time, he also acted in school plays. When he was fourteen, he met Howie. Howie had had roles in ftlms and plays.
The Amish are a special group of Americans: There are about 85,000 Amish people in the United States. The largest groups live in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. The Amish people keep apart from the rest of the world. They live in their own groups; they have their own language and they don’t have any relationship with the outside world.
Brazilians don ‘t like eating alone. They like eating with their friends :tnd fa mily at home or In
reSlaurants. They never have lunch at the office and they eat very late at nigh t – at about ten
o’clock. Brazilians like strong coffee in small cups at any time of the day. They make many
different fruit drinks and also very good beer. They don’t eat on the Strf:ct or on the bus, and they
never eat with their hands. They eat pizza and sandwiches with a knife “od fo rk.
Many Filipinos have three meals a day with £wa snacks in between. RiC( is a part of every meaL
People make desserts with it. Filipinos like eating soup, meat, vegetablc.:s and a lot of di fferent
sauces. In some parts of the country, they make wine. Filipinos usually cat with their families.
They eat with a fork and a spoon, or with their hands. It’s polite to lean: a little food on the plate
at the end of a meal.
In Finland, there are a lot of different dishes. Smoked fish and hot soups are some examples of
(hese dishes. In Finland, fast food includes pizza and sausages, and they :lre very popular. On the
streets, there are stalls and they sell sausages, Finland’s favorite food. Finnish people drink a lot
of beer. You can buy excellen t Finnish beer in every shop in the coun try. During the week, mOSt
families don’t usually have dinner together. Sometimes, a( the weekends, they eat with their
friends. They cook meals together, or each person makes and brings a part of the meal.
A. What do the following refec to?
I . They
B. Mark the following statements True (T) or False (F).
T F 1. Filipinos eat only three times a day.
T F 2. Filipinos don’t mind eating wi th their hands.
T F 3. You should never leave any food on your plate in the Philippines.
T F 4. Tn Finland, family dinners are very common during the week.
C. Complete the following sentences according to the text.
1. Pinnish people love eating ____ _______ _________ _ _
2. A popular drink in Finland is _ _ ____ ____________ __ _
D. Answer the following questions.
1. When do Brazilians have dinner?
2. \’Vhich drinks are popular in Brazil?
The nineteenth century brought about the greatest expansion of wealth the world had ever known. Its sources lay in the industrialisation of Europe and the techniques for assuring the continuance of this growth were by no means exhausted or compromised in 1900. There had not only been a vast and accelerating flow of commodities available only in (relatively) tiny quantities a century before, but whole new ranges of goods had come into existence.
Is it possible to persuade mankind to live without war? War is an ancient institution which has existed for at least six thousand years. It has always been cruel and usually foolish, but in the past the human race managed to live with it. Modern ingenuity has changed this.
Either Man will abolish war, or war will abolish Man. For the present, it is nuclear weapons which may, before long, offer an even greater threat. If we succeed in abolishing nuclear weapons, our work will not be done.
A child takes great pleasure in becoming able to read some words but the excitement fades when the texts the child must read force him to reread the same word endlessly. Word recognition – ‘decoding’ is the term used by educational theorists – deteriorates into empty rote learning when it does not lead directly into the reading of meaningful content.