Monday, December 24, 2018

All About Desert Life 🦎

A desert is a dry place that has less than 25 centimeters of rain every year. Some deserts have no rain for months or years. Some deserts have sand, but others have stones or rocks. Some deserts are in thr mountains.(p.4)

Deserts are very dry places, but plants can still grow there. Desert plants collect and use water in special ways. The plants have strange looks compared to other normal plants. There are about 1,200 different types of plant in the Sahara Desert. I didn't know Dsert plants but cactus until reading this book, so I was surprised st this number.


All about desert life
Julie Penn
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010


 

All about Ocean Life 🐠

A lot of Earth is covered by saltwater oceans. The oceans are home to many tyoes of life, from the smallest plants to the biggest whales. (p.3)


This book's content is mainly about mammals live in the oceans. I got interested in Coral Reeds and small fish called cleaner wrasse, so I'm writing a little bit about them.Corals are small animals that make hard covers around themselves. Rhe covers are many different shapes and colors. Coral reefs are places where lots of corals live togetger. Cleaner wrasse work hard on coral reefs. They eat the little plants and animals that live on big fish. Big fish don't eat the cleaner wrasse. They open their mouths so the wrasse can clean inside.




All about ocean life
 Rachel Bladon
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010

Incredible Earth

Did you know that there are mountains and valleys under the ocean? Some of these mountains are bigger than the biggest mountains on land. In the deepest parts of the ocean, the water is 10 kilometers deep.(p.6)




If you read this book, you can know incredible places on Earth and how they were made. The most impressive thing in this book was Pammukkale Cliffs, Turkey(The picture). These white cliffs look like they are made of ice, but they are really made of rock. Hot water came out of the ground and poured down the mountain. Then minerals in the water made these incredible cliffs.

I was surprised to know that these were created by nature not human. I want to visit this place once in my life.




Incredible earth
Richard Northcott
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010

Monday, December 17, 2018

🍓Fruit🍓

Fruit is good for your heart, eyes, and skin. Fruit is good for your body. It can stop you getting sick. Fruit helps you to walk, run play,learn, and grow.



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This book introduces new fruit plants, fruit and animals, and how to eat fruit with color picrures. I have never eaten lychees and dragon fruit which appear in this book and I can't image what taste they are. I want to try them someday...



Fruit
Louise Spilsbury
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013






In The Sky

Go outside and look up. What can you see? You can see the sky. The sky is above you. Look at the sky. Is it day or night? What can you see in the sky?



In this book, you can learn about stars, planets, moon and space.  The things in this book are basic, so it was easy to understand. What I thought interesting was about  stars, accordoing to this book, old stars don't live for ever, but there are new stars, too. There are millions of stars in the sky, so that was understandable.




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In the Sky
Kamini Khanduri
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Territory

Territories can be small, like the armrest between two chairs. Or they can be far larger, the size of a country or even a planet. Each territory brings the same question: Whose is it?(p.6)

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People want to own things. Borders, fences, minerals, treaties and tombs are used to separate things or places. In this book, some examples are taken, such as the Moon and the bottom of the world.
They are interesting for me, because I have never thought that who owns the Moon?















Mark your territory

Brian Sargent
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014







Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Olympic Games



About 2,800 years ago in Olympia, Ancient Greece, there was a race in a field near the river Alpheus. The athletes ran about 200 metres, and a man called Coroebus, from the Greek city of Elis, won. A crowd of 40,000 people shouted his name and gave him flowers. Coroebus was one of the first Olympic champions. (p.3)

 

 

There are many stories about how the Olympic Games started, and we do not know which ones are true. In or before 776 BCE, the Olympic Games began at Olympia, and happened every four years after that. The athletes came from many cities in modern Greek, Italy, Turkey, and Africa, and later from cities in Armenia, Egypt, and Spain. At that time, there were many wars in Greece, but because of athletes needed to travel to Olympia for the Games, everyone stopped fighting for a month before they started. From this episode, we can see how important event Olympics were at that time. 

  

     The earliest Olympic Games were only one day long, and were built around ceremonies for Zeus – the most important Greek got. There was only one sports event – a race of about 200 metres called the stade. Later, the Olympic Games were three, and then five, days long. There were new races as well. There was even a shouting event – the winner was the person with the loudest voice. I thought if this event was still held, it would be interesting and I wondered how to decide the winner of this event. I guess it is difficult to decide the winner.

 

      At these early Olympics, winning athletes were given olive branches, and champions wore these on their heads at the winners’ ceremony. Ancient Olympic champions did not win medals, like today’s winners, but they became famous in their cities, and people game presents like money or houses. The Olympics today is pretty different from the first modern Games in Athens. Women could not compete before in Olympics, but today there are women athletes in most events and teams. There is also called Paralympic Games, for people with disabilities.

 

     There are places, where flourished with the Olympics, such as, Stratford, east London. It was not a very interesting place, and had lots of dirty old factories and buildings. The British decided to change Stratford into an amazing new center of the Games. An Olympic village was built, too, with 16,000 beds for athletes and trainers. It had cinemas, gyms, a swimming pool, and places to meet friends and eat. Considering these things, being host of the Olympics has huge effects on the country.

The Olympic Games
Alex Raynham
Oxford University Press, 2016