Go to www.mac-english.com/mfo and do all the exercises in unit 1. Enjoy!
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Monday, 28 October 2013
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened in 1913 as the Museum of History, Science, and Art. The museum is the largest in the western United States, and its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history. The museum maintains research and collections in many fields including: entomology, anthropology, archaeology, malacology, etc.
The Griffith Observatory is a non-profit educational institution whose purpose is to provide information on astronomy and related sciences to the public. It is not a research institution, although from time to time it carries out modest research projects. The Observatory has been a major Los Angeles landmark since 1935. It sits on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood with the Los Angeles basin spread below.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of cultural and/or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895. The prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace were first awarded in 1901. The related Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was created in 1968. Between 1901 and 2012, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 555 times to 863 people and organizations. With some receiving the Nobel Prize more than once, this makes a total of 835 individuals and 21 organizations.
The Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, while the other prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics.
The various prizes are awarded yearly. Each recipient, or laureate, receives a gold medal, a diploma and a sum of money, which is decided by the Nobel Foundation.
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
The London Eye is a giant ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is the tallest ferris Wheel in Europe and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK, visited by over 3.5 million people annually. It offered the highest public viewing point in the city until it was superseded by the 245-metre observation deck on the 72nd floor of The Shard,which opened to the public on 1st February 2013.
The Shard is an 87-storey skyscraper in London that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development. Standing approximately 306 metres high, the Shard is currently the tallest building in the European Union. The glass-clad pyramidal tower has 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck – the UK's highest – on the 72nd floor, at a height of 244.3 metres.
The Science Museum is one of three major musuems in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 2.7 million visitors annually. The Science Museum now holds a collection of over 300,000 items. It also contains hundreds of interactive exhibits. A recent addition is the IMAX 3D Cinema showing science and nature documentaries, most of them in 3-D and the Wellcome Wing which focuses on digital technology.
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Monday, 7 October 2013
The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Manhattan, New York City. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 443.2 m high. It stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years. Following the September 11th attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York.
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