DNA

DNA is short for DeoxyriboNucleic Acid. It contains specific instructions for making proteins in the cell. Proteins are in our bones and teeth, hair, muscles and blood. Chromosomes and genes are made of DNA, chromosomes are on tiny spaghetti-like structures in the nucleus inside the cell.

 

FRUIT FLIES...ARE THEY INTELLIGENT?

Do you know what fruit flies are? They are very small insects and scientists study them to learn about human genetics, because they share 75% of the genes that cause disease with humans. If you put them in a position to choose, these small insects manifest their preferences in terms of taste. Try to put in front of them many different ripe fruits and they will very often choose lemons. 

CARNIVAL in the UK

In the UK Carnival is not part of the global Carnival season preceding Lent. They celebrate it at the end of August. London is famous for its Notting Hill Carnival. It is a mixture of the Caribbean and hippie traditions. Here are a few pictures.

You use it in the spoken language and it is composed by abbreviated words. You can't use it for writing.

Examples of slang words:

  • ain't= I'm not, there isn't, you aren't
  • gonna= going to
  • wanna= want to

 

Do you know what SWAG is?

Swag is a youth slang word and it’s a substitute of “cool”. It identifies a person, a cloth or an object that has style.

 

 

Loch Ness and the Monster

Loch Ness is a very beautiful lake in Scotland. People say there is a monster in the lake. They called the monster Nessie. They say the monster is very big with a small head and a long neck. Some people think Nessie is a preistoric animal, similar to a dinosaur. Thousands of tourists go  to Loch Ness every year because they want to see Nessie. What do you think? Does Nessie really exist?

The Tallest Man

...in the world!

Name: Bao

Surname: Xishun

Age: 61

Nationality: Chinese

Height: 2.36 m tall

 

THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD

 

The richest man in the world is Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft. He has got 85 billion dollars, all on his personal account.

Do you want to be rich like him?

 

ACRONYMS

 

 

An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of words. 

USA= United States of America

the UK= the United Kingdom

Do you know any other acronym?