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Bill Bryson

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Please visit for more information on Bill Bryson.

Articles on Ellis Island

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

For the TL1 pupils,

please watch the videos on Ellis Island (there are 3 articles) –> use “recherche” and type “Ellis Island” to watch them.

The World’s Tallest Tower

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Dubai opened the world’s tallest skyscraper today.The building’s official height, a secret until now, was put at 2,717 feet — more than a half-mile high.The $1.5-billion new tower will take the name Burj Khalifa after the ruler of the neighboring emirate of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.The centerpiece of the $20 billion Downtown Dubai project includes 37 office floors, 1,044 apartments and 160 hotel rooms designed by Giorgio Armani. Emaar said it expects 12,000 people to live or work in the tower and connected office buildings.
(Source: Los Angeles Times)

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South Africa

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The game which united a country : more information here

More information about the South African flag

South Africa : history

Sherlock Holmes

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

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The Statue of Liberty

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Situated in New York Harbour, the Statue of Liberty has become the proud symbol of the United States of America.The statue of the Goddess of Freedom carries the light of the spirit of enlightenment to the Free World.

Alexander Gustave Eiffel, whose tower later made him famous, built the statues ingenious iron frame construction supported by a central shaft.Around this framework a 2.4 millimeter thick copper coating was attached to the statue and it is mainly due to Eiffels frame that the monument has withstood the bays savage winter storms.

On the 28th October 1886, North Americas most important statue was inaugurated by President Grover Cleveland.The statue was the design of a young sculptor, Bartholdi, who had eagerly accepted the work due to the fact that the commission of his design of a large female statue for a lighthouse on the Suez Canal had not reached fruition.

At first, the statue received little love and affection.Indeed, New Yorkers used the statue’ s unveiling ceremony for a protest demonstration! Since then, however, it has most assuredly conquered the hearts of those who have seen it and it has become a symbol of freedom for the whole of America.

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