Grammar Time


May 26

This week’s grammar activity is based on the famous scientist Stephen Hawking. Read through the article and see if you can spot the 10 spelling mistakes. 

Read through the article and see if you can spot the 10 spelling mistakes. 

Stephen Hawking, one of the best-known scientists in the woreld passed away on March 13, 2018. He died at his home in Cambridge, England. 

Hawking was born in Oxford, England in 1942. 

He was extremely intellegint although he didn’t do well in primery school. 

However, he liked to find out how things worked and injoyed maths and science. 

Stephen studied physics and chemistry at Oxford University. One of his teechers there described him as an extrawrdinary student. 

He only used a few books and made no notes, but he could work out diffacult problems in a way no other student could. 

When he was in his early twentys, Hawking was struck by a serious disease. 

As his healt became worse, he had to use a wheelchair and a specail speech computer. 

Hawking continued his scientific work and used his brilliant mind to write a best- selling book about science called A Brief History in Time

A movie about his life called The Theory of Everything was released in December 2014.

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May 19

This week’s grammar activity is based on the Central American country of Mexico.

Read through the article and see if you can spot the 10 spelling mistakes 

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Mexico is one of the world’s largest oil producers and exports oil to the United States of America (USA). 

The country has a huge ammount of silver, copper, lead and zinc. Many US-owned companies have big factorys in Mexico where wages and taxes are lower. 

Their producks are then sold back across the boarder in the USA. 

Many poor Mexicans also cross over to the USA looking for better payed jobs. 

Mexico City with a popalation of over 21 millon is the 6th largest sity in the world. 

It is bilt on the site of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán. 

The city hosted the Olympic Games in 1968. It is built on a lake and has sunk almost 10m in the last 60 years.

Mexico attracks tourists from all over the world. It has beautiful beaches, over 30 UNESCO Heritage sites, wonderful old towns, and very freindly people.


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May 12


La Sagrada Familia is a huge Catholic church in the centre of Barcelona, Spain. Work began on the church in 1882 after Josep Maria Bocabella, a bookseller, had paid a visit to Rome. He decided that Barcelona should have a fine church and archetect Francisco Paula del Villar was given the job of desining the building. However, del Villar was replaced in 1883 by local architect Antoni Gaudí.

Gaudí scrapped the origanal plans and began building a wonderful, modern church. He worked on the project until his death in 1926. By then only a quarter of the building was completed. Today about half the building is finished, but with modern machenery and technology it is hoped the church will be finished by 2026.

Gaudí beleived that the La Sagrada Familia should not have straight lines or angles like most buildings but should look like the things we see around us in nature. ‘In nature, nothing is straight,’ he said. The pillers inside the church are shaped like giant trees, with branches which hold up the ceilings.

La Sagrada Familia will have 18 towers with spiers on top – only eight of them are finished at this time. Twelve of the 18 towers will represent the apostles and four will represent the evangalists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. One tower is in honour of the Virgin Mary, and the tallest tower of all is for Jesus Christ. 

Gaudí believed that man-made objects should not be higher than things made by God. Therefour, the tallest tower will be 170m high, one metre lower than Montjuïc hill, the highest point in Barcalona.



After travelling to a local basebal tournament, 14-year-old Kalel Langford decided to paid a viset to the nearby Crater of Diamonds State Park. 

This park is home to the world’s only diamond-bearing site, where you can search for and keep any gems you find.

Within half an hour of arriving at the park, Kalel discoverd the 7th largest diamond found at the Park since it opened in 1972.

While walking near the East Drain, a section in the southern section of the area, Kalel spotted a shiney, dark-brown stone. 

‘Its colour was so dark that we weren’t sure if it was a diamond, but we knew we needed to have it looked at,’ Karl’s father Craig explaind. 

The family took the stone to the Diamond Discovery Centre in the park, where Kalel was thrilled to learn that he had found one of the biggest dimonds in the park’s history! 

The diamond has a frosted appearance, is shaped like a kyte and is worth thousands of dollers.

Kalel named his gem Superman’s Diamond. Superman was called Kal-El when he was born on the planat Krypton.




A man from india couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a bright blu dog near the city of mumbai recently. He soon discovered that many more strays had also changed colour. 

the journalist, called deepak, had been investigating the pollution of a rivur near India’s bigest city. As this area is home to many factories, it was believed that the dogs had been swimming in the polluted river. 

Locals were able to explain the strange coloured dogs after they had seen the animals crawling under a factory's gate to lie in puddles of cool, blue water! It turns out that the factoree makes dye.  

although the dye was washed off the dogs, and they were all given a clean bill of health, 40km away, this same water was used for drinking and washing cloze. 

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