Albert Einstein began working at the patent office in Bern, Switzerland, a little more than a century ago. He had flunked the entrance exam for the Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology and took the job evaluating inventions because it paid a regular salary.
The Sphinx is one of the best-known monuments on Earth and dates back over 4,500 years to the Old Kingdom and the time of king Khafre--bailder of the second largost pyramid on the Giza plateau on Cairo‘s outskirts. The Sphinx is about 73.5 metres in length. It was originally sculptured from a limestone and, formost of its history, the Sphinx has been at least partly covered in sand.
Drug smugglers are consistently creative in their attempts to get illegal narcotics across America‘s borders. They need to be. Getting past tireless U.S. Customs officers like “Pepper” is not an easy task.
Directions: This part consists of a short passage. In this passage there are altogether 10 mistakes, one in each numbered line. You may have to change a word, add a word or delete a word. Mark out the mistakes and put the corrections in the blanks provided. If you change a word, cross it out and write the correct word in the corresponding blank. If you add a word, put an insertion mark ( ∧ ) in the right place and write the missing word in the blank, lf you delete a word, cross it out and put a slash (/) in the blank.
By the end of the thirteenth century, noticeable changes in weather patterns were occurring as Europe entered a period that has been called a ““little ice age.““ 1) A small ““drop in overall temperatures resulted in shortened growing seasons and disastrous weather conditions, including heavy, storms and constant rain.
Canada‘s premiers (the leaders of provincial governments), if they have any breath left after complaining about Ottawa at their late July annual meeting, might spare a moment to do something, together, to reduce health-care costs.
It is not easy to talk about the role of the mass media in this overwhelmingly significant phase in European history. History and news become confused, and one‘s impressions tend to be a mixture of skepticism and optimism. (46) Television is one of the means by which these feelings are created and conveyed--and perhaps never before has it served so much to connect different peoples and nations as in the recent events in Europe.
As one of the oldest of competitive pastimes, the sport of hockey dates back well before the Ancient Olympic Games. In medieval Europe, pictures of men playing a game with hooked sticks appear on stained-glass windows at both the Canterbury and Glouceste cathedrals.
I have a question for you. I have read these two sentences ““Two icecreams, please.““ and ““Is there any ice cream in the refrigerator?““ Could you tell me whether ““ice cream““ is a countable noun or uncountable noun? I‘m looking forward to your answer. Thank you.