Today’s Picture: Indoor Snowboarder at SnowPlanet near Auckland
Part 1: Today's word
Incorporate’ means ‘include’ – especially to include many different features or when different things or ideas are included later on. It’s common when talking about revisions to reports or essays.
For more examples and exercises, see: www.academicenglishgenerator.com
Part 2: Test
Here are four sentences with our word of the day - but only three of them are correct. Which is the odd one out?
The final draft of the report incorporated a number of revisions.
The work placement, which used to be an add-on component of the business studies course, has now been fully incorporated into the degree program.
Manchester United have incorporated many foreign players into their team.
We’ve incorporated an automatic translation tool into the latest version of our word processing program.
Part 3: Practice Questions:
What kinds of multimedia and IT are incorporated into your courses?
Do you manage to incorporate a wide range of sources in your essays?
Part 4: Kiwi Quiz Question
Which of these is NOT a major New Zealand company?
Fisher & Paykal
Part 5: Today's article: International: Science & History
Blue sky thinking: 10 ideas that changed the course of history (from The Guardian Newspaper, UK)
Vocabulary for the article: flourishing / a discipline / equate / meditate / sphere / an eclipse / clockwork / pursuit / benevolent / despot / onslaught / emancipatory / inextricable / esoteric /
Questions for the article:
A: Before you read the article, see if you can put these scientists and writers in the order they lived?
You can check your answers by looking at the article – the people are in chronological order:
B: Read the article and answer the questions below – if you click on ‘play’ you’ll hear me reading out the questions and answers
Developed modern astronomy?
Was only appreciated much later?
Brought mathematics into science?
Had a big influence on Christianity?
Gave a new explanation of conflict?
Indirectly helped motorists?
showed people they were more complex than they realised?
Created the idea of the ‘invisible hand’?
Gave people a much greater ability to communicate?
Made a clear separation between the physical and mental world?
Today’s musical intro: from Senegal
‘Scandalo’ by Africando. From the CD ‘Mandali’, 2000, Sterns Africa
For more details, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africando
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