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Readings Assignment 6 - 2013 - I

Reading: The coffee Coffee is the most important agricultural product in Colombia. It has influenced the national economy and the social development of our country. Coffee has been cultivated in Colombia since the beginning of the 19th century. Now, the green tree of African origin is cultivated in many departments. This is the coffee process: First, the coffee tree is planted. After 3 or 4 years, the plant begins to produce fruits, the ripered fruits or cherries are hand-gathered by coffee collectors. The fresh fruit is pulped by a pulping machine, the residue of the pulp is removed by fermentation in tanks, the coffee beans are finally washed with pure water, the coffee beans are dried naturally or mechanically and the coffee is ready for the industry.

Reading: The Dolphins Dolphins are very interesting animals. They are not fish; they are mammals. They have warm blood. They live in oceans and large rivers. Dolphins have big mouths and many small teeth (160 to 200). Their nose is very long and forms a beak. They can be three and a half meters long. They live many years. They live in groups and communicate with sound. They can learn to do many things. They can jump high into the air. In the Amazonas River we can find grey and pink dolphins: Dolphins are our friends, we have to protect them.

Lorena and Leidy Diana Course Directors English II

Readings Assignment 6 - 2013 - I

Reading: The mystery Planet Pluto is a mystery planet. It is very far from the Sun and the Earth. It is small, cold and dark. It is made of rocks and frozen gases. Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh on February 18, 1930. It was named for the Pluto of Mythology, the brother of Jupiter (Zeus) and Neptune (Poseidon). Pluto appears only as an imperceptible point of light and we can see it a special instrument. It has a diameter of about 2,284 km. The planet revolves around the Sun once every 248.4 years. Pluto has a satellite. Its name is Charon. It is gray. It was discovered by the American astrophysicist James W. Christy on June 22, 1978.

Reading: Mr. Jones Mr. Jones woke early one morning, before the sun had risen. It was a beautiful morning, so he went to the window and looked out. He was surprised to see a neatly dressed, middle-aged professor, who worked in the university just up the road from Mr. Joness house, coming from the direction of the town. He had grey hair and thick glasses, and was carrying an umbrella, a morning newspaper and a bag. Mr. Jones thought that he must have arrived by the night train and decided to walk to the university instead of taking a taxi.
Lorena and Leidy Diana Course Directors English II

Readings Assignment 6 - 2013 - I

Mr. Jones had a big tree in his garden, and the children had tied a long rope to one of its branches, so that they could swing on it. Mr. Jones was surprised to see the professor stop when he saw the rope, and look carefully up and down the road. When he saw that there was nobody in sight, he stepped into the garden (there was no fence), put his umbrella, newspaper, bag and hat neatly on the grass and took hold of the rope. He pulled it hard to see whether it was strong enough to take his weight, then ran as fast as he could and swung into the air on the end of the rope, his grey hair blowing all around his face. Backwards and forwards he swung, occasionally taking a few more running steps on the grass when the rope began to swing too slowly for him. At last the professor stopped, straightened his tie, combed his hair carefully, put on his hat, picked up his umbrella, newspaper and bag, and continued on his way to the university, looking as quiet and correct and respectable as one would expect a professor to be.

Lorena and Leidy Diana Course Directors English II