Historians (1) _j_?hat the Celts came from southern Germany. Their (2)^_ spread to Spain, Britain, northern Italy and even reached as far as Turkey. The
Celts lived mainly in agricultural (3)___, each with their own chief. These tribes
were (4)___by the Druids, who were (5)___priests and lawmakers, (6)___
and bards. Bards were poets who would (7)___from place to place, singing
(8)___sagas. They were a very (9)___part of Celtic life. Through the bards'
ballads and poems, people learnt about their history, laws, religion and news.
The Celts also had (10)___musicians, metal workers and artists who made
jewelry, weapons and pottery. Like the Vikings, the Celts were (11)___warriors
and used iron to make weapons. Around 80 AD they came under Roman rule.
After the (12)___of Rome, Celtic ways survived only in Ireland, Cornwall,
Brittany and parts of Wales and Scotland.
THE HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON
The Hanging gardens of Babylon were (1)___to be one of the seven
wonders of the (2)___World. They are (3)___to have been built by king
Nebuchadnezzar in the sixth century ВС. The gardens were (4)___in layers-one
on top of the other, much like a modern car garage, although a lot more (5)___
to look at. Each layer was a terrace (6)___with tropical plants, flowers and
trees. The large amount of water which these plants (7)___was pumped from
the river Euphrates nearby. It is said Nebuchadnezzar and his wife would sit in
the shadow of the gardens and look down on the (8)___city of Babylon below.
The gardens' fame quickly spread, and the travelers would come from far and
wide to (9)___them. The city of Babylon itself with its huge tiled walls and
gates made of brass was famous throughout the whole world for its beautiful
Amphitheatres were amenities for which the Greeks had little use, since the entertain (1) value of killing - whether the victims were wild beasts, crime (2) or gladiators - was keen (3) appreciated as late as in Rome. Since such exotic perform (4) occurred infrequently at first, only temporary wood (5) structures or natural depress (6) were used. However, in Rome with its imperial policy of bread and circuses, amphitheatres were especially designed as permanence (7) structures. They presented every conceive (8) problem for architects including the different needs of perform (9) and spectators, particular require (10) of safety and access. The ingenious interconnection of centre (11) corridors and inclines must have facilitated the hand (12) of large audiences.
The Coliseum was the largest of the Roman amphitheatres, but its name -now synonym (13) with its size - in fact, derives from a colossal statue of Nero nearby. The Coliseum had a seat (14) capacity for 48,000 people and its remnants evoke awe and admire (15) in visitors of the present-day Rome.
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In 1768-1771, Captain Cook sailed around the world, (1)
___New Zealand and surveyed the eastern (2)___of Australia,
giving names to the Botany Bay and New South Wales. In
1772, he set out to find the southern (3)___and discovered
Easter Island, Norfolk Island, Hawaii and others. In 1779, after
sailing up the American coast to (4)___the Bering Strait in
unsuccessful search of a (5)___to the Atlantic, he was killed
on his return to the Hawaiian Islands by (6)___who mistook his motives.
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After the famous mutiny he was cast (7)___in an open boat in 1789 and (8)
_ over 5790 km from a point off Tahiti to Timor Island near Java. It was the
most amazing open boat (9)___of all time, for he had no (10)___. Many of the
loyal (11)___who had left "Bounty" to accompany him died on the (12)___.
The British (13)___Hudson was less fortunate in similar (14)___. In 1611,
two years after he discovered the Hudson river, on his second voyage to Canada, after his crew's (15)___he was put in an open (16)___to be never seen again.
HOW TO BE IN HIGH SPIRITS
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I. Your brain power can be (1)___by life's little luxuries according to the
scientific findings. It has been discovered that mice who are (2)___on popcorn
and sweets have up to fifteen per cent more brain cells than mice who are kept in
normal laboratory conditions. Being kept in cells full of brightly (3)___toys has
a similar effect. It is (4)___that the same may be true for humans, which
possibly explains why children from poorer homes tend to do less well at school and in life generally.
II. Feeling like an underdog can cause (5)___to your health. Research
showed that workers who feel (6) __ are significantly more likely to suffer from back problems. Doctors think that one of the greatest health threats comes
from negative feelings such as depression or (7)___, which creates stress
hormones and produces cholesterol. It is quite likely that (8)___about whether
or not you should eat a chocolate bar is doing you more harm than actually eating it.
Ш Scientists have known for some time about seasonal affective disorder
(SAD)" a fonn of depression (9)___by lack of light in winter, which is thought
to explain the relatively high (10)___rates in countries like Sweden, where in
winter days are very short. However, recent research has shown that people
working a night (11)___in factories can suffer from the same problem leading
to stress and depression. The problem can be (12)___by illuminating
workplaces with lights three times brighter than usual, making workers feel happier and more alert.
If people have rapport with each other, they have a relation (1) in which they have a special able (2) to understand each other's feelings or points of view. Knowing about rapport is a small step towards its achieve (3).
How do we create the relationship of trust and how can we extension (4) this natural skill? How do we know that two people are in rapport? Communicate (5) seems to flow when people are in rapport; their body move (6) as well as their words match each other. What we say can create or destruction (7) rapport, but that it only seven per cent of the communication.
Body language and tone of voice are more importance (8). You may have noticed that people who are in rapport mirror and match each other in post (9), gesture and eye contact. It is like a dance, where partners response (10) and mirror each other's move (11). Have you ever found yourself enjoying deeply a converse (12) with someone and note (13) that your bodies have adopted the same posture? The deeper the rapport, the closer the match tends to be. This skill seems to be born (14), for new-born babies move in rhythmic (15) with the voices of the people around them.
THE LIGHTHOUSE OF ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT
The Lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built on the ancient island of Pharos, off the city's coast, this distinction (1) construction worked day and night to make the harbor distinguish (2) in the mist and mark dangerous waters around the island.
It was the rale (3) of Egypt, Ptolemy Soter, who began building the Lighthouse, but the complete (4) of the construction dates back to the reign of Ptolemy II (283-246 ВС). Sostratus., the architecture (5) of the Lighthouse, carried out calculate (6) at the famous Alexandria Library. At the time, the Lighthouse was the tallest building on Earth, rise (7) over 40 stories high. It was built in three Uy (8), the lowest was rectangular, the middle one was octagonal and the top was circle (9).
Александрийский маяк, ЕГИПЕТАлександрийский маяк был одним из семи чудес древнего мира. Построенный на древнем острове Фарос, у побережья города, это различие (1) строительство работали день и ночь, чтобы отличать гавани (2), в тумане и отметить опасные воды вокруг острова.Было хрипы (3) Египта, Птолемей Сотер, который начали строить маяк, но полная (4), строительство датируется правления Птолемея II (283-246 ВС). Sostratus., Архитектура (5) от маяка, проведенного расчета (6) в знаменитой Александрийской библиотеки. В то время маяк был самым высоким зданием на Земле, рост (7) более чем 40 этажей. Он был построен в три Uy (8), самый низкий был прямоугольным, средний был восьмиугольный и топ был круг (9).