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IELTS Reading 26: Cleaning up The Thames

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1 – 14 which are based on Reading Passage 28 below. Cleaning up The Thames The River Thames, which was biologically “dead” as recently...

Read 25: Secrets of the Forests

A. In 1942 Allan R Holmberg, a doctoral student in anthropology from Yale University, USA, ventured deep into the jungle of Bolivian Amazonia and searched...

Read 24: The Department of Ethnography

The Department of Ethnography was created as a separate department within the British Museum in 1946, after 140 years of gradual development from the...

Read 23: Tracking Hurricanes

North American meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Hurricane Research Division have recently improved the success rate in their forecasting of...

Read 22: Measuring Organizational Performance

There is clear-cut evidence that, for a period of at least one year, supervision which increases the direct pressure for productivity can achieve significant...

Read 21: FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT A. Traditionally uniforms were — and for some industries still are — manufactured to protect the worker. When they were first designed, it...

Read 20: Looking for a Market among Adolescents

Looking for a Market among Adolescents A. In 1992, the most recent year for which data are available, the US tobacco industry spent $5 billion...

Read 19: The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness “New research uncovers some anti-intuitive insights into how many people are happy – and why.” Compared with misery, happiness is relatively unexplored terrain for...

Read 18: Creating Artificial Reefs

Creating Artificial Reefs In the coastal waters of the US, a nation’s leftovers have been discarded. Derelict ships, concrete blocks, scrapped cars, army tanks, tyres...

Read 17: The Discovery of Uranus

The Discovery of Uranus Someone once put forward an attractive though unlikely theory. Throughout the Earth’s annual revolution around the sun there is one point...

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