valentine’s cards Botswana speaking task read aloud 13
66. Read aloud
Although Botswana economic outlook remains strong, the devastation that AIDS has caused threatens to destroy the country’s future. In 2001, Botswana has the highest rate of HIV infection in the world. With the help of international donors it launched an ambitious national campaign that provided free antiviral drugs to anyone who needed them, and by March 2004, Botswana infection rate has dropped significantly.
67. Read aloud
Over the centuries, the holiday evolved, and by the 18th century, gift-giving and exchanging handmade cards on Valentine’s cards made of lace, ribbons, and featuring cupids and hearts eventually spread to the American colonies. The tradition of Valentine’s cards did not become widespread in the United States, however, until the 1850’s
68. Read aloud
“Thompson recognized and exploited all the ingredients of a successful amusement ride,” write Judith A. Adams in the American amusement Park Industry. “His coasters combined an appearance of danger with actual safety, thrilled riders with exhilarating” speed, and allowed the public to intimately experience the Industrial Revolution’s new technologies of gears, steel and dazzling electric lights.”
69. Read aloud
For centuries, Atlantis has been one of the western world’s favorite legends, a tantalizing blend of fantasy and mystery. Stories tell of a rich and glorious empire that was lost to the sea-where some hope its ruins still lie, waiting to be discovered.
70. Read aloud
Just about everyone on the planet wears at least one article of clothing made from cotton at some point during the day; inevitably by-products of the plant show up as well in something that person is doing. The source of cotton’s power is its nearly terrifying versatility and the durable creature comforts it provides.