Since the begining of recorded history, people (for many reasons) have predicted the end of the world, but have obviously failed. Many times these predictions have led to danger to the people who believed them. Recently in March 2011 a woman tried to kill her children and herself to avoid the "christian tribulation" as predicted by Harold Camping a christian radio broadcaster in California! (read article here)
So what of December 21st? Are Nostradamus, the bible and the Mayan calendar viable sources? Is there any scientific evidence to support ancient texts? What are your thoughts?
Here are some fun on-line comprehension and grammar activities.
In this advanced lesson you will read and listen to an article on scientists might be able to predict the future by using news sources.
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Now try some exercises based on the vocabulary from the report.
Here's an interesting activity created by ESLDog. Who would you save to recolonize earth after the apocalypse?
You can always print the exercise and when you're finished, bring it to your English professor to review.
And what would cheesy end-of-the-world theories be without a cheesy end-of-the-world movie????
Here is just that... A low-budget cult SciFi cheesy classic."The Chinese have developed a doomsday device and the U.S. fears they will use it. A manned mission to Venus is stepped up. At the last minute three of the male crew are replaced with three female crew members. Once they are on there way to Venus the reason becomes apparent."
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What are 2 things you would do, if you knew the world would end in 3 weeks?
Post your thoughts and comments below.