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6 Questions for review and discussion

Question 1

Complete the following sentences by selecting the correct word or phrase from the list below to fill in the spaces:

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1.3.10 Summary

There is a lot of information available on Modern Languages via the internet. Try the activity below to start exploring what is available.

Activity 1

U.S. troops stage gunnery exercise in South Korea
U.S. troops conduct a gunnery exercise at a training field in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters
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"Ecology, Human Rights, and Large Dam Projects in South Asia"
Kathleen Morrison is Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Center for International Studies, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, tw
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Creating Sustainable Practices for a Thirsty Planet
The University of Minnesota is protecting our 10,000 lakes from invasive species.
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1.1 The wider context

This course explores the management of local knowledge-generating practices with regard to their wider contexts. Although these local practices might be considered in terms of individuals acting and thinking as if they were autonomous, independent agents interacting with other agents, such practices are simultaneously shaped by shared skills and understandings. As Karl Marx pointed out, when the hero of Daniel Defoe's (1660–1731) novel Robinson Crusoe (Defoe, 1994, first published in
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Adobe: Adobe's vision for app publishing and marketing (Long)
Nick Bogaty, Head of Digital Publishing at Adobe, discusses how mobile content marketing is essential to engage stakeholders both inside and outside of the organization – and in 2014 the trend is only expected to accelerate. Learn how to take advantage of these “mobile moments” through apps, as well as where the Digital Publishing Suite platform is headed in the future.
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"Environmental Challenges Across Asia - Q & A"
There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly growing economies, increasing levels of personal consumption, and serious ecological problems. Southeast As
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12.800 Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean (MIT)
This class introduces fluid dynamics to first year graduate students. The aim is to help students acquire an understanding of some of the basic concepts of fluid dynamics that will be needed as a foundation for advanced courses in atmospheric science, physical oceanography, ocean engineering, etc. The emphasis will be on fluid fundamentals, but with an atmosphere/ocean twist.
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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

"Why I Went to Iraq…Three Years Later"
japan protest poster A talk by Noriaki Imai, student environmental and peace activist. At 18 years of age, Noriaki Imai traveled to Iraq to study the effects of depleted uranium on Iraqi children. While in Iraq, he was taken hostage and threatened to be killed unless Japan withdrew its troops from Iraq. Fortunately, he was released alive, but when he returned
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1.2.3 The physiological and behavioural levels

Anticipation of winter

If organisms are to survive winter, they must be well prepared for cold weather and sometimes for reduced supply of food. Physiological changes such as shedding leaves and building up fat reserves, and behaviours such as hoarding food, must be completed before winter begins. In order to be prepared, organisms need to anticipate the onset of winter, which is done in two ways, each of which has its own associated physiological mechanisms. First, they could re
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Understanding Electrons
This is an excellent presentation in which the lecturer discusses 
the electrons (08:26) in easy-to-understand terms. This is a clip from a larger segment and is done in a lecture-style format. There are times when the instructor is in a small window in the corner while he points out specifics. (08:26)

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • give examples of poverty in terms of low income and the effects this has on the lives of those who are very poor.


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2.2 The Convention itself

The ECHR is essentially a charter of rights. Any charter of rights represents a consensus, a negotiated agreement between the drafters. Every state intending to adopt a charter will have its own vision and aims, and the drafters have to find a way of accommodating these visions and aims. This often results in the creation of provisions that are a compromise and are drafted in the widest possible terms. The ECHR is drafted in such a way. It is a vaguely worded aspirational charter inten
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"Petroleum Technology Presentation"
A talk by Brian C. Gahan, Energy Consultant; Chair of the Chicago Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; former Senior Scientist and Manager of E&P Technology Development at the Gas Technology Institute. Session 4 of the conference "Petroleum: Prospects and Politics." Sponsored by the Chicago Society. Co-sponsored by the Student Government of the Universi
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Son Jarocho Master Musicians: César Castro, Artemio Posadas & Luis Sarimientos
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts curates a presentation of some of the key master artists and their apprentices from Northern and Southern California who are deeply integrated into the transnational cultural phenomenon of son Jarocho. During the 1970s this folk musical style from southern Veracruz, Mexico, underwent a revitalization. The central traditional social gathering, the fandango, was reinvigorated, widely popularizing the complex of music, song, dance and poetry that are all
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¿Trampas yo?
Sandro, Agatha, Michael Paco and Eva are playing poker together. Someone is trying to cheat...
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Charles Raven (1885-1964): Professor of Divinity and Promoter of Science
Revd Dr Ian Randall : Seminar
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Introduction

Privacy has long been recognised as one of the important human rights and this is reflected in religion and history. There are, for example, references to privacy in the Qur'an, the Bible and Jewish law. Privacy was also protected in classical Greece and ancient China.

The protection of privacy is seen as a way of drawing the line to indicate how far society can intrude into a person's affairs. Privacy encompasses an individual's liberty to choose how they lead their lives, freedom from
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Women in Business Conference: An interview with Helena Morrissey
Helena Morrissey, discusses her career and her role as CEO of Newton Investment Management. She shares the best career advice she ever received and discusses the barriers women still face in business.

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