ASSESSMENTS

‚Äč

English Test for French Jewrney

Two Parts 
1. Listening - Listen then write a  response (In English only)
2. Reading - (Read the two articles) then write a response about each (In English only)
 

Part 1. (Five (5) listening and writing activities)

Listen to each track, then respond in the form to the right with details and facts.

Listening 1.

Click on the arrow listen to the audio, then respond in the form to the right with details and facts.

Listening 2

Click on the arrow listen to the audio, then respond in the form to the right with details and facts.

Listening 3

Click on the arrow listen to the audio, then respond in the form to the right with details and facts.

Listening 4

Click on the arrow listen to the audio, then respond in the form to the right with details and facts.

Listening 5

Click on the arrow listen to the audio, then respond in the form to the right with details and facts.

Part 2. (Two (2) reading and writing activities)

Read each story, then respond in the form below with details and facts from the story, write in paragraph form (your best academic writing in complete sentences.)

Delmus Harris III (Retired Law Enforcement)

 

"Overcoming Destructive Comments from Others"

As a child, I remembered being told more negative and or destructive comments about myself than positive. Comments of the sort addressed to a child are damaging to one’s self-confidence, which leads to the lack of motivation, and seclusion. For many years unknowingly at the time as a child, I believed these destructive comments for many years which led to me not believing in myself, even into an early adulthood.

One day while at sea in the Navy, my responsibility was so great. I was responsible for a Multi-Million Dollar War Ship. The responsibility that was delegated to me was nothing that I could have ever imagined. Within the time span of an hour, I realized that everyone who had shared their destructive comments toward me as a child was not capable nor educated enough to be delegated the responsibilities that I had.

I realized that these individuals saw something within me that they weren’t, or did not have and would not be able to obtain. With that in mind, never give anyone the authority to bring you down because they don’t have the power to bring you up.  

Trust in Jesus our Lord, seek his Father our God, and allow their Holly Sprit to flow within your flesh to consume wisdom. And lastly, believe in yourself; know your strengths & your weakness and you will grasp a better understanding and a reason for your existence.

Delmus Harris III (Law Enforcement)

Human Impacts On The Planet Pushing Earth Into 'Danger Zone'

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

OSLO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Climate change and high rates of extinctions of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into a danger zone for humanity, a scientific report card about mankind's impact on nature said on Thursday.

An international team of 18 experts, expanding on a 2009 report about "planetary boundaries" for safe human use, also sounded the alarm about clearance of forests and pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilizers.

"I don't think we've broken the planet but we are creating a much more difficult world," Sarah Cornell, one of the authors at the Stockholm Resilience Center which led the project as a guide to human exploitation of the Earth, told Reuters.

"Four boundaries are assessed to have been crossed, placing humanity in a danger zone," a statement said of the study in the journal Science, pointing to climate change, species loss, land-use change and fertilizer pollution.

Of a total of nine boundaries assessed, freshwater use, ocean acidification and ozone depletion were judged to be within safe limits. Others, including levels of airborne pollution, were yet to be properly assessed.

The report defined climate change and loss of species as two core areas of concern. Each "has the potential on its own to drive the Earth System into a new state should they be substantially and persistently transgressed," the authors wrote.

Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, are about 397 parts per million in the atmosphere, above 350 ppm that the study set as the boundary for safe use.

Almost 200 governments will meet in Paris in late 2015 to try to agree a deal to limit global warming to avert floods, droughts, heatwaves and rising sea levels blamed on rising emissions of greenhouse gases.

The study said that rates of extinctions of animals and plants, caused by factors ranging from pollution to deforestation, were 10 to 100 times higher than safe levels.

"Transgressing a boundary increases the risk that human activities could inadvertently drive the Earth System into a much less hospitable state," said lead author Will Steffen, of the Stockholm Resilience Center and the Australian National University, Canberra.

The report expanded definitions of the planetary boundaries set in 2009, making it hard to compare trends. (Reporting by Alister Doyle; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

Copyright GRANT LANGUAGE ACADEMY 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

  • w-facebook
  • Twitter Clean
  • w-googleplus
  • w-youtube
Cherished Memories Plus Logo j.jpg