Keep Thinking – Unit 2

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  1. Oops, I _____________ dropped my phone on the floor!
  2. We look like sisters but _____________ we are just friends.
  3. Never judge a person by their _____________.
  4. The _____________ loved the show so much, they wouldn’t stop clapping !
  5. I don’t think I’ll come to school today, I feel _____________.
  6. Everyone tells me that I’m funny and that I should be a _____________.
  7. I agree with your _____________ on the subject.
  8. Having blue eyes is very _____________ in Russia.
  9. I work at my dad’s _____________ on Sundays.
  10. The end of the movie wasn’t very _____________.
  11. Everyday kids _____________ something new. 
  12. I’m so nervous for my first day at work, I don’t know what to _____________.
  13. I promise I didn’t do it, it’s not my _____________!
  14. They invented a special _____________ that can solve any math problem.
  15. This Summer I really _____________ Sarah, the girl from my neighborhood.


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  1. I just heard the most _____________ joke ever, I can’t stop laughing.
  2. The doctor said I was fine, _____________ I still feel very sick.
  3. I hope my children will _____________ my blue eyes.
  4. One day I hope to _____________ people all over the world, and make them feel like they can do anything!
  5. He is such a _____________ person, he is always nice to everyone no matter what.
  6. If you are a _____________ person, try think about all of the little things that you are grateful for.
  7. Can you please _____________ the video, I need to answer the phone.
  8. I want to be a _____________ on Broadway some day.
  9. The _____________ of the movie was a bit different from the book.
  10. People from England are very _____________.
  11. The end of the movie was so _____________, I just knew it!
  12. Sarah’s _____________ came true, there really was a storm in the middle of July! 
  13. I feel under _____________ when I need to make a speech in front of an audience.
    I never _____________ to be someone’s friend because it’s like lying to them. 
  14. I don’t know how I would _____________ if I saw a lion outside it’s cage. 
  15. When he found out his wife was pregnant, his _____________ was hilarious. 
  16. It took me an hour to _____________ that I left the house wearing slipper. 


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  1. I want to be a _____________ and find a cure for cancer.
  2. I’m sorry it took me a while to _____________. I couldn’t find my phone.
  3. I haven’t received a _____________ from her, I wonder why she isn’t answering.
  4. He told the teacher a _____________ excuse, I don’t understand how she believed him!
  5. Tom apologized for being so _____________ to Mary.
  6. Sometimes I am _____________ but people think I am trying to be rude. 
  7. Usually your _____________ improves at age 17, and you feel better about yourself.
  8. It took me a while to learn the _____________ of the office’s filing system.

  9. In a scary _____________ like this, you should call the police.
  10. Never accept candy from a _____________!
  11. I read a _____________ about how sugar affects your health.
  12. My favorite _____________ at school is History.
  13. The soccer team used _____________ to win the game.
  14. I _____________ how many people are sleeping right now.
  15. _____________ researchers at the university, ants can teach us how to control crowds. 
  16. You _____________ be doing your homework! Not playing on your phone. 


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  1. Good friends _____________ you, because they know you well.
  2. Acting didn’t always _____________ to her.
  3. I believe my dream will  _____________!
  4. All the girls _____________ when they heard him . He’s such a funny guy.
  5. Even best friends don’t always _____________.
  6. You need special shoes _____________ go hiking.
  7. The boy was _____________ of class because he was rude to the teacher. 
  8. The _____________ says that the main actor gave an excellent performance. 
  9. Performers say that they feel alive when they are  _____________
  10. I don’t like jokes that have a rude _____________.
  11. The group decided to _____________ the government.
  12. I have the best jokes you’ve ever heard, I’ll have the audience _____________!
  13. My little brother _____________ a young man so quickly!
  14. Don’t judge people before you try to _____________.
  15. I have to tell you all about my _____________ trip to India. 

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Under Pressure – Queen

“Under Pressure”

Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you, no man ask for
Under pressure that burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets

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Ludwik the Hairless Guinea Pig

If your pet loves dressing up in costumes, you may have a star on your hands. Ludwik is a hairless guinea pig. He looks like a mix between a mini hippo and a guinea pig. Guinea pigs are popular pets. They weigh 700 to 1,100 grams and even squeal like pigs. Guinea pigs are social animals. They like to play, be around people, and they love to eat. Ludwick is famous all over the internet because he’s a model. A Polish woman named Agata Nowacka discovered him in a pet store, but he wasn’t healthy. He was sick and abandoned. Ludwik’s owner took him home and brought the animal back to life. She fell in love with Ludwik and began to photograph him. He then became a star on Instagram and facebook. The stylish guinea pig models at photoshoots and loves the camera. Even Ludwik’s girlfriend models in some photoshoots with him. They love playing dress up, but their fans love it even more! If you want to learn more about Ludwik, follow him on Instagram.


Golden Retriever Saves Man


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Kelsey the Golden Retriever and her owner, Bob have a special bond. Bob is a 64 year old man. He lives alone in his house in Michigan, USA. Kelsey is very loyal to Bob and is always keeping him safe.

One cold winter night, Bob ran out of firewood. It was freezing and Bob was wearing his pajamas so he thought, “what can I do?” It was around 10:30 pm when he went outside to get some more firewood to keep his house warm. Bob slipped and fell down. Bob was hurt badly. He broke his neck and needed to see a doctor, but he couldn’t move. He was lying on the snow, shivering, wearing only his pajamas. The only thing he could do was scream for help. His neighbors lived far away and couldn’t hear Bob scream. There was no one at that time of night to help him.

Bob was so happy when he suddenly saw his dog, Kelsey, come to help him. Together, they barked and screamed for help, but soon, Bob lost his voice and couldn’t speak. Kelsey stayed with him all night. For the next 20 hours, she didn’t stop barking for help. She was lying on top of Bob to keep him warm. She kept licking his face and hands to keep him awake. She didn’t leave him until in the morning, a neighbor heard Kelsey’s bark and found Bob on the snow. The neighbor took Bob to the hospital where he got help. Kelsey is a hero. She saved Bob’s life.

The Pros and Cons of Playing Online Games


Gaming is a rapidly growing industry that’s worth almost $510,280,000. While some have positive experiences, others feel gaming isn’t time well spent. One gamer describes his experience in an article from The Sun.

Former professional gamer James Perrott is a 26-year-old from Peterborough who started playing computer games at the age of 15. He then slowly began spending more and more time in front of the screen. By the time he was in university, he was skipping classes and staying up late to play the games: “I’d skip lectures and stay up gaming until 2 or 3am, then sleep until midday. I’d get takeaways instead of cooking just so I could continue gaming…It became my whole life when I started competing at tournaments all over the UK and Europe.”

When Perrott realized he was in danger of failing his finals, he decided to give up his hobby. Although he struggled balancing his studies with gaming, he feels it allowed him to meet people from all over the world, practice skills such as teamwork, and respond quickly to various situations.

Of course, there are plenty of people who believe gaming not only has multiple benefits, but can actually create a better world. Game creator Jane McGonigal is one such person. In her TED talk she said that gaming could help solve problems like poverty, obesity, climate change, hunger, and global conflicts because of the skills gamers learn while playing. Some of those skills include:

  • Urgent optimism (“the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle combined with the belief that we have a reasonable hope of success”)
  • Making connections (according to McGonigal, it takes a certain level of trust to play a game with someone as we have to trust that they’ll invest their time in us, follow the rules, and complete the game itself.
  • Achieving Goals (during gaming we’re more likely to look past failures and keep playing until we reach our goals)

McGonigal argues that if gamers have the mentality that they can change a virtual world, imagine would they could accomplish in the real world.

Clearly, the pastime has its share of pros and cons. Below are a couple of examples of each.


Gaming Creates A Diverse Social Life

Even though you’re not interacting with people in person, one is able to meet fellow players and develop a different sort of social life through gaming.

It Increases One’s Ability to Problem Solve

Researchers from the Netherlands discovered that teens who played video games involving strategy had strong problem solving skills.

The Hobby Improves Decision Making Skills

Online games encourage players to think on their feet and make quick decisions, which they can then apply to real life scenarios.

Gamers Have Good Hand-eye coordination

Researchers found that Boston junior surgeons who spent time gaming as children and teens had better hand-eye coordination and surgical skills


It Promotes Obesity

Gaming all day isn’t exactly a healthy lifestyle. It’s easy to forget that the body needs exercise and fresh air to run effectively. The Sun reported that on average, 17-year-old boys burned 21 calories per hour, but then ate 80 calories afterwards.

Some Gamers Develop Tendon Issues

NINTENDONITIS, PlayStation thumb and Wii fracture are all medical conditions which patients have presented to doctors in the UK after excessive gaming. A study found kids who game for more than two hours a day are at an increased risk of lower back pain.

It Can Turn Into An Addiction

Gaming can lead to a loss of reality. China is one of the only countries with Internet addiction centers to help those who need to break free of the habit.

It Isn’t A Cheap Habit

The cost of games, consoles, monitors, software, and more all add up, making gaming a not-so cheap activity.

It Can Contribute to Violence

Exposure to violent video games is a risk factor in aggression in game players.

This is an interesting and controversial point – some people don’t agree that it leads to violence.



Eat Your Picture


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Do you ever say to yourself “these broccoli heads are beautiful like a forest ” or “this bread is beautiful like a mountain”? Well you’re not crazy if you do. When Carl Warner looks at broccoli and bread he sees much more than just his lunch. He sees beautiful art. Continue reading

Tiny homes

Tiny homes are mini houses people live in that are between 9-37 square meters. Some tiny homes even have wheels. Many people are choosing smaller homes over bigger ones so they can live a simple life. With tiny homes, you can travel around the world and visit friends and family when you want. If you live in a tiny house, you can spend more time with your family because the space is so tiny. You don’t have to pay money to clean a big home. You can even throw things away if you don’t need them, and only keep what is important.  Continue reading