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Twenty thousand labourers and artists worked for 20 years to complete the Taj Mahal. The domed building is of white marble, resting on a red sandstone platform. At each corner is a minaret 40 m high. The Taj Mahal is often called the most beautiful building in the world. Many tourists from all over the world go to see its beauty. Each of the building’s four faces is identical and quiet pools reflect its perfect proportions.

The dome rises almost 61 m above the floor. Below this is the vault in which Shah Jahan and his wife are buried. The Shah rests in peace beside his beloved wife.

We’re going to America!

Auguste Bartholdi, a Frenchman, designed the Statue of Liberty. Inside the beautiful lady is a steel framework designed by Gustav Eiffel, also a Frenchman, who designed the Eiffel Tower.

The face of Liberty is that of sculptor Auguste Bartholdi’s mother. The flowing robes are made of 300 copper sheets and inside the statue is a spiral staircase with 142 steps. At the top, the observation platform in Liberty’s crown can accomodate up to 20 people. Her glowing torch is 6,4 m high and from toe to torch the statue is 46 m tall. It is hollow inside, while the iron frame is strong but flexible. It allows the statue’s copper skin to react to wind and change of temperature without putting the ironwork under stress. The statue has given many immigrants their first sight of the New World.

The Statue of Liberty is probably the world’s most famous statue and stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbour.

LO 3.1.2

Amazing buildings: summaries

Remember to answer the questions WHAT ? WHERE ? WHO ? WHY? and AMAZING?

View from the moon

Because I love you …..

We’re going to America!

LO 3.7.3

Wow! By now you must be thinking, “What an amazing world we live in!” And we haven’t really even begun to talk about NATURE or IMAGINATION!

Now put your heads together and get more than dandruff!


  • Make a group decision about what amazing MAN-MADE WONDER your group will research. It may be one of the wonders already mentioned in this module, or any other.
  • Give each member a specific task, e.g. pictures/books/Internet info.
  • Plan your presentation. EVERY member must have a chance to speak.
  • You may make a poster or have pictures/photos to pass around.
  • Just a suggestion: you might like to play some music in the background, e.g. Italian music for Leaning Tower of Pisa .
  • Give an AMAZING presentation to the class. (Minimum 3 minutes – maximum 4 minutes.)
LO 2.2.1
LO 2.2.2
LO 2.2.3


LO 2
SPEAKING The speaker is able to communicate effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.
We know this when the learner:
2.1 communicates experiences, more complex ideas and information in more challenging contexts, for different audiences and purposes:2.1.2 uses language for creative and imaginative self-expression (e.g. poems, response to music);2.1.4 asks and responds to challenging questions;2.2 applies interaction skills in group situations:2.2.1 follows conventions for appropriate interaction in group work;2.2.2 gives balanced and constructive feedback;2.2.3 shows sensitivity to cultural and social differences (e.g. affirms and incorporates diverse language, experiences, examples);
Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 3
READING AND VIEWING The learner is able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
We know this when the learner:
3.1 reads and responds critically to a variety of South African and international fiction and non-fiction (journals, poetry, novels, short plays, newspapers, textbooks, etc.):
3.1.1 reads aloud and silently, adjusting reading strategies to suit the purpose and audience;
3.1.2 uses appropriate reading and comprehension strategies (skimming, and scanning, predictions, contextual clues, inferences, monitoring comprehension, etc.);
3.7 identifies and critically discusses cultural and social values in texts:
3.7.3 discusses the diversity of social and cultural values in texts;
3.8 understands and uses information texts appropriately:
3.8.1 summarises main and supporting ideas;
3.8.2 selects and records relevant information appropriately;
3.9 interprets and analyses independently details in graphical texts (maps, line graphs, bar graphs and pie charts) and transfers information from one form to another.


4. Seven great wonders

Answer Building
C Stonehenge
E Skyscraper
F Observatory
G Statue of Liberty
D Eiffel Tower
A Pyramid
H Sydney Opera House
B Learning Tower of Pisa

1. Stonehenge

2. Eiffel Tower

3. skyscrapers

4. Statue of Liberty

5. Amazing buildings: summaries

a) View from the moon

  • Great Wall of China
  • China
  • Chinese emperors
  • To guard against attacks by Turks and Mongols
  • Can be seen from the moon with the naked eye.

b) Because I love you…

  • The Taj Mahal
  • India
  • Emperor Shah Hahan
  • As a burial vault for his beloved wife
  • Often described as the most beautiful building on earth

c) We’re going to America!

  • Statue of Liberty
  • Liberty Island in NY Harbour
  • Designed by Auguste Bartholdi
  • Statue (expresses idea of freedom)
  • (Probably) world’s most famous statue.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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