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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

what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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?
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