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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.

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