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  • 1. What am I, and other RIDDLES!!
  • 2. 1) I have eight legs, but cannotwalk on the land. My home isanywhere near the sand.What am I?
  • 3. 2) I can swim, but I’m not a fish.In France, my legs areconsidered a dish! A King or aPrince, kiss me, make a wish!
  • 4. 3) Alive without breath, as coldas death. Silver skin neverclinking, never thirsty, alwaysdrinking.
  • 5. 4) There are 2 ducks in front of 2other ducks. There are 2 ducksbehind 2 other ducks. There are 2ducks beside 2 other ducks.How many ducks are there?
  • 6. 5) A very pretty thing am I,fluttering in the pale-blue sky. Delicate, fragile on the wing, indeed I am a pretty thing.
  • 7. 6) Name an animal that canjump higher than a full grown mango tree
  • 8. Gardens in the Sky.Students at the Calhoun School in New York City have much more than a roof over their heads.
  • 9. Gardens in the Sky.They have an entire rooftop garden, with thick grass and colorful flowers.
  • 10. Gardens in the Sky.This green roof blocks more of the sun’s heat than a regular roof, so it keeps the building cooler in summer.
  • 11. Gardens in the Sky.In winter, the plants and soil on the roof help keep heat inside the building from escaping.
  • 12. Gardens in the Sky.These rooftop gardens are becoming more and more popular, and it’s not just roofs that are going green.
  • 13. Saving Every Last Drop.Only a small amount of all the water on the Earth is fit for drinking, and in some places such as the Middle East and Africa, there isn’t enough fresh water to meet demand.
  • 14. Saving Every Last Drop.With this in mind, green buildings use as little fresh water as possible, and they usually reuse water as well.
  • 15. Saving Every Last Drop.A new library in Santa Monica, California, was built with a special drainage system to collect rainwater from the roof and store it in a giant underground tank.
  • 16. Saving Every Last Drop. isLater, the rainwaterused in toilets and forwatering the grassaround the building.
  • 17. Comprehension QuestionHow are rooftop gardens used in green buildings? Rooftop Gardens are used to keep the building cooler in summer, and warmer in winter.
  • 18. Vocabulary Entire: Whole, or not broken.They have an entire rooftop garden, with thick grass and colorful flowers. (p222)
  • 19. Vocabulary Rooftop: Top of the roof.They have an entire rooftop garden, with thick grass and colorful flowers. (p222)
  • 20. Vocabulary Thick: Deep, heavy mass.They have an entire rooftop garden, with thick grass and colorful flowers. (p222)
  • 21. There are many kinds of “thick” things. Which is the correct one for us?
  • 22. Vocabulary Block: To prevent or stop.The green roof blocks more of the sun’s heat than a regular roof.(p222)
  • 23. There are many kinds of “block”. Which is the correct one for us?
  • 24. Vocabulary Escape: To become free.In winter, the plants and soil on the roof help keep heat inside the building from
  • 25. Vocabulary Fit: Safe or Healthy.Only a small amount of water on the Earth is fit for drinking. (p223)
  • 26. There are many kinds of “fit”. Which is the correct one for us?
  • 27. VocabularyDrainage: To cause liquid to go out from.A new library in Santa Monica, California, was built with a special drainage system... (p223)
  • 28. 1) Converting sunlight a) Solar cells on into electricity to be the roof. used later.2) Blocking the sun’s heatin summer and retaining b) A special heat in winter. drainage system 3) Turning the lights offautomatically when the last c) Light sensors student walks out. 4) Collecting rainwater from the roof and storing it d) A rooftop garden underground.