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May 4, 2011

UFOs and Aliens

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 4:42 am

Glossary:
* abbreviation : a shorter form of a word or phrase, especially used in writing
* forgery : an illegal copy of a document, painting, etc
* kidnap : to take someone away using force, usually to obtain money in exchange for releasing them
* controversial : causing a lot of disagreement or argument
* detect : to discover or notice something, especially something that is difficult to see, hear, smell, etc

About U.F.O and Aliens

Our presentation is about U.F.Os.
Actually “UFO” is the abbreviation of “Unidentified Flying Object”. Many People wonder whether UFO’s exist. Sometimes UFO photos are taken, but almost all of the photos are forgeries

Aliens add to UFO’s mystery. [1]There are many movies about aliens. For example E.T, Star Wars, Men in Black etc.

Their appearances are diverse. In the movies, they can appear friendly or horrible.[2]

One rumor says that aliens will come to earth in Dec, 2012. [3]There are assertions that the Nazca lines in Peru are drawn by aliens. It is because the Nazca lines are too huge, they can be seen only up in the sky.

And some people argue that UFOs have kidnapped cows. [4]On the internet, the video of a cow’s kidnapping has been controversial. One member of a herd of cows in Mexico’s prairie floated in the air. And there was something like a UFO above the cow.

http://serviceapi.nmv.naver.com/flash/NFPlayer.swf?vid=925A10E71ECB01BB659F4C914B34A3EEBFD5&outKey=V125f27a0f4534968504d04643e3d3fcfc6992b8135557c536e5a04643e3d3fcfc699

There was a news report that a UFO was detected in South Korea, too. [5]One UFO hunter provided information to newspapers with a video of a UFOs in the sky above Gwanghwamun(광화문) on Oct, 2008.

http://play.tagstory.com/player/TS00@V000244652@S000000200

In addition, there are many people who have seen UFOs in all parts of the world. Do you think UFOs could be real?

References:
[1] http://kin.naver.com/qna/detail.nhn?d1id=3&dirId=30306&docId=122459890&qb=7Jm46rOE7J24IOq0gOugqCDsmIHtmZQ=&enc=utf8&section=kin&rank=1&search_sort=0&spq=0&pid=gkzEqz331y8ssctpnlsssv–220126&sid=TbzarpnOvE0AACr@ITQ
[2] http://news.hankooki.com/ArticleView/ArticleViewSH.php?url=theme_news/201102/sp20110218161634106170.htm&cd=2401&ver=v002
[3]http://cafe.naver.com/misteri.cafe?iframe_url=/ArticleRead.nhn%3Farticleid=1389&
[4] http://iblood.blog.me/100126548696
[5] http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?artid=200810141741032&code=940100

Discussion Questions:
1. Have you ever seen Movies about Aliens?

–> Have you ever seen movies about aliens?

2. Do you think UFOs could be real? Why, or why not?

–> Do you think UFOs could be real? Why, or why not?

3. What would you do if you met aliens or UFO?

–> What would you do if you met aliens or saw UFOs?

4. Do you think the ‘Nazka Lines’ were really drawn by Aliens?

–> Do you think the “Nazka Lines” were really drawn by aliens?

(Class #125 Group #2)
강다은: text, references
명혜인: pictures, translation
안지혜: text, discussion questions
최예은: typing, glossary

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. abbreviation: (noun) a shorter form of a word or phrase, especially used in writing

2. forgery: (noun) an illegal copy of a document, painting, etc.

3. controversial: (adjective) causing a lot of disagreement or argument

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

-What would you do if you met aliens or saw UFOs?

Remember to stress it properly.

-What would you do if you met aliens or saw UFOs?

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