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Ancient Iceman 'had brown eyes'

Ancient Iceman 'had brown eyes' | apenglish2 | Scoop.it

Researchers publish the complete genome of the 5,300-year-old Oetzi, the "Iceman", revealing his eye colour, blood type and a number of his ailments.

 

1. This article is about the recent fascinating discoveries of the "Iceman."

2. The Iceman had brown eyes; was lactose-intolerant; had "O" blood type; first case of Lyme disease infection; and was predisposed to heart disease.

 3. The writer's opinion is that this research is amazing and that the "Iceman" is a great mystery.

4. I knew their opinion because they use quotes and sentences that talk about fascinating and "really exciting."

 5. You learn that the author is really interested in this kind of thing and is very thorough in his/her research.

6. This article is written for the science nerds and history buffs of the world.

7. Yes, the author gives me enough evidenve to agree with him/her. They used facts about the Iceman's discovery, his death, and a little but about his life.

8. In a way it appeals to you emotionally because you feel sympathy for this man that was killed and left dead in the ice and snow, which is an effective method. But it also appeals to you logically because it makes you wonder about the technology of today, the culture of back then, and the amazing things that a person's body can tell you.

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It’s Mardi Gras time!

It’s Mardi Gras time! | apenglish2 | Scoop.it

Entertainment: It’s Mardi Gras time!| gras, mardi, orleans, new, http, one, city, through, parades, year...

 

1. The article is about the festivities of Mardi Gras and how it not only affects New Orleans but cities everywhere.

 

2. When Mardi Gras celebrations began; the history of Mardi Gras celebrations; and the financial side of it.

 

3. The writer's opinion is that Mardi Gras is important and that's the reason it survives even the worsts of tragedies.

 

4. Yes, it's stated directly. "Mardi Gras has been celebrated nearly every year, including 2006, the year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans."

 

6. The columnist is a writer that delivers what some consider to be "boring" facts in a way that makes the article interesting.

 

7. This article is for those readers who want to learn more about the Mardi Gras traditions and how it all began.

 

8. She gives evidence that Mardi Gras is interesting and important, and I agree with her.

 

2. Her strategy is to make an image of a timeless tradition that appeals to you in a more emotional kind of way. "Krewes have come and gone, and many traditions have sprung up." This shows that things may change but this celebration will still continue to happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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F.D.A. Still Wary of Diet Pill’s Side Effects

F.D.A. Still Wary of Diet Pill’s Side Effects | apenglish2 | Scoop.it

The Food and Drug Administration said it was worried about possible heart problems and birth defects with Qnexa, a weight-loss drug.

 

1. The basic subject of the column is that the FDA doesn't want to approve a drug because they are worried about the side effects.

 

2. Its a combination of 2 drugs; latest studies proved that it causes birth defects if used during pregnancy.

 

3. The writer's opinion is that the FDA is rejecting this pill with good reason.

 

4. I knew their opinion because they kept stating the disadvantages of taking the pill more often than they did the advantages. It shows that they agree with the FDA's choices regarding the pill.

 

6. The columnist is very thorough in their work and do a very good job of keeping their opinions mostly out of the article.

 

7. This article is for those readers that maybe want to lose weight and are doing research on different diet pills.

 

8. Yes, the author gives enough evidence to convince me to agree with them. I agree that the pill and what it contains should be kept from the public until there's no harm to be done to anyone who might take it.

 

2. The writer tries to appeal to your logical side and to make you think with your common sense. "The rate of heart attacks, strokes and death from cardiovascular causes was lower in those who recieved Qnexa than in those who took the placebo, although the difference was not statistically significant." This makes you wonder about the other tests and trials, making it an effective method.

 

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Air bag backpack likely saved avalanche survivor - sacbee.com

Air bag backpack likely saved avalanche survivor - sacbee.com | apenglish2 | Scoop.it

Elyse Saugstad was taking a break with several fellow skiers Sunday in the Washington state backcountry when the shouting began. %22Elyse! Avalanche!%22 The 33-year-old turned to see tons of snow boiling toward her.

 

1.This article is about a woman who wants people, mainly fellow skiers, to know about a safety device that keeps the weareer from being buried by an avalanche.

 

2. Information on the ABS TwinBag; what happened to the rest of the people that had been with the survivor.

 

3. The writer's opinion is that though this device is expensive, it can save your life and is worth the price.

 

4. " 'I was lucky. I'm alive because of a safety device that a lot of people aren't aware of,' "says survivor Elyse Saugstad.

 

6 The columnist is someone who wants to let others know about things that can save their life and uses a woman's reall-life experience to prove her points.

 

7. This article is for readers who enjoy skiing, both recreationally and for sport, or know someone else that's an avid skier.

 

8. Yes, the author gives plenty of evidence to convince me to agree that this backpack is something that people should have.

 

2. The author's method is to use real-life experiences backed up with facts to appeal to a reader's logic and to persuade them about the importance of having the device. "The ABS TwinBag backpack...has two bags...in an emergency, the gas fills the pillow-shaped bags, which act somewhat like water wings." These are some of the facts they give. Then they quote her saying, " 'I'm alive because of a safety device...' " This just gives more reason for a person to consider buying the ABS TwinBag.

 

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Whitney Houston's death inspires question: Why not higher alcohol taxes?

Whitney Houston's death inspires question: Why not higher alcohol taxes? | apenglish2 | Scoop.it

I don't read the New York Times' newish columnist Frank Bruni much. And I don't know why this caught my attention this morning. (“@CAMYJHU: Whitney Houston's death inspires question: Why not higher alcohol taxes?

 

1. This article is about taxes on alcohol and how the deaths of Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse are related to that.

 

2. The writer uses a section of another article that brings up overdue taxes on alcohol and this lists most of his facts.

 

3. This writer thinks that there should be a higher tax on alcohol and that its ridiculous that soft drinks have more taxes.

 

4. He states his opinion himself when he says, "I've heard more calls for taxes on sugary soft drinks than for an overdue examination of taxes on booze."

 

6. This columnist had the topic brought to his attention by someone else and he kind of adds his own input to what has already been said.

 

7. Readers that are looking for something about the ways of consumers in America and what's "important" to society.

 

8. The author somewhat convinced me of what he was arguing.  He gives good evidence but he doesn't fully explain that evidence in my opinion.

 

2. He used someone else's article to give more support to what he was writing about. This method works well because it makes someone more eager to agree with what he's saying. To sum up the article he used: Alcohol is not taxed higher because of not wanting to upset the consumers and if they do raise the tax, it's only because they want more profit.

 

 

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