Have you ever heard of kite fighting? Kite fighting is a highly competitive sport traditionally ___PLAYED___ in India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand, and South America.
Each player hopes to get his or her kite to fly ___HIGHER___. The players try to cut their opponents’ kite strings with sharp objects imbedded in their kites.
___STARTED___ in the late 1990s, kite fighting gained popularity in the USA and is now practiced throughout the country, with an annual championship competition held in Washington State.
In thick fog
It was a foggy night. In a very thick fog, a ship __WAS_SAILING___ very slowly. Suddenly lights appeared forward on a collision course. The Captain shouted through the mouthpiece: “Get out of my way! I am the carrier ‘Manchester’! My displacement is 30,000 tons!”
A voice ___CAME___ through the fog in reply:
“You ___BETTER___ turn away yourself. I’m the light house!”
The purpose of education
A famous professor greeted the first year undergraduates at the beginning of the academic year. He ___TOLD___ them in his opening remarks:
“Nothing you learn here at the university will be of slightest use to you ___LATER___, but one thing. If you work hard, if you train your brain, you should be able to understand when a man ___IS_TALKING___ nonsense. And that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.”