Saturday, May 22, 2010

TWO ARTICLES FOR SOME READING PRACTICE

13-year-old becomes youngest to top Mount Everest

BEIJING — A 13-year-old American boy became the youngest climber to reach the top of Mount Everest on Saturday, surpassing the previous record set by a 16-year-old Nepalese.

Jordan Romero called his mother by satellite phone from the summit of the world's highest mountain, 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) above sea level. He is now one climb away from his quest to conquer the highest peaks on all seven continents.

"He says, 'Mom, I'm calling you from the top of the world,'" Leigh Anne Drake told The Associated Press from California, where she had watched her son's progress on a GPS tracker online.

New Zealand: be prepared to travel

Expat Barbara Goodison shares her emigration tips with potential New Zealand arrivals. Originally from Hull, Barbara now lives in Masterson, New Zealand with her husband, Nik, and two children.

A photograph on Telegraph.co.uk: This is Barbara's family on the east coast of the north Island near a place called Flat Point which is really wild and rugged. The best part is that Barbara used to work in our school. We wish her the best of luck in her new life!

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