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donderdag 22 september 2016

Record-Breaking Teen

This week, US teenager Broc Brown was in the news for breaking records. Find out more in the video.

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.
  • astonishing - causing a feeling of great surprise or wonder
  • genetic disorder - a physical condition that is not healthy and that somebody is born with
  • spine - the row of connected bones down the middle of your back
  • kidney - one of the two organs in your body that remove waste products from your blood and make urine
First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. Which record did Broc break?

  2. How come Broc is so tall?

  3. How tall is the current world's tallest man?

  4. Can Broc just buy any shoes he like? Explain your answer.

  5. What does Broc’s mom wish for him?

Extra numbers and measurement assignment
First some handy background information
A foot (pl. feet) is a common length unit used in Imperial system and the current US customary unit system. A foot has 12 inches, and 3 foot make a yard. The abbreviation for foot is ft.
1 foot = 0.3048 meter.
1 meter = 3.28 feet.
Multiply any meter measurement by 3.28 to convert to feet.
Your assignment:
First read the following questions.
Next watch the first minute of the video again. Focus on Broc’s length.
  1. How tall is Broc in meters now?
  2. And how tall was he in meters when he was in kindergarten?
  3. How tall are you in feet?