THURSDAY

11 August THURSDAY


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A space rock demolished an ancient Middle Eastern city – possibly inspiring the story of the People of Lut.
As the people of an ancient Middle Eastern city now called Tall el-Hammam did their daily business, one day about 3,600 years ago, they had no idea an icy space rock was speeding toward them at about 61,000 km speed. Through the atmosphere, the rock exploded in a massive fireball about 4 kilometres above the ground. The blast was around 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Air temperatures rose above 2,000 degrees Celsius. Clothes and wood immediately burst into flames. Swords, spears, bricks and pottery began to melt. Almost immediately, the entire city was on fire. None of the 8,000 people or any animals in the city survived – their bodies were torn apart and their bones blasted into small pieces. About a minute later, 14 miles (22 km) to the west of Tall el-Hammam, winds from the blast hit the city of Jericho. Jericho’s walls came down and the city burned to the ground.
It all sounds like a Hollywood disaster movie but these details are what scientific studies tell us about what happened there.


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Food
-what time and what do you usually eat?
-what type of food do you usually eat?
-what is your favourite food?
-what are the best dishes your mother and father cooks?
-which dishes or food do you hate? and why?
-what don’t you usually prefer eating?
-tell us about your favourite restaurants and dishes in Istanbul?
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Do you have any historical or mysterious places in your neighbourhood? What do you know about these places?

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What’s your favourite piece of art or artist? Why do you like it/him/her?


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problems
-what problems do you have nowadays?
-what are the problems you have at work?
-what are the main problems of İstanbul and our country?

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Tell us about the most interesting historical places you have been to in your life. Why do you think they’re so interesting? And also tell us about your favourite historical attraction.

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Do you have a favourite painting, photograph or cartoon? What do you like about it?


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Internet and technology
-how do you use technology in your daily life and at work?
-which websites do you usually follow? and why?
-how do you use your mobile?
-do you have any mobile applications which really ease your life?

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Tell us about other mysteries about history or historical places you know. What are these mysteries about? Do you think there’s any scientific explanation for these mysteries?

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Have you ever thought of being an artist? What are the good and bad things about being an artist?