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apparently • archeology • attention
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  1. It is going to rain tomorrow .
  2. This book is getting lots of .
  3. This necklace is a of the real one.
  4. I like history so I naturally like as well.
  5. The between the buildings and the sky is beautiful.
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1097 Mayan Ruins

Silvia and Diego talk about the Mayan Ruins in their country's of Mexico and Guatemala.

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Now, apparently, they're discovering more ruins.

People say apparently to express that something is a fact even though they do not know if it is true for sure: Notice the following:

  1. Apparently, they are building a new mall.
  2. Bill apparently left because we was sick.


They love archeology so they are taking us to the ruins.

Archeology is the study of human history, usually by looking at physical evidence of previous cultures. Notice the following:

  1. Archeologists are digging up old bones of ancient people near the lake.
  2. The museum has a nice archeological exhibit of Egyptian artifacts.

get a lot of attention

The new ruins are getting a lot of attention.

When a person or place gets a lot of attention, that means many people are learning about it or trying to find out about it. Notice the following:

  1. That new restaurant is getting a lot of attention in the press.
  2. The new amusement park is getting a lot of attention on TV.


They built a replica of the ruins for the Shiang Hai Expo.

A replica is a copy or model of something but often on a smaller scale.

  1. I like to make replica war ships in my garage.
  2. This watch is not real. It's a replica.


There is a nice contrast between the buildings and the white sand.

A contrast between two things shows a sharp difference between the two items.

  1. The contrast of his tan skin and white teeth made him look like a movie star.
  2. One a clear night, there is a sharp contrast between the stars and black sky.