Unit 11
  What is UNESCO's World Heritage List?    
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal, India

 What is UNESCO's World Heritage List?

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What is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) World Heritage List, and why is it important in preserving the natural and cultural heritage of all of humanity?

This unit introduces readers to the significance of UNESCO's 'Heritage Sites" -- places that are wonders of nature, wonders of culture or both. The reading passage mentions such sites as the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Egypt, Mont Saint-Michel in France and Yosemite National Park in the United States. The passage describes how the international community's commitment to protecting and preserving such wondrous

The unit contains exercises in reading comprehension, listening. In addition, the unit offers practice writing task on providing a short report update. As always, all exercises provide information about the work of the United Nations as they also provide language practice.  To begin, click on "Reading passage" below:

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