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Created and illustrated By:
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Zoo

The zoo is one of the most interesting and social places for children. Chances are that most of you have been to a zoo at least once. With an abundance of different types of animals, the zoo is a unique adventure filled with intrigue and excitement.

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Most of the animals at zoos we do not get to see in our everyday experiences, and that is what makes zoos special. From polar bears to giraffes to flamingos, the zoo has it all. Where else can you go to see such animals in one place? Most of the animals are common, but only exist in specific regions around the world. You would have to travel around the world to see all the animals if it were not for zoos. The zoo brings them all to one location for everyone to enjoy.

Making the decision to go to the zoo will usually be one that you won’t regret, even if you’ve already been there.

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There is so much to see that you probably would have to make several visits before you see everything. So if you need a break from doing homework involving multiplication and division problems, go to the zoo! There are so many animals at the zoo that you can practice math by simple addition: just add up all the types of animals you see. That way you will be having fun and practicing math at the same time.

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One of the toughest things for zoos to accomplish is to create an environment that is natural for each animal. Remember, all the animals come from different parts of the world and live in various climates. A new environment can cause confusion for the animals. If they don’t make an environment that the animal can live in, the animal will not survive.

Then the zoo would have to subtract that animal, making one less animal at their zoo. So there is much pressure to make as natural an environment as possible for the individual animals. When there is a mistake, the correction must be made as soon as possible to preserve the animal’s life.

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The zoo is a fascinating place filled with wonder. There are probably creatures there that you did not even know exist. The zoo is an ideal destination where you can learn and also have fun.

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ decision

2. ____ division

3. ____ pressure

4. ____ addition

5. ____ create

6. ____ subtract

7. ____ confusion

8. ____ multiplication

9. ____ social

10. ____ correction

A. Adding up, totaling up

B. Modification, improvement

C. Invent, produce, make

D. Take away, deduct

E. Public, common

F. To times by

G. Result, conclusion, choice

H. Disorder, chaos, turmoil

I. Force, burden

J. Category, classification, group

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Multiple Choice

Circle the letter of the correct answer

1. Zoos contain animals from

A. All over the world

B. The U.S. only

C. Only local cities

D. None of the above

2. Animals present at zoos are

A. Polar bears

B. Flamingos

C. Giraffes

D. All of the above

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3. You can learn at the zoo by

A. Using math to count the animals

B. Trying to talk to the animals

C. All of the above

D. None of the above

4. One of the toughest things for a zoo to do is

A. Obtain the animals for the zoo

B. Create a suitable living environment for the animals

C. Feed the animals

D. None of the above

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5. Going to the zoo is great for

A. A study break from homework

B. Having fun

C. Learning

D. All of the above

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True/False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1.____ Zoos provide no educational benefits.

2.____ It is easy to create an animal’s “natural environment.”

3.____ Most of the animals at the zoo we can see naturally around our environment.

4.____ Zoos offer a unique experience of fun and knowledge.

5.____ Going to the zoo is usually a regrettable experience.

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Short Answer

1.What do you enjoy about the zoo?

______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

2. What is your least favorite part of the zoo?

______________________________________
______________________________________
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3. How many times have you been to the zoo?

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4. What is your favorite animal at the zoo and why?

______________________________________
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Reading Questions

1. What is the writer’s main idea?

______________________________________
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2. Give an example that supports the writer’s main idea

______________________________________
______________________________________
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3. How does the example help the writer’s main idea?

______________________________________
______________________________________
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4. What do you think about the story?

______________________________________
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Continuing Education English CE High School STB

Unit 30 Picnics II CE HS NAC

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Picnics

Picnics are a popular way to enjoy a beautiful day and spend time with others. A typical picnic involves eating a meal outdoors with friends or family, ideally taking place in a scenic spot.

Picnics are often family-oriented, however they can also be an occasion between just two people, or a large get-together such as a church picnic.

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During picnics, two important things to remember are to bring along a picnic basket and a blanket. Outdoor games or some other form of fun are also common at picnics. If it is sunny outside, you should bring sunscreen so you do not get sunburned.

Also, there are sometimes annoying bugs and mosquitoes, depending where you are, so to be safe you should also bring bug spray. It is difficult to avoid bugs completely when you’re outdoors, but you can eliminate most of them with certain precautions. Silverware, napkins, plates, and glasses are other necessities, and perhaps most importantly, do not forget to bring the food!

Depending on the number of people at the picnic, you will need to determine the amount of supplies to bring.

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Since picnics take place outside, you should be careful not to get soil on your clothes while running around having all that fun!

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One other precaution you should take when you are having a picnic in rural area, is to watch for plants or flowers that may be poisonous. If you are in doubt then do not take any chances.

Avoiding those plants and announcing to others the possible danger would be the right choice to make. You may want to bring some kind of soothing powder for rashes just in case you get an allergic reaction from plants or flowers.

The term “picnic” first originated to mean a potluck, a gathering at which each person contributed some kind of food to a common table for everyone to share. The first use of the word dates back to a 16th century French book, describing a group of people dining in a restaurant who brought their own wine.

Luckily the concept of picnics has remained popular to this day.

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If you have never been on a picnic, you should definitely go whenever you get the chance. Where else do you get the chance to eat, play games, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with friends and family all at once? If you doubt that it will be fun, just ask anyone who has been on a picnic before, or go on one for yourself!

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ doubt

2. ____ amount

3. ____ avoid

4. ____ annoy

5. ____ announce

6. ____ soil

7. ____ however

8. ____ powder

9. ____ poison

10. ____ choice

A. Small, dust-like particles

B. Stay away from, steer clear ofs

C. Irritate, get on your nerves

D. Proclaim, make known

E. But, yet, still

F. Option, alternative

G. Quantity, sum, total

H. Distrust, disbelief, mistrust

I. Dirt, mud

J. Toxin, venom

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Multiple Choice

Circle the letter of the correct answer

Picnics can be between

A.  Two people.

B.  Family.

C.  Large group.

D.  All of the above.

Which of the following is not usually brought to a picnic?

A.  Silverware.

B.  Bug Spray.

C.  Blanket.

D.  Piano.


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The word picnic originated to mean

A.  Party.

B.  Potluck

C.  Reunion.

D.  Celebration.

The first use of the word picnic was found in a

A.  6th Century French Book

B.  17th Century German Book.

C.  14th Century Italian Book.

D.  16th Century French Book.

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When in rural areas you should be wary of .

A.  Poisonous plants.

B.  Aliens.

C.  Poisonous flowers .

D.  A and C.

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1.____   Picnics are an old tradition that are not popular today.

2.____   Picnics usually take place indoors.

3.____   Games are popular to bring along to picnics.

4.____   Picnics in rural areas are recommended.

5.____   Picnics are usually not any fun.

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Short Answer

1. What do you like about picnics?

______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

2. What do you dislike about picnics?

______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

3. How many picnics have you been to in your life?

______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

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4. Describe how the word picnic was first used.

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Reading Questions

1. What is the writer’s main idea?

______________________________________

2. Give an example that supports the writer’s main idea

______________________________________

3. How does the example help the writer’s main idea?

______________________________________

4. What do you think about the story?

______________________________________

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Unit 29 Picnics I CE HS NAC

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Created and illustrated By:
Angelo Romero and Camilo Sanabria

Picnics

Picnics are a popular way to enjoy a beautiful day and spend time with others. A typical picnic involves eating a meal outdoors with friends or family, ideally taking place in a scenic spot.

Picnics are often family-oriented, however they can also be an occasion between just two people, or a large get-together such as a church picnic.

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During picnics, two important things to remember are to bring along a picnic basket and a blanket. Outdoor games or some other form of fun are also common at picnics. If it is sunny outside, you should bring sunscreen so you do not get sunburned.

Also, there are sometimes annoying bugs and mosquitoes, depending where you are, so to be safe you should also bring bug spray. It is difficult to avoid bugs completely when you’re outdoors, but you can eliminate most of them with certain precautions. Silverware, napkins, plates, and glasses are other necessities, and perhaps most importantly, do not forget to bring the food!

Depending on the number of people at the picnic, you will need to determine the amount of supplies to bring.

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Since picnics take place outside, you should be careful not to get soil on your clothes while running around having all that fun!

– 5 –

One other precaution you should take when you are having a picnic in rural area, is to watch for plants or flowers that may be poisonous. If you are in doubt then do not take any chances.

Avoiding those plants and announcing to others the possible danger would be the right choice to make. You may want to bring some kind of soothing powder for rashes just in case you get an allergic reaction from plants or flowers.

The term “picnic” first originated to mean a potluck, a gathering at which each person contributed some kind of food to a common table for everyone to share. The first use of the word dates back to a 16th century French book, describing a group of people dining in a restaurant who brought their own wine.

Luckily the concept of picnics has remained popular to this day.

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If you have never been on a picnic, you should definitely go whenever you get the chance. Where else do you get the chance to eat, play games, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with friends and family all at once? If you doubt that it will be fun, just ask anyone who has been on a picnic before, or go on one for yourself!

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ doubt

2. ____ amount

3. ____ avoid

4. ____ annoy

5. ____ announce

6. ____ soil

7. ____ however

8. ____ powder

9. ____ poison

10. ____ choice

A. Small, dust-like particles

B. Stay away from, steer clear ofs

C. Irritate, get on your nerves

D. Proclaim, make known

E. But, yet, still

F. Option, alternative

G. Quantity, sum, total

H. Distrust, disbelief, mistrust

I. Dirt, mud

J. Toxin, venom

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Multiple Choice

Circle the letter of the correct answer

Picnics can be between

A.  Two people.

B.  Family.

C.  Large group.

D.  All of the above.

Which of the following is not usually brought to a picnic?

A.  Silverware.

B.  Bug Spray.

C.  Blanket.

D.  Piano.


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The word picnic originated to mean

A.  Party.

B.  Potluck

C.  Reunion.

D.  Celebration.

The first use of the word picnic was found in a

A.  6th Century French Book

B.  17th Century German Book.

C.  14th Century Italian Book.

D.  16th Century French Book.

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When in rural areas you should be wary of .

A.  Poisonous plants.

B.  Aliens.

C.  Poisonous flowers .

D.  A and C.

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1.____   Picnics are an old tradition that are not popular today.

2.____   Picnics usually take place indoors.

3.____   Games are popular to bring along to picnics.

4.____   Picnics in rural areas are recommended.

5.____   Picnics are usually not any fun.

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Short Answer

1. What do you like about picnics?

______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

2. What do you dislike about picnics?

______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

3. How many picnics have you been to in your life?

______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

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4. Describe how the word picnic was first used.

______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________






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Reading Questions

1. What is the writer’s main idea?

______________________________________

2. Give an example that supports the writer’s main idea

______________________________________

3. How does the example help the writer’s main idea?

______________________________________

4. What do you think about the story?

______________________________________

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Unit 28 – Spiders II CE HS NAC

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Spiders

 

Spiders are one of the most notorious creatures around, causing many people to become frenzied.  They are part of a group of animals that also includes scorpions, mites, and ticks.  There are many types of spiders. One common trait among spiders is that they produce silk and spin it into intricate webs to trap insects.

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Spiders live all over the world from the tropical climates to the top of mountains. Spiders have eight legs. They are unable to chew food, so to consume their prey they suck up the liquid parts. Most spiders have eight eyes which bolsters trif their vision. Spiders range from less than 1 mm to 3.5 inches. When it comes to lifespan, spiders live for about a year, some up to two years. Tarantulas may live up to twenty years.

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Most spiders to do not bite humans because they do not view us as prey. If we happen to trap them or if they get stuck then they will probably bite and may release a trifle of venom. Although it is not common, in some countries people eat spiders as food.

Places such as Cambodia, Thailand, and parts of South America offer spiders as a delicacy. Understandably, most people don’t have reveries about munching on spiders and would not have to contemplate when deciding whether or not to eat one.

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For the people who fear spiders, there is a term for it called arachnophobia.  It happens to be one of the most common phobias.  Such people don’t have to muse for long about the subject of spiders before becoming uncomfortable.  They often act haphazardly when confronted with a situation with the possibility of a spiders’ presence.

Spiders botch the peaceful mood of a sufferer of arachnophobia.  Even if you clarify to such a person that the spider cannot maneuver over to them, they will still feel panicked.  Their fear will not waver.

Spiders represent different meanings and symbols in many cultures. For example they represent patience for its hunting style using webs, and malice for the slow death of its prey as it lingers in the spider’s web. Spiders, with all eight of their legs are quite nimble and are able to take advantage of sluggish prey. Spiders may not be the lithest creatures, but they are able to use their web to trap more adept prey.

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Even though spiders have a negative connotation, they are the inspiration for one of the most popular, beloved, and successful comic book heroes: Spider Man. One does not have to recollect too deeply to know who that is. Spider Man is the hero of solitude that fights crime much like the spider that hunts prey in a solitary style, eventually causing the evil-doer to forfeit and give up.

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Unit 27 – Spiders CE HS NAC

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Christian Alas
Created and illustrated By:
Angelo Romero and Camilo Sanabria

Spiders

 

Spiders are one of the most notorious creatures around, causing many people to become frenzied.  They are part of a group of animals that also includes scorpions, mites, and ticks.  There are many types of spiders. One common trait among spiders is that they produce silk and spin it into intricate webs to trap insects.

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Spiders live all over the world from the tropical climates to the top of mountains. Spiders have eight legs. They are unable to chew food, so to consume their prey they suck up the liquid parts. Most spiders have eight eyes which bolsters trif their vision. Spiders range from less than 1 mm to 3.5 inches. When it comes to lifespan, spiders live for about a year, some up to two years. Tarantulas may live up to twenty years.

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Most spiders to do not bite humans because they do not view us as prey. If we happen to trap them or if they get stuck then they will probably bite and may release a trifle of venom. Although it is not common, in some countries people eat spiders as food.

Places such as Cambodia, Thailand, and parts of South America offer spiders as a delicacy. Understandably, most people don’t have reveries about munching on spiders and would not have to contemplate when deciding whether or not to eat one.

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For the people who fear spiders, there is a term for it called arachnophobia.  It happens to be one of the most common phobias.  Such people don’t have to muse for long about the subject of spiders before becoming uncomfortable.  They often act haphazardly when confronted with a situation with the possibility of a spiders’ presence.

Spiders botch the peaceful mood of a sufferer of arachnophobia.  Even if you clarify to such a person that the spider cannot maneuver over to them, they will still feel panicked.  Their fear will not waver.

Spiders represent different meanings and symbols in many cultures. For example they represent patience for its hunting style using webs, and malice for the slow death of its prey as it lingers in the spider’s web. Spiders, with all eight of their legs are quite nimble and are able to take advantage of sluggish prey. Spiders may not be the lithest creatures, but they are able to use their web to trap more adept prey.

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Even though spiders have a negative connotation, they are the inspiration for one of the most popular, beloved, and successful comic book heroes: Spider Man. One does not have to recollect too deeply to know who that is. Spider Man is the hero of solitude that fights crime much like the spider that hunts prey in a solitary style, eventually causing the evil-doer to forfeit and give up.

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Unit 26 – Crocodiles CE HS NAC

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Angelo Romero and Camilo Sanabria

Crocodiles

Crocodiles are reptiles, and have tough, rough, and scaly.  They also have long, powerful tails and short, strong legs.  The long, powerful tail is the cause that produces the effect of being able to swim very fast through water.

The short, strong legs allow them to travel quickly on land as well.  So, the legs are the cause and quick travel is the effect.  Also, they have clear eyelids so they can see while protecting their eyes from the water.  The clear eyelids are the cause and the protection is the effect.

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Unit 25 Puffins and Parrots CE HS NAC

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Angelo Romero and Camilo Sanabria

Puffins and Parrots

Puffins and parrots are interesting birds.  Puffins are odd-looking birds, and parrots are gorgeous-looking birds.  Puffins are black on top and white underneath. Parrots are more colorful.

Their feathers are bright. Both birds have similar beak shapes but they are not exactly the same. A puffin’s beak is covered with heavy skin plates. The plates are round and colored red, yellow, and blue. A parrot’s beak is plain.

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Unit 24 – Pirates CE HS NAC

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Angelo Romero and Camilo Sanabria

Pirates

Pirates are some of the most popular, romanticized figures in the history of films and novels. Pirates have been around for as long as people have used the oceans as trade routes. The first pirate activity of which we have knowledge dates back to the seventh century BCE.  

Pirates continually raided the rich shores, spreading terror and causing devastation. There are many stories about pirates. Their lifestyle, dress code, ships, flags, treasures and adventures make pirate stories an interesting reading. 

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Unit 23 Living Creatures CE HS NAC

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Living creatures

The world is full of all kinds of living creatures.  Some have fur while others have feathers.  There are also animals with wings, some with beaks, and others with shells.  Some animals are more beautiful than others.  You can find animals down in the meadow or on top of a mountain.  There are some that fly and others that live deep in the ocean.  Many animals are quite dangerous, while others are harmless.  Different animals live in different parts of the world.  Some are in danger of becoming extinct. It is important to always respect animals and remember that the world is full of a variety of living creatures.  

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Unit 22 – Videogames II CE HS NAC

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Videogames

One weekend, I was at home with my brother Videogames and he explained to me why video games are so cool.  He said that “computer and video games are the entertainment media of the 21st century.”  When Videogames was young, video games were not invented yet.  He watched Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.  Now, there is Mario Brothers and Tomb Raider. 
     After he explained that to me, we began to play a racing game that was one of my favorites.  It was a close match and I barely beat him.
     After we finished, he told me, “Andre, it is remarkable the amount of work that goes into the creation of realistic game characters.”  I began to appreciate how much work was put in to create the games that I play.  I realized that anyone can play video games, from amateurs to experts.
  Video games are designed for all ages as well.  

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