It was not until books were produced that knowledge really 1 quickly around the world.
For centuries, books were rare and very 2 . Each one was written 3 ! So it is understandable that one book took many months 4 . Today, a printer can produce 5 books in a day. Instead of being expensive, books these days are light, cheap and easy to get hold of. However many of these books are 6 ancient to be held and studied by many people. They need to be kept 7 away from danger. So here in the British Library, the latest technology has 8 download pages of these books onto a computer. This system has been developed 9 readers will be able to touch, read and study these beautiful ancient books. Have a look at the screen here. It is possible 10 the pages of the book, just as you would turn a normal book, by pressing a button. And on this part of the screen, helpful information about the book is displayed.
Your schooldays should be some of the best and happiest days of your life. You shouldn't waste this wonderful opportunity to learn. Here is our advice for you to have a happy school life.
Advice 1 Be active in school! Don't say things are difficult or boring. Be interested in school life and your school subjects. Join lots of activities. Be quick to put your hand up. Go around the school with a big smile.
Advice 2 Expect to work. School is not a holiday camp. If you are not working, you are not learning, and you are wasting your time at school. Teachers cannot make everything enjoyable.
Advice 3 Keep fit. If you do not eat a good breakfast, you will be thinking about food in class. If you go to bed late and do not have enough sleep, you will be sleepy in class. Play some sports to keep your body strong.
Advice 4 Do today's work today. Do not say you will do things tomorrow. If you get behind the class, it is very difficult to get back in front. You cannot finish a race if you rest all the time.
Advice 5 Don't be too disappointed if things sometimes go badly. Everyone fails some tests, loses some matches and has bad days. Friends are not always perfect, and they sometimes say and do unpleasant things. Don't let small problems seem very big and important.
Advice 6 Talk about problems—sometimes they are only the result of misunderstanding. Don't be too embarrassed to ask for help. You are young. No one thinks you can do everything!
Advice 7 Plan your time. Don't waste life lying in bed on Saturday morning. Go and play a sport, learn the piano, work on a project, read a book, practise English, or help someone with problems. There are always a lot of things to do.