People did not pay much attention to the Ooze at first.
pay a lot of attention
not pay much attention
It came out in various places and people did not realize they were connected.
they are connected
they were connected
Then it all came out at once and that was the beginning of the Disaster.
at the same time
in the same moment
The Ooze was poison and Universal City started to sink into the Ooze.
began to sink
began to float
Everybody in Universal City had to build up.
was required to
was forced to
It changed life on planet Earth.
life on earth
life under the earth
Everything was sinking.
sinking – floating
In the middle of the century there was a mining disaster.
at the beginning of the century
in the middle of the century
at the end of the century
The Universal Ooze started to flow.
started to flow
did not stop flowing
Watch this historical video:
Questions about the Ooze
What language are the people speaking?
Can you see the roofs of the submerged houses.
Can you see corrugated iron roofs from old style houses?
Can you see any cement apartment buildings?
What year do you think it is?
How deep do you think the Ooze is at this stage?
The Effects of the Ooze
The Ooze is poison.
The Ooze poisoned the earth so it was not possible to grow food in the ground anymore.
Food has to be grown in hydroponic tanks raised up from the ground, because of the poisonous ooze that covers the earth.
Have you ever grown vegetables in a tank of water?
Universal City began to sink.
Have you ever been on a sinking ship?
Living with the Ooze
In the beginning there was chaos.
There was panic.
There was mayhem.
The city was sinking.
Politicians did not know what to do.
The military did not know what to do.
The police did not know what to do.
The people did not know what to do.
Nobody knew what to do.
It was industrial and business leaders who stepped in to solve the problem.
Rupert Crowe and the Universal Cement Company
Rupert Crowe is the engineer who is credited with designing the vertical system that launched Universal City above the Ooze.
Rupert Crowe is the inventor who is credited with designing the vertical system that launched Universal City above the Ooze.
Rupert Crowe is the entrepreneur who is credited with designing the vertical system that launched Universal City above the Ooze.
Are you an inventor?
He founded the Universal Cement Company.
He established the Universal Cement Company.
Have you ever worked for a construction company?
The Universal City Cement Company built the pillars that Universal City is founded on.
The Universal Cement Company built the pillars on which Universal City is founded.
Rupert Crowe’s ingenuity is responsible for the world we live in today and tonight.
(on planet earth, if you are talking to everybody, it is always “today and tonight” somewhere)
Economic History – The Universal Cement Company
Rupert Crowe was an inventor and entrepreneur who owned a construction company. The Dutch engineer and inventor designed the Universal Pillars which hold Universal City up above the Ooze. Engineers are constantly rebuilding and maintaining the basic system that he designed over a hundred years ago.
The Universal Cement Company was a private company in the beginning then it was taken over by the Universal City Government as a City Infrastructure Resource,
which is managed on the principles of:
An Incentive Scheme
Top Down Maintenance
which are the principles that Rupert Crowe used to set up the Universal Cement Company.
What are the principles that you live by?
Where did the ooze come from?
What caused the Disaster?
What were the effects of the Disaster?
How did people grow food before the disaster?
How did they grow it after the disaster?
Who designed the Four Pillars?
What are the Four Pillars?
Have you seen the History and Geography Page?
World English Course
There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!