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Earth Flag

 1. What is the story of your flag ? do you know how it was created ? How many flags exist in the world today ?

 2. How many of these flags can you name in English ?

 3. Listen to the short audio clip, what is it about ?

Earth Flag - Narrated by Marvin Fernandez
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 4. What do these words mean ? Use your translator to find out.

international

unified

explore

humble

design

interwoven

represents

symbol

Universe

expeditions

representatives

project

5. Listen to the audio clip once again and try to fill in the missing answers from the text below on a seperate sheet of paper.

Earth Flag - Narrated by Marvin Fernandez
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Earth now has it's own flag

 

Would an 1.____________ flag help contribute to a more 2.__________ global population?

 

This was something that Oskar Pernefeldt, a student at Beckman’s College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, wanted to 3.__________, creating an international flag design for our 4.­­­­­­_________ galactic home.

 

The flag’s 5.___________ is simple: 7 white circular rings 6._________ onto an ocean blue background – a symbol that Pernefeldt says could mean a few things.

 

“The blue field 7.___________ water which is essential for life – also as the oceans cover most of our planet’s surface,” describes Pernefeldt on his website.  “The flower’s outer rings form a circle which could be seen as a 8.___________ of Earth as a planet and the blue surface could represent the 9.____________.”

 

The flag is intended to remind people that we all share planet Earth, regardless of nationality, Pernefeldt said.

 

“Current 10._______________ in outer space use different national flags depending on which country is funding the voyage. The space travelers, however, are more than just representatives of their own countries. They are 11._______________ of planet Earth.”

 

While it seems there are no current plans for space agencies to use the international flag, the 12._____________ adds hope to a future without imposed borders and cultural and religious division. 

6. Finally, listen to the audio clip and read along at the same time to see if your answers were correct.

Earth Flag - Narrated by Marvin Fernandez
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Would an international flag help contribute to a more unified global population?

 

This was something that Oskar Pernefeldt, a student at Beckman’s College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, wanted to explore, creating an international flag design for our humble galactic home.

 

The flag’s design is simple: 7 white circular rings interwoven onto an ocean blue background – a symbol that Pernefeldt says could mean a few things.

 

“The blue field represents water which is essential for life – also as the oceans cover most of our planet’s surface,” describes Pernefeldt on his website.  “The flower’s outer rings form a circle which could be seen as a symbol of Earth as a planet and the blue surface could represent the Universe.”

 

The flag is intended to remind people that we all share planet Earth, regardless of nationality, Pernefeldt said.

 

“Current expeditions in outer space use different national flags depending on which country is funding the voyage. The space travelers, however, are more than just representatives of their own countries. They are representatives of planet Earth.”

 

While it seems there are no current plans for space agencies to use the international flag, the project adds hope to a future without imposed borders and cultural and religious division. Be sure to check out Perenfeldt’s project video below for more about his vision.

 Article by Jeff Roberst taken from collective-evolution.com for use only as an English language learning tool...........and to help people awaken and expand their consciousness.

 

Pictures Taken from Oskar Pernefeldts website which can be checked out here .

"The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it."

                                                                                                    Chief Joseph

"We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know."

                                                                                                                 W. H. Auden

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