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June 22 to July 5, 2018. Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report about finding the group of young boys trapped by floodwaters in a cave in Thailand. Many countries offered help. Locating the boys was one thing, getting them out of the cave is another. In our latest issue, we explain the possible options.
Where appropriate, stories feature relevant background and history. Our text is written and edited in an easy-to-understand style. The aim is to encourage students to become more interested in, and more aware of, international news and current affairs.
Articles featured reflect no political or religious bias. Stories are reported factually and every attempt is made to feature all sides of any situation in which opinions differ.
Other reports include:
Royal Observatory telescope*
President Erdoğan wins*
Palm oil report*
World flying saucer day
Fourth of July
Beluga whale sanctuary*
Ethiopia and Eritrea talks
Cockatoo ancient trade route
Australia’s Marree Man
Ancient hepatitis B
Hello Kitty bullet train
China’s imperial gibbon*
Burial at the Panthéon*
Statue of Liberty stamp ruling
Clever New Caledonian crows*
Mexico’s new president*
+ Glossary Crossword and Wordsearch Puzzle
Those with an * show the articles that have accompanying basic and advanced activities/worksheets.
Several issues prevent many students from taking an interest in current affairs: number of news outlets, presentation, article selection, and language are all examples.
As "the news" is perceived by many younger people to be adult territory, it’s easy for them to think it irrelevant.
These easy-to-read articles are also popular with teachers who
instruct ESL / EAL / ELL / EFL students