January 5 to January 18, 2018
Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report about
events in Tunisia. There, many people recently celebrated the seventh
anniversary of the ousting of their former president. The celebrations
were mixed with street protests that had begun several days
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:
Harbin snow and ice festival*
Trier’s Roman gate*
Banning boiling lobsters
Biggest prime number found*
Rock carving sky map?
New assassin spiders*
Biggest undersea eruption confirmed*
India and Israel*
Tamils’ harvest festival*
Paraguay’s lilies return*
Istanbul’s new canal plan*
Butterfly and moth surprise*
Santorini limits cruise ship visitors
Black Death study
Bayeux Tapestry on loan
Two Brothers mystery resolved
+ Glossary Crossword and Wordsearch Puzzle
Those with an * show the articles that have accompanying basic and
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