October 13 to October 26, 2017
Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report of China's 19th National Congress (2017), what happens at these five yearly meetings and why they are important.
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:
Shrews’ shrinking heads*
World’s youngest leader elected*
End of Ancient Egypt
Flying insect biomass shock*
Italian regions vote*
Gold-producing space explosion
Abe wins snap election*
Saint Helena’s air link starts*
Durians’ smelly genes
Penguin breeding disaster*
Bridgestone World Solar Challenge*
Murder in Malta
Thai king’s funeral
NEOM mega city
Swift parrot massacre averted
First floating wind farm
+ 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.