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April 13 to April 26, 2018. Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report about the Commonwealth. What is the Commonwealth? Which countries make up its membership and why, as it leaves the European Union (EU), might Britain and its fellow Commonwealth members be working more closely together?
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:
House mice and ‘superbugs’*
Macron and Trump
Oxford dodo surprise*
Renaming Berlin’s streets*
Borneo’s exploding ants*
Swaziland now eSwatini*
Three century person dies
Cuba’s Castro era ends*
Meteorite from long-lost planet
Tree rings from German battleship*
Unearthing Bluetooth treasure?
Vanuatu island evacuation*
Digesting plastic bottles
League of Arab States summit*
Double queen’s reliquary
Brooding octopuses doomed*
Glossary Crossword and Wordsearch Puzzle
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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