Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report of Germany's election
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:
Mexico’s double earthquakes
Cassini’s death plunge on Saturn
Eastern imperial eagles*
"The man who saved the world"*
Experimenting with electric eels
U.N.’s General Debate*
Google buys phone maker*
New Zealand’s kingmaker*
Giant rat named
Bristlecone pines left behind*
Easter Island puzzle
Crocodile investigation in Australia
Kalashnikov statue unveiled
Dubai’s pilotless taxi test
Iraqi Kurds referendum*
Those with an * show the articles that have accompanying basic and advanced activities/worksheets.
Also features a glossary word crossword and wordsearch.
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.