August 3 to August 16, 2018
Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report about the Parker Solar Probe's journey to the Sun. What is space weather and why might a space weather forecast be useful? In this issue, we outline the daring space mission, how our star works and why future CMEs could cause major problems for our planet.
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:
Florida’s lizard invaders*
Caspian Sea divided*
Armyworms arrive in India*
Lombok’s twin earthquakes
Celebrating Left Handers Day
Human rights leader appointed*
America and Iran*
Most liveable cities 2018 survey
Greenland’s Vikings answer
Battle of Amiens 100th anniversary*
Exchange rates in Turkey*
Hornbills in danger
Maya decline drought*
Buddha statue recovered*
Prehistoric ‘mega’ sharks*
Mummy preservative recipe decoded
+ 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