December 22, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Seventeen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report about
the latest changes to the United Nations Security Council, which
countries have seats on the Security Council, what it does and how the
non-permanent members are selected.
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:
Roof truffle surprise
New president elected in Liberia*
2018 welcomed around the world*
Largest amphibious aircraft first flight
Mary Lee goes silent*
Ivory ban commences in China
Sea stars recover?*
Official pardon in Peru*
Missing aircraft search resumes*
Canadian beavers moving northwards*
Street protests in Iran
Bolivia’s lake disappears*
Giant rat assistants*
Prisoner release in Ethiopia announced
+ 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