December 8 to December 21, 2017
Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report about
the latest election in Catalonia, in Spain, the result and why it was
not what the government of Spain had hoped for.
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:
Man flu study
King Michael’s funeral*
Amber fossil ticks*
World Trade Organization council*
A history of turkey dinners*
Around-the-world record broken
Machine learning space discovery
Hospital for camels*
‘Centre right’ back in Chile*
OIC’s extraordinary summit
Mars-like Pacific island
ANC’s new leader*
Third Pole ice core
Greater Mekong region wildlife*
+ 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