September 29 to October 12, 2017
Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report of Spain and the independence movement in Catalonia. 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:
Zermatt’s multiplying marmots*
Che Guevara remembered*
ICAN wins peace award*
World’s most endangered animal*
Father Christmas’s tomb?*
Land lobsters confirmed
Space Race start anniversary*
Historic wreck located
Raccoon intelligence tests
Las Vegas shooting
Antarctica’s Weddell polynya*
Columbus Day holiday*
King Salman in Moscow*
King Billy pine trees
Greek bronze statue discovery
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.