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March 2 to March 15, 2018. Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report about Professor Stephan Hawking, one of the world's best-known scientists, who died recently.
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:
Save Our Species Lacoste polo shirts*
Architecture prize awarded
China’s 'president for life'*
Monarch butterflies decline*
Mineral never seen before*
Lexington wreck found
Indus Valley’s hydraulic engineers
Secretary of state change*
Most expensive camera
Oldest message in a bottle
Nerve agent incident
International Women’s Day
Adaptive spiders in Hawaii*
Timor Sea border treaty signed*
Alaska’s sled dog race*
Italy’s hung parliament*
Penguin supercolony discovered*
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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