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August 31 to September 13, 2018. Eighteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report about what happened in Sweden’s recent election. The result was inconclusive. Three political leaders claimed to have won. In this issue, we cover the country's history and attempt to explain what has led to the current impasse.
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:
Restoring ice-age foal*
Pacific Islands Forum summit
New space observatories*
Museum fire in Brazil
African leaders in China*
Irish elk antlers
Alibaba boss to step down
Mona Lisa’s disorders?
EU Article 7 vote*
Ocean Cleanup test*
Human history’s first drawing
Ethiopia’s New Year border celebration*
El Niño forecast*
Vostok 2018 military rehearsal*
Mont Blanc’s climbing restrictions
+ 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