January 19 to February 1, 2018
Nineteen worldwide news articles with a more in-depth report about
the annual the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, in Switzerland.
Who gets invited to Davos, what do they talk about and why do they go?
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:
New handfish population*
President of the Czech Republic*
Amazon Go doors open
Two minutes to midnight*
Saiga mystery explained*
Mountain emergency rescue
Humanity Star in orbit
IKEA’s founder dies
Electric inland barges*
Turkey starts offensive
Land gift in Chile
Ageless naked mole-rats*
Election dispute in
Glacier archaeology in Norway
Gabon’s orange underground crocodiles
+ 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.
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.
This download includes two levels of worksheets/activities. It is written in American English (as opposed to British English).
These easy-to-read articles are also popular with teachers who instruct ESL / EAL / ELL / EFL students.