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FEBRUARY 2019 - PART 1 - NEW SITES

 


FEBRUARY 2019

= BLACK HISTORY MONTH

02 - Groundhog Day
03 - Super Bowl 2019
05 - Chinese New Year
05 - Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday and Lent
05 - New Orleans Mardi Gras
05 - Safer Internet Day
07 - Charles Dickens's birthday

11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

14 - Valentine's Day
18 - Presidents' Day
21 - International Mother Language Day


02/02/2019


LESSON PLANS

China's Huawei rejects US criminal charges (January 31, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new diplomatic spat has broken out between China and the USA over the treatment of the technology giant Huawei."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Huawei - Level 4  or  Huawei - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Crocodiles moved from world's tallest statue (January 29, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Workers in India are moving over 300 crocodiles from their home because they are too near a new tourist sight."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Statue of Unity - Level 0Statue of Unity - Level 1   or  Statue of Unity - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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COMPLIMENTS

Giving and Receiving Compliments - Text + Audio
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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53rd SUPER BOWL 2019

53rd SUPER BOWL 2019 Tribute Matchstick Chain Reaction Build and Burn
"53rd Super Bowl 2019 takes place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia on February 3, 2019.
Two best teams of the NFL are fighting for this title - New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.
Halftime show always gathers some pretty popular artists and this year it's Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi."

(neatorama.com)

 

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DAM COLLAPSE IN BRAZIL

60 Dead, 300 Missing After Dam Collapse in Brazil - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 January 2019
"Rescue workers confirmed on Monday that at least 60 people are dead after a dam collapsed in Minas Gerais state in Brazil."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IMMIGRATION IN CANADA

Immigration forms close quick, prompting tears from applicants - 01 Fébruary 2019
"Immigration forms for Canada's new first-come-first-served system closed quickly, prompting tears from some applicants and criticism from lawyers.
Many people hoping to bring parents and grandparents to Canada were left frustrated and disappointed by the government's new immigration application process."

(YouTube)

 

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BOY FOUND IN WOODS

Little Boy Found in Woods Says He ‘Hung Out’ with Bear - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 January 2019
"A 3-year-old boy lost in the woods for three days is home safe. He says a bear was his friend in the woods."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IS SEAWEED THE CROP OF THE FUTURE?

Is seaweed the crop of the future?
"Despite its recently trendy, superfood status, seaweed has been used all over the world for thousands of years, but has most notably been a prominent part of Asian diets for the longest period of time, particularly in Japan, Korea and China. There are thought to be over 10,000 species of seaweed, reflecting its immense diversity, both in flavor and nutritional properties. The most popular seaweed species are nori, which is dried in sheets and widely used to make sushi.
Other common varieties include dulse, arame, wakame, kelp and spirulina.
Seaweed has massive health, environmental and economic benefits. Still, there is very much to learn about Sea farming and its potential. As abundant and healthy as seaweed is, it still has not found its way onto the mainstream western menu...but that may have to change soon. So tell us what you think. Is seaweed the crop of the future?"

(YouTube)

 

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US / CHINA

US–China Trade Talks Complicated by Huawei Charges - Text + Audio + Pictures - 29 January 2019
"If the sides do not reach an understanding before March 1, the U.S. will increase taxes on $200 billion of Chinese imports from 10 to 25 percent."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MICROPLASTIC POLLUTANTS

EU proposes ban on 90% of microplastic pollutants - 30 January 2019
"European Chemicals Agency draft law aims to cut 400,000 tonnes of plastic pollution"

(theguardian.com)

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UK WEATHER

UK weather: Britain's airports close runways following 'very significant snowfall' as temperatures set to plummet to -10C - 30 January 2019
(telegraph.co.uk)

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UP HELLY Aa FESTIVAL

Up Helly Aa festival - in pictures - 30 January 2019
"Shetland celebrates its Viking heritage in a powerful visual display"

(theguardian.com)


Leader Guizer Jarl John Nicholson leads the chants on the Viking longboat.

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MANHATTAN KGB SPY MUSEUM

New York state security: Manhattan's KGB Spy Museum – in pictures - 30 January 2019
"A museum in New York claims to be the only collection focusing on the KGB’s espionage operations in the world.
The newly opened exhibition hall, housed in a former warehouse on 14th Street, is home to 3,500 original period objects,
which the designer of the museum, Julius Urbaitis, has gathered after 30 years of research around the world."

(theguardian.com)

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TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES

Shark on UK plates highlights trade in endangered species - 31 January 2019
"Meat from endangered sharks is finding its way on to the British menu, according to a study."

(BBC)

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SAVING CHINA'S SONGBIRDS FROM THE POACHERS

Uncaged: saving China's songbirds from the poachers' nets – video - 31 January 2019
"Bird poaching – for meat or for the pet trade – has become a silent epidemic across China, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of migratory birds each year.
Gu Xuan, a young conservationist, is determined to break this cycle of death and destruction, and set the birds free"

(theguardian.com)

 

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BREXIT

Inside Theresa May's brain – cartoon
"The prime minister contemplates her next move"

(theguardian.com)

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AL CAPONE

Al Capone - The Most Famous Mafia Mobster| Mini Bio | BIO
"The most famous mafia mobster ever to live, Al Capone, also known as Scarface, was born into an Italian immigrant family in 1899 in Brooklyn.
He rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era."

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FOOD IN BRITAIN

Food in Britain 1
"What do people eat in the UK? Do these exercises and learn words for some common foods in Britain."

(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

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