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JANUARY 2017 - PART 5 - NEW SITES

 



30/01/2017


TRUMP

Analyzing Trump’s Immigration Ban: A Lesson Plan. - 29 January 2017
(nytimes.com)

 

 

Donald Trump's travel ban explained - in 90 seconds - VIDEO - 30 January 2017
"This video takes a look at President Trump's immigration ban on people traveling from seven middle-eastern countries to the US."

(telegraph.co.uk)

The Governor of Washington just declared Donald Trump an enemy of the United States. - VIDEO - 29 January 2017
(facebook.com)

Trump executive order: US judge temporarily halts deportations - with a video - 29 January 2017
"A US judge has issued a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees stranded at airports
after President Donald Trump issued an order barring entry to them for 90 days."

(BBC)

US Presidents Make History with Executive Orders - Text + Audio - 28 January 2017
"After a week in office, President Donald Trump has already signed a number of executive orders and memoranda.
They affect health care and trade with other countries, among other things."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump suspends US refugee programme and bans Syrians indefinitely - with videos - 28 January 2017
"President Donald Trump has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US until further notice."

(BBC)

Donald Trump says 'Brexit is a blessing for the world' after meeting with Theresa May, as UK and US vow to deepen the special relationship
- 28 January 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/27/theresa-may-donald-trump-prove-opposites-can-attract-uk-us-leaders/

 

Anger as Melania Trump featured on Vanity Fair Mexico's cover amid crisis over border wall - 28 January 2017
"The photo... shows the glamorous first lady posing with a fork and strings of jewels in a bowl like spaghetti,
a jarring image for a country where almost half the population live in poverty."
 
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

A whirlwind week: Trump's first 14 official presidential actions - 27 January 2017
"The president has announced actions in a range of policy areas – even before appointing key officials in federal agencies charged with implementing them."

(theguardian.com)

Walsh: Trump’s Plan A ‘Direct Attack On Boston’s People’ - with a video - 25 January 2017
"Mayor Marty Walsh denounced the president’s plan and is promising immigrants they will have a safe space in Boston...
The mayor said 28 percent of Boston residents are immigrants and 48 percent have at least one foreign born parent."

(boston.cbslocal.com)

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AI

The AI that learns our habits and knows when people cheat - 26 January 2017
"Detecting online crime typically means knowing what to look for. Artificial intelligence that spots hidden patterns can do it better
– and even step in when behaviour gets out of hand."

(BBC)

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LESSONS

Ideas for E.L.L.s: Finding Reliable Sources in a World of ‘Fake News’ by Larry Ferlazzo
(mobile.nytimes.com)

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac - Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen - a lesson
"What’s your sign? In Western astrology, it’s a constellation determined by when your birthday falls in the calendar. But according to the Chinese zodiac (生肖), it’s your shuxiang, meaning the animal assigned to your birth year. And of the many myths explaining these animal signs and their arrangement, the most enduring one is that of The Great Race. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen recounts this classic myth."

(ed.ted.com)

 

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JOKES

100 funny jokes by 100 comedians
(telegraph.co.uk)

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FOOD

The Best Dessert in Every State - a slideshow
(livingly.com)

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THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

The Year Of The Rooster: Things You Didn't Know | TIME - 26 January 2017
"Saturday marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday."

(YouTube)

 

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27/01/2017


VOCABULARY

The Meanings and Variations of “Brother”
"Brother, from the Old English word brothor and cognate with the Latin term frater and the Greek word phrater (both of which mean “fellow clan member”), means
not only “a male with one or more parents in common” but has also come, by extension, to refer to a man with whom one has a bond or a common interest..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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INDIA

Republic Day in India - in pictures
(theguardian.com)


Performers surround a float representing the state of Tamil Nadu
during the parade in Delhi

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TRUMP

Donald Trump's first week - VIDEO - 27 January 2017
"From signing an executive order targeting Obamacare to vowing the build the Mexico wall "immediately",
here's everything Donald Trump has got up to in the first week of his presidency."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Theresa May meets Donald Trump to discuss new trade deal and defence, but warns UK will withdraw cooperation with US over torture
- with videos - 27 January 2017

(telegraph.co.uk)

Mexico condemns Donald Trump's plan for a new 20 per cent tax on all imports to pay for border wall
- with a video - 27 January 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Mexican President Cancels Meeting with Trump - Text + Audio - 26 January 2017
"Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has cancelled a meeting with the new president of the United States, Donald Trump.
The meeting had been planned for next week. Pena Nieto acted shortly after Trump posted on Twitter about plans for building a wall between Mexico and the U.S."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump-Mexico relations hit new low after 20% border wall tax mooted - Article + Videos - 27 January 2017
+ Announcement follows Mexican president cancelling summit
+ Mexico is US’s third biggest trading partner after Canada and China

(theguardian.com)

President Trump's dangerous war on the media - Article + Video - 25 January 2017
(edition.cnn.com)

Notorious Mercenary Erik Prince Is Advising Trump From the Shadows - 17 January 2017
"Erik Prince, America’s most notorious mercenary, is lurking in the shadows of the incoming Trump administration.
A former senior U.S. official who has advised the Trump transition told The Intercept that Prince has been advising the team
on matters related to intelligence and defense, including weighing in on candidates for the Defense and State departments..."

(theintercept.com)

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ROBOTS and DRONES

Robots and drones take over classrooms - 27 January 2017
"Classrooms are noticeably more hi-tech these days - interactive boards, laptops and online learning plans proliferate,
but has the curriculum actually changed or are children simply learning the same thing on different devices?"

(BBC)



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SEAFOOD

Worries about microplastics in our seafood (26th January, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"People who eat seafood may be also eating tiny pieces of plastic. The small pieces of plastic are called microplastics."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Microplastics - Level 0Microplastics - Level 1   or  Microplastics - 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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26/01/2017

AUSTRALIA DAY

Watch the video | Google Doodle: Australia Day 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP

President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants - 26 January 2017
"Republican plans to publicise 'criminal actions committed by aliens' and crack down on 'sanctuary' cities that protect migrants from being deported."

(independent.co.uk)

Video: The Netherlands Welcomes Trump in His Own Words - 23 January 2017
+ COMMENT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

"The whole world was watching for the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States: Donald J. Trump.
Because we realize it's better for us to get along, we decided to introduce our tiny country to him.
In a way that will probably appeal to him the most."

 

Donald Trump says he believes waterboarding works - Article + Videos - 26 January 2017
"stating "we have to fight fire with fire"...
But Mr Trump also said he would consult Defence Secretary James Mattis and CIA director Mike Pompeo and "if they don't want to do it that's fine"."

One of the videos contains some disturbing images.
(BBC)

Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall - Article + Videos - 26 January 2017
"Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump's border wall, the country's president has said in a message to the nation."

(BBC)

Trump Announces Plan for Border Wall - Text + Audio + Video - 25 January 2017
"One of Donald Trump’s first promises as a presidential candidate was to build a big wall along America’s southern border.
On Wednesday, now President Trump announced his plans to start building the wall within months."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Donald Trump's Mexico border wall: in 90 seconds - VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SUMO

After 19 Years, Japan Has a Sumo Grand Champion - Text + Audio - 25 January 2017
"The Japanese sport of sumo wrestling has its first native grand champion since 1998."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRAIN

A high-speed getaway like no other - 26 January 2017
"Shanghai's magnetic levitation train, which connects Pudong International Airport to the city's subway system, can hit speeds of 430kph
– twice as fast as most private planes."

(BBC)


The magnetic levitation train connects Shanghai’s airport to its metro system

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CARTOON

Steve Bell on Theresa May and the Brexit white paper – cartoon
(theguardian.com)

A white paper "is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter.
It is meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision. The initial British term concerning a type of government-issued document has proliferated—taking a somewhat new meaning in business. In business, a white paper is closer to a form of marketing presentation, a tool meant to persuade customers and partners and promote a product or viewpoint.[1][2][3] White papers may be considered grey literature."
(Wikipedia)

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NASA

38 Facts about NASA - mental_floss List Show Ep. 502
(YouTube)

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