BACK TO :
RESCOL 1

RESCOL 2
July Part 1

 


Click on the picture.

July 2017 - PART 2 - NEW SITES





13/07/2017


ICEBERG

Scientists Say Huge Iceberg Breaks off Antarctica - Text + Audio + Pictures - 12 July 2017
"A huge iceberg, seven times the size of New York City, broke off of Antarctica, scientists said Wednesday.
The iceberg that broke away is 5,800-square-kilometers large. It is described as weighing 1 trillion tons.
That is about the same volume as the great Lake Erie between Canada and the U.S."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


IDIOMS

40 Fish Idioms
"The ubiquity of fish in culinary traditions and the popularity of fishing as both a recreational pastime and a food-gathering activity
has led to the development of many fish-based idioms..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

(Permalink 1) (Permalink 2)


MARS

Scientists say life on Mars would be difficult (July 11, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists have discovered new things about the atmosphere and environment on Mars."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Life on Mars - Level 0Life on Mars - Level 1  or  Life on Mars - 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)

(Permalink)


MOVIES

Five of the Greatest Chess Scenes in Movies - with videos
(tvovermind.com)

 

Five Movie Scenes Where Snakes Were the Main Character - with videos
(tvovermind.com)

(Permalink 1) (Permalink 2) (Permalink 3)


UNESCO

10 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Text + Audio + Pictures - 11 July 2017
"The United Nations Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has just chosen the latest additions to its World Heritage List.
The sites were chosen based on their historical and cultural significance, as well as physical beauty."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Britain's 31 World Heritage Sites – how many have you visited? - 31 pictures - 11 July 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


TRUMP / RUSSIA

Russia's Lavrov threatens US over seized diplomatic mansions - 11 July 2017
"Russia says it is "outrageous" that the US has not yet handed back two Russian intelligence compounds seized in the US under the Obama administration."
+ Video: The Kremlin is urging Donald Trump to lift the sanctions, as Steve Rosenberg reports

(BBC)

Emails Show Trump’s Son Expected Russian Information on Clinton - Text + Audio - 11 July 2017
"Newly released emails show that a son of U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to meet with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election campaign.
Donald Trump Junior was hoping the lawyer would provide damaging information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Email 'linked Kremlin to Trump son meeting' - New York Times - 11 July 2017
"Donald Trump Jr was told that material on Hillary Clinton offered by a Russian lawyer was part of Moscow's effort to help his father's election campaign,
the New York Times has said."

(BBC)

(Permalink)


SCOTLAND / LESSON PLAN

'Remote House in the West of Scotland'
" is a set of teaching resources designed to encourage students to use their higher critical thinking skills to think and speak about visual images.
In this lesson, students use listening, writing and vocabulary skills to construct a text around an image that they have chosen. 
The lesson is available to download at
B2+ level (higher level) and A2 / B1 level (lower level)"
(teachingenglish.org.uk)

(Permalink)


RICH KIDS IN DUBAI

Inside the lives of Dubai’s ‘super rich’ kids - Article + Video - 11 July 2017
"With exotic pets, luxury cars and celebrity friends, Dubai’s ‘Rich Kids of Instagram’ live a life of unimaginable luxury. But is it all as it seems?"

(BBC)

(Permalink)


MASS EXTINCTION

Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines - 23 May 2017
(pnas.org)
Watch the video
(20minutes.fr)

(Permalink)


ROBOT

"Redone" | Beautiful Animated Short Film (2017)

Created by David James Armsby...
"A small robot awakes many years after a mysterious mass-extinction.
Driven only by the fragmented recordings of his creator, he wanders the ruins searching for answers.
This short was a long time in the making. I've tried to get this idea off the ground for a while now.
I've started this short 3 different times but never finished it until now. Overall, I'm very happy with the result. It may be my favourite short so far.
I worked extremely hard on every detail. Especially the environmental design. I really tried to push my usual animation formula to it's limits with this one.
I hope you guys enjoy! MAKING-OF"

(Permalink)


CHOLERA

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals - ICRC - with pictures - 10 July 2017
"A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is thought to have infected 300,000 people in the past 10 weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says."
+ Video: Inside the Yemeni hospital battling the world's worst cholera outbreak

(BBC)

(Permalink)

10/07/2017


CAMDEN LOCK MARKET FIRE

Camden Lock Market fire: 70 firefighters tackle huge blaze at London landmark - with pictures - 10 July 2017
"Around 70 firefighters have tackled a huge blaze that tore through a building in London's famous Camden Lock Market."

(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


Rutherford B. HAYES

Rutherford B. Hayes: Middle-of-the-Road - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
"Today we are talking about Rutherford B. Hayes. He took office in 1877 and was president during the end of what Americans call Reconstruction
– the period following the Civil War."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)
 


TRUMP

Trump son met Russian who promised damaging material on Clinton - 10 July 2017
"US President Donald Trump's son has admitted meeting a Russian lawyer last year who, he says, promised to reveal damaging material on Hillary Clinton."

(BBC)



Donald Trump backtracks on Russia joint cybersecurity unit - 10 July 2017
"Donald Trump has backtracked on a proposal to work with Russia to create an "impenetrable" cybersecurity unit to prevent election hacking."

+ Video: Trump to Putin: "It's an honour to be with you"
(BBC)

(Permalink)


G20

G20: Trump hails talks as 'success' despite divisions - 9 July 2017
"US President Donald Trump has declared the G20 summit in Germany a "wonderful success", despite his country's isolated position on climate change."

+ Video: Water cannon was used on protesters
(BBC)



G20 Hamburg: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm - 8 July 2017
"Leaders of 19 nations at the G20 summit in Germany have renewed their pledge to implement the Paris deal on climate change, despite the US pulling out."
+ Video: President Vladimir Putin: 'TV Trump is different than real Trump'
+ Video: Police fired water cannon as anti-G20 protesters lit fires
+ Video: Who had the dominant handshake and who couldn't maintain eye contact?

(BBC)

(Permalink)


MOSUL

Mosul: Searching for survivors in city 'liberated' from IS - VIDEO - 10 July 2017
"The Iraqi government says the city of Mosul has been liberated from so-called Islamic State, three years after it was first occupied by the jihadists.
The BBC's Jonathan Beale is in the heart of the war-torn city, and has witnessed rescue teams searching for survivors in wrecked buildings."

(BBC)

Victory declared over Isis in Mosul – in pictures - 9 July 2017
"Iraqi officials claim victory over Islamic State in Mosul after months of intense urban combat, ending three years of jihadist rule in the city."

(theguardian.com)

Iraq victory over Isil in Mosul, in pictures - 19 pictures - 9 July 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


WIMBLEDON 2017

Wimbledon 2017: Celebrities, royals and all the aces, in pictures - 68 pictures - 10 July 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


THE LAKE DISTRICT

16 photos that prove the Lake District is the most beautiful place in Britain - 10 July 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

The Lake District, "also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England.
A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells) and its associations with the early 19th century writings
of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. Covering an area of approximately 2,362 square kilometres,
the region was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.[2]"

(Wikipedia)

County

(Permalink)


OVERWATER VILLAS

The world's best overwater villas - 13 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)


In Fiji

(Permalink)


VIDEO GAMES

The most wanted video games for the rest of 2017 - 31 video games - with pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


GREETINGS

Greetings Around the World
"We sent our producer Blaine around the world to ask people how they greet each other."

(YouTube)

 

(Permalink)


DEATH PENALTY

William Morva killed two men. His execution shows no death penalty case is easy. - 7 July 2017
(washingtonpost.com)

Virginia executes William Morva using controversial three-drug mixture - 7 July 2017
"Governor dismisses mental health concerns, and his own views on death penalty, as he denies clemency petition."

(theguardian.com)

(Permalink)

08/07/2017


G20

G20 summit: Leaders seek to bridge climate gap in Hamburg - 8 July 2017
"Negotiators at G-20 talks in Hamburg, Germany, are working on a final statement, with climate change as the only outstanding issue, officials say."

+ Trump: UK-US trade deal to happen quickly
+ Video: Police fired water cannon as anti-G20 protesters lit fires
+ Video: Who had the dominant handshake and who couldn't maintain eye contact?

(BBC)

 

World leaders meet and greet at G20 summit– in pictures
"The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, welcomes leaders of the world’s biggest economies to Hamburg for the G20 summit
to be held on Friday and Saturday, and Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin officially meet for the first time."

(theguardian.com)



Historic Handshake - Watch as Donald Trump meets Vladimir Putin for the first time - and gives Russian a 'friendly' backslap - 7 July 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

G20: Trump and Putin debate US election hack at first meeting - 7 July 2017
(BBC)


G20: Trump and Putin meet face to face for first time - 7 July 2017
"US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin have met for the first time, shaking hands at the start of a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany."

+ Video: Russian interference in US election? No-one knows, Trump tells reporter
+ Video: The clashes began when police charged at protesters at a "welcome to hell" march

(BBC)



G20: Protests flare as leaders gather - 7 July 2017
"Police and anti-summit protesters clashed for a second day, as world leaders gathered in Hamburg, Germany, for the G20 summit."

(BBC)

The best unscripted moments from the G20 summits - 6 July 2017
"Nothing quite goes to plan when world leaders unite for the G20. Here are some of the more memorable moments that made headlines in the past."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Explainer: Why do they call it G20?
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

(Permalink)


US MONUMENTS

Threatened US national monuments you have to see – in pictures
America the beautiful … it’s a land of dramatic – and protected – scenery but, with 27 national monuments’ status under review, change may be coming. Here, are 22 of the threatened mainland sites. The public comment period closes 10 July

+ ‘Escape from a crazy world’: why people value America’s public lands
(theguardian.com)

(Permalink)


REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

Police remove 2,000 refugees and migrants sleeping rough in Paris - 7 July 2017
"Afghans, Eritreans and others living on streets near new aid centre in Porte de la Chapelle bussed to temporary shelters."

(theguardian.com)

(Permalink)


POLLUTION

The Yamuna, India 's most polluted river – video
"Guardian India correspondent Michael Safi takes a journey along the Yamuna river.
Stretching
855 miles (1,375km) across the north of the country , at its source in the Himalayas its water is crystal clear.
However, once it streams through New Delhi , it turns into one of the filthiest rivers in the world.
Rapid urbanisation is partly to blame, but so is lax enforcement of laws against illegal dumping."

(theguardian.com)

 

(Permalink)


BRIDGES

World's scariest bridges - with a slideshow (19 pictures)
(travelandleisure.com)


Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Pakistan

(Permalink)


MOVIES

The Top Five Russian Movie Villains of All-Time - with videos
(tvovermind.com)

(Permalink)


SUPERYACHT CHARTERS

Infinity pools and Hollywood stars: on board this summer's most extravagant superyacht charters - 19 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)


SACRED PLACES

Sacred Places, Sacred Ways
Five great religions . . . five revered spaces

- with pictures
(storymaps.esri.com)

(Permalink)


VEHICLES

Dubai to Put Self-Driving Police Vehicles on Streets - Text + Audio + Video - 7 July 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"The O-R3 driverless vehicle is powered by advanced machine learning
and 3D technology to self-navigate its surroundings."

 

 

Volvo will start making only all-electric cars (July 07, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The car company Volvo has said it will start making all-electric cars. All new cars it makes from 2019 will have an electric motor."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Electric Cars - Level 0Electric Cars - Level 1  or  Electric Cars - 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)

(Permalink 1) (Permalink 2)


Rutherford B. HAYES

America's Presidents - Rutherford B. Hayes
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

(Permalink)


O. HENRY

'The Last Leaf,' by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

(Permalink)