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01/08/2017


DIABETES

As Diabetes Increases, a Vegetable Could Help - Text + Audio + Quiz - 31 July 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLLUTION

Cities Aim to Make Once-Polluted Rivers Safe for Swimming - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Quiz - 30 July 2017
"Cities around the world are working to clean up their rivers. They want to make them places where people can swim and enjoy summer-time fun."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

Lebanese rubbish crisis: then and now – in pictures - 28 July 2017
"Following a long-running rubbish crisis last year in Lebanon, Beirut authorities have restarted refuse collection services."

(theguardian.com)

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John KELLY

More Changes in Trump's White House - Text + Audio + Pictures - 31 July 2017
"Scaramucci left just hours after Trump officially welcomed retired General John Kelly as his chief of staff. The White House statement read,
“Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

John Kelly appointment: Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus - 29 July 2017
"US President Donald Trump has named General John Kelly, who currently heads the Department of Homeland Security, as his next chief of staff."

+ The people around Donald Trump - with photos
+ Video: Trump praises Priebus after announcing his departure
+ Video: The feud between Priebus and Scaramucci decoded
+ Glittering career of John Kelly
+ Analysis: Trump cutting Republicans loose

(BBC)

Trump Names John Kelly as New White House Chief of Staff - Text + Audio - 28 July 2017
"In a change of leadership in the White House, President Donald Trump says retired General John Kelly is his new chief of staff.
He replaces Reince Priebus."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HUNGER

In pictures: The first 1,000 days of hunger - 27 July 2017
"Across Ghana, the irreversible effects of child malnutrition can be seen among thousands of children affected during their critical first 1,000 days of life."
(BBC)

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YEAR 2017

Culture stars who died in 2017: from Sam Shepard to Jeanne Moreau - 89 photos - 1 August 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP / RUSSIA

Donald Trump Jr and the Russia connection - video explainer - 1 August 2017
"Donald Trump Jr has admitted meeting a Russian lawyer he was told could help to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The president’s son says that he could have handled the situation better but he had not told his father about the meeting because ‘it was a nothing’.
Now reports suggest the president dictated his son’s initial statement about the meeting."

(theguardian.com)

 

 

Trump 'dictated' son's statement on Russian lawyer meeting - 1 August 2017
"President Donald Trump personally dictated the statement his son gave on his talks with a Russian lawyer during the election campaign, US media report."

(BBC)

Russia Orders Big Cut in US Diplomatic Staff in Moscow - Text + Audio + Pictures - 31 July 2017
"Russia ordered a big reduction in American diplomatic staffing in his country. The order came after the White House said
Trump would sign into law new sanctions against Russia approved by the U.S. Congress."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Poutine cuts the US diplomatic presence of 750 diplomats - 30 July 2017
(20minutes.fr)

Russia cuts US diplomatic presence in retaliation for sanctions - 28 July 2017
(theguardian.com)

US Sanctions Bill Goes to Trump, Russia Responds - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 July 2017
"A U.S. bill placing new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea has been sent to President Donald Trump for approval."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP / RELIGION

Trump Chooses Kansas Governor to Lead Religious Freedom Efforts - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 July 2017
"President Donald Trump chose Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to head the government’s religious freedom efforts.
As a U.S. senator in 2010, he helped lead Senate efforts to create what would be his new job - ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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O. HENRY

'The Cop and the Anthem,' by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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LESSON

The BFG: Imperative Forms with NEVER - a lesson with a mobie segment
"This is a lovely movie about how physical appearances can mislead us into not knowing the real/whole person."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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FASHION

Women's Fashion 1784-1970 - with pictures
"These images illustrate women's fashions for every year from 1784 to 1970.
Mefite Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane gives us a running commentary to go along with the pictures."

(neatorama.com)

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TORONTO

Toronto: the city of 140 languages - Article + Pictures - 31 July 2017
"Growing at a clip of more than 100,000 new residents a year, Canada’s largest city keeps getting larger.
But the continued population boom hasn’t changed Toronto’s character."

(BBC)

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US / RUSSIA / CHINA / NORTH KOREA

Peter Schrank on Donald Trump and North Korea – cartoon
(theguardian.com)

 

Donald Trump says China does ‘nothing’ to thwart North Korea’s nuclear quest - Article + Video - 30 July 2017
"Trump has previously used conciliatory and at times fawning language to refer to China’s President Xi, but the honeymoon appears to be over."

(theguardian.com)

Donald Trump vows he won't let China 'do nothing' on North Korea - 30 July 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

North Korea says missile test shows all US within range - Article + Pictures - 29 July 2017
"North Korea has hailed as a success its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), describing it as a "stern warning" for the US."

+ Video: North Korea missile "seen from Japan"
+ How the US might defend itself
+ Are Alaskans scared of Kim Jong-un?

+ Is ICBM test a game-changer?
+ What the outside world can do
+ Analysis: New York may be in range
+ Does N Korea have the bomb?

(BBC)

China and Russia have 'responsibility' for North Korea nuclear threat, says US - Article + Video - 29 July 2017
"As Kim Jong-un hails latest test-launch, Rex Tillerson says two powers are ‘enablers’ of Pyongyang’s program."

(theguardian.com)

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Grover CLEVELAND

Grover Cleveland: Repeated - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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IDIOMS

20 Idioms About Reptiles
"The phrases and expressions listed in this post pertain to lizards and other reptiles, usually with a pejorative or otherwise negative allusion
that reflects the dim view many people have of such animal."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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LONDON POLICE

London police given 1,000 acid attack kits (July 27, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Police officers in London have been given 1,000 special kits to deal with acid attacks."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Acid Attacks - Level 0Acid Attacks - Level 1  or  Acid Attacks - 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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CAMOUFLAGE MOMENTS IN MOVIES

Five of the Sickest Camouflage Moments in Movies - with videos
(tvovermind.com)


Rambo 5

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BREXIT

England Lost: Mick Jagger releases Brexit-inspired solo songs - 28 July 2017
"Rolling Stones singer says England Lost reflects country’s ‘vulnerability’ while Gotta Get a Grip bemoans fake news and politics led by ‘lunatics’."

(theguardian.com)
+ LYRICS:
"I went to see England, but England's lost"

(lyrics.az)

 

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LESSONS

Mobile phone ban while crossing roads in Honolulu (July 31, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Honolulu in Hawaii has become the first major American city to ban pedestrians from walking across the road while looking at mobile phones."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Phone Zombies - Level 0Phone Zombies - Level 1   or  Phone Zombies - 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)

Everyday English for ESL — Lesson 6 — Returning Goods
COURSE DESCRIPTION + Related articles
"You can download a free 10-page PDF workbook to accompany the lesson..."

(englishblog.com)

 

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RANSOMWARE

News Words: Ransomware - 27 July 2017
"Ransomware is a crime committed in the cyber world. Find out what it means in this week's News Words."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ELEPHANTS

Elephants in Malawi relocated as part of conservation project - VIDEO - 31 July 2017
"Rangers in Malawi are taking on the mammoth task of moving hundreds of elephants into safer national parks.
The animals have suffered a sharp decline in recent years due to poaching and loss of habitat."

(BBC)

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WORLD'S LONGEST BRIDGE

'World's longest' hanging pedestrian bridge opens in Switzerland - VIDEO - 30 July 2017
"A nearly 500m (1,640ft) bridge for hikers billed as the longest hanging pedestrian bridge in the world has opened near the Swiss town of Zermatt.
The 494m bridge, named the Europabrücke (Europe Bridge), hangs up to 85m above the Grabengufer ravine."

(BBC)
Watch another video (in French).
(20minutes.fr)

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MONEY

What is cryptocurrency, how does it work and what are the uses? 
"Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money that is designed to be secure and, in many cases, anonymous." 

(telegraph.co.uk)

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BEARS

Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Lose Protected Status - Text + Audio - 31 July 2017
"About 40 years ago, there were only about 150 grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park. Now there are almost 700."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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27/07/2017


Chester A. ARTHUR

Chester A. Arthur: Surprisingly Good - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
"Arthur took office because because of an unexpected event. He was sworn in as Vice President in March 1881 under James Garfield."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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GO UNDERCOVER

English @ the Movies: 'Go Undercover'
"Do you know what "go undercover" means? It is this week's English @ the Movies saying, and it comes from the film "Baywatch."
The movie is about lifeguards at a California beach who try to catch criminals. Watch the video, take the quiz. Did you guess the right answer?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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O. HENRY

'Hearts and Crosses,' by O. Henry, Part Two - Text + Audio + Video
"Relationships can be difficult. What happens when you have a problem with someone you love?
Read about a husband and wife who both feel they are in control in Part Two of this classic American Story, "Hearts and Crosses," by O. Henry."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ARCHITECTURE

In pictures: 2017 Riba Stirling prize shortlist - 20 July 2017
"Six buildings are on the shortlist for the 22nd annual Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building."

(BBC)

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STREET ART

Preserving Street Art in Washington, DC - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 21 July 2017
"Local D.C. street artists, and the city government, are helping promote street art through creating public murals."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ROBOT

Robot Explores Fukushima Reactor - Text + Audio - 21 July 2017
"A robot, nicknamed 'The Little Sunfish,' has explored part of Fukushima's Unit 3 reactor.
It took images of damage that had not been previously seen, but showed no sign of the nuclear fuel researchers hope to find.
In previous tests, robots became stuck inside two of the plant's other reactors."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MOVIES

The Top Five “Racing Down a Hill” Scenes in Movies - with videos - 19 July 2017
(tvovermind.com)

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USA / ISIS

West Faces Long War with Islamic State Group - Text + Audio + Pictures - 22 July 2017
"United States military officials say the group still has about 13,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Documentaire de VICE News - L'État islamique - Juillet 2015
(cliquez sur l'icône "CC" pour choisir les sous-titres dans votre langue)
(news.vice.com)

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USA / RUSSIA

Trump's Son-in-Law Denies Collusion with Russia - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 24 July 2017
"Jared Kushner told Senate staffers Monday that he and other Trump campaign officials had not “colluded” with Russians.
It was his first detailed response to questions about meetings he and other Trump campaign officials had with Russian officials."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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HOBBIES

Infographic: “Here’s How Americans Spend Their Time, Sorted by Income” - 22 July 2017
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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AN ODE TO LOVE
"A man stranded on a tiny island has nothing but a stick and his imagination. The stick brings that imagination to life for him. Before long, the stick is a stand-in for everything he ever had or ever thought about. Through it, he experiences joy, excitement, humor, rage, despair, disappointment, and even jealousy. That's an awful lot to pack into one wordless cartoon with only one character. Unless you count the stick.
An Ode to Love is an award-winning animated short film by Matthew Darragh."

(neatorama.com)
Brown Bag Films' latest short film, 'An Ode To Love', written and directed by Matthew Darragh and produced by Suzie Belton & Danielle Considine
with music by Stefan French, tells the story of a man on a desert island who falls in love with a stick....

(YouTube)

 

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ENGLISH CLUB

Creating Fun English Club Activities to Learn English - Text + Audio + Pictures - 25 July 2017
"A successful English club needs to have fun and interesting activities. Here is a list of activity ideas you can do with your club."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHINA / NORTH KOREA

China bolsters defences on North Korean border amid tensions over nuclear program - 26 July 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ENDANGERED

Call for action to protect Scotland's endangered capercaillie birds - 26 July 2017
"Survey finds Highlands population has halved since 1990s, believed to be because of climate change and human activity."

(theguardian.com)

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