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15/06/2017


LONDON FIRE

Newspapers around the world react to the Grenfell Tower fire – in pictures - 15 June 2017
(theguardian.com)

 

Grenfell Tower blaze in pictures: Firefighters tackle massive fire at west London block of flats - 41 pictures - 14 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Six confirmed dead in Grenfell Tower and death toll expected to rise - with a video - 14 June 2017
"Twenty people are in critical care after 74 injured people were taken to hospital, but many are still missing
after residents were left trapped on upper floors as flames rapidly ripped up the block."

(telegraph.co.uk)



Cartoon: Playing with Fire
COMMENTARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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MAY'S NEW CABINET

Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle: who's who? - a video - 12 June 2017
"Who's who in Theresa May new Cabinet following the snap election in June 2017."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ISIS

Isis captures territory around former Bin Laden stronghold in Afghanistan - 14 June 2017
"Capture of giant Tora Bora complex would mark major victory for group as it clashes with Taliban."

(theguardian.com)

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2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS



Mixed-gender events added to 2020 Olympics (June 13, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"There will be more mixed-gender events and more women at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: 2020 Olympics - Level 02020 Olympics - Level 1   or  2020 Olympics - 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)

The 2020 Summer Olympics, "officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
(French: Jeux de la XXXIIe olympiade; Japanese: 第三十二回オリンピック競技大会; Hepburn: Dai Sanjūni-kai Orinpikku Kyōgi Taikai)
and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games
as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The games are planned to be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo.
The city was announced as the host at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on 7 September 2013.[2]"

(Wikipedia)

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LYNCHING

Lynching in America - Confronting the legacy of racial terror
(lynchinginamerica.eji.org)

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REFUGEES

A woman’s world for South Sudanese refugees - 13 juin 2017
"An estimated 86% of the more than 900,000 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are women and children, says the UN."

(BBC)

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FAMINE

The 4 man-made famines threatening 20 million people - 12 juin 2017
"Fighters are using hunger as a weapon."
(YouTube)
Read more:
20 million starving to death: inside the worst famine since World War II
- A report from South Sudan - 1 June 2017
(vox.com)

 

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TRUMP

Trump-Russia inquiry: President 'probed for obstruction of justice' - 15 June 2017
"President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, US media reports say."

(BBC)



Trump sued by 200 Democratic lawmakers over foreign payments - 14 June 2017
"Senators and representatives say money flowing into president’s business empire violates emoluments clause of constitution.
An American student who fell into a coma while imprisoned in a North Korean labour camp has returned to the US
after Pyongyang allowed him to be flown home."

(theguardian.com)

Shakespeare Play with Trump-Looking Julius Caesar Draws Criticism - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 June 2017
"A new production of the Shakespeare play,” Julius Caesar,” is drawing controversy
because the actor playing Caesar looks a lot like President Donald Trump."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US / NORTH KOREA

US student in coma for a year in North Korea arrives home - 14 June 2017
"Otto Warmbier freed 18 months into 15-year sentence as Trump invites South Korean leader to Washington for talks on standoff."

(theguardian.com)

American Prisoner Released by North Korea - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 June 2017
"U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea has released an American college student from prison.
Otto Warmbier had been sentenced to a 15-year term on charges of attempted theft.
The North Korean government said Warmbier had tried to steal a propaganda sign in January 2016."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHINA

Panama Changes Diplomatic Recognition to China From Taiwan - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 June 2017
"Panama moved to establish diplomatic ties with China instead of Taiwan. The Central American country had been a long-time ally of Taiwan."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Some Countries Defy China’s Ban on South China Sea Fishing - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 June 2017
"China has a new moratorium on fishing in the South China Sea.
But some fishing operators from Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines are not complying."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LEARNING WITH MOBILE APPS

Better Language Learning with Mobile Apps - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 June 2017
"Learning app, like Quizlet, can help users build and test their knowledge of English words and terms."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VOCABULARY

Explainer: Special Counsel - 13 June 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)



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PRETERIT

Katy Perry - Roar
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath...
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything
You held me down, but I got up..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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US NATIONAL PARK

Canyonlands National Park, in Utah
"is a U.S. National Park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab. It preserves a colorful landscape
eroded into countless canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries."

(Wikipedia)


Mesa Arch at sunrise

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THE GREATEST AIRPORT

This is what the world 's greatest airport looks like - 19 pictures
Singapore Changi
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LEARNING ENGLISH FOR FREE

Video: 26 Ways to Learn English for Free
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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DEFIBRILLATOR DRONES

Defibrillator drones to boost cardiac arrest survival - 13 June 2017
"Defibrillator-carrying drones promise to dramatically boost survival rates for people suffering cardiac arrest
after a new study found they could reach patients four times faster than an ambulance."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ROBOT

Snake-like robot developed in Japan to help in disaster zones - 15 June 2017
"The plastic robot has been created by Japanese scientists in order to climb over debris and rubble
in small spaces in disaster zones, according to media reports."
+ Video: Japan's robot hotel has ' dinosaurs ' for concierges and porters
+ Ten ways humans are superior to robots
(telegraph.co.uk)

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AMERICA'S 51st STATE

10 things you probably didn’t know about America ’s 51st state (TBC) - 15 June 2017
"P uerto Rico held a referendum at the weekend to determine whether or not the Caribbean archipelago should become part of the US.
The result was unequivocal: 97 per cent of eligible voters said they were in favour of their land becoming the 51st state of America.
Many obstacles line the road to statehood for Puerto Rico, which is already classified as an unincorporated territory of the US."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PUBS

Britain's 30 best summer pubs - with pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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