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JUNE 2018

= Immigrant Heritage Month

+ End-of-the-year activities

01 - Parents' Day
05 - World Environment Day
08 - World Ocean Day
09 - Trooping the Colour
12 - World Against Child Labor Day
14 - Flag Day
14 - World Blood Donor Day
16 - Bloomsday
17 - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
17 - Father's Day
19 - 23 - Royal Ascot
20 - World Refugee Day
21 - SUMMER / SUMMER HOLIDAYS
21 - World Music Day
24 - World Fairy Day
26 - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
26 - International Day in Support of Torture Victims



07/06/2018


NOUNS

A Guide to Nouns
"A noun was traditionally described as “a person, place, or thing,” but some definitions further specify
what can constitute a thing, including an action, an idea, a quality, or a state of existence.
This post discusses types of nouns and other issues related to nouns."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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CHICAGO

Pete Wentz Takes You on a Tour of Chicago | Condé Nast Traveler
"Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz is no stranger to Chicago. The musician grew up a 40-minute drive north of Chicago in a small Illinois town called Wilmette.
In this Chicago travel guide, Wentz reveals the must-see landmarks and attractions if you've only got 48 hours to spend in the Windy City."

(YouTube)

 


Chicago "is located in northeastern Illinois on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan.
It is the principal city in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, situated in the Midwestern United States and the Great Lakes region."

(Wikipedia)

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GUATEMALA VOLCANO

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency 'failed to heed warnings' - with pictures and a video - 7 June 2018
"Opposition politicians in Guatemala want the head of the emergency response agency (Conred) to be dismissed."

+ How the volcano disaster unfolded
+ Chaos and hope: On-the-ground accounts
+ The aftermath in pictures

(BBC)

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead - with pictures and videos - 6 June 2018
"At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say."

+ Video: Faye Dunstan describes the day the Fuego volcano erupted
+ Video: Video shows Guatemala's most violent volcano eruption in more than a century

+ Lava ash like 'black rain'
+ How volcano disaster unfolded
+ Eruption in pictures
+ How many people do volcanoes kill?
+ More on Guatemala

(BBC)

 

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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore's Sentosa island - with pictures - 6 June 2018
"The much-anticipated meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place at a hotel
on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed."

+ Kim, the new kid on the diplomatic block
+ North Korea's sidelined human rights crisis
+ Ordinary North Koreans dare to speak out

(BBC)

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Families around the world join war on plastic - in pictures - 5 June 2018
"To celebrate World Environment day, Reuters photographers met people from Athens to Singapore trying to play their part as the war on plastics becomes a key political topic"
(theguardian.com)

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WHY GETTING DISTRACTED CAN BE A VERY GOOD THING

WHY GETTING DISTRACTED CAN BE A VERY GOOD THING - with pictures - 7 June 2018
(BBC)

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THE WORLD'S HIGHER POST OFFICE

THE WORLD'S HIGHER POST OFFICE - with pictures - 7 June 2018
"At 4,400m above sea level in northern India’s remote Spiti Valley, the Hikkim post office is a vital connection to the outside world."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Australia remains preferred destination for millionaire migrants - 6 June 2018
"About 10,000 mega rich make Australia home in 2017, lured by proximity to Asia and no inheritance taxes"

(theguardian.com)

Myanmar's military accused of violence against Kachin people - VIDEO - 6 June 2018
"In Myanmar the country's military is facing fresh accusations that it's launched deadly attacks against civilians.
This time, not against the Rohingyas, but against the Kachin people in the north.
The BBC's Myanmar correspondent Nick Beake met people fleeing their homes."

(BBC)

 

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POLLUTION

Pollution hits fungi that nourish trees - study - with pictures - 6 June 2018
"Scientists are warning that pollution could be starving Europe's trees of vital nutrients by damaging essential fungi."

(BBC)

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WINDRUSH

Caribritish: me, my family and the legacy of Windrush - with pictures - 7 June 2018
"My parents came to Britain in the 50s to build a better life for themselves and their children.
It was a risk that paid off, and an achievement that reaches down through two very different generations"

(theguardian.com)

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PLASTIC

Antarctica: plastic contamination reaches Earth's last wilderness
"Traces of microplastics and hazardous chemicals found in majority of snow and ice samples taken earlier this year"

(theguardian.com)


The samples were collected during a three-month expedition to the Antarctic
aboard the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, from January to March 2018.

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FACEBOOK

Former Cambridge Analytica boss admits company received Facebook data - 6 June 2018
"Former chief executive Alexander Nix admitted the company had received Facebook data, contradicting his previous testimony,
which had been harvested by a researcher using a quiz app."

(telegraph.co.uk)

US Teens Dropping Facebook for YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 6 June 2018
"A new study finds the number of American teenagers using Facebook is dropping as many turn to YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHINESE VISAS

US to Limit Some Chinese Visas - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 June 2018
"The Trump Administration says it may limit some U.S. visas to Chinese citizens to avoid “theft of intellectual property.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NUCLEAR MISSILES

US Military Exploring Use of Artificial Intelligence to Find Hidden Nuclear Missiles - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 June 2018
"The US military is experimenting with using artificial intelligence to find mobile missile launchers and other hard-to-find missile systems."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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G7

G7 Leaders to Talk Trade, Tariffs and Trump - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 June 2018
"Leaders of the Group of Seven nations are preparing for two days of meetings in the Canadian province of Quebec. The talks open on Friday."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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05/06/2018


LESSON PLAN

Malaysians give cash to help government (3rd June, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Malaysians have helped their government with its money problems. They gave nearly $2 million to help the country with its national debt."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Crowdfunding - Level 0Crowdfunding - Level 1 or  Crowdfunding - 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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US UNIVERSITIES

Koch Foundation Keeps Giving to Universities - Text + Audio + Pictures - 3 June 2018
"The Koch Foundation has given almost $49 million to more than 250 colleges across the U.S. in 2016. That is almost double its 2015 gift amount."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THAI BEACH

Thai Beach Made Famous in DiCaprio Film Closes to Tourists - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 3 June 2018
"The Thailand beach made famous in the Leonardo DiCaprio film “The Beach” is being closed to give it a break from massive tourism."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


In this March 4, 2017, photo, tourists enjoy the popular Maya bay on Phi Phi island, Krabi province.

 

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DETAINED IMMIGRANTS

US Reconsidering Legal Program for Detained Immigrants - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 3 June 2018
"The U.S. Justice Department is re-evaluating its program that educates undocumented immigrant detainees
about their legal rights to determine its worth and cost effectiveness."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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PLANET-WARMING GASSES

Study: Planet-Warming Gasses Make Food Less Nutritious - Text + Audio + Pictures - 3 June 2018
"A new study has found that climate change will lower the nutrition levels of crops."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TARIFFS

Rising China-US Tensions Affect Southeast Asia - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 June 2018
"The continued movement of U.S. navy ships in the South China Sea is increasing tensions with China, and affecting other Southeast Asian Countries, observers say."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VOLCANIC EXPLOSION

More Than 60 Dead in Guatemala Following Volcanic Explosion - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 June 2018
"The country’s national disaster agency reported at least 62 people have died since the volcano exploded Sunday. Officials say the number is expected to rise."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Westminster Abbey to Open More Space to Visitors - Text + Audio + Picture - 4 June 2018
"More than 300 objects will be put on display in the newly opened area. They will be grouped by four guiding ideas
- “Building Westminster Abbey,” “Worship and Daily Life,” “Westminster Abbey and the Monarchy” and “The Abbey and National Memory.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park - VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

50 nations 'curbing plastic pollution' - 5 June 2018
"Fifty nations are now taking action to reduce plastic pollution, according to the biggest report so far from the UN."
+ Video: Plastic pollution is killing animals in the Arctic
+ Video: Five ways to break up with plastic

(BBC)

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Van GOGH

Early Van Gogh landscape sells for €7m at French auction - 5 June 2018
"An early landscape painting by Vincent Van Gogh has sold for €7m (£6.2m; $8.3m) at an auction in Paris...
More recently his work Still Life, Vase with Daisies, and Poppies fetched $61.8m in 2014, beating its $50m estimate."

+ Loving Vincent: The first fully painted film
+ Could this be a newly discovered painting?

(BBC)

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THE 'MAGIC' PILL

The cameras that examine your gut - with a VIDEO - 4 June 2018
"Wireless technology has enabled doctors to give patients a tiny camera in pill form.
This camera pill is swallowed and provides a less invasive way of checking the digestive system."

(BBC)

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