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JUNE 2018 - PART 5 - NEW SITES




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



30/06/2018


LESSON PLAN

New nation of Asgardia established in space (June 29, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A Russian billionaire has attended his inauguration as leader of humankind's first ever nation in space."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Asgardia - Level 4  or  Asgardia - Level 5
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)

Singer calls world leaders ''cowards'' over refugee crisis (June 27, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"British singer Sting has called world leaders ''half-men and cowards'' for their failure to solve the refugee crisis"

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Refugee Crisis - Level 0Refugee Crisis - Level 1  or  Refugee Crisis - 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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MARYLAND SHOOTING

Newspaper Suffers Deadly Attack, Publishes the Next Day - Text + Audio + Pictures - 29 June 2018
"Workers at the Capital Gazette remembered five co-workers who were killed by a gunman on Thursday.
The paper wrote about the incident in its edition published the next day."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Maryland shooting: five victims named after 'targeted attack' – as it happened - 29 June 2018
"Police in Annapolis confirm fatalities at Capital Gazette, with three others injured."
+ Shooting at Maryland newspaper office – video

+ Capital Gazette shooting: newspaper office attack kills five people
+ Annapolis shooting: what we know so far

(theguardian.com)

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TRAVEL BAN

US Supreme Court Approves Trump's Travel Ban - Text + Audio + Video - 26 June 2018
"The ban prohibits most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States.
President Donald Trump says the policy is needed to protect the country against attacks by Islamic militants."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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MIGRANT

#Familiesbelongtogether: Thousands to protest over migrant separations - 30 June 2018
"Tens of thousands of people are expected to join nationwide protests across the US over the Trump administration's strict migrant policy."
+ Video: Trump supporters talk family separations and border security
+ Video: Veronica is terrified she'll be separated from her daughter when she seeks asylum at the US border
+ + Video: Drone footage shows a "tent city" immigration centre
+ Migrant families separation: The big picture explained

+ What is the Trump travel ban?
+ 'Imagine your child clinging to your leg'
+ Children 'in cages' in Texas

(BBC)

More than 700 anti-Trump protests planned across all 50 states - with pictures - 30 June 2018
"Mass events, spurred by immigration policy and supreme court, urge unity in trying times: ‘It’s not about red or blue’"

(theguardian.com)

Migrant crisis: EU leaders plan closed migrant centres - 29 June 2018
"Closed migrant centres are to be set up in EU states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a leaders summit in Brussels."
+ Video: Why is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty?
+ Video: Migrant crisis: EU border force Frontex explained
+
Could the migration crisis finish the EU?
+ Reality Check: Is Italy taking in thousands of migrants?
+ 'Used as a slave' in a Libyan detention centre

+ Merkel's Bavarian ally threatens migrant mutiny
+ Braving slavery horrors for European dream
+ Trapped in a country everyone wants to leave

+ Reality Check: Who is responsible for migrants at sea?
+ The Aquarius: Migrant taxi service or charitable rescuers?

(BBC)

US Judge Orders Reuniting of Separated Families in 30 Days - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 June 2018
"A U.S. judge ordered the government to reunite separated families within 30 days. The order requires children under age 5 to be returned to their parents within 14 days."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Separation Stress May Permanently Hurt Migrant Children - Text + Audio + Video - 27 June 2018
"The situation of children separated from family members who were taking them across the border without permission has received attention lately.
Now, doctors are concerned about the effects of the separations on the children’s health."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Judge orders US to reunite families separated at border within 30 days - 27 June 2018
"Federal ruling also prevents officials splitting up families who crossed the US-Mexico border illegally.

US immigration agents can no longer separate immigrant parents and children caught crossing the border from Mexico illegally
and must work to reunite those families that had been split up in custody, a federal judge has ruled.
"
(theguardian.com)

Migrant separations: US judge orders family reunifications - 26 June 2018
"A US judge has ordered that migrant children and their parents who were separated when they crossed into the US should be reunited within 30 days."
+ Video: Veronica is terrified she'll be separated from her daughter when she seeks asylum at the US border

+ Video: Drone footage shows a "tent city" immigration centre
+ Video: Cisary Reynaud has not spoken to his daughter since they were separated

+ Video: Cost of detention v the alternatives
+ US pauses migrant family prosecutions

(BBC)

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POLIO

Papua New Guinea polio outbreak declared - 26 June 2018
"An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, 18 years after the country was declared free of the disease. "

+ A history of polio
+ What must Pakistan do to beat polio?

(BBC)

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GLOBAL DEFORESTATION

One football pitch of forest lost every second in 2017, data reveals - with maps - 27 June 2018
"Global deforestation is on an upward trend, jeopardising efforts to tackle climate change and the massive decline in wildlife"

(theguardian.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea making 'rapid' upgrades to nuclear reactor despite summit pledges - 27 June 2018
"Monitoring group says work shows why a denuclearisation deal rather than a ‘statement of lofty goals’ is needed...
North Korea has continued to upgrade its only known nuclear reactor used to fuel its weapons program, satellite imagery has shown,
despite ongoing negotiations with the US and a pledge to denuclearise."

+ The action-movie style trailer Trump says he played to Kim - video
(theguardian.com)

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ROBOTS

Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles - 28 June 2018
"The robot acrobats can flip through the air and stick a landing every time"

(YouTube)

 

Artificial Intelligence Used to Track World's Wildlife - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 27 June 2018
"Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence.
American scientists are turning to machine learning technology to follow and study the movements of birds and other wildlife."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Being human: how realistic do we want robots to be? - with pictures and a video - 27 June 2018
"With Google’s AI assistant able to make phone calls and androids populating households in games and films,
the line between machine and man is getting scarily blurred"

 

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FACIAL RECOGNITION

US police end tests of controversial Amazon facial recognition technology - 26 June 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CRIMES AGAINST ROHINGYA

Myanmar Drops in US Human Trafficking Report - Text + Audio + Pictures - 29 June 2018
"Myanmar dropped in the U.S. State Department’s latest report on human trafficking.
The report accuses Myanmar’s military of carrying out operations in Rakhine state that forced large numbers of Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Amnesty International Links Myanmar Military to Crimes Against Rohingya - Text + Audio + Pictures - 27 June 2018
"Amnesty International: Myanmar Military Committed Ethnic Cleansing"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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JAPANESE SPACECRAFT

Japanese Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid to Study Surface - Text + Audio + Video - 27 June 2018
"The spacecraft will blow a crater into the surface to collect rocks."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


The asteroid is named Ryugu after an undersea palace in a Japanese folktale. Ryugu is about 900 meters wide.

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TORTURE

True scale of UK role in torture and rendition after 9/11 revealed - 28 June 2018
"Two damning reports reveal British intelligence’s treatment of terrorism suspects.
British intelligence agencies were involved in the torture and kidnap of terrorism suspects after 9/11,
according to two reports by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee."

+ Profile: UK's role in torture and kidnap: the key points
(theguardian.com)

Britain tolerated 'inexcusable' treatment of terror detainees by US after 9/11, report finds - 28 June 2018
"The UK tolerated "inexcusable" treatment of detainees by the US during the war on terror following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, a parliamentary committee has found."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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POLLUTION

Deluge of electronic waste turning Thailand into 'world's rubbish dump' - with pictures - 28 June 2018
"Thailand has been swamped by waste from the west after Chinese ban on imports"

(theguardian.com)

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POACHING

Hunting the people who kill elephants - with pictures
"Technology is turning the tables on poachers."

(bbcearth.com)

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ENDANGERED

Australia unveils plan to save endangered koalas - 7 May 2018
"The Australian Koala Foundation estimates there may be as few as 43,000 koalas left in the wild, down from a population believed to number
more than 10 million prior to European settlement of the continent in 1788."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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AMERICA'S MOST "ENDANGERED" PLACES

America's 11 Most 'Endangered' Places - Text + Audio + Pictures - 29 June 2018
"Route 66, a town square in Colorado, and hurricane-damaged sites in the Caribbean are among America’s most “endangered” historic places."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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