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MAY 2019

01 - May Day
03 - World Press Freedom Day
04 - Free Comic Book Day
05 - Bloomsday
05 - Cinco de Mayo
09 - Europe Day
11 - World Fair Trade Day
12 - Mother's Day (in the USA)
15 - International Day of Families
15 - Red Nose Day
22 - International Day for Biological Diversity
27 - Memorial Day
29 - Oak Apple Day
31 - World No-Tobacco Day



09/05/2019


LESSON PLAN

Breakthrough in bio-printing of new body organs (May 07, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists say they have greatly advanced the possibility of being able to reproduce the body's organs via the use of 3D printing."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Bio-printing - Level 4  or  Bio-printing - 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)

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HOW TO CREATE A CHARACTER PROFILE

How to Create a Character Profile
(dailywritingtips.com)

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ROYAL BABY BOY

Royal baby boy: Prince Harry and Meghan's new son, in pictures (9 pictures) - 8 May 2019
(telegraph.co.uk)

Name of the baby: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

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ENDANGERED SPECIES

UN Report Warns 1 Million Species Face Extinction - Text + Audio + Picture - May 06, 2019
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WHAT FILMS WILL BE LIKE IN 20 YEARS?

What films will be like in 20 years? - with pictures (copyright) - 8 May 2019
"An array of rapidly developing technologies offer thrilling potential for the future of motion pictures.
Luke Buckmaster asks the experts what’s next."

(BBC)

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PICTURES

Pictures of the Day: 7 May 2019 - with 13 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)


Participants attend the annual May bank holiday "Jack in the Green" Parade and Festival in Hastings


World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - with photos (copyright) - 6 May 2019
"A selection of some of the most striking sports photographs taken around the world this week"

(BBC)

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REFUGEES SENT BACK TO LIBYA

Fortress Europe: what happens to the refugees sent back to Libya? - PODCAST - 8 May 2019
"The EU’s efforts to stem the flow migration from Africa across the Mediterranean has meant assisting the Libyan coastguard to intercept boats.
But what happens when asylum seekers are returned to war-torn Libya? Sally Hayden has spent months investigating conditions in the detention camps.
Plus: Jonathan Watts on the UN’s alarming report on the possible extinction of more than a million plant and animal species"

(theguardian.com)

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MEMORABLE TEACHERS IN TV HISTORY

The 20 Most Memorable Teachers in TV History - with pictures
(mentalfloss.com)

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TRUMP'S TAX INFO

NYT REVEALS 10 YEARS OF TRUMP’S TAX INFO - with 2 videos - 7 May 2019
"Donald Trump’s tax filings from 1985 to 1994 show he accumulated more than $1 billion in businesses losses, according to information obtained by The New York Times.
The analysis shows Trump was already deep in financial trouble in 1987 when he published his book “The Art of the Deal,”
and raises questions about other financial skeletons in his closet."

[HuffPost]

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TRUMP / MUELLER REPORT

Trump Fights Congress over Mueller Report - Text + Audio + Pictures - 8 May 2019
"Trump has said that his administration is “fighting all the subpoenas.” His assertion of executive privilege is likely the first of many to come as House leaders are using subpoena power to learn more about the Mueller report and get Trump’s personal and financial documents."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MYANMAR FREES JOURNALISTS

Myanmar Frees Journalists Jailed for Rohingya Reporting - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 May 2019
"Two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis have been freed. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo smiled and waved to a crowd after leaving prison. Their release was part of a presidential amnesty involving thousands of prisoners."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NORTH KOREAN WEAPONS

North Korean Weapons Launch Sends Message to the South - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 May 2019
"Short-range test also complicates nuclear talks with U.S."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SMOKING

Smoking on Campus: Stopping After Starting
"Smoking is one of those bad habits that younger people develop during college..."

(vapingdaily.com)

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DRINKING

College Alcohol Abuse: Facts and Dangers
"Alcohol and college students seem to go hand-in-hand, and drinking is often part of the college party culture.
Moving away from home and becoming newly independent can be triggers for young adults to begin drinking in ways that are irresponsible and risky.
Not all college students are ready for the big changes that come with campus life..."

(addictionresource.com)

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WASHINGTON'S SPY MUSEUM

A view to a kill: Washington's Spy Museum – in pictures - 9 May 2019
"Largest collection of international espionage artefacts ever placed on public display illuminate the work of famous spies and their pivotal actions,
as well as help bring to life the tradecraft of the women and men behind some of the most secretive missions in world history"

(theguardian.com)

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