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AUGUST 2018

09 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
12 - International Youth Day
15 - India Independence Day
21 - 29 - National Park Week
23 - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
25 - 27 - The Notting Hill Carnival
26 - Women's Equality Day
26 August - 3 September - The Burning Man Festival



16/08/2018


HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST SCREENPLAY

How to Write Your First Screenplay
(dailywritingtips.com)

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LESSON PLANS

French theme park uses crows to pick up litter (August 13, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A theme park in France has established a novel and environmentally-friendly way of keeping its grounds free of litter."

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

Scientists solve mystery of Stonehenge (August 06, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists say they have uncovered details about who built the 5,000-year-old prehistoric monument Stonehenge."

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

Enriching The List - Enriching Learning
"Be inspired by pupils from Oldham who learnt about local listed buildings and the National Heritage List for England.
Find out how they made the list entry for Oldham Town Hall (Grade II listed) richer by uploading their artwork to the Historic England website."

(YouTube)

 

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Aretha FRANKLIN

Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul', dies aged 76 - 16 August 2018
"Aretha Franklin, the "queen of soul" known for hits like Respect and Think, has died in Detroit at the age of 76."

+ Latest reaction to Aretha Franklin's death
+ Obituary: Aretha Franklin
+ Aretha Franklin: A life in pictures
+ Five ways Aretha Franklin made history

(BBC)


 

Aretha Franklin, 'the queen of soul', dies aged 76 - 16 August 2018
"Regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time, Aretha Franklin has died of advanced pancreatic cancer"
+ Aretha Franklin dies aged 76: live reaction
+ A voice that gave America its heart and soul
+ The queen of soul – a life in pictures

(theguardian.com)

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies aged 76 - with pictures and a video - 16 August 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)


 

Aretha Franklin, legendary soul singer – obituary - 16 August 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Aretha Franklin: A life in pictures - 16 August 2018
"Aretha Franklin, the "queen of soul" whose career spanned seven decades, has died in Detroit at the age of 76."

(BBC)

Aretha Franklin's 13 most powerful quotes about being a woman - 16 August 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)


SONGS:


Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Kennedy Center Honors 2015

 


Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version) - Song written by Otis Redding

 


Aretha Franklin - Think (feat. The Blues Brothers) - 1080p Full HD



Aretha Franklin's 13 most powerful quotes about being a woman - 16 August 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP / CLIMATE CHANGE

Trump’s Defense Department Is Actually Preparing for Climate Change - 14 August 2018
(earther.gizmodo.com)

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LOS ANGELES

The best and worst of America: farewell to a city of dreamers and squalor - with pictures - 16 August 2018
"The Guardian reporter Rory Carroll reflects on six years in Los Angeles at a time of soaring wealth and desperate poverty"
(theguardian.com)

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WESTMINSTER CAR CRASH

Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences - with pictures and videos - 14 August 2018
"A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament."

+ Westminster crash: As it happened
+ What we know so far

+ The moment the car crashed
+ Westminster crash in pictures

+ Video: The car can be seen crashing into a barrier - Contains usetting scenes
+ Video: Neil Basu says it appears to have been a deliberate act
+ Video: Witness: "I saw a man drive towards Parliament at speed"
+ Video: Armed police responded after a vehicle crashed into security barriers

(BBC)

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TRUMP and THE PRESS

Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outlets - with pictures - 16 August 2018
"More than 300 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter US President Donald Trump's attacks and promote a free press."

+ UN experts condemn Trump media attacks
+ Why Trump attacks the media
+ Video: Fox v MSNBC: How the news divides America

(BBC)

Almost 350 news outlets to publish editorials denouncing Trump's 'dirty war' on press - 16 August 2018
"Participation comes after a push organized by the Boston Globe to run coordinated editorials against Trump’s attacks on the media"
+ The Guardian view on the press and Donald Trump: at work, not at war
"Nearly 350 news organizations are set to publish editorials on Thursday pushing back against Donald Trump’s attacks on the media and defending freedom of the press."

(theguardian.com)

US newspapers attack Donald Trump's 'dirty war' on free press with coordinated editorials - 16 August 2018
"Hundreds of US newspapers devoted print space on Thursday to a coordinated defence of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump 
for saying some media organisations are enemies of the American people."

(telegraph.co.uk)

More Than 100 Newspapers Are Uniting To Fight Trump’s ‘War On The Press’ - 12 August 2018
"The Boston Globe has urged newspapers nationwide to publish editorials on Aug. 16 condemning Trump’s anti-media rhetoric."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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MIGRANTS

Aquarius: onboard the migrant rescue ship – photographic diary - 14 August 2018
"The Aquarius is a special-purpose ship chartered by SOS Méditerranée, a European maritime and humanitarian organisation, and Médecins Sans Frontières
to rescue migrants and refugees in trouble at sea.
Photographer Nicoló Lanfranchi joined the crew onboard to chart the progress of the mission, which began in Marseille and will head to the Libyan coast.
This is his first dispatch."

(theguardian.com)

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NASA

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun - Videos - 12 August 2018
"NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will fly through the punishing heat of the sun’s outer atmosphere."

(thekidshouldseethis.com)

 

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ANIMALS SOLD AS SOUVENIRS

The animals sold as souvenirs - with an infographic
"Every year, hundreds of millions of plants and animals are harvested or caught and shipped all over the world.
They’re often sold as medicines, food, pets, souvenirs and clothing.
While a large proportion of the trade is legal, there is also a great deal of illegal activity taking place worldwide, threatening the survival of many endangered species."

(bbcearth.com)

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ANIMALS

On patrol with the wildlife rangers of Chinko – photo essay - 16 August 2018
"Rangers in this Central African Republic nature reserve face an array of dangers in their bid to protect a rich variety of species...
Chinko’s rangers are the guardians of an ecosystem that is home to a rich variety of species.
These include buffalos, chimpanzees, forest elephants, leopards, lions and the icon of this park, the giant eland – an imposing antelope. "

(theguardian.com)

A dad and son are accused of illegally killing a family of bears and covering it up. They didn't know a camera was running. - 10 August 2018
(CNN)

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DROUGHT

Australia drought: Thirsty cattle swarm New South Wales water truck - a video - 8 August 2018
"An Australian farmer has shared drone footage of cattle swarming around a water truck in the drought-hit state of New South Wales.
The state, which produces about a quarter of Australia's agricultural output, is now entirely in drought, officials have confirmed."

(BBC)

 

Australia's most populous state now entirely in drought as farmers given authority to shoot kangaroos - with pictures and a video - 8 August 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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WILDFIRES

California wildfire declared 'largest in state's history' - with pictures, videos and maps - 7 August 2018
"Twin wildfires in California, known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, have grown to become the largest active wildfire in state history, officials said on Monday."
+ Video: With wildfires occurring across the globe, here are some of the techniques used to stop them
+ Video: Experts say this has been the worst start to the fire season in 10 years

(BBC)

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FAMILY SEPARATIONS

Family separations have ended, but children risk being 'permanently orphaned' - 7 August 2018
"US agencies were unprepared to handle separations, as evidenced by the 572 children still in shelters"

(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANTS in BOSNIA

Migrants marooned in Bosnia – in pictures - 8 August 2018
"Migrants live in hard conditions in makeshift camps in Bihać, Bosnia-Herzegovina, near the border with Croatia as they wait to pass to other European countries..."

(theguardian.com)

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DEATH PENALTY

Billy Ray Irick execution: Inmate says "I'm really sorry" before death - in Nashville, Tennessee - 9 August 2018
(cbsnews.com)

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DRUGS

Preventing Teen Substance Use
"Many teens who use drugs or alcohol will stop use, but addiction is still a risk.
There are many ways to help prevent teens from using drugs and alcohol."

(bluffsrehab.com)

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ADDICTION, REHAB and RECOVERY

Addiction, Rehab and Recovery
(recallreport.org)

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Four million people in England are long-term users of antidepressants - 10 August 2018
"Data obtained by the Guardian shows that one in six people in England were prescribed antidepressants in 2017"

(theguardian.com)

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POLLUTION

Is this Peruvian city the most polluted on Earth? - VIDEO - 12 August 2018
"Residents of Cerro de Pasco, a city high in the Andes, say the soil is harming their children..."

(BBC)

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REFUGEES

The details of life in a refugee camp - with pictures - 6 August 2018
"Since civil war broke out in South Sudan, in 2013, more than a million South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into neighbouring Uganda.
Tommy Trenchard's pictures focus on commonplace objects and details to convey day-to-day life in several refugee camps near the border."

(BBC)

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NATIONAL PARKS

Too Hot, Too Crowded, Needs More Vending Machines
"For reviewers on Trip Advisor, these one-star-rated National Parks have a lot to apologize for."

(topic.com)

 

Mammoth Cave National Park
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

HOME OF THE FUTURE - 13 August 2018
"For The Verge and Curbed’s home of the future, renewable energy generation is directly integrated into the design of the house.
Grant Imahara experiences how the home of the future can both generate its own power and reduce how much energy it needs."

 

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

How electric vehicles are moving into the fast lane - with pictures - 14 August 2018
"From battery-powered delivery trucks and rickshaws, to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are entering the mainstream.
But will a lack of investment in charging infrastructure hold the market back?"

(BBC)

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14 WORDS THAT DEFINE THE PRESENT

14 words that define the present - 8 August 2018
"At a time when the world is changing more quickly than ever before, we need a new vocabulary to help us grasp what’s happening.
Cameron Laux picks out 14 words and phrases that can help us think differently."

(BBC)

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TEN NEW TECH WORDS

12 new tech terms you need to understand the future - 6 August 2018
"From crowdturfing to brainjacking, BBC Future Now explores the unusual and intriguing vocabulary emerging from technology advances this year."

START THE GALLERY
(BBC)

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WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2018

In pictures: World Architecture Festival 2018 shortlist - 13 August 2018
"A research centre in Riyadh, a village lounge in rural China and a mosque without a minaret in Iran
are among the projects shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018."

(BBC)

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