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NOVEMBER 2018

= National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
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Native Americans ( + Page 2 )


05 - Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)
07 - Diwali
08 - International Tongue Twister Day
11 - Veterans' Day / Remembrance Day / Poppy Day
16 - International Day for Tolerance
19 - World Toilet Day
20 - Universal Children's Day
21 - World Television Day
22 - John F. Kennedy's Assassination Day
22 - Thanksgiving
23 - Black Friday
23 - Buy Nothing Day
25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
30 - Saint Andrew's Day

 

DECEMBER 2018

01 - World AIDS Day
03 - International Day of the Disabled
10 - Human Rights Day
15 - Bill of Rights Day
16 - Boston Tea Party Day
18 - International Migrants Day
21 - WINTER
25 - Christmas
26 - Boxing Day
31 - New Year's Eve



30/11/2018


LESSON PLAN

Dim the Sun to limit global warming, say scientists (27th November, 2018) - a lesson plan with audio
"Scientists have come up with a revolutionary new idea to save planet Earth from global warming."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Sun Dimming - Level 4  or  Sun Dimming - 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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MIGRANTS / IMMIGRANTS

Study: Undocumented Immigrants in US Reached Ten-Year Low - Text + Audio - 28 November 2018
"The numbers of people entering the U.S. illegally were at their lowest in ten years in 2016, a new study finds.
The number of unauthorized immigrant workers has also fallen, along with their share of the total U.S. workforce."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Mexico Increases Border Security after Migrants Attempt to Cross - Text + Audio + Pictures - 26 November 2018
"Mexican and U.S. officials are promising to take legal action against those taking part in violence along the border between their countries."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

CHRISTIANS SLAM TEAR GASSING KIDS - 26 November 2018
"Some Christians denounced White House “cruelty” after Trump’s administration defended federal agents’ use of tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Doctors told HuffPost that using tear gas on children can have serious physical and psychological health effects.
However, Trump’s homeland security secretary issued a forceful defense of the gassing, saying migrants were “warned about the danger” of traveling to the border."

[HuffPost]

Mexico: Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis over migrant caravan - 24 November 2018
"Trump administration has lambasted the caravan, saying it is filled with criminals, gang members and possibly terrorists"

(theguardian.com)

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MARS

InSight Mars lander touches down on the Red Planet - 26 November 2018
"The NASA Mars lander InSight streaked into the planet's thin atmosphere on Monday and successfully landed ahead of a two-year mission to explore the Red Planet's interior.
InSight is the first geological mission to Mars, and over two years it will measure seismic activity, measure the planet’s magnetic field and take Mars's interior temperature."

 


NASA BACK ON MARS - with pictures and videos - 26 November 2018
"After seven months and 300 million miles, NASA’s InSight spacecraft touched down on Mars.
The suspenseful landing was NASA’s first touchdown on the Red Planet in six years."

[HuffPost]

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change already a health emergency, say experts - 28 November 2018
"Deadly heatwaves and spread of diseases affect people’s health today – report"

+ World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN
(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP / CLIMATE REPORT

TRUMP DOESN’T BELIEVE CLIMATE REPORT - with a video - 26 November 2018
"Trump rejected the findings of his own government’s report into the economic costs of climate change. "
“I don’t believe it,” he told reporters outside the White House before attempting to blame global warming on China, Japan and “all these other countries.”

[HuffPost]

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TRUMP / Michael COHEN

Donald Trump: Michael Cohen is a 'weak person' - 29 November 2018
"The US President dismissed the significance of his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress in relation to the Russia inquiry."

(BBC)

 

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KHASHOGGI

House Democrats will investigate Trump's response to Khashoggi murder - 23 November 2018
"Incoming intelligence committee head Adam Schiff plans ‘deep dive’ into US-Saudi Arabia ties, report says"

(theguardian.com)

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BLACK FRIDAY

How people across the world reacted to the Black Friday deals - 23 November 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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A GREAT WALL

The other Great Wall no-one knows - with a video
"Constructed 600 years ago from 350 million bricks, Nanjing’s wall has protected the city for centuries. Now, residents are returning the favour."

(BBC)

 

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FACIAL RECOGNITION

Facial recognition: future of business or ethical nightmare? - 28 November 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)


"Investors are flocking to gain a stake in facial recognition technology"

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas at the White House - with pictures - 27 November 2018
"First lady Melania Trump unveiled the 2018 White House holiday decor on Monday.
She designed the decor, which features a theme of "American Treasures."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the Christmas press preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
The tree measures 18 feet tall and is dressed in over 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with each State and territory."


Benedict Cumberbatch Teaches How to React to Bad Xmas Gifts | The Hook - 6 November 2018
"Ever got a Christmas gift that was so bad you didn't know what to do and how to react?
We have, so we got Benedict Cumberbatch to teach us how act like you absolutely love that rubbish pair of socks your auntie gave you,
ahead of his starring role in The Grinch this Christmas.
What's the worst present you've ever received?"

(YouTube)

 

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FOOD

Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies - 28 November 2018
"Radical overhaul in farming and consumption, with less meat eating, needed to avoid hunger and climate catastrophe"

+ Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
(theguardian.com)

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MARATHON

'Deeply shameful': 258 runners caught cheating in Shenzhen's half marathon - with pictures - 30 November 2018
"Fake race numbers, imposters and those cutting corners to face penalties, including lifetime bans"

(theguardian.com)

Shenzhen Half Marathon: Traffic cameras catch cheats taking shortcut - with pictures - 29 November 2018
"Almost 250 runners in a half marathon were caught cheating when traffic cameras captured them taking shortcuts through bushes...
All who cheated are now facing bans."

+ The man who catches marathon cheats
(BBC)

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WHALES

Whales stranded in New Zealand: Another 50 pilot whales die - with pictures - 30 November 2018
"Fifty-one pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on the Chatham Islands off New Zealand.
The mass stranding means more than 200 whales have died in separate incidents over the past week in the region."

+ 'The night I found 145 stranded whales'
(BBC)



Experts Meet to Understand Decrease in Humpback Whales Off Hawaii - Text + Audio - 29 November 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"A humpback whale jumps out of the water off the coast of Lahaina on the island of Maui in Hawaii."

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