Chimps Finding a Happy Ending- Text + Audio + Video - 16 October 2016
"Chimpanzees are human beings’ closest relatives. Using chimps for medical research has ended in the United States.
A chimp named Foxie once was used for experiments, but now spends her days playing other chimps and enjoying life.
But there are more than 650 other chimps who need new homes."
Steppenwolf - Born to be wild 1969 (Soundtrack of the road film 'Easy Rider')
+ LYRICS: "Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space..."
Clinton and Trump Offer Different Foreign Policy Proposals - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 October 2016
"The two major party presidential candidates offer very different views on how to remake American foreign policy. Clinton says that the United States
cannot abandon its allies. Trump said that allies must pay more for joint-defense arrangements. The presidential race draws interest worldwide."
WikiLeaks Releases Democratic Campaign Hacked Emails- Text + Audio - 14 October 2016
"WikiLeaks has released thousands of hacked emails belonging to the Democratic Presidential Campaign Chairman John Podesta.
Thousands more are expected to follow. Many could embarrass and interfere with Hillary Clinton's effort to become president."
The Strange and Beautiful World of Arches National Park - Text + Audio + Pictures
"This week, we visit a park filled with strange and beautiful colored rock formations. These formations have been created over millions of years.
They curve and narrow and balance on top of one another. Many seem to ignore the rules of gravity. Welcome to Arches National Park!" (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Sweet potato scientists win World Food Prize (October 14, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Four scientists have won the 2016 World Food Prize for developing a way to grow sweet potatoes that have extra amounts of Vitamin A." Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 0, Level 1 or 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 :-)
Nigeria president says wife belongs in the kitchen(October 16, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is in hot water over sexist remarks he made about his wife belonging in his kitchen." Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 4 or 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 :-)
City of Women - 11 October 2016
"“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” is a song James Brown recorded in a New York City studio in 1966,
and, whether you like it or not, you can make the case that he’s right...
The biggest statue in the city is a woman, who welcomes everyone and is no one: the Statue of Liberty...
there are only five statues of named women in New York City: Joan of Arc, Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman..."
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The Dangers of Facebook Oversharing - Article + Video
Can too much sharing get you in trouble?
"How much is too much information when it comes to sharing on Facebook? When does sharing become oversharing, and when does it become a personal safety risk? Some people out there actually like oversharing, and some don't. Let's take a look at both the lovers and the haters of oversharing..."
Refugees' hope and despair in Calais camp – video- 17 October 2016
"Protests have have been taking place at the refugee camp in Calais, as tensions rise ahead of the French authorities’ planned demolition of the camp.
But, as John Domokos reports, there is hope for one set of people - the unaccompanied minors at the camp. British authorities have begun
the process of identifying those who are eligible for settling in the UK.
We have changed the name of the child refugee interviewed in this film."
'Jungle' children try to reach the UK- VIDEO - 16 October 2016
"Campaigners call on the UK government to speed up its programme to resettle hundreds of unaccompanied children stranded in the Calais "Jungle"."
Migrant crisis: A Syrian's struggle to become German - 16 October 2016
"More than a year after arriving in Germany, Sami Farah, a 23-year-old music therapist from war-torn Syria,
is finally putting down roots in his new home - Berlin.
Sami was among nearly 900,000 non-EU migrants who reached Germany last year - an unprecedented influx.
Helped by activist group Jobs4refugees, he has now found a job as a hotel dish-washer. This is his story."
Canada not immune to right-wing extremism - Article + Pictures - 17 October 2016
"In the middle of the night in early October, Ku Klux Klan flyers stuffed into Ziploc bags landed
on the doorsteps of a few dozen homes in two British Columbia towns."
Why Caravaggio was as shocking as his paintings - 11 October 2016
"Caravaggio’s revolutionary style influenced everyone from modern photographers to Scorsese
– but his life was just as provocative as his paintings, writes Alastair Sooke."
Trump's Numbers Falling After Video Fallout - Text + Audio - 12 October 2016
"Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump says that he is probably better off without the support of some members of his party. The Republicans’ withdrawal followed the release of a video from 2005. In it, Trump said that he kisses and touches women sexually without their permission."
Texas Teenager Rocks the Blues On New Album- Text + Audio + Video - 12 October 2016
"Ally Venable is a 17-year-old blues musician from East Texas. But local music lovers says she sings and plays guitar
like she's been doing it for many years.The teenager writes her own songs, as well."
Google Announces New Products - Text + Audio + Video - 12 October 2016
"Google has expanded its focus from services, such as Maps, Gmail and Chrome, to devices that include them.
The company recently introduced its Pixel smartphone, smart speaker, Wi-Fi router, video streaming device and virtual reality viewer."
Pumpkins Are Huge As Halloween Approaches- Text + Audio + Pictures - 12 October 2016
"October means it is pumpkin season in the U.S. The fall brings cooler weather, less daylight and the pumpkin harvest.
Some farmers are bringing large pumpkins to be weighed, while creative people are showing off their best pumpkin carvings."
One Twitter user from Britain recently posted a photo of a pumpkin
designed to look like U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Singer Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Literature Prize - Text + Audio + Videos - 13 October 2016
"American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday. Many people were surprised and pleased he received the honor."
Samsung says not to use dangerous Galaxy Note (October 12, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO "Samsung has warned owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off their phone after more reports of the device catching fire." Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 4 or 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 :-)
Will jobs exist in 2050? - 13 October 2016
"Sophisticated machines are fast outpacing jobs. What does this mean for the future of work? And if there are no jobs, what we will do with our time?"
WHO Warns 9 in 10 Live in High Air Pollution Areas - Text + Audio + Video - 13 October 2016
"Experts say much of that pollution comes from vehicles fueled by diesel. Many cities in Europe have called for ending the production of diesel cars.
They hope to replace them with electric vehicles as battery life for those vehicles improves."
My earliest childhood memory… - a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by 19-year old filmmaker Bethany titled My Earliest Childhood Memory, and, the theme of childhood memories. Students describe their earliest childhood memory and listen to other students describe theirs, watch a short film and reconstruct the narration, and talk about other childhood memories." Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Intermediate (B1)
Time: 60 minutes
The dark depths of hatred for Hillary Clinton- Article + Photos + Video - 12 October 2016
"Few US presidential candidates have been disliked as much as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
But attacks on Clinton in particular have sometimes crossed a line, displaying open hatred. Why?"
Rants and Raves - Returning goods to a shop - a lesson - level A2-B1
"This activity provides short listening practice based around a conversation between a customer and sales person.
The conversation is to return a pair of boots.
In this lesson, students will listen to a dialogue where a person is trying to return some boots to a shop.
They will make their own dialogues and then put the conversation in order.
There are also suggestions for developing the theme of shopping to practise specific areas of grammar."