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OCTOBER 2018

= Crime Prevention Month

01 - International Day of Older Persons
04 - World Animal Day
05 - World Teachers’ Day
08 - Columbus Day
09 - World Post Day
16 - World Food Day
21 - Battle of Trafalgar Day
24 - United Nations Day
24 - 30 - Disarmament Week
29 - World Stroke Day
31 - Halloween



03/10/2018


LESSON PLAN

Baghdad University gets into world rankings (October 02, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
. "The University of Baghdad has made it onto the Times Higher Education World University Rankings."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Baghdad University - Level 4  or  Baghdad University - 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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VIDEO

Magnum Opus - How to Find Your Purpose in Life
"Instead of wasting time on instagram, why not spend some time expanding your mind at https://brilliant.org/afterskool. They make learning fun and easy."

(YouTube)

 

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MIGRANTS

Migrant Children Moved Under Cover of Darkness to a Texas Tent City - 30 September 2018
"In shelters from Kansas to New York, hundreds of migrant children have been roused in the middle of the night in recent weeks
and loaded onto buses with backpacks and snacks for a cross-country journey to their new home: a barren tent city on a sprawling patch of desert in West Texas."

(nytimes.com)

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KAVANAUGH

Key Republicans condemn Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford - 3 October 2018
"Jeff Flake called the president’s comments ‘kind of appalling’ and Susan Collins told reporters it was ‘just plain wrong’."
(theguardian.com)

 
'I don't know': laughter as Trump mocks Ford's sexual assault testimony

Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford's testimony - 3 October 2018
"President Donald Trump has mocked the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally in Mississippi."
+ Video: Mr Trump cast doubt on Prof Ford's credibility

+ Video: Trump rally: Kavanaugh or Ford?
+ Video: Trump: "Ford's testimony was very compelling"
+ Video: Kavanaugh: "The Swetnick thing is a joke"

+ What will the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh actually do?
+ The Brett Kavanaugh story in 300 words
+ Kavanaugh deploys Trump and Clinton playbook

+ Classmate: Kavanaugh lied about drinking
+ The truth about false assault accusations
+ #WhyIDidntReport backs Kavanaugh accuser
+ Who are Supreme Court nominee's accusers?

(BBC)

 

Kavanaugh faced police questioning over 1985 bar brawl – report - 2 October 2018
"Police report obtained by New York Times says future supreme court nominee threw ice at fellow patron after UB40 concert"

+Trump defends 'good man' Kavanaugh – video
(theguardian.com)


"Protestors gather in Boston to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s supreme court nomination."


All The Lies Brett Kavanaugh Told - 1 October 2018
"The Supreme Court nominee fibbed throughout his entire confirmation hearing. Republicans don’t seem to care."

(huffingtonpost.com)

Kavanaugh and #MeToo: How US teens talk about sexual assault - 1 October 2018
"The Kavanaugh hearings and #MeToo movement are shaping conversations high school students are having about sex.
As part of the BBC's Ask America project we talked to teenagers involved in Change the Talk,
a Los Angeles programme bringing peer-to-peer sexual violence education into high schools."

(BBC)

 


Kavanaugh controversy: A tough but important teachable moment - with related lessons
"Young people are listening to the controversy over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and they are talking about it.
How can educators safely and productively bring these conversations into their school and classrooms?"

Related lessons
(morningsidecenter.org)

The Kavanaugh hearings - Reflecting on a Controversial Supreme Court Nomination Process - Lessons
(facinghistory.org)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the lessons.

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INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE

Indonesia tsunami: death toll rises as volcano adds to woes - 3 October 2018
"Clamour for help grows with rescue teams still struggling to reach badly hit areas, as Soputan Volcano in northern Sulawesi erupts"

+ Indonesia tsunami: drone footage shows trail of destruction in Palu – video
+ Volcano erupts on tsunami-hit island in Indonesia – video

(theguardian.com)

Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350 - with pictures and videos - 2 October 2018
"The number of people known to have died in Indonesia in Friday's earthquake and tsunami has risen to 1,347, the country's disaster response agency says."
+ Video: Indonesia quake turns ground into liquid
+ Video: Tsunami survivor: "I was hugging my wife, but when the wave came... I immediately lost her"

+ Pilot hails 'guardian angel' controller
+ A town smashed to pulp in minutes
+ Aerial shots of debris and survival after tsunami

+ How Palu suffered a 'worst case scenario' tsunami
+ How warning system failed the victims
+ Why Sulawesi's tsunami is puzzling scientists

(BBC)

Indonesia Earthquake And Tsunami Death Toll Soars Past 1,200 - with pictures and a video - 2 October 2018
"That number is expected to rise as rescuers haven’t reached many of the affected areas."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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THE NEW NAFTA

U.S. NATO rep veers off Trump's script | Power & Politics - 2 October 2018
"U.S. ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, has veered off Trump's script and praised Canada's monetary contributions to the alliance."

(YouTube)

 

Donald Trump says new trade deal is 'most important ever' - 1 October 2018
"Donald Trump said the new trade deal struck with Canada and Mexico was "the most important" ever agreed by the US."
+ Can Trump really cut the US trade deficit?
+ Who gets what from new Nafta deal?

+ US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace Nafta
+ US-China trade row: What has happened so far?
+ Trump and EU's Juncker pull back from all-out trade war

(BBC)


 

USMCA: what’s in the new NAFTA | Q&A - 1 October 2018
"A last-minute deal replaced NAFTA with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Power & Politics had two experts taking your questions about what happened and what it means for you."

(YouTube)

 

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NOBEL PRIZE for MEDICINE

Nobel prize for medicine goes to cancer therapy - 1 October 2018
"Two scientists who discovered how to fight cancer using the body's immune system have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine."

(BBC)

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BREXIT

'This is the moment to chuck Chequers' Boris Johnson slams Theresa May's Brexit plan as 'politically humiliating' - with a video - 2 October 2018
"Boris Johnson warns the Conservatives will be 'punished' for Chequers at the polls as he urges Theresa May to 'chuck' her plan"

(telegraph.co.uk)

Brexit breakdown part 4: two years on, why is Britain so bleak? - 25 September 2018
"In the concluding part of their journey into the heart of 2018's weirdness, John Harris and John Domokos go to a Leave Means Leave rally and ask an obvious question:
how did this side win? For the answer, they go to Labour conference, and then to a massive distribution centre at the cutting-edge of the new economy"
(theguardian.com)
WATCH THESE VIDEOS:
Brexit breakdown part 1: Why are the Tories winning Walsall?
Brexit breakdown part 2: 'We've lost control'
Brexit breakdown part 3: can we put Britain back together again?

 

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Saguaro National Park

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STATUE

Roald Dahl's Matilda confronts Donald Trump in new statue - with a video - 2 October 2018
"A statue of the intrepid schoolgirl staring down a likeness of the US President has been erected to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Roald Dahl's 1988 novel."

(CNN)

Statue of Matilda facing down Donald Trump unveiled near Roald Dahl's home - 1 October 2018
"A statue of Donald Trump being stared down by Roald Dahl's character Matilda has been unveiled near the author's former home."

(telegraph.co.uk)


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JOURNALISTS JAILED

Journalists Jailed in Record Numbers Worldwide - Text + Audio - 2 October 2018
"At the end of last year, Turkey’s government had 73 journalists in detention, the largest of any single country.
China was second, with 41 detentions, followed by Egypt with 20."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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01/10/2018


COMPLETE THE SENTENCES

UK 6ème
by Catherine Colin

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LESSON PLAN

Rugby players to hide tattoos in Japan (September 24, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Rugby players with tattoos are being asked to cover them up during next year's World Cup in Japan."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Tattoos - Level 4  or  Tattoos - 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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TRUMP / Brett KAVANAUGH

FBI interviews Kavanaugh accuser as battle rages over scope of investigation - 1 October 2018
"Deborah Ramirez alleges supreme court nominee exposed himself to her in the early 1980s
– another Yale classmate says Kavanaugh was ‘a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker’."

(theguardian.com)

Donald Trump orders FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh after Senate committee backs nomination - with pictures and videos - 29 September 2018
"Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, overcame a major hurdle on Friday as a committee of congressmen approved his confirmation,
but he now faces an FBI investigation before a final vote in the US Senate."

(telegraph.co.uk)


 

Trump Orders FBI to Look Into Accusations Against Supreme Court Nominee - Text + Audio - 28 September 2018
"American President Donald Trump is directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to launch an additional investigation into his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"In this combination image of Reuters photos, Christine Blasey Ford, left, and Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
testify separately before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018."

What happens after Kavanaugh's Senate hearing | Power & Politics
"The U.S. Senate hearing into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford
ended after a day of emotional testimony. Here's what could happen next."

(YouTube)

 

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TRUMP / CANADA

Trump heralds 'wonderful new trade deal' to replace Nafta after Canada talks - 1 October 2018
"Pact known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement settles differences on dairy and auto industry products.
The US and Canada have reached a deal on a “new, modernized trade agreement”, designed to replace the 1994 Nafta pact.
On Monday, Donald Trump greeted the “wonderful new trade deal” on Twitter.
“It is a great deal for all three countries,” the president wrote, “solves the many deficiencies and mistakes in Nafta,
greatly opens markets to our farmers and manufacturers, reduces trade barriers to the US
and will bring all three great nations together in competition with the rest of the world. The USMCA is a historic transaction!
“Congratulations to Mexico and Canada!”

(theguardian.com)

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INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: How warning system failed the victims - with pictures - 1 October 2018
"Hundreds of people have been killed and many still remain missing after a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggered by a powerful earthquake..."

+ In pictures: Tsunami devastation in Sulawesi
+ On the ground report: Survivors guard rubble of Indonesian tsunami town
+ In pictures: Search for Indonesia tsunami survivors
+ Air traffic controller hailed as quake hero

(BBC)

Fatalities in Indonesia could reach thousands, officials say - with pictures and videos - 30 September 2018
Aftershocks rattle island of Sulawesi as vice-president warns nation to expect significant rise in death toll
+ Indonesia tsunami: death toll expected to rise – latest updates

(theguardian.com)

Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll - with pictures and videos (contain disturbing scenes) - 30 September 2018
"At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says."

+ In pictures: Search for survivors
(BBC)

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SALISBURY POISONING

Third GRU agent who carried out Skripal reconnaissance mission identified by secret services - 27 September 2018
"The GRU agent is believed to have visited Salisbury to help plan the attack before two of his colleagues brought weapons grade nerve agent into the UK."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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UK / RUSSIA

UK sending 800 troops to Arctic in warning shot to Russia - 29 September 2018
"Britain is to step up its military presence in the Arctic significantly amid concerns about growing Russian aggression “in our back yard”, the Defence Secretary reveals today."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TARIFFS

More US Companies Warn Tariffs will Lead to Higher Prices - Text + Audio - 29 September 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GLOBAL VIOLENCE

Mapping global gun violence | The Economist - 27 September 2018
"El Salvador, Venezuela and Guatemala have the worst gun violence in the world. America's lax firearm laws are adding to their problems."

(YouTube)

 

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Elon MUSK

Who is Elon Musk? - 28 September 2018
"He runs a space exploration company and a futuristic car business, plays with flamethrowers and intervenes in foreign emergencies.
He also has beef with Jeremy Clarkson.
Who on Earth is Elon Musk?

(BBC)

 

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ROBOTS

Japan Deploys Jumping Robots on Distant Asteroid - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Quiz - 30 September 2018
"Two small robots dropped on the surface of a distant asteroid last week sent back pictures and temperature measurements back to Earth.
Japan’s space agency hopes this information, along with rock samples, may provide a window to the beginning of our solar system."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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