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  • Brexit Raises Tension over Gibraltar's Future - Text + Audio + Video - 6 April 2017
    "Last week, Britain started the process of officially withdrawing from the European Union.
    British is already involved in a heated disagreement with EU and Spanish officials over the future of Gibraltar."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • London's Businesses Look to Move after Brexit - Text + Audio - 21 July 2016
    "Ten financial technology companies have said they are considering moving to Berlin after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The company
    Berlin Partner says Berlin has a lot to offer new, start-up companies. Competition among cities in Europe for new companies and investment is high."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • London's Businesses Look to Move after Brexit - Text + Audio - 21 July 2016
    "Ten financial technology companies have said they are considering moving to Berlin after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The company
    Berlin Partner says Berlin has a lot to offer new, start-up companies. Competition among cities in Europe for new companies and investment is high."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • British EU Vote Raises Many Questions - Text + Audio + Photos - 27 June 2016
    "In many countries, officials are promising to take measures to limit the financial damage resulting from Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
    However, many questions remain. The vote could affect British political parties and Scotland’s membership in the United Kingdom."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Britain Votes to Leave EU, Cameron to Resign - Text + Audio + Photos - 24 June 2016
    "Britain’s decision to leave the European Union prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to resign and markets to fall around the world.
    Final results gave “Leave” 52 percent, “Remain” 48 percent.
    The close vote showed how deeply divided the British people are on immigration and sovereignty."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
 


 

  • Anthill 2: Brexit special - Article + AUDIO (to download) - 8 June 2016
    "On June 23 the British public will decide whether or not to remain a member of the European Union.
    The result will have lasting ramifications not just for the UK, but the rest of Europe and the world too..."

    (theconversation.com)
  • Barred from voting on their own future - 19 May 2016
    "About three million people living in the UK are citizens of another EU country.
    Many have lived here for decades and count Britain as their home, but they can't vote in the referendum on whether to remain in the European Union. So what do they make of the vote?"

    (BBC)
  • Can the Queen vote in the EU referendum? - 18 May 2016
    "The Sun newspaper's been told off for misleadingly reporting that the Queen's in favour of the UK leaving the European Union.
    But is she allowed to vote in next month's referendum, asks Justin Parkinson.
    The Queen doesn't vote. She "has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters" and is "unable to vote or stand for election", according to the Buckingham Palace website. But..."
    (BBC)
  • EU referendum: Remain and Leave intensify push for votes - 14 May 2016
    "The EU referendum campaign is moving up a gear this weekend as campaigners from both sides of the debate
    take to the streets to try to win over voters."

    (BBC)
  • Many Argue Against Britain Leaving EU - Text + Audio - 12 May 2016
    "British citizens will vote next month on whether to remain in the EU or not. Prime Minister David Cameron, who called the vote, said such a move would prove costly to Britons. U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have also spoken against what is being called a “Brexit.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • EU referendum: Cameron warns UK exit could put peace at risk - 9 May 2016
    "The UK has regretted "turning its back" on Europe in the past, the PM said, arguing the European Union has "helped reconcile" countries and maintain peace."

    + The UK's EU vote: All you need to know
    (BBC)
  • Brexit ‘will put UK access to cutting-edge medicines at risk’ - 7 May 2016
    "Letter from top drugs companies offers boost to David Cameron and remain campaign in EU referendum."

    (theguardian.com)
  • The UK's EU referendum: All you need to know - 18 April 2016
    (BBC)
  • UK and the EU: Better off out or in? - 23 February 2016
    "A referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union is to be held on Thursday, 23 June, David Cameron has confirmed.
    Here is a summary of the key arguments for and against British membership."

    + What would be the impact on British jobs?
    + What about the impact on the economy as a whole?
    + What about immigration?
    etc.
    (BBC)
  • Private Eye's 'Brexit' Cover - COMMENTARY + Related articles - 20 February 2016
    (englishblog.com)

 

 

POSTERS:

 

LISTENING:

  • London's Businesses Look to Move after Brexit - Text + Audio - 21 July 2016
    "Ten financial technology companies have said they are considering moving to Berlin after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The company
    Berlin Partner says Berlin has a lot to offer new, start-up companies. Competition among cities in Europe for new companies and investment is high."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • London's Businesses Look to Move after Brexit - Text + Audio - 21 July 2016
    "Ten financial technology companies have said they are considering moving to Berlin after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The company
    Berlin Partner says Berlin has a lot to offer new, start-up companies. Competition among cities in Europe for new companies and investment is high."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • After Brexit, What Is Next? - Text + Audio - 7 July 2016
    "Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is affecting other European nations. In Hungary, there will be a vote on EU immigration quotas.
    Some are pushing for an exit vote from the Netherlands. And some nations want more freedom from the EU,
    though so far they are not proposing a total break."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • British EU Vote Raises Many Questions - Text + Audio + Photos - 27 June 2016
    "In many countries, officials are promising to take measures to limit the financial damage resulting from Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
    However, many questions remain. The vote could affect British political parties and Scotland’s membership in the United Kingdom."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Britain Votes to Leave EU, Cameron to Resign - Text + Audio + Photos - 24 June 2016
    "Britain’s decision to leave the European Union prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to resign and markets to fall around the world.
    Final results gave “Leave” 52 percent, “Remain” 48 percent.
    The close vote showed how deeply divided the British people are on immigration and sovereignty."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Anthill 2: Brexit special - Article + AUDIO (to download) - 8 June 2016
    "On June 23 the British public will decide whether or not to remain a member of the European Union.
    The result will have lasting ramifications not just for the UK, but the rest of Europe and the world too..."

    (theconversation.com)

 

LESSON PLANS:

  • U.K. votes to leave European Union (26 June 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union in what is being seen as a political earthquake."
    Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Level 4  or  Level 5
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • UK leaving Europe is bad for science (June 14, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "People in Britain will soon vote on whether or not to stay in or leave the European Union (EU)"

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Level 0Level 1 or  Level 2
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

CARTOONS:


Slideshow: UK General Election 2017 Cartoons
- 11 June 2017

+ COMMENTARY + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

Writing on the wall: urban political graffiti from Brexit
to Trump – in pictures
- 17 May 2017
"After Banksy’s Brexit-inspired mural depicting the removal
of an EU star recently appeared in Dover,
we take a look at the world’s most powerful political street art."

(theguardian.com)

 

 

 

Cartoon: The Sound of Madness
THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + LANGUAGE
+ Related articles

- 19 January 2017
(englishblog.com)

 

Cartoon: Mrs May's Brexit
THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + GRAMMAR
+ PRONUNCIATION + TEACHING MATERIAL
+ Related articles
- 18 January 2017
(englishblog.com)

 

Cartoon: Brexit Regret (aka Bregret)
- 29 June 2016
THE CARTOON + COMMENT + ALSO SEE
+ Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

Brexit Cartoons
THE CARTOON + COMMENT
+ MORE BREXIT CARTOONS
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

BREXIT - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

 

 

 

Cartoon: Mac on Brexit - 25 May 2016
THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + COMMENTS
+ GRAMMAR + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 


European Cartoonists on the EU

- 20 March 2016
"The UK referendum has provoked as much debate abroad
as at home – and as many laughs. Observer cartoonist and children’s laureate Chris Riddell offers a roundup of humour from across the continent."

(theguardian.com)

 


 


Cartoon: Dog Training with Obama

- 25 April 2016
CARTOON + COMMENTARY
+ WHY IS THE BULLDOG A SYMBOL OF BRITAIN?
+ Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: Obama to the Brescue
- 22 April 2016
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON
+ EXPLANATION + NOTE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: The Brits and Europe
- 7 April 2016
THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + GRAMMAR
+ Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 



GAME:

VIDEOS:

 

 

  • What happens after article 50 is triggered? – video explainer (2:12) - 29 March 2017
    "Theresa May is expected to formally begin the process of the UK’s exit from the EU by triggering the article 50 clause on Wednesday. So what comes next? The Brexit negotiations will last at least two years and will cover Britain’s share of its budget commitments, border and trade arrangements,
    citizens’ rights and much more."

    (theguardian.com)

 

  • If You Wannabe Prime Minister
    "When it comes to the next leader of the Conservative party, these politicians will "tell you what I want, what I really, really want."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 
  • Brexit: The (animated) Movie
    "Hello, I'm Matt. I'm a British animator and have created this short animation making the case for why Britain should leave the EU.
    I think it is very important more people understand that a post-Brexit Britain won't be swallowed by the ocean, or ignored by the world. Rather, a sovereign Britain will likely flourish under British leadership, working as partners with Europe and the rest of the civilised world - *not as vassals governed by the whim of an undemocratic and unaccountable European Commission!"

    (YouTube)

  • LSE launches Brexit video series - 13 April 2016
    "LSE has launched a 10-week video series featuring expert comment from the School’s academics on a wide range of issues relating to the EU referendum on 23 June...
    The full series can be found on LSE's You Tube channel."

    (lse.ac.uk)


  • Brexit explained - VIDEO - 17 February 2016
    (edition.cnn.com)
    • Video: Brexit for Dummies + INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY + TRANSCRIPT + DEFINITION + COMMENT + ALSO SEE + Related articles
      - 15 February 2016
      (englishblog.com)

     

 

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