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IELTS and newspapers -

IELTS and newspapers - | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Advice on and how and why to use newspapers to improve reading and vocabulary skills for IELTS, with suggested practice exercises and useful links

Via Jim George
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Brigid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:45 AM

Read a news article each day 

www. breakingnewsenglish.com

Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, January 28, 2016 9:33 AM

Some handy links here to remind us to do this regularly

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‘It’s important not to be like Bono’ - the indie stars banding together for refugees

‘It’s important not to be like Bono’ - the indie stars banding together for refugees | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Charli XCX, Pixie Geldof, Olly from Years & Years plus assorted indie musicians are raising money by performing Gimme Shelter at the NME awards on Wednesday. Can they pull it off?
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I’m no pussy when it comes to swearing | Alex Clark

I’m no pussy when it comes to swearing | Alex Clark | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
A five-letter word created a fuss last week, in a courtroom and also in publishing. WTF?
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‘Stop Trump’: Celebrities lead campaign to block state visit

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British campaigners including musicians, comedians, politicians and trade unionists have joined forces to oppose Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to welcome US President Donald Trump with a formal state visit.



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‘We need a universal basic income’

‘We need a universal basic income’ | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Viewsnight is BBC Newsnight's new place for ideas and opinion. Here Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister, argues for a universal basic income.
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What if the state provided everyone with a basic income?

What if the state provided everyone with a basic income? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Trials around the world are about to explore what happens when people are guaranteed a minimum amount of money to live on. The radical policy could reinvent our relationship to work.
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Martin Luther King Day

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Online English language activities about the African American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Free resources include teaching materials, reading and listening quizzes, matching exercises and printable worksheets for teaching adult ESL students and young learners.


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Robot kill switches & legal status: MEPs endorse AI proposal

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A European Parliament committee has voted in favor of a draft report that proposes granting legal status to robots, categorizing them as “electronic persons”.

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Cyber criminals should wear wifi jammers instead of going to prison - senior UK policeman

Cyber criminals should wear wifi jammers instead of going to prison - senior UK policeman | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it

A senior UK policeman has suggested that people who commit cyber crimes should be forced to wear wifi jammers to prevent them from accessing the internet instead of being sent to prison.

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'Spat on and ignored': what I've learned from a month sleeping rough in London

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Medical student James Beavis spent his Christmas on the streets of the UK capital, to raise money for – and try to better understand – this marginalised community. His conclusion? ‘Society has dehumanised homeless people’
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How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

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Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge
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Debunking fake news and hoax stories - CNN Video

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Kristie Lu Stout speaks with Snopes.com co-founder David Mikkelson about how they can distinguish between fake and true stories
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The city getting rich from fake news - BBC News

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Goran says he worked on the fakery for only a month and earned about 1,800 euros (£1,500) - but his mates, he claims, have been earning thousands of euros a day. When I ask him if he worries that his false news might have unfairly influenced voters in America, he scoffs.

"Teenagers in our city don't care how Americans vote," he laughs. "They are only satisfied that they make money and can buy expensive clothes and drinks!"
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The surprising truth about why we sleep and how much we need

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Despite fears of technology eating into our nap, we may be slumbering for longer than ever before and we may have misunderstood what sleep is for.
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What if the internet stopped working for a day?

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For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might be more counterintuitive than you think.
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Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time' - BBC News

Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time' - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Children need to know where they can turn for help, says a mental health charity.
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Could robots be marking your homework?

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There are also questions about whether automation will create a social divide - with stripped down, low cost, semi-automated courses, for those who cannot afford a traditional taught course.

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Should mobile phones be banned in schools?, Today - BBC Radio 4

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The Atlantic writer James Fallows makes warning about Trump's "unprecedented" behaviour.
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John Berger / Ways of Seeing , Episode 4 (1972)

A BAFTA award-winning series with John Berger, which rapidly became regarded as one of the most influential art programmes ever made. In this programme
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Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half' - BBC News

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Oxfam research finds the eight richest billionaires have as much wealth as 3.6 billion people combined.
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Why does music evoke memories?

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Songs from the past can stir powerful emotions and transport us back in time. Tiffany Jenkins explores what happens in our brains when music carries us away.
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How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits

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Source: www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com | Original Post Date: January 15, 2014 -



Taking a nap, we’ve seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain.  Everyone likes to get a quick nap in every now and then, but napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street Journa
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The birth of half-human, half-animal chimeras

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The quest to create a create animals with human organs has a long history – and it is now becoming a reality. Has science taken a step too far?
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Are we heading towards a 'post human rights world'? - BBC News

Are we heading towards a 'post human rights world'? - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
With more states seemingly reluctant to honour human rights treaties, what does the future hold?
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Fact checking online is more important than ever

A world with or without fact checking? We know what we prefer. Swedish fact checker Viralgranskaren and IIS (The Internet Foundation In Sweden) released th

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Facebook, fake news and the meaning of truth - BBC News

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How does the digital giant balance business, ethics and free expression on its site?
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