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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

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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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Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half' - BBC News

Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half' - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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?

Why does music evoke memories? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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

How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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

The birth of half-human, half-animal chimeras | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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

Facebook, fake news and the meaning of truth - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
How does the digital giant balance business, ethics and free expression on its site?
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The Top 10: Phrases from Adverts

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Richard Tolbart suggested this list of advertising phrases that have entered the language. He kicked it off with “does what it says on the tin”, from Ronseal TV commercials, since 1994 (“It does exactly what it says on the tin”), and “Simples”, catchphrase of Orlov the meerkat in TV adverts for Compare the Market insurance quotation website since 2009. Here are 10 more. 
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Maria José Miró's curator insight, December 18, 2016 10:48 AM
El algodón no engaña...pero en inglés
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Children see 'worrying' amount of hate speech online - BBC News

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One in three child internet users aged 12 to 15 saw hate speech online last year, Ofcom suggests.
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'Post-truth' declared word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries - BBC News

'Post-truth' declared word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Oxford Dictionaries has declared "post-truth" as its 2016 international word of the year.
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Zuckerberg promises Facebook action over fake news - BBC News

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Mark Zuckerberg vows Facebook will do more to tackle fake news, and again denies it had aided Donald Trump.
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Does Technology Belong in College Classrooms?

Does Technology Belong in College Classrooms? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Modern technology affects almost every part of modern life. Education is no different. Teachers and parents are looking to technology to help students at every level of learning.
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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

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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

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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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Facebook 'made China censorship tool' - BBC News

Facebook 'made China censorship tool' - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Facebook is said to have worked on special software so it could potentially accommodate censorship demands in China.
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In the age of Trump, why bother teaching students to argue logically?

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Brexit and the US election showed that slogans count for more than facts, and demagogues outrank experts. For universities, it’s a vision of hell
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How do you raise a child to believe that lying is wrong, when a compulsive liar has been rewarded with the biggest prize on Earth?

How do you raise a child to believe that lying is wrong, when a compulsive liar has been rewarded with the biggest prize on Earth? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it

How do you raise a child to believe that lying is wrong, when a compulsive liar has been rewarded with the biggest prize on Earth?

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"How do you raise a child to believe that lying is wrong, when a compulsive liar has been rewarded with the biggest prize on Earth?"

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What happens to your body when its really, really cold

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When HMS Beagle docked at the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego, Charles Darwin remarked on the capacity of the locals to deal with cold:   A woman, who was suckling a recently born child, came one day alongside the vessel and remained there out of mere curiosity, whilst the sleet fell and thawed on her naked bosom, and on the skin of her naked baby.  
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