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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, 9:33 AM

Some handy links here to remind us to do this regularly

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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?

In the age of Trump, why bother teaching students to argue logically? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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

What happens to your body when its really, really cold | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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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Five pictures that show how social media can be a minefield - BBC News

Five pictures that show how social media can be a minefield - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Pictures that a woman in the West would post without a second thought might, in parts of North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, be extremely controversial.
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The rise and rise of fake news - BBC News

The rise and rise of fake news - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
How has social media helped turn made up news into an industry and what can be done about it.
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Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators

Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
In a room full of non-native speakers, ‘there isn’t any chance of understanding’. It might be their language, but the message is often lost
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Free Speech: Is it Fine to Say Something Offensive

Free Speech: Is it Fine to Say Something Offensive | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Americans are debating whether college students should be warned about subjects they might dislike. Recently, the American-based Pew Research Center released a report on how people in different countries see free speech.
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No fees for EU students starting 2017/18 courses in Scotland - BBC News

No fees for EU students starting 2017/18 courses in Scotland - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Scotland's Education Secretary John Swinney tells the SNP conference that students from EU countries starting in 2017/18 will pay no fees.
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Every 18-year-old set to get free Interrailing passes, if they’re EU citizens

Every 18-year-old set to get free Interrailing passes, if they’re EU citizens | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Plans to give all teenagers living in the EU a free Interrail pass on their 18th birthday are to be debated at the European Parliament.  The proposal aims to give young Europeans a “sense of belonging” to the continent and comes after the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker called for greater cooperation within the EU during his State of the Union speech in Strasbourg. 
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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

The Top 10: Phrases from Adverts | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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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Children see 'worrying' amount of hate speech online - BBC News

Children see 'worrying' amount of hate speech online - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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

Zuckerberg promises Facebook action over fake news - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
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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How do we avoid the antibiotics apocalypse? - BBC News

How do we avoid the antibiotics apocalypse? - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Given the complexity of antibiotics resistance, what should we do to tackle the problem?
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How expats cope with losing their identity

How expats cope with losing their identity | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
After years away on a foreign posting, coming ‘home’ can be overwhelming and isolating. Here’s how many people cope with fitting back in.
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Your Facebook sharing can reveal hidden signals about you

Your Facebook sharing can reveal hidden signals about you | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
What we share on social media can display more than we realise about what’s going on inside our heads.
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Teenagers' brain connections 'make them learn differently' - BBC News

Teenagers' brain connections 'make them learn differently' - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Teenagers are better at learning from their experiences than adults, according to a American study of teen brains in the journal Neuron.
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Why can smells unlock forgotten memories?

Why can smells unlock forgotten memories? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
A familiar scent triggers childhood memories for our brain columnist, prompting him to wonder what is going on in his head.
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