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Obama the antichrist? Global warming a myth? Lizard people controlling the world? Conspiracy theory research reveals bizarre beliefs prevalent in US

Obama the antichrist? Global warming a myth? Lizard people controlling the world? Conspiracy theory research reveals bizarre beliefs prevalent in US | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
One in five Republican voters believes Barack Obama is the ‘antichrist’ and nearly a third of all Americans think a secret power elite controls the world, according to new research on conspiracy theories.
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IELTS and newspapers -

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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, 10:45 AM

Read a news article each day 

www. breakingnewsenglish.com

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Are drugs the answer to language learning? video highlights

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Could smart drugs be the future for language learning? What are the moral and ethical implications of medically enhanced education? Would you take a pill if it would help your ability to learn?
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How much independence should children have?

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It is the same story every summer. Surveys are issued and articles are published decrying the dramatic decline of children playing outdoors. This ritual of hand-wringing about the "end of childhood" usually terminates around the end of August as parents get ready for their daily routine of driving their kids to school.
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BBC Words in the News - Internet piracy warnings

BBC Words in the News - Internet piracy warnings | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Warning emails to be sent to people who download music and films illegally. Words in the News: 21 July 2014
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11 absurd health and safety rules - Telegraph

11 absurd health and safety rules - Telegraph | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
From the banning of rare meat to the Millennium bug, here are 11 absurd myths spread in the name of health and safety
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UN warns on surveillance 'dangers'

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Learning English - Words in the News - Assisted dying debate

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Controversial law allowing assisted suicide is discussed in Britain? Words in the News: 18 July 2014
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Advice for foreigners on how Britons walk

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10 things you need to know about translation technology

10 things you need to know about translation technology | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Understanding a foreign language is getting easier with the range of translation apps for your smartphone and computer
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BBC - 'Hidden From Google' lists pages blocked by search engine

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Do accents matter in modern Britain?

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Hugh Muir: A report has found evidence of 'accentism' – discrimination against people because of how they speak
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Steven Spielberg mercilessly trolled by Facebook users who think he killed a dinosaur

Steven Spielberg mercilessly trolled by Facebook users who think he killed a dinosaur | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Steven Spielberg has been trolled by numerous Facebook users after a photo was shared of the director with a mechanical Triceratops on the set of 1993 film Jurassic Park.
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Hindi or English? The Politics of Language

Hindi or English? The Politics of Language | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Choosing an official national language can be difficult, at times even dangerous.  This is especially true for countries that have many languages and a colonial past.
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Here's Why It's So Hard To Learn A New Language As An Adult

Here's Why It's So Hard To Learn A New Language As An Adult | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Spoiler alert: it's more than conjugations.
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Can you learn in your sleep?

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Sleep learning used to be a pipe dream. Now neuroscientists say they have found ways to enhance your memory with your eyes closed, says David Robson.
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Should we post baby photos online?

Crowdfunder 's Jessica Ratty and BuzzFeed's Mike Spohr debate whether parents should post baby pictures online.
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BBC - Obamacare in Kentucky: The luxury of seeing a doctor

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The downsides of being rich

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Becoming mega-wealthy might not be as great as it sounds. Here’s why.
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Report on UK immigration has caused a row within government because Tory ministers believed it was too pro-European

Report on UK immigration has caused a row within government because Tory ministers believed it was too pro-European | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it

"It quotes estimates that suggest there are 2.3m Europeans living in the UK - and up to 2.2m British citizens living in Europe."

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In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes

In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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niftyjock's curator insight, July 17, 6:06 PM

After watching this I can't understand why access to the internet isn't free.

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What makes a language attractive – its sound, national identity or familiarity?

What makes a language attractive – its sound, national identity or familiarity? | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
The allure of a language may have more to do with perceptions of that country's status and social values than its actual sound
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English Language FAQ: What will the English of the future look like??

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The Travelling Teachers: July, 20 1969 - One giant leap for mankind

The Travelling Teachers: July, 20 1969 - One giant leap for mankind | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it

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Readers who lost fluency in their language

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Diets are obsessing the modern male - and the weight loss industry is rubbing its hands in glee

Diets are obsessing the modern male - and the weight loss industry is rubbing its hands in glee | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Chris Hill doesn't eat bread, biscuits, crisps or chocolate. When he drinks alcohol, which is rarely, he orders vodka, lime and soda, never beer. Cakes and pastries are similarly avoided, as are pasta and cereal.
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Paying for the air you breathe in Venezuela

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