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Growing Minorities Shake Up Presidential Race

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Growing Minorities Shake Up Presidential Race VOANews: Growing Minorities Shake Up Presidential Race America is in the middle of a major demographic shift. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, minority groups combined will be the majority by 2044. As the population changes, politics must change with it. VOA’s Steve Baragona takes a look at how […]

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Candidates’ Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Driving Push for US Citizenship

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VOANews: Candidates’ Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Driving Push for US Citizenship A contentious U.S. presidential campaign, including anti-immigrant rhetoric from candidates like Donald Trump, is driving many immigrants who are permanent residents to become American citizens in order to be able to vote in the election. Ahead of Tuesday’s Florida primary, VOA correspondent Aru Pande traveled to […]

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US Senator Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution

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dateline: 10 February 2016/English Club Pre-Listening Vocabulary political revolution: a new system of government Democratic: representing the US Democratic Party (as opposed to the Republican Party) primary: an early vote that helps decide a political party’s leader before a presidential election corruption: dishonest behaviour influence: to have an effect on Listen and Read. [ 1:06 […]

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Titanosaur in New York |level 3

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21-01-2016 07:00 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3   They may be more than 100 million years old, but it didn’t take scientists that long to reconstruct the latest resident of New York’s American Museum of Natural History. This is a titanosaur, a giant herbivore spanning 122 feet (37 metres) now standing in the institute’s fossil hall. Well, […]

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Titanosaur in New York |level 2

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21-01-2016 07:00 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 In Argentina in 2014, people first discovered Titanosaurs, which are dinosaurs. They lived in the forests of Patagonia 100 million years ago. People excavated one Titanosaur and moved it to New York. It is now in the American Museum of Natural History. The dinosaur is 37 metres tall and it […]

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Titanosaur in New York |level 1

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21-01-2016 07:00 Level 1 Level 2  Level 3 Titanosaurs lived 100 million years ago. They lived in Argentina. They ate plants. They were 70 tonnes heavy. That is like ten elephants. People find a titanosaur. They move it to New York. The dinosaur goes into a museum. It is in a hall. It is longer than the hall. […]

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Very Hot Weather in India | level 2

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1-06-2015 07:00  Level 1Level 2Level 3 Temperatures in India soared to 47°C in some parts of the country. The heat claimed 1,700 lives in just one week. It was so hot that even the roads melted. The electricity grid was overused, and tens of thousands of people were left without power supply. Hospitals struggled to […]