News, issues and important ideas. Daily stories written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English news casts.
Each story has:
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- vocabulary words
- from Voice of America Learning English.
Why not try a project which can help the environment.
We are being told that the Amazon Rainforest (often called Lungs of the World) is disapearing at double the rate of previous estimates.
Forests in Central Europe are exploited at unprecedented speed leaving behind empty space. And deforestation in Asia is at record rates.
And there would probably be more of such examples. Aynway, we can keep on complaining and wasting our time talking about it or we can follow the young students and pupils who planted 21 trees in their school garden.
Would “planting a tree” be a better idea?
If so, whether an individual, a group of people or a school class: plant your tree in your town, village, garden, forest…
Make a photo or video.
Add a note in English:
Title: AHHOY TREE / Place / Name and number of your trees / Date / Gardener and use the following hashtags: #ahhoytree #plantyourtree #helpworldbreathe
And publish it on Instagram.
You can also drop a note about your tree at info at agilita dot org.
Yes, You Can Learn English and You Can Help the World .
The USA and its two European allies launched airstrikes against Syria on Friday night.
The strikes should be the punishment of the Syrian Government and its President Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus which happened last weekend.
Russia, which is a big supporter of the Assad regime, has warned the western world against any military attacks to be taken.
You can read below what Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, wrote on his Twitter account about the situation.
The situation in the Middle East is in such chaos that it has become a threat to international peace and security. And today Syria represents the most serious dimension of that threat. https://t.co/ISRvKL1bgs
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) April 14, 2018Take Our Poll[...]
Students at the Florida high school, where the deadly shooting occurred in February, have been ordered to wear clear backpacks to school.
Students who do not have such bags can ask for one and it would be given to them at no cost.
This security measure is opposed by students as they claim there is no guaranty that it will prevent future attacks, but it can infringe the right to privacy.
Please go to Students In Florida Must Have Transparent School Bags to view the quiz