Monthly Archives: June 2016

Get on with it! (6 Minute English) – BBC Learning English (June 30, 2016)

Learning English From watching cat videos on YouTube to searching your own name online… people do all sorts of things in order to delay doing the tasks we really should be doing. Rob and Alice discuss why it can be … Continue reading

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Stop Saying! – BBC Learning English (June 30, 2016)

Learning English Learning a language is not easy. You have to work hard at it. If you’ve got this far with English, you’ve done very well – congratulations. If you think you are on the ‘plateau’ that Tim talks about … Continue reading

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Pulgaon fire: Explosive trail mail – The Hindu (June 30, 2016)

Pulgaon fire: Explosive trail mail – The Hindu (June 30, 2016) The deadly fire at the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) in Pulgaon in May has raised questions about the quality and manufacturing process of explosive TNT (trinitrotoluene). For further reading, … Continue reading

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Bomb in Turkey (Lingohack) – BBC Learning English (June 30, 2016)

Learning English At least 36 people have been killed, almost another 150 injured, in a gun and bomb attack at the main international airport in Istanbul. Three gunmen are reported to have opened fire before blowing themselves up. Turkish officials … Continue reading

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Dangerous times in Turkey – The Hindu (June 30, 2016)

Dangerous times in Turkey – The Hindu (June 30, 2016) Tuesday night’s suicide attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 41 people is yet another reminder of the dangerous times Turkey is living through. Its southern border has become a … Continue reading

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How well do you know music terminology? – OxfordWords blog (June 29, 2016)

How well do you know music terminology? | OxfordWords blog Glastonbury may be over, but the festival summer has just started. Brush up on your knowledge of music terminology with this short quiz.

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Smart Cities Mission: Flaws in a flagship programme – The Hindu (June 29, 2016)

Smart Cities Mission: Flaws in a flagship programme – The Hindu (June 29, 2016) The Narendra Modi government would be celebrating a year of the launch of its flagship urban programme, the Smart Cities Mission, this month. In January, 20 … Continue reading

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Brexit: What next for the UK and the EU? (News Review) – BBC Learning English (June 28, 2016)

Learning English The British Prime Minister David Cameron will face European leaders at an emergency meeting in Brussels shortly for the first time since Britain voted to leave the EU. The leaders of Germany, France and Italy have said there … Continue reading

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Joining the elite non-proliferators – The Hindu (June 29, 2016)

Joining the elite non-proliferators – The Hindu (June 29, 2016) The score appears to have evened out for India in its multi-year project of gaining admission to four elite global non-proliferation clubs, with one success and one failure coming within … Continue reading

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American vs British pronunciation: 7 words to watch out for – OXfordWords blog (June 28, 2016)

American vs British pronunciation: 7 words to watch out for | OxfordWords blog Americans and Brits. There are some things that we have different words for ( zucchini vs courgette, stroller vs pram), and some words we use for different … Continue reading

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