Monthly Archives: November 2016

They’re crazy about football. (Talking about interests) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Nov 30, 2016)

They’re crazy about football. (Talking about interests) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Nov 30, 2016) This week we’re looking at words and phrases that we use to say that we are interested in something. If someone enjoys a particular … Continue reading

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A last chance for amnesty – The Hindu (Nov 30, 2016)

A last chance for amnesty – The Hindu (Nov 30, 2016) The amendments to the Income Tax law passed by the Lok Sabha now offer those with unaccounted cash a last shot at amnesty. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. … Continue reading

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Thailand’s Parliament Officially Invites Prince to Be King – VOA Learning English (Nov 29, 2016)

Thailand’s Parliament Officially Invites Prince to Be King(0:03:19) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/29/dba8aca5-7344-4d02-8ae5-e198f70be9d4.mp3 Thailand’s parliament has officially invited Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to become the country’s next king. The parliament acted after Thailand’s cabinet named the prince to be the new king. The president of … Continue reading

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Withdrawals from International Criminal Court Raise Questions – VOA Learning English (Nov 29, 2016)

Withdrawals From International Criminal Court Raise Questions (0:08:43) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/25/0f1ad57b-96bb-461b-88b9-b4d44f1065de.mp3 Recent withdrawals from the International Criminal Court have raised questions about the court’s future. Russia announced its withdrawal in the middle of November. Earlier, three African nations said they planned to … Continue reading

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Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2016 – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Nov 29, 2016)

Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2016 – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Nov 29, 2016) It’s that time again, when publishers reveal the word or words that they believe encapsulate the year. As many readers will know from previous … Continue reading

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Is small-scale hydro the answer to India’s clean energy needs? – The Guardian (Nov 29, 2016)

Is small-scale hydro the answer to India’s clean energy needs? – The Guardian (Nov 29, 2016) In the western Himalayas, the entire village of Hamal is powered by a small hydroelectric plant on the edge of the Shalvi river. For … Continue reading

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Lessons from another jailbreak – The Hindu (Nov 29, 2016)

Lessons from another jailbreak – The Hindu (Nov 29, 2016) The daring escape of six prisoners, including the self-styled commander of a Khalistani militant group, from the Nabha Jail in Punjab is another wake-up call for the security establishment. For … Continue reading

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Piano Player Redesigns His Favorite Instrument – VOA Learning English (Nov 28, 2016)

Piano Player Redesigns His Favorite Instrument (0:04:36) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/25/ae884d38-be32-4867-8bec-bc283b69f7bf.mp3 The parts of a traditional piano have changed very little for hundreds of years. The keys are black and white in color, just like when classical musical greats like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart … Continue reading

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Update: Breakthrough in Fighting Zika – VOA Learning English (Nov 28, 2016)

Update: Breakthrough in Fighting Zika (0:04:36) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/23/c9228cbf-7cb8-48cd-9071-dd9afec8dd74.mp3 From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. Researches have reported a breakthrough in the search for a treatment for Zika virus. To better understand this report, you will need … Continue reading

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Researchers: Driverless Scooter Provides Safe and Easy Ride – VOA Learning English (Nov 28, 2016)

Driverless Scooter Provides Safe & Easy Ride (0:03:19) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/25/1bb225ae-d0ab-416d-a459-7a79a564b088.mp3 Driverless technology is quickly progressing, with many cars being tested on roads around the world. Now, researchers in Singapore are testing a different kind of self-driving vehicle – a scooter. The … Continue reading

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