Author Archives: Editorial Words

English @ the Movies: ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’ – VOA Learning English (Feb 24, 2017)

Our saying today on English @ the Movies is “hitting rock bottom.” It comes from the animated film “Sing.” It is about animals who want to sing and a theater owner trying to save his business. Do you know what … Continue reading

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Google Reports Progress in Bringing Internet Service to Rural Areas – VOA Learning English (Feb 24, 2017)

The owner of technology company Google has reported progress in its plan to offer Internet service to rural areas around the world. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, calls the plan “Project Loon.” Its goal is to increase access to the billions … Continue reading

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Researchers Find Way to Reduce Methane from Cows – VOA Learning English (Feb 24, 2017)

Scientists in Mexico say they may have found a way to cut production of methane, a gas linked to rising temperatures on the Earth’s surface. The scientists say their method may help reduce the methane released by cows, one of … Continue reading

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Malaysia: VX Nerve Agent Killed North Korea’s Kim – VOA Learning English (Feb 24, 2017)

Malaysian police say the nerve agent VX was used to kill the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Investigators found traces of the poison on Kim Jong Nam’s eyes and face, police announced Friday. Kim was killed February … Continue reading

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Campus chill – The Hindu (Feb 24, 2017)

Campus chill – The Hindu (Feb 24, 2017) A very uneasy calm was restored to the Delhi University’s North campus by Thursday, with anxiety still gripping colleges and hostels after two days of violence. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This … Continue reading

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Life elsewhere – The Hindu (Feb 24, 2017)

Life elsewhere – The Hindu (Feb 24, 2017) The quest to find life outside the solar system got a big boost with the discovery of seven Earth-size extra-solar planets, or exoplanets, orbiting a dwarf star about 40 light years away. For further reading, … Continue reading

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News Words: Diverse – VOA Learning English (Feb 23, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2017/02/e/ed/edaa2e73-e366-4fd0-ba11-603dff763a3c.mp4 This week’s News Words is about the Academy Award’s best actor nominees. This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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Disagreements in Everyday Conversation, Part Two – VOA Learning English (Feb 23, 2017)

From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. Imagine you are at a business meeting in the United States. The meeting is held one day after a major sporting event, like the Super Bowl. You might hear comments like this: … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Concerned About ‘Us Versus Them’ – VOA Learning English (Feb 23, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2017/02/b/b1/b1a5062b-c6f4-41a7-95e9-60829c2b6f78.mp4 A human rights group is warning against a rise in politically divisive speech and international indifference to rights abuses. Amnesty International released its 2016 report on Wednesday. The report is called The State of the World’s Human Rights. The … Continue reading

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Life without social media – The Hindu (Feb 23, 2017)

Life without social media – The Hindu (Feb 23, 2017) It was on a highly political afternoon in the not-so-distant future that the social media of the world collapsed into a pile of moral dilemmas, personal problems and ideological conundrums. … Continue reading

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