Lessons from March 2018 - June 2018

ESL lesson on the African nation of Swaziland changing its name to eSwatini.
ESL lesson on Kendrick Lamar winning the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album 'DAMN'.
ESL lesson on a social media site reversing its ban on LGBT content after a public outcry.
ESL lesson on a study that says going to bed late could shorten our life.
ESL lesson on the discovery of enough reserves of rare-earth metals to satisfy global demand for up to 700 years.
ESL lesson on France helping Saudi Arabia to set up its first opera house and classical orchestra.
ESL lesson on former Brazilian president ds Silva starting a jail sentence.

Former Brazilian president in jail

10th April - "Harder"
Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is in jail after surrendering to authorities on Saturday night.
ESL lesson on Iceland's First Lady wearing a jacket from a charity-shop at an awards ceremony.
ESL lesson on a special vault storing the world's most precious seeds.
ESL lesson on children lacking skill in holding pencils because of using iPads too much.
ESL lesson on how robots will help us to make our own furniture, safely.
ESL lesson on the first male dancers to join an NFL cheerleading team.
ESL lesson on China and Russia leading a new arms race to make hypersonic missiles.
ESL lesson on Facebook's apology for the breach of privacy on data of 50 million of its users .

Facebook apologizes after data breach

27th March - "Harder"
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the data breach that was revealed last week. He took out full-page advertisements in broadsheet newspapers to make his apology.
ESL lesson on fears over a possible trade war between the USA and China.

Fears over USA - China trade war

25th March - "Easier"
The world is waiting to see if a trade war breaks out between the USA and China. Stock markets in Asia did badly in Friday's trading because investors are worried.
ESL lesson on the death of the world's last male northern white rhino.
ESL lesson on Stephen Hawking explaining about multiverses and the end of our universe.
ESL lesson on calls from a UK government official for everyone in England to speak English.
ESL lesson on U.S. students walking out of school to protest against gun violence.

U.S. student walkout to protest gun violence

17th March - "Easier"
Students in the USA took part in a protest on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of high-schoolers walked out of their schools to protest against gun violence.
ESL lesson on 3D printers being used to provide cheap homes in developing countries.
ESL lesson on why Disease X is a 'big risk' to the world.
ESL lesson on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meeting each other.
ESL lesson on a Japanese robot-wolf that protect farms by scaring away animals.

Japanese robot-wolf to protect farms

9th March - "Easier"
Technology has come to the rescue of Japanese farmers. Engineers have invented the 'Super Monster Wolf' to scare away animals.
ESL lesson on Thailand closing its famous beach in the summer to protect coral.
ESL lesson on the Paris Metro fining a woman 60 euros for walking the wrong way.
ESL lesson on African countries not being able to meet their targets on malnutrition.
ESL lesson on the discovery of a large 'city of the dead' in the desert in Egypt.




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