News in Slow English - Episode 3 - Learn English through current events
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We’ll begin with the challenges that Puerto Rico is facing in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Next, we’ll talk about the kneeling controversy in the National Football League (NFL). Following that, we’ll discuss the results of a poll conducted by the BBC which reveals that nearly 4 in 5 Internet users worry about the increase in fake news stories. Finally, we’ll talk about the decision of an acclaimed French chef to renounce his Michelin stars.

  • Catastrophe worsens in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria
  • NFL players, coaches, team owners unify to protest Trump remarks
  • Nearly 4 in 5 Internet users worry about fake news
  • Acclaimed French chef renounces his Michelin stars

As always, the second part of our show will be dedicated to American culture and the English language. In the grammar section of our program, we’ll illustrate the use of today’s topic: Units of quantity--some, no, not any. And we’ll close this week’s program with a new English expression: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

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