Lessons from July 2017 - October 2017

ESL lesson on the London subway attack in Parsons Green.
ESL lesson on a hotel for gamers.
ESL lesson on teenagers.
ESL lesson on bald men being more attractive and confident.
ESL lesson on the number zero being 500 years older than scientists thought.
ESL lesson on the Rohingya and the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.
ESL lesson on Cambridge University ending handwritten exams.
ESL lesson on mummies.

New mummies found near Luxor, Egypt

11th September - "Easier"
Archaeologists in Egypt have found a tomb that has three mummies inside it. The ancient tomb is over 3,500 years old.
ESL lesson on Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma slams into Caribbean

9th September - "Harder"
A record-breaking hurricane is causing death and destruction as it passes through the Caribbean and heads towards the U.S. state of Florida.
ESL lesson on the growing tensions over North Korea.
ESL lesson on the South Asia floods.
ESL lesson on why people yawn.

Why do people yawn?

3rd September - "Easier"
A new study from Nottingham University in the UK has found that yawning is contagious.
ESL lesson on an Irish TV station 'forcing' its presenters to use Queen's English.
ESL lesson on a new device that can smells bombs and diseases.
ESL lesson on Floyd Mayweather winning what was billed as the fight of the century, and the richest fight in boxing history..
ESL lesson on checking on Google to see if you are depressed.
ESL lesson on the prevention of a mining project in Chile to save penguins.
ESL lesson on the rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the UK.
ESL lesson on the effects of binge-watching television on sleep.
ESL lesson on a man who gifted 5,000 bowls of noodles to restaurant customers.
ESL lesson on how smiley face emojis could hurt your career.
ESL lesson on a man who swims to work every day to beat the traffic.
ESL lesson on the increase in nuclear tensions between the USA and North Korea.
ESL lesson on nanochip technology that may heal organs with one touch.
ESL lesson on research that says loneliness is becoming a big danger to health.
ESL lesson on a charity warning against uploading photos of children.
ESL lesson on NASA's new job for a Planetary Protection Officer.
ESL lesson on a man who took road safety into his own hands.
ESL lesson on a mobile phone ban while crossing roads in Honolulu.
ESL lesson on President Donald Trump's desire to ban transgender people from the USA military.
ESL lesson on London police being given 1,000 acid attack kits.
ESL lesson on a comic book on an alternate history of Singapore that won three comics Oscars.
ESL lesson on a 5-year-old girl was fined in London for selling lemonade.
ESL lesson on a 91-year-old mechanic who has worked 75 years to break a record.
ESL lesson on dirt and germs being good for babies.

Dirt is good for babies

19th July - "Easier"
It seems like common sense to most parents to make sure their baby is always in a clean place.
ESL lesson on a creature that can survive any event that nature throws at it.
ESL lesson on the possibility that house dust could make us fat.

House dust could make us fat

15th July - "Easier"
Scientists say house dust could make us fat. They say that people should keep their house clean if they want to avoid putting on weight.
ESL lesson on how drinking coffee may help you live longer.

Coffee drinkers may live longer

13th July - "Harder"
There is potentially good news for coffee lovers. Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day may help people live longer.
ESL lesson on new research that says life on Mars would be difficult.




ESL lesson on people snorting chocolate to get an energy boost.
ESL lesson on Volvo moving to all-electric cars.
ESL lesson on the Bank of England staff going on strike.
ESL lesson on a special Starbucks coffee shop in Kyoto, Japan.
ESL lesson on a value of $42.5 billion being put on the Great Barrier Reef.
ESL lesson on the winner of the 2017 World Food Prize.




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