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'''YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR SPEAKING, READING, WRITING AND VOCABULARY, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT GLOBAL JUSTICE!'''
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'''YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR READING, SPEAKING, WRITING AND VOCABULARY, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT GLOBAL JUSTICE!'''
  
'''1) IMPROVE YOUR SPEAKING:'''
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'''1) IMPROVE YOUR READING:'''
 
 
http://www.newint.org/features/2015/10/19/lidy-220.jpg
 
 
 
"It's not fair!" - did you say that a lot when you were younger?
 
 
 
Children are often very worried about justice, but we sometimes forget this as we get older and accept that some people, some countries, some groups should have a better life than others. Is this fair?
 
 
 
All the articles here about global justice. They are great to talk about.
 
 
 
Choose one to read, then tell someone about it - see what they think!
 
 
 
Or choose one of the '''[[Photo essays|Photo essays]][[Arguments|Arguments]]Photo Essays, Arguments''' or '''Quizzes'''[[QUIZZES|QUIZZES]] (left) to look at and then talk about.
 
 
 
If you feel strongly about one of the issues, prepare a more formal talk about it, or maybe shout about it with others at a protest to try to change it.
 
 
 
Or practise speaking by talking to yourself or recording yourself and listening to it afterwards.
 
 
 
'''2) IMPROVE YOUR READING:'''
 
 
 
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There are hundreds of Easier English articles on this site:
 
There are hundreds of Easier English articles on this site:
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- then read '''again, more slowly''', to find out more eg. '''HOW? and WHY?'''
 
- then read '''again, more slowly''', to find out more eg. '''HOW? and WHY?'''
  
The easiest way to start is to choose one of the '''Quizzes'''[[QUIZZES|QUIZZES]] on the left, then read the Easier English article or infographic at the end.
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The easiest way to start is to choose one of the [[QUIZZES|QUIZZES]], then read the Easier English article or infographic at the end.
  
 
At the bottom of every Easier English article is the original - click on this and read it - it will be so much easier to read after you read it in Easier English, and you will learn a lot of new words and grammar very easily.
 
At the bottom of every Easier English article is the original - click on this and read it - it will be so much easier to read after you read it in Easier English, and you will learn a lot of new words and grammar very easily.
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3. You can '''Search''' (top right) for a topic you want to read about and then read articles about that topic.
 
3. You can '''Search''' (top right) for a topic you want to read about and then read articles about that topic.
  
4. You can choose from the '''Photo Stories / Photo Essays'''[[Photo essays|Photo essays]] (left - scroll down) to read a story with photos.
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4. You can choose from the '''[[Photo essays|Photo essays]]''' to read a story with photos.
  
5. You can choose from the '''Arguments'''[[Arguments|Arguments]] (left - scroll down) to read what two different people say about a topic - they do not agree!
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5. You can choose from the '''[[Arguments|Arguments]] to read what two different people say about a topic - they do not agree!
  
6. You can choose from the '''Country Profiles'''[[Country profiles|Country profiles]] (left - scroll down) to read facts about different countries.
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6. You can choose from the '''[[Country profiles|Country profiles]]''' to read facts about different countries.
  
7. Are you feeling lucky? Click on '''Shuffle''' [[Shuffle|Shuffle]](left - scroll down) and a different interesting article will appear each time.
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7. Are you feeling lucky? Click on '''Shuffle''' (left - scroll down) and a different interesting article will appear each time.
  
 
8. Follow us on Twitter: '''@EasierNewInt''' and we will give you the link to all new articles we put on the wiki.
 
8. Follow us on Twitter: '''@EasierNewInt''' and we will give you the link to all new articles we put on the wiki.
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'''2) IMPROVE YOUR SPEAKING:'''
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"It's not fair!" - did you say that a lot when you were younger?
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Children are often very worried about justice, but we sometimes forget this as we get older and accept that some people, some countries, some groups should have a better life than others. Is this fair?
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All the articles here are about global justice. And that means they are great to talk about.
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Choose one to read, then tell someone about it - see what they think!
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Or choose one of the '''[[Photo essays|Photo essays]]''', '''[[Arguments|Arguments]]''' or '''[[QUIZZES|QUIZZES]]''' and then tell someone about it.
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If you feel strongly about one of the issues, prepare a more formal talk about it, or maybe shout about it with others at a protest to try to change it.
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Or practise speaking by talking to yourself or recording yourself and listening to it afterwards.
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http://www.newint.org/features/2015/10/19/lidy-220.jpg
  
 
'''3) IMPROVE YOUR WRITING:'''
 
'''3) IMPROVE YOUR WRITING:'''
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3. Now compare the new words and phrases with the 'Easier English' words and phrases
 
3. Now compare the new words and phrases with the 'Easier English' words and phrases
  
''All these hundreds of articles are free for you to read, but if you can, think about giving some money to protect independent journalism:''
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'''Would you like to buy an A5 small book with more texts and exercise, with a full key, about these topics? You can buy the booklets - 3 different levels - online here:'''  
  
*[[Help us raise money for independent journalism]]
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*[[GLOBAL JUSTICE IN EASIER ENGLISH]]

Latest revision as of 13:44, 3 January 2021

YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR READING, SPEAKING, WRITING AND VOCABULARY, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT GLOBAL JUSTICE!

1) IMPROVE YOUR READING:

There are hundreds of Easier English articles on this site:

- choose an article

- read first quickly, to find out WHAT? WHO? WHEN?

- then read again, more slowly, to find out more eg. HOW? and WHY?

The easiest way to start is to choose one of the QUIZZES, then read the Easier English article or infographic at the end.

At the bottom of every Easier English article is the original - click on this and read it - it will be so much easier to read after you read it in Easier English, and you will learn a lot of new words and grammar very easily.

How to choose what to read:

1. You can choose a magazine cover from the Main Page (left), then choose which article you want to read, or use the "Guide to this month's articles" to help you choose.

2. You can choose one of the Categories (left), then read all the articles about that topic.

3. You can Search (top right) for a topic you want to read about and then read articles about that topic.

4. You can choose from the Photo essays to read a story with photos.

5. You can choose from the Arguments to read what two different people say about a topic - they do not agree!

6. You can choose from the Country profiles to read facts about different countries.

7. Are you feeling lucky? Click on Shuffle (left - scroll down) and a different interesting article will appear each time.

8. Follow us on Twitter: @EasierNewInt and we will give you the link to all new articles we put on the wiki.

9. E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

literacylesson3.jpg

2) IMPROVE YOUR SPEAKING:

"It's not fair!" - did you say that a lot when you were younger?

Children are often very worried about justice, but we sometimes forget this as we get older and accept that some people, some countries, some groups should have a better life than others. Is this fair?

All the articles here are about global justice. And that means they are great to talk about.

Choose one to read, then tell someone about it - see what they think!

Or choose one of the Photo essays, Arguments or QUIZZES and then tell someone about it.

If you feel strongly about one of the issues, prepare a more formal talk about it, or maybe shout about it with others at a protest to try to change it.

Or practise speaking by talking to yourself or recording yourself and listening to it afterwards.

lidy-220.jpg

3) IMPROVE YOUR WRITING:

1. Choose one of the articles, read it, then cover it and write what you remember.

2. Check your writing.

3. Look at the article again to check any spelling, phrases, or grammar errors.

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4) LEARNING MORE WORDS:

1. Choose an article to read.

2. Click on the link to the original at the bottom, and read that. Write out any new words or phrases you find.

3. Now compare the new words and phrases with the 'Easier English' words and phrases

Would you like to buy an A5 small book with more texts and exercise, with a full key, about these topics? You can buy the booklets - 3 different levels - online here: