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News in Slow English

Sep 14, 2017

In the first part of our program, we’re going to talk about the devastation left by hurricane Irma. Next, we’ll discuss the ethnic cleansing campaign in Myanmar against the Rohingya minority. We’ll continue with a controversial study conducted by Stanford University claiming that a computer algorithm can determine the sexual orientation of an individual from a photograph. And we’ll conclude the first section of our show with the National Syrian soccer team’s victory that has brought the team closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

  • Hurricane Irma leaves dozens dead in the U.S. and Caribbean
  • Myanmar reportedly plants landmines in campaign against Rohingya minority
  • Artificial intelligence infers sexual orientation more accurately than humans
  • Syrian soccer team inches closer to World Cup spot

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 grammar topic: Definite and Indefinite Articles. And we will conclude our program with an English expression: “To burn the candle at both ends.”