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News in Slow English

Dec 8, 2017

For the first half of our program, we’re going to look at what’s happening around the world this week. We will begin with President Donald Trump’s announcement to formally recognize the city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Next, we’ll comment on Time Magazine’s choice of 2017 Person of the Year. Following that, we’ll talk about the world’s largest battery installed in Australia that could ease power shortages. And finally, and on a lighter note, we’ll talk about the ugliest Christmas tree that set a new trend in Montreal that celebrates imperfections.

  • President Trump formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of diplomacy
  • “The Silence Breakers” named Time’s Person of the Year
  • World’s largest battery could ease power shortages in Australia
  • Montréal’s “ugly” Christmas tree becomes a tradition

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: Participle Adjectives. And we’ll close this week’s program with a new English expression: “A drop in the bucket.”