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News in Slow English

Nov 30, 2017

In the first part of our program, we’re going to discuss current events. We will begin with Pope Francis's speech in Myanmar that met with criticism from various human rights groups. Next, we’ll talk about the engagement of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle. Then, we’ll have a conversation about a prediction that 2018 will be a year of higher earthquake activity due to a slight deceleration in the Earth’s rotation. And finally, we’ll talk about a man who plans to launch himself in a homemade rocket to prove that the Earth is flat.

- Pope Francis avoids direct references to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar speech
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce engagement
- Changes in Earth’s rotation may cause more major earthquakes in 2018
- Man plans to launch himself in homemade rocket to prove that the Earth is flat

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 demonstrate the use of today’s topic: Possessive Pronouns. And we’ll end this week’s program with a brand new English expression: “To make a long story short.”