Archive for April of 2016

243 - Beautiful Money

April 29, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast starts by asking you some questions? How much money do you have in your wallet or purse right now? Can you explain the designs of those banknotes? Which famous people, buildings or animals are depicted on them? This wee k the New Zealand $5 note has been voted the most beautiful in the world? Why? Well...

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April 29, 2016
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242 - Message in a Bottle...108 Years Late!

April 24, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports an amazing story of a message in a bottle that took more than one hundred years to be discovered. In 1908 a British marine biologist put the bottle into the North Sea. 108 years later the message in the bottle was found off the North German coast. Why is this message in a bottle so interesting?

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April 24, 2016
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241 - G7 Comes to Hiroshima

April 15, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an historic occasion where foreign ministers from the leading economies in the world visited Hiroshima for the first time. During a ceremony to remember the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, the foreign ministers called for the world to have fewer nuclear bombs in it. Why was this G7 meeting important?

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April 15, 2016
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240 - Stolen Dinosaur Returned

April 08, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on 70 million year-old dinosaur bones that were returned to Mongolia in a Return to Paris special ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. The 23 bones and eggs were smuggled from Mongolia four years ago, first to France and then on to the United States. This is the second time in three years that US authorities have handed over stolen Mongolian dinosaur remains. Why are these fossils important?
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April 08, 2016
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