345 - The Scorpion Invasion!

July 20, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on scary news from Brazil where a huge increase in the number of people being stung by scorpions in towns and cities have been reported. Brazil is home to four of the deadliest scorpion species in the world and one type in particular has been found living and breeding in urban areas around the country. What kind of scorpions are they? What kind of danger do they pose to humans? How is Brazil trying to stop the scorpions?...
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July 20, 2018
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344 - Are you Afraid of Friday 13th?

July 13, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on something a little bit different from our usual news stories from somewhere around the world. This week our podcast centres on a date, the date this podcast will be released on – Friday 13th. We will explore why Friday 13th is considered to be unlucky and what mysterious events have occurred on this date through history. So, if you are a little bit superstitious – don’t’ worry because in this podcast...
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July 13, 2018
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343 - 12-Year Old Sailor Breaks Record

July 06, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports a remarkable achievement by one French schoolboy who has set a new sailing world record. The 12-year-old set out from southern England in a small single-handed dingy to cross one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world – The English Channel. Why did he sail across the Channel? What was his time? Were there any hazards he had to overcome? What is next?
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July 06, 2018
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342 - The Fight to Save the Banana!

June 29, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports very worrying news for anyone out there who has a fondness for bananas! The second most grown fruit in the world (yes ENW knows it is technically a berry) is in danger of being wiped out by a powerful fungus. This is the biggest crisis to face banana-producing areas since the 1950s when Panama Disease virtually annihilated Gros Michel Banana – at the time the most grown banana in the world! What is happening? Can it be stopped?
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June 29, 2018
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341 - Hope, Triumph, Desire & PKs!

June 15, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The 21st edition of the tournament will see 32 countries from around the globe competing to be crowned World Champions. Spread across 11 cities in the biggest country in the world the tournament will be the first European held World Cup since Germany in 2006. How will the World Cup play out? Which countries will be successful? What, if any, problems could emerge?
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June 15, 2018
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