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Reading comprehension - articles on life and issues in the North America
Awaiting the Big
. Another massive earthquake could hit California
Woodie Guthrie .
The Dustbowl baladeer.
Leonard Cohen . who died in November 2016.
now found in cities worldwide,
Skyscrapers were once symbols of America.
Hillary Clinton - the
early years . by Nicole Bernheim.
Citizen Welles -
a short biography
of Orson Welles, the greatest unsuccessful Holywood director.
- the sport of the American West .
- where the West was once wildest - Visiting a ghost town in
the mountains of California.
teen courts - Where teenage offenders are judged by other
the Everglades - Florida's unique wetlands are in serious
Yukon Quest - The 1000 mile race that is the toughest race
in the world..
Street Culture - One could call it America's most popular
just who is Angelyne ? - the Hollywood celebrity who's
famous just for being famous
voice from Alaska
- the singing sensation from America's far north.
- Music: Mississippi music -
Jazz, blues, soul and rock 'n' roll, they all originated in the
- Music: John Lennon-
Remembering the death of the Beatle who changed the world..
Story of the Blues - by Robert Springer
- Society: Crime-time
Basketball - Midnight basketball aims to keep young people
off the streets..
very American festival.
fat and thin -
A third of Americans are seriously overweight.
- Society: The
Mormons, a curiously American phenomenon. One of
America's biggest fringe religions.
gras in New
Orleans - the most colorful festival in the USA.
story of Ellis Island,
the gateway to
America through which millions once passed.
bald eagles - a story of success . How the emblematic bird of
the USA has been saved from extinction.
66 revisited - A trip down America's legendary "Route 66"
Luther King? Mystery still surrounds the assassination of
America's greatest civil rights leader.
Parks - the young lady whose defiance helped start the Civil
Amish; model society? A
look at some Americans with an unusual lifestyle
- Larry Wood reports on a critical issue facing Californians.
- Deserts of America
- A large part of the western USA is covered by desert, and it is
- the river that links and divides the USA
Drive-in Movie theaters - how much longer will they last?
town called Sturgis
- Mecca for Harley Davidson riders
sport USA -
Sport is part of US campus life, but at what cost?
- More resources
Reading comprehension - articles on life and issues in the UK and
has voted to leave the European Union, creating the biggest crisis in
Britain's and Europe's history since the Second World War.
studies partner About-Britain.com
has a number of background articles on the Brexit crisis, some written
before the event, others since
Short stories and word games