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The World News Crossword (August 20th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 20th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 20th, 2017) is a simple resource made up of a crossword (with answers) based on last week's news events - and THREE bonus crosswords. This week's bonus puzzles focus on Argentina, China, and New Zealand. The World News Crossword is reasonably simple to complete because its purpose is to engage students with their world and some of the many events that affect them. A two-week-old wildfire in Greenland. A terror attack in Barcelona. A baby dolphin killed because of tourists' curiosity. Venezuela went from bad to worse. 3000 Syrians returned home from Lebanon. Saudi Arabia negotiated to rebuild Iraq's cities. The US president used Twitter, again. Floods affected millions of people in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. A tortoise escaped in Japan. But it's less about what happened last week than why and hopefully, if students work in groups to solve these puzzles, they'll chat among themselves about the stories in the puzzle. Why did Rwandans vote their president back for a third term? Why should Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe escape prosecution for assaulting a model in a hotel in South Africa? Why is the US investigating China's intellectual property policies? And what's so wrong with an Australian politician holding dual-citizenship?

By BFP

A term's comprehension pack (B)

A term's comprehension pack (B)

A non-fiction, term's worth, bundle that covers real new stories. There is a focus on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) themes which are often hard to cover using traditional materials. 3 sets, each of 10 questions are included in each resource, along with answers,allowing the resources to be used for all learners from able Y1, through KS2 and into KS3. All of our resources are matched to the expectations the SATs from 2016 onwards. The questions are therefore aimed at KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. References to the new ‘content domains’ are included for each question. .

By Headway_Learning

A term's comrehension pack (A)

A term's comrehension pack (A)

A non-fiction, term's worth, bundle that covers real new stories. There is a focus on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) themes which are often hard to cover using traditional materials. 3 sets, each of 10 questions are included in each resource, along with answers,allowing the resources to be used for all learners from able Y1, through KS2 and into KS3. All of our resources are matched to the expectations the SATs from 2016 onwards. The questions are therefore aimed at KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. References to the new ‘content domains’ are included for each question. .

By Headway_Learning

Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

Escape from Alcatraz Comprehension

A newspaper article and questions based on the event of the Escape from Alcatraz. Designed for GCSE students, studying 9-1 GCSE, the non-fiction element. Answers are included also.

By Sazo123

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017)

The World News Crossword (August 13th, 2017) is a simple crossword made up of news events from the last week. New volcanoes discovered in the Antarctic. Less migrants from Libya to Italy in July. A camp built for migrants walking from the US to Canada. Twelve HUGE pipes washed ashore in Norfolk. A Canadian policeman paid for the shirt and tie that a young shoplifter tried to steal for a job interview. The egg scandal spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Tainted papayas make 100 or so people in the US sick while millions of Yemeni children are suffering from cholera. Train wreck in Egypt. The US president threaten d military intervention in Venezuela. And a Canadian diplomat suffers hearing loss in Cuba because of a sonic weapon. A Danish submarine captain was charged with manslaughter after a Swedish journalist died when the submarine sank. Of course the answers are included. It's an excellent resource for PSHE, Geography, Economics, Social Studies, GATE... There are 3 additional BONUS crossword puzzles - Afghanistan, Albania, and Japan.

By BFP

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

A collection of KS1 resources on the topic of climate around the world. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

ESL IELTS Speed Writing Lesson

ESL IELTS Speed Writing Lesson

A simple ppt and lesson plan to take students through brainstorming and thinking about a topic before they produce an essay on the said topic. Ideal to give students some practice in the ability to write enough in a given time limit under exam conditions.

By xiguaenglish