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  • A mysterious fire in South Africa’s parliament (A2-B1)
    A mysterious fire in South Africa’s parliament (A2-B1)
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    Le 11/01/2022. On Sunday 2nd January 2022, a fire started in South Africa’s parliament. It destroyed the main chamber before firefighters stopped it. The interior of the National Assembly is damaged. It will cost a lot of money to repair it. The building is 130 years old. What a disaster!

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  • The bright side (B1-B2)
    The bright side (B1-B2)
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    Le 11/01/2022. In English, we say, “Look on the bright side”. It means you should look at the good parts of a bad situation, not just the bad parts. Why? Because there is always something to be grateful for. I hear you say, “But what about the climate crisis? What about the pandemic? I’m happy 2021 is finished! Perhaps 2022 will be better.” 

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  • The rights of nature (B2-C1)
    The rights of nature (B2-C1)
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    Le 15/11/2021. The United Nations, commenting on human rights and the environment, has stated, “From New Zealand to Colombia, the powerful idea that nature has rights is taking root in legal systems".

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  • Greta Thunberg on COP26 (B2)
    Greta Thunberg on COP26 (B2)
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    Le 12/11/2021. “This is no longer a climate conference. This is now a global greenwashing* festival.” These are the words from 18-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg concerning COP26. But what is greenwashing? It’s the process of giving the false impression about how a company is environmentally friendly. But why? The aim is to win the loyalty of people by making promises that are never delivered.

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  • Fairy Creek protests (A2)
    Fairy Creek protests (A2)
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    Le 12/11/2021. In August 2020 protesters started protesting logging near Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The dispute concerns a debate on logging Canada's ancient forests.

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