Task 3: Germany

Information, ideas and websites about what you could discuss in your stories.

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Here are some news stories that you could use in your reports:

1. A current news story:

TERROR ATTACKS:
Germany is increasing security at airports and railway stations after indications of terrorist attacks being planned for the end of November:

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11775436

YOUNG WOMEN LEAVING EAST GERMANY:
Many young educated women leave East Germany, leaving an imbalance in the population:

Website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6713121.stm

EAST GERMAN FLAT FOUND:
A flat untouched since the fall of the Berlin Wall has been found in Liepzig:

Website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7857256.stm

BEST WURST IN GERMANY:
A Bremen based company have invented a special wurst toaster:

Website: http://www.thelocal.de/society/20101117-31225.html


2. German History

CHRISTKINDELMARKTS:
Traditional German Markets have become really popular all over the UK and even in Canada:

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-11783393

FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL:
An eyewitness report from the night the Berlin Wall came down:

Website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/509643.stm

3. Environment:

WINTER:
The coming winters could be particularly cold in Germany and Northern Europe due to the impact of climate change, weather experts warned this week.

Website: http://www.thelocal.de/national/20101117-31223.html

GREENPEACE:
Greenpeace's new Rainbow Warrior is being transported today from the Maritim Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland to the Fassmer Shipyard in Bremen, Germany.:

Website: http://tiny.cc/n3i6e

4. Global news:

IRAN:
Iran staged a mock interception of enemy warplanes on their nuclear base to test how prepared they are for an attack:

Website: http://tiny.cc/4fehc

SWITZERLAND:
An experiment to recreate the Big Bang that formed the Universe:

Website: http://bbc.in/eybkwE

HAITI:
Attacks on relief workers trying to help with the cholera outbreak in Haiti are seriously affecting their progress:

Website: http://bbc.in/dUnvcH

PARAGUAY:
An expedition to Paraguay has been suspended over fears it will disturb an uncontacted tribe:

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11762531
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