Task 3: England

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

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England:

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

1. A current news story:

ROYAL WEDDING:
Preparations begin for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton next year after they announced their engagement.

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11767495

WELFARE:
How does Britain decide who deserves benefits and who doesn’t?

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11778284

MOVEMBER:
Men all over the UK grow moustaches to raise money for prostate cancer awareness:

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11718543

BRITISH COUPLE FREED:
A British couple held hostage by pirates in Somalia have been freed:

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11752027


2. British history:

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:
The Queen has led the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London, as commemorations were held across the UK in honour of those who died in wars and conflicts.

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11751893

GUY FAWKES:
The history behind bonfire night and the burning of the “Guy”:

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A199488


3. Environment:

WHITBY BEACH:
Pioneering technology is being used to try and clean up the water at what has been dubbed Britain’s worst beach.

Website: http://tiny.cc/0dyrh

SHARKS:
Sharks took a wrong turn and ended up in the Mediterranean:

Website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid9190000/newsid9198100/9198155.stm

NORTH SEA FISHING WASTE:
Fishermen in the North Sea throw away up to half of their catch:

Website: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/north-sea-fisheries-madness-2137103.html

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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