Task 3: Slovenia

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

FESTIVALS:
Traditional Shrovetide festivities ended after two weeks of carnivals and events all over Slovenia.

Website: http://tiny.cc/u1olj


2. Slovenian history

KINGDOM OF YUGOSLAVIA:
The kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was founded in 1919.

Website:
http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/EastEurope/YugoKingdom.CP.html

SLOVENIA JOINS EUROPE:
On 1st May 2004, Slovenia joined the European Union. Was this a good or bad idea? Do you like being part of the European Union?

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/apr/28/eu.politics2


3. Environment

CLEAN UP SLOVENIA:
Clean up Slovenia in a Day! (Ocistimo Slovenijo v enem dnevu!), took place on 17 April 2010.

Website: http://tiny.cc/59zvx

SKIING:
40 skiers are discovering the Slovenian high plateaus. In February they crossed almost 300 kilometres of cross-country trails.

Website: http://tiny.cc/zgoc4

HEALTHY LIFE:
Is it possible to live in central Europe and eat healthy food on a budget of only 1 euro a day?

Website: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AM29C20101123

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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