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Slow News with Sigrid - Spelling Competition and Chicago's climate trouble View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Aimed at learners, Sigrid's slow news covers the United States national spelling bee and some climate change concerns in the Chicago area.

Slow News with Sigrid - News from the Animal Kingdom View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

This Yabla news broadcast features stories about two different kinds of animals, one enormous and one tiny. Sometimes we can predict how animals will behave, and sometimes not.

Slow News with Sigrid - A New Holiday for Americans - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Freedom for the slaves should have come in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation, but it wasn't actually abolished until 1865.

Slow News with Sigrid - A New Holiday for Americans - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

It's rare to establish a new holiday, but this year it happened: Juneteenth is now officially observed in the United States. What is Juneteenth and what does is commemorate? Learn about it in this video.

Slow News with Sigrid - The 2020 Olympics View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Yabla brings you a special report about the 2020 Olympics, which are still scheduled to happen in Tokyo this summer. But can they really still go forward under the current circumstances?

Sigrid - Inauguration 2021 - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Inauguration Day was special this year. In this video, Sigrid recalls some of the highlights and what was particularly striking to her as she watched it. Best of all, you can watch Amanda Gorman recite "The Hill We Climb" right here on Yabla!

Slow News with Sigrid - Water on Mars, the Oscars, and more View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Sigrid presents a range of topics currently in the news, including Covid-19, the crisis at the Mexican border, spring break, water on Mars, and the Oscars.

Slow News with Sigrid - Ingenuity Makes History on Mars View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

History was made on Mars when the small robotic helicopter called "Ingenuity" took its first flight from the surface of the Red Planet.

Sigrid - Inauguration 2021 - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

In the United States, a presidential inauguration takes place every four years. The US now has a new president, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman vice president. Part 1 of this video takes a look at the day before the inauguration.

NASA - Perseverance Rover Lands Successfully on Mars View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

After a seven-month journey, NASA’s Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on Mars on February 18, 2021. In this video, mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California celebrate landing NASA's fifth rover on Mars.

Poet Amanda Gorman - The Hill We Climb

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The nation's first Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recites her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration ceremony for the 46th presidency of the United States of America. So many people were emotionally touched by this performance that we wanted to share it with our Yabla learners. It's a living example of contemporary American poetry and was part of a unique moment in American History.

News - McConnell Accepts Reality, Trump Still Won't Concede

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Amidst so much bad news, a couple of good things also happened in the United States: COVID-19 vaccine distribution is proceeding and the election results are finally being recognized.

Christmas in Australia - Santa swaps the snow for the sea

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Australia

Christmas falls during Australia's summer, when it's quite hot in certain areas of the country. Therefore, it makes sense of Santa Claus to take a jet ski rather than a sleigh, especially in this event to raise money for underprivileged children.

Today Show Australia - Chris Hemsworth crashes live TV weather report

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Australia

The God of Thunder, as it just so happens, is perfectly capable of delivering a weather report, if it ever becomes necessary. Chris Hemsworth, known best for his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently proved as much when he interrupted a local newscast in Australia. Hemsworth, effectively and efficiently, delivered the news, all with his signature charm.

ABC News - President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19. At little over a month until the general elections, this news has prompted a lot of uncertainty and raised a great many questions.

BBC News - Could TikTok Be Banned in the US or UK? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

More than 800 million people around the world use the social media video platform TikTok. However, some governments around the world are concerned that the Chinese-owned app allows the Chinese government to access people's data.

Reuters - Cuomo 'sick' over police incident in Buffalo

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA New York

Viewer Discretion Advised

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo weighs in on a video showing police brutality in Buffalo, New York. It was an incident that occurred during the protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

Please be advised that this news report contains violent content.

CBS News - Why the Easter Bunny is 'an essential service' in New Zealand View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Canada, New Zealand, USA

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern has declared the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy essential workers. Here's a round-up of some feel-good news stories of how people are getting through the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 - The Queen's Coronavirus Address in Full View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

During a special address, Her Majesty The Queen acknowledged the grief and financial hardships Britons are facing during the coronavirus pandemic, and promised the nation that better days are ahead. She ended her speech with the words "We will meet again," echoing the lyrics of the wartime song by Vera Lynn.

Sigrid - The New Normal - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Everyone should stay home as much as possible to keep the coronavirus from spreading, but sometimes we have to go out for essential errands. What are some items to have on hand when we go out? Sigrid talks about five of them.

Sigrid - The New Normal - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

For so many of us, life has changed radically. We've had to learn new habits because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the changes we are having to make.

Brexit - 'The house has refused to be bounced' View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Opposition MPs react after parliament voted against Boris Johnson's extremely tight Brexit bill timetable, which the government said was necessary to reach the prime minister’s target of leaving the EU on October 31st.

Brexit - PM Says He Will Pause Brexit Legislation after Timetable Loss View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Even though Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he does not want a delay, he confirmed he would set aside the bill until speaking further with the EU. He thanked the House of Commons for their assent.

Brexit - 'Longer choosing a sofa': Labour MP on Time Given by Boris Johnson View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

What's happening with Brexit? In Parliament, Labour MP Karl Turner makes a curious analogy between debating an important bill and choosing a sofa. Turner said MPs required more time to debate "this incredibly important bill," adding that Nikki da Costa, the PM's legislative adviser, had suggested the House needed at least four weeks to consider the legislation.

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