Readings from news sources

  1. The Guardian, article about dementia in Japan and the ageing population.
  2. The Guardian, article about replacing inhabitants with dolls.
  3. The BBC, about buying fake qualifications.
  4. The BBC, about Amazon checkoutless system.
  5. Video about the Amazon shop.
  6. Guardian article about Amazon checkoutless system
  7. The Guardian, Loneliness article, opinion
  8. Camouflage knitting, hardly any words, all pictures
  9. The Guardian, Hong Kong Caverns
  10. vocabulary for above
  11. Photo article about overcrowding in Hong Kong
  12. BBC – Enduring appeal of conspiracy theories
  13. BBC – Mummy Swiss ancestor of Boris Johnson
  14. End of satellite broadcasting
  15. BBC – Saving a writer’s life
  16. BBC – Strava data implications
  17. The Guardian – Novel from c1610 about the New World
  18. BBC – American & Historical British pronunciation
  19. BBC – Has the Queen become common?
  20. Guardian – USA vs PRC in Latin America
  21. Bermuda Royal Gazette – Charlotte talking about getting across the Atlantic
  22. BBC – Threat of Crypto Currency Mining to the Search for Alien Life
  23. BBC – Pizza deliveries to German Lawyer mystery
  24. BBC – Ultra processed foods lead to cancer
  25. BBC – Swedish Business Culture – modesty
  26. BBC – Mapping conflict through algorithms
  27. New York Times – Lost Rice Strain Rediscovered
  28. BBC – Facebook Cookies in Belgium
  29. BBC – Traffic Light romance
  30. BBC – Is Money Real? 10R
  31. Metro – giving up plastic
  32. BBC – Australian Swimmer, 99 Years Old
  33. BBC – Doping in UK Sports
  34. Guardian – Apple Headquarters Design Flaw
  35. Guardian – Chinese VPN Operator Imprisoned
  36. Guardian – Rewriting the dictionary for children of the 21st century
  37. BBC – French etiquette – stereotypes
  38. BBC – Pagan Roots of Easter Traditions
  39. BBC – Latvian vs Russian in school
  40. Guardian referendum story about Latvian/Russian debate
  41. BBC – Glass milk bottles returning to use
  42. BBC – Caves – use of the rare word “speleologist”
  43. The Guardian – normal people and economics

HK cavern vocabulary:

stench
sewage
waft up
relentless
notorious
unsightly
a host of
subterranean
constraint
median
cartel
static
cavern
boast
nimby-type
to object to
burden
mercury rarely dips
to burrow