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Saudi Arabia to Permit Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban: Listening Practice 5 (news)

You will hear a news story about Saudi Arabia’s policy changes to permit movie theaters. Listen carefully, and then decide whether the following statements are True or False. You can listen online, or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link. In 2019 Saudi Arabians will be able to watch films in cinemas. T/F The decision to allow cinemas… Read More »

UN Approves Resolution Rejecting US Decision on Jerusalem: Listening Practice 4 (news)

Listen to the news story about the United Nations Resolution, and then decide whether the following statements are True or False. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link. President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. T/F The US President’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital was supported by the UN resolution. T/F The… Read More »

Election Official Found Dead: Listening Practice 2 (news)

Listen to the news story about the death of an election official in Kenya, and then answer the questions below. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking the following link Election Official in Kenya Found Dead. 1. What could be the potential motif of the official’s death? A. political B. economic C. financial D. business E. rational 2.… Read More »

Mafia Style Executioner Arrested in Kuala Lumpur: Reading Practice 4 (news)

NLF Malaysia: The Malaysian police have notified the Singaporean police that a suspected murderer, Tan Chor Jin, who fled to Kuala Lumpur after shooting and killing Mr. Lim Hock Soon, has been arrested. The 39-year-old suspect, who is blind in one eye, has been dubbed the ‘One-eyed dragon’. It was alleged that Tan entered Mr. Lim’s apartment at… Read More »

The Deadly Stampede, 717 People Killed: Reading Practice 3 (news)

More than 2 million Muslims from around the world are in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, a pilgrimage that all Muslims who have the financial and physical ability must make at some point in their lives. Many save for decades to make the journey. And the millions of people must perform a litany of rituals in five days,… Read More »

What You Will Be Driving in 2016: Reading Practice 2 (news)

The world’s largest auto show opened its doors in Frankfurt this week. With dozens of debuts and concept cars launched, the 66th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Frankfurt Motor Show was a chance for car makers from around the globe to unveil their plans for next year and beyond. Frankfurt sits alongside Geneva and Paris as one of the big… Read More »

Indonesian Haze: Reading Practice 1 (news)

Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia are choking under a thick haze of smog caused by the annual burning of land for the production of pulp, paper and palm oil on the island of Sumatra, in western Indonesia and Borneo. The smog has become so bad the Indonesian government has declared a state of emergency in Riau province, one of… Read More »

Bodies Recovered From Missing Air Plane: Listening Practice 1 (news)

The following questions are based on the news story of a missing air plane provided by Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Bodies Recovered from Missing Plane 1. According to the news, where was the wreckage of the missing air plane found? A. Java Sea B. somewhere in Borneo C. somewhere… Read More »