Peter Saul: Let’s talk about dying

This is a quote from Dame Cicely Saunders, whom I met when I was a medical student. She founded the hospice movement. And she said, “You matter because you are, and you matter to the last moment of your life.” And I firmly believe that that’s the message that we have to carry forward.

Level Goals Themes
 Intermediate  Present Perfect Revision  Death and dying
 Upper-intermediate  Contrasting Clauses  Euthanasia
 Advanced  Ethics

Rodrigo Canales: The Deadly Genius of Drug Cartels

“Whether we like it or not, the U.S. is the largest market for illegal substances in the world, accounting for more than half of global demand…”

“The question is whether we are willing to continue our support of a failed strategy based on our stubborn, blissful, voluntary ignorance at the cost of the deaths of thousands of our young.”

Level Goals Themes
Upper-Intermediate Present perfect revision Drug legalization
Advanced Vocab The role of organized crime

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Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge

“We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile.”

Level Goals Themes
Intermediate Discourse Markers Refugees and Illegal Immigration
Upper-Intermediate Past Perfect Revision War and Genocide
Advanced Vocab International Responsibility

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Taylor Wilson: Yup, I Built a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

“I started out with a dream to make a star in a jar, and I ended up … making things that I think can change the world.”

Level Goals Themes
Intermediate Basic future tenses Renewable energy
Upper-Intermediate Future perfect Nuclear power
Advanced Vocab (Science) Education

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