Sanjay Dastoor: A skateboard, with a boost (Teens)

“Next time you think about a vehicle, I hope, like us, you’re thinking about something new.” 

Level Goals Themes
Pre-intermediate Comparatives & Superlatives Technology
Vocab Skateboarding & Transport
Energy & Environment

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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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