Coffee is good for you

A new study in Korea has found that people who drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day are less likely to have heart disease. The study showed that coffee drinkers have cleaner arteries than those who do not drink coffee. The study involved over 25,000 people, both male and...

The Pope says it is okay to hit children

Vocabulary: dignity (n), to hit (v), to smack (v), to maintain (v), firmness (n), abuse (n).   The Pope has said that he agrees with parents who hit their children if “dignity is maintained”. He made the comment during the weekly general audience at the...

5 year old McDonalds burger has not changed at all

Vocabulary: to make a profit (v+n), to import (v), whiskey (n), collapse (n+v), franchise (n). McDonalds closed all of its restaurants in Iceland in 2009 because the businesses were no longer making a profit. Iceland had three McDonalds franchises in Iceland. Although...

Half of UK people will get cancer

Vocabulary: charity (n), to predict (v), calculation (n), chance of survival (n), survival rate (n), statistically (adv). Cancer Research UK, a charity, has revealed a new study that predicts that around half of the UK population will get cancer at some point in their...

Ebola virus is changing and becoming more dangerous

Vocabulary: to mutate (v), form (n), contagious (adj), blood sample (n), cure (v+n), vaccine (n), symptoms (n), to pass on (phrasal verb), to track (v), spread (n+v). Scientists who are studying the Ebola virus have said that it is mutating: the virus is changing its...