The Union Jack – Who is Jack?!

“Who is Jack?” This was a question a student asked me when we were talking about flags. The Union Jack is the name of the United Kingdom flag. But who is Jack? I honestly had no idea.  So I set out to find the answer. The Union part of the name Union Jack...
3 Scary Things the New UK Government is Doing

3 Scary Things the New UK Government is Doing

The Conservative party won the general election last week with an absolute majority. This means that they have more seats in the parliament than all of the other parties, and have a lot of power to do what they want. Here are three things that the Conservatives have...

Neo-Nazi March in Newcastle, UK

Police have arrested nine people after the city of Newcastle was invaded by a Neo-Nazi protest. The march was organised by the far-right wing group National Action. They sang racist songs and called their march “a white man march”. Anti-fascists tried to...

Earthquake in England

Vocabulary: earthquake (n), magnitude (n), epicentre (n), to wonder (v), according to (prep.). An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 was felt in the south of England last night at about 6:30pm. The epicentre was just north of the city of Winchester. No one was injured...