Nice is attacked on Bastille Day

Nice is attacked on Bastille Day

On July 14th, Bastille Day, France saw yet another terrorist attack.  Yesterday’s event was France’s third terrorist attack in 19 months. The attacker was 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel born in Tunisia. At around 10:45 pm, Bouhlel drove a 19-ton...

Co-Pilot Responsible for Crashed Germanwings Plane

German police say that they have found a significant clue. The Germanwings plane crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps and killed all 150 passengers. It is believed that the co-pilot purposely crashed the plane. The pilot left to go to the bathroom and the co-pilot...

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...

You cannot name your child Nutella

Vocabulary: daughter (n), to laugh at (v), chocolate spread (n), court (n), teasing (n). In France today, a mother and father were told that they cannot name their daughter Nutella. The French court has decided that the name is not good for a child because other...

3 Gunmen and 4 Hostages Killed in France

Vocabulary: warehouse (n), hostage (n), to fire (a gun) (v), injured (adj) The two brothers who killed the French Charlie Hebdo journalists on Wednesday have been found and killed by police. They were found in a warehouse 35km north of Paris. They had taken one...