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Zayn Malik Left One Direction To Go Solo

The 22 year old quit the boy band One Direction on Wednesday. He said that he was “too stressed” and that he wanted to be “a normal 22 year old”. However, he was seen on Thursday entering a music recording studio in London. In an interview with a British newspaper, The Sun, Zayn said that he was working on new music. He said that he wasn’t in a rush to release anything soon and that he is experimenting with different sounds and styles of music. Zayn was signed off from the current One Direction tour because of stress. However many British newspapers are questioning his real motive for leaving the group. What is your opinion? What do you think is the real reason he left One Direction? Do you think it was a good idea? Do you think 1D will be good without him? Vocabulary: to record music (v), to be in a rush to do (phrasal verb), to be signed off (phrasal verb), motive (n). Photo+Story...

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Zayn Malik quits One Direction

Zayn Malik has announced that he is leaving the boy band One Direction because of stress. The four other members of the band will continue without him. Last week Zayn walked away from  their World Tour. He was signed off by a doctor with stress.  He said on Twitter that he is leaving because he wants to be a normal 22 year old who is able to relax and have some private time. One Direction was discovered on the TV talent show X Factor in 2010. The other members understand why he is leaving and will produce their 5th album as a four-piece. Vocabulary: check the meaning of these words here. to walk away from  (phrasal verb), to be signed off (phrasal verb), stress (n), to be able to (phrasal verb), talent show (n), four-piece (n). Photo and story:...

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Australia to enter the Eurovision Song Contest

This year Australia will be a contestant on the Eurovision Song Contest, a singing contest held once a year in Europe. Traditionally only European countries could enter the Eurovision Song Contest (hence the name), however Australia is not the first non-European country to enter. Israel has entered frequently in the past and Morocco also entered in 1980. This year will be the 60th contest and it will be held in Vienna, Austria.   Last year’s winner: Conchita Wurst   Vocabulary: contestant (n), hence...

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Kanye West says the Grammys are “disrespectful”

Kanye West has accused the Grammys of “disrespecting music artists” after Beck won the award for ‘Album of the Year’ instead of Beyoncé. When Beck was accepting his award, Kanye West went towards the stage, but stopped before he said anything. Many people thought that this would be a repeat of 2009. In 2009 Kanye West stormed the stage when Taylor Swift won an award. West shouted that Beyoncé should have won, not Taylor Swift. This time, Kanye West decided not to storm the stage out of consideration for his daughter, North West. He wanted to set a good example for her. After the event, Kanye told the world how angry he was that Beck had beaten Beyoncé. He said that Beck should have refused the award and given it to Beyoncé because she deserved it more. Beck won two Grammy awards this year. The artist with the most was Sam Smith who won four awards. To see a list of the winners, click: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31277530   Vocabulary: to accuse (v), to disrespect (v), to storm the stage (v+n), to set an example (v+n), to deserve...

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