We've got important events ahead in Spain: the General Elections, municipal elections, elections for the European Parliament... Apart from that, we've still got some hot issues to sort out: Brexit, Cristiano Ronaldo's latest scandals, rumours... And we don't really know if the news we get are true or just FAKE NEWS!!!! So it is not just matter that affects April Fools' Day!
Before, during the Cold War for instance, the problem was the lack of information, but now the problem is just all the opposite: loads of news, among which you never know which ones are really true or just fake. Social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter... contribute to all this world of misinformation.
So what is the meaning of 'fake news'? Can you give an example of a fake news that you have come across lately. What happens on 1st April?
Here are some articles to read about the issue:
WhatsApp 'deleting 2m accounts a month' to stop fake news (The Guardian)
The History of ‘Fake News’ (Part 1) - BBC News >> podcast
It must be Tuesday: Trump complains about, shares fake news (The Washington Post)
Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news, say MPs (The Guardian)
However, this matter could be solved if we got the information face to face >>> Listening exercise for you to do: What your eyes say about your personality (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English).
Anyway, the more illiterate we are, the less ability we have to spot what news are fake.
The second term is coming to an end and we are expecting our results. Here are two important verbs to learn: Wish vs Hope (English in a Minute)
And now let's revise the RELATIVE CLAUSES (ii)
English with Lucy >>>> 5 things to practice every day to improve your English communication skills
- Episode 190320 / 20 March 2019 >>> Tackling food waste and obesity - Language related to 'food excess and waste'. Need-to-know language: leftover, piling up, stale, culinary & loading up.