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HÖSTTERMINEN 2018

In this box you can always find the latest extras. They are also included at the bottom of the page.
THIS WEEK'S EXTRAS
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This article is about Bartselana Student Bank.

This is the official webpage for Children’s Climate Prize.

You can find lots of printable Christmas exercises on this page.

More Christmas activities here.

If you want to sing Christmas carols, you can find lyrics to many of them here.

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Here is an article about Isaac Newton.

If you are interested in the Skeptics Society, you can find some information here.

You can find out all about Christmas traditions on this page.

Here is some more about Christmas.

You can find more about other holidays around Christmas.

If you want to sing Christmas carols, you can find lyrics to many of them here.

Merry Christmas

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This page is about kangaroos and here is another one.

Wallabies look very much like kangaroos, here is an article about wallabies.

You can find lots of photos of kangaroos on this page.

Here are some photos of different kinds of wallabies.

You can find a list of animals and their babies on this page.

This page shows you three different ways to draw a kangaroo.

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You can watch the launch of the Parker Solar Probe and read more about it on NASA’s site.

Here is some more information about the Parker Solar probe.

This article is about Eugene Parker, the astrophysicist the solar probe was named after.

If you are interested to know more about the sun, you can read this article.

Here is an article about solar wind and how it was discovered.

If you want to know more about Helios, you can read this article.

Here is a list of the best summer hits in 2018.

You can find a list of 50 best summer hits of all time on this page and here is another consisting of 100 best songs.

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Here is an article about the world’s oldest cheese and picture of the pot where it was found.

If you want to make your own cheese, this page has the instructions.

You can find out more about Memphis on this page.

If you are interested in finding out more about the ancient Lower Egypt and its kings, you can find information here.

There was also Upper Egypt, here is some more about the two kingdoms.

You can find some more Fill in the Blanks Stories on this page.

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This is the official website of the Central Coast Mariners where you can see a film of Usain Bolt arriving on the airport.

You can find out what Usain Bolt thinks about moving to Australia on Bolts website.

This article is about Usain Bolt, his life and his achievements.

Here is a Swedish article about Bolt when he trained with Strømsgodset in Norway.

You can find a list of English compound words on this page.

This page contains grammar explaining English compound words.

Questions to discuss:

  1. Do you think Usain Bolt will become a top football player? Why/why not?
  2. Do you know any other athletes who have picked up another sport after finishing their career?
  3. Do you think it is easy to become successful in another sport after an athlete have finished their career? Why/why not?

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This article is about plastic bottles and problems with them.

Here is an article about plastic pollution.

Questions to answer:

How much do you know about plastic? You can take the quiz on this page and find out.

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You can find more information about the film and watch the trailer on this page.

Here is more about the book, the plot and the characters.

This article is about Louisa May Alcott.

English prepositions can sometimes be complicated, if you want to read more and even do some exercises, this page may be helpful.

Questions to discuss:

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You can find one of the articles about scientists and aerogel on this page.

This article tells you more about cartilage.

You can find some parts of your body online exercises here.

There are some printable exercises on this page.

If you are interested in more treasure hunt exercises, you can find lots of printable exercises here.

This page contains a few exercises on how to give someone directions.

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Here is an article about supersonic speed and this one is about hypersonic speed.

This article is about supersonic aircraft and another telling about hypersonic flight.

You can find more information about Boeing’s hypersonic passenger plane concept here.

Some experts discuss the future of supersonic passenger planes in this article.

Here is an article that tells you all about Scattegories.

You can make your own scattegory game here.

If you’d like to play more scattegories, you can find a printable worksheet here.

You can also play the game online or generate your own scattegory lists.

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You can read more about snow in Africa on this page.

Here are some pictures and small films of the snow that covered parts of South Africa last July.

You can find a few pictures and a film of elephants and giraffes in snow a week ago.

This is an article about snow and snowflakes.

You can learn how to make your own snowflakes here and here are some colouring pages with snowflake patterns.

Questions to answer:

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This is the official site of the Decentralised Web Summit 2018.

You can find OpenBazaar, a decentralised marketplace for buying and selling anything without fees.

Graphite Docs lets you work anywhere without worrying about your data.

You can store, manage and share photos with Textile Photos.

Here is Matrix, an open network for secure, decentralised communication.

DTube is an alternative for YouTube.

Akasha and Diaspora are both social networks.

Beaker Browser a browser that doesn’t trace you.

None of these software collect or sell your personal data to anyone.

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Here is an article about women driving cars in Saudi Arabia.

You can find lots of games and printable exercises about autumn on this page.

There is a picture dictionary about autumn on this page.

You can find lots of autumn colouring pages here. You can print them, but you can even colour them online.

Did you know that Americans say fall instead of autumn?

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This is Alma’s official website.

Here is an article about Alma and here is another where you can even listen to Bonfire.

You can listen to Alma’s Karma here.

You can learn more about English pronouns on this page.

This page has lots of online exercises of English pronouns.

Questions to discuss:

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Here is an article about Captain James Cooks and his ship Endeavour.

If you want to know more about Terra Australis Incognita, you can information on this page.

You can find an article about Captain Cook and his voyages here.

This page tells you about treasure maps.

This article is about the wreck found outside Rhode Island.

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This is the Chowberry site where you can see the products and how the system works.

This page tells a little about Oscar Ekponimo.

Here is Oscar’s Facebook page.

Statistiska Centralbyrån publishes statistics on how much food is thrown away in Sweden. You can read it here.

You can find 680 English proverbs and their explanations on this page.

Questions to discuss:

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Here is an article about pink diamonds.

This article is about the Pink Legacy that will be on sale next month.

If you are interested in learning more about gemstones, you can read about them on this page.

Here is a list of the most expensive gemstones in the world.

This article is about the Cullinan diamond and this one is about the crown jewels of the United Kingdom which are kept in the Tower of London.

You can find pictures of the Queens most beautiful jewels on this page.

Six years ago the crown jewels of the United Kingdom were put on display to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. By clicking each picture, you can see them all.

Here are some free Rhyming words work sheets that you can print if you like.

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This article is about electronic waste and how different countries deal with it.

The Basel Convention is an international agreement invented in 1989 to reduce movements of hazardous waste between countries, specially between developed and less developed countries. The USA and Haiti have not yet ratified the Basel Convention.

Pictures of the world’s largest e-waste dump.

You can find a list of five easy ways to decrease the amount of electronic waste here.

This article discusses the importance of recycling of electronics.

Here is an article about built-in obsolesce/obsolescence.

You can read some more about tag questions here.

Here is an online exercise about questions tags.

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda has even been made into a film and even a musical.

This is Roald Dahl’s official website.

Here is the official website of Quentin Blake.

This article is about Matilda and what Quentin Blake imagined she would be like now, 30 years after the book first came out.

You can find printable interview questions on this page.

If you think that it is difficult to know what to ask the person you want to interview, you can find some more questions here.

You can watch a lovely interview between a man and a boy, they are 57 years apart and talk about getting old.

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This page tells you more about the British Book Awards.

Here is an article about the same award with all categories and lists of winners.

You can read more about the Nobel Prize in Literature and the laureates on this page.

Here is the webpage of the Swedish Academy.

Here is a presentation of the Man Booker Prize and the International Man Booker Prize.

You can find a list of the Pulitzer Prize winners on this page.

This article is about Joseph J. Pulitzer.

Here is the list of 2018 Hugo Award winners and information about the awards.

Hugo Gernsback was a remarkable man, you can read more about him here.

This page is about the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the winners.

You can find out more about the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awards here.

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Here is an article about Banksy where you can see some of his paintings.

Banksy says in a video released after his painting was shredded that it was meant to be shredded completely
and not just half of it. Here is the film.

You can find lots of pictures of Banksy’s artwork on this page.

This is Banksy’s official website where you can see even more of his artwork.

Here are a couple of online "gap filling" exercises.

You can find lots of arts and crafts worksheets that you can download if you like.

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This article is about the House of Romanov and its history.

If you are interested to know more about the Russian revolution, you can find some facts here.

Tsar Nicholas II was the last tsar to rule Russia, this article is about him and his family.

You can read more about the tv series Romanoffs here.

Here is the trailer of the tv show The Romanoffs.

You can find some confusing words and expressions as well as their explanations on this page.

You can find a list of 200 English homonyms, homophones and homographs on this page.

Here is complete list of English homonyms.

If you want to practise some more, you can find some online exercises here.

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If you are interested to know more about the Bonneville Salt Flats, this page will tell you more.

You can find a list of world speed records on this page.

Here is some more about Denise Mueller Korenek and her speed record.

This page is about cycling.

Here is a page about bicycles.

Questions to discuss:

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This website is all about vertical farming.

Here is an article about the reasons why vertical farming concept is important.

On this page you can see pictures and sketches of the world’s largest vertical farm in New Jersey.

This is AeroFarms’ website.

If you want to practise time prepositions some more, you can find some online exercises here.

This page contains a list of time prepositions and online exercises.

Questions to discuss:

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Here is an article about James Bond and a list of the films since 1962.

You can find some more Bond facts here.

This article is about Spectre, the latest Bond film.

There is a Bond museum in Nybro, Sweden and in London too.

You can find some photos of the new museum here.

This is FBI’s site where you can test your code breaking abilities.

You can find lots of printable code breaking exercises on this page.

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Here is the UBS billionaires report for 2018.

Forbes is an American business magazine which publishes different kinds of lists of the richest
in the world every year. Here is the Forbes article of the The Members of the Three-Comma Club 2018.

This article is about the ten poorest countries in the world.

These are the ten poorest countries in Europe.

You can read more about comparison in English here.

This page teaches you to compare English adjectives.

You can find some online exercises here.

Questions to answer:

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Some chocolate facts for chocolate lovers.

Here you can find 10 things you can do with chocolate.

You can read a brief history of chocolate on this page.

This page tells you how chocolate is made.

There are lots of chocolate cake recipes on the web, here is one.

There are several online nouns, verbs, adjectives exercises on this page.

On this page you can find exercises which you can download or print.

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This article is about Battlefield 1942 and here is one about Battlefield 5.

Here is the official site of DICE, the company that created the game.

Electronic Arts is the company that releases Battlefield 5. It has been named The Worst Company in America
two years in a row
by The Consumerist because they have released games which have not been ready to play.

You can find a list of the best-selling video games here.

If you are interested in knowing more English idioms, you can find a list of the most common ones here and another here.

Most of the English and American idioms are the same, but sometimes they differ. Here is a list of 100 American idioms.
As you can see, many of them are frequently used in British English as well.

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Reading this page teaches you all about Scrabble.

You can find an online Scrabble game on this page.

Here is the Official Worldwide Scrabble Home Page.

You can find a Scrabble dictionary on this page.

People all over the world play Scrabble. Here is the page of Svenska Scrabble Förbundet.

This page gives you 30 fun facts about Scrabble.

You can find a word ladder which you can download or do online on this page.

If you want to make your own word ladder, you can find instructions here.

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You can find some amazing photos of the Milky Way on this page.

This picture was taken from the International Space Station and shows the Milky Way, the station and part of the earth.

Here is an article about the Milky Way.

Another piece of recent news about the Milky Way.

This article is about the universe.

Questions to discuss:

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You can find out more about Oswald the Lucky Rabbit on this page.

Here is a short history of Mickey Mouse.

Here is some more about Walt Disney, the creator of Oswald and Mickey.

Here is a short film with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

You can watch Steamboat Willie here.

This page teaches you how to draw Disney characters.

If you don’t want to draw your own characters, you can find lots of colouring pages here.

You can find some useful instructions if you want to draw your own cartoon here.

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Here is the official trailer of At Eternity’s Gate.

This article is about Vincent van Gogh.

If you are interested in knowing more about the painting At Eternity’s Gate, you can read more here.

You can read what Willem Dafoe says about playing Vincent van Gogh here.

Here is an article about the film’s director Julian Scnabel and his artistry.

You can find some online Verbs and prepositions exercises here.

English prepositions can be tricky sometimes, you can check this page for more exercises.

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You can read more about the latest Mars landing on NASA’s site.

Here are lots of pictures that Curiosity took on Mars.

This article is about Mars.

Questions to answer or discuss:

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Here is an article about Earl Forlales and his CUBO house.

This is the official webpage of Cities for Our Future competition. There is also a list of other entries.

Here is more about the slums in Manila.

Manila is one of the world’s most crowded and polluted cities. Here is an article about Manila, another about pollution of the Pasig River
and about environmental issues in the Philippines.

Partnership in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia is a regional program to prevent and manage pollution in the sea.

Here is a list of 10 most polluted cities in the world. This list ranks the air pollution but there are other kinds of pollution which are not included.

You can find a list of confusing words and expressions on this page.

There are lots of funny expressions in English. Here is a list of some.

You can find some famous English idioms here.

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Here is an article about surfboards.

This is about surfing.

You can read more about wool surfboards here.

You can find some online Questions and answers exercises on this page.

This page teaches you to form questions in English.

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This article is about the 2018 World Chess Championship. You can even find explanations of the 12 regular games that each ended in a draw.

Here is an article about Magnus Carlsen.

This one is about Fabiano Caruana.

This page tells you more about chess and its history.

If you are interested to know more about chess, here is the website of Sveriges Schackförbund.

You can start to play online against a chess computer.

You can learn to play and try chess online here.

You can find online crossword puzzles on this page.

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This article is about Bartselana Student Bank.

This is the official webpage for Children’s Climate Prize.

You can find lots of printable Christmas exercises on this page.

More Christmas activities here.

If you want to sing Christmas carols, you can find lyrics to many of them here.

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Here is an article about Isaac Newton.

If you are interested in the Skeptics Society, you can find some information here.

You can find out all about Christmas traditions on this page.

Here is some more about Christmas.

You can find more about other holidays around Christmas.

If you want to sing Christmas carols, you can find lyrics to many of them here.

Merry Christmas

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