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BBC NEWS is a great source of information, updated every minute, always “ready” to present you the hottest news.

We have already used it on copernicuspupils, but from now on we are going to do that far more often. It’s a perfect way both to find out more and learn English at the same time. What really counts is the fact that you have a chance to listen to native users of English language, so it may have a good influence on your accent, pronunciation.

To be up-to-the-minute we suggest you should visit http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31434201, which concerns Ukraine Crisis and Leaders’s meeting in Minsk confirming ceasefire deal.

When it comes to the UK and the USA, there is a common factor in news on http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31426922. The mayor of London-Boris Johnson,  who is on a tour of the US, met Hillary Clinton in New York. She is hotly tipped to be the next president of the United States!  They met just yesterday and security and terrorism were top of the agenda.

And last but not least news – http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-31421676 British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced the roll-out of free wi-fi on trains throughout the UK from 2017 in a £50m plan. I wish it could be possible in our country- wishful thinking or may be not…

Prepared by Mrs Marzena Kossak-Wąchała, source http://www.bbc.com

 

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The weather in winter can be different in different parts of the world. The USA is so vast that at the same time in winter it can be freezing cold in New York City and warm in Los Angeles, California or Miami, Florida.
First, watch the winter forecast 2014-2015 USA, published on 5th August 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnWnNeLKdh0. As you can see the weather varies depending on the state.
As they predicted, winter is really tough! Watch the film presenting an epic snowfall for US and Canada with 15 dead after massive US snowstorm. About 345,000 homes and business remained without power as the U.S. Northeast and Canada dug out from a blizzard that dumped up waist-deep snow. You can see all that here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtpAUqoJ8Vw

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APTOPIX Winter Weather Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

In the last film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ScX7kNR_g  you can see the weather forecast for 2050 prepared by WMO – World Meteorological Organization, emphasising all the extremes cased by climate changes.

Prepared by Mrs Marzena Kossak-Wąchała, films from http://www.youtube.com