Category Archives: B1 – Intermediate English

News items for Intermediate English

Puigdemont, Kiss My Flag!

January 23, 2018 #Kiss My Flag As onlookers witnessed in disbelief, the ex-President of Catalonia, fugitive from Spanish justice, gave his new nationalist audience in Europe something to talk about. In an informal setting in a cafĂ© in Denmark, Carles … Continue reading

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What are they smoking?

January 17, 2018 What are they smoking? Catalonia has a new parliament with a new separitist leader as speaker of the house, who nobody knows – undoubtedly with a clean record – who seems to have appeared out of the … Continue reading

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Jihadism on the Mediterranean, NYT insults Pope Francis & Puigdemont Pretends to be “Virtual President” (VP) of Catalonia

January 11, 2018 Jihadism on the Mediterranean In a stunning report by German daily news journal “Der Spiegel”, Fiona Ehlers uncovers an “Inconvenient Truth” about Islam and immigration in Europe. Ehlers outlines the travels of immigrants fleeing from harsh, violent … Continue reading

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Life in Europe

January 10,2018 Life in Europe – Full of Challenges, Distractions, & Scandals Challenges In Europe there are several political challenges: Angela Merkel faces a political life-or-death coalition. The traditonal conservatives are now being questioned regarding laissez-faire economic policies that leave … Continue reading

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Sexist Google #MeToo

January 9, 2017 Sexist Google Recieves Harsh Reprisal in Reverse Discrimination Case While here in Europe we are bearing harsh winter conditions, on the other side of “the pond” Google is now under serious fire, but not for the reasons … Continue reading

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Snow Shuts Down Major Tollway in Spain, Puigdemont Plays Virtual President of Catalonia, and Real Madrid Enters in Crisis

Snow Shuts Down Major Tollway in Spain One of the major tollways leading into the capital city of Madrid was shut down last Saturday (the night of Kings’ Day) by what some Spaniards are calling a historic snowstorm in the … Continue reading

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TMI – Trump, Macron and Immigration

January 4, 2018 President Trump Dissolves Committee Investigating Election Fraud Yes, you guessed right. President Trump has formally dissolved the very committee he set up early on as President to investigate allegations into voting fraud, especially in connection with so-called … Continue reading

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