Learn English with the News – Supermodel Joan Smalls pledges half her wages to Black Lives Matter

Super model Joan Smalls is putting money where her mouth is after criticizing the fashion industry for not doing enough to counteract the social and political controversy that it taking America by storm. In order to back her views, she’s pledging to donate half of her wages to Black Lives Matter movements. Watch the video and do the accompanying exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

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Supermodel Joan Smalls pledges half her wages to Black Lives Matter | Definition Match

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Supermodel Joan Smalls pledges half her wages to Black Lives Matter | True or False

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” While anti-racist protests continue daily around the world and online, the fashion industry finds itself in controversies about offensive business and creative practices. Brands and publications have been ridiculed by former employees for discrimination, and statements of solidarity, including the popular use of black squares on social media in support of Black Lives Matter, have been seen as empty gestures when compared to systemic racism in the industry. In response to this current climate, supermodel Joan Smalls has decided to take action — and she is asking others to follow suit.
Pledging half of her wages for the rest of 2020 to Black Lives Matter organizations, Smalls has launched DonateMyWage.org to encourage those in the fashion and entertainment industries in particular to donate a percentage of their wages — from hourly to yearly — to the organizations of their choice. In a film posted on Donatemywage.org, the 31-year-old Puerto Rico-born Smalls speaks directly to the issue of racial discrimination in the fashion industry. “I see all the agencies, magazines, brands posting black screens on their Instagram accounts. But what does that really mean? What is the fashion industry actually going to do about it? Is it just another trend?” Smalls says. Smalls is urging people in the industry to stand together and fight this cause, which she believes is relevant to everyone. “

 

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Learn English with the News – Prince William Secretly Volunteers for Mental Crisis Hotline

Prince William anonymously helps give mental crisis help to those in need via the foundation he started with his fellow royal family members. Watch the video and do the accompany exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

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Prince William secretly volunteers for a mental crisis hotline | Definition Match

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, revealed he has secretly been volunteering to assist people struggling with mental health issues during the coronavirus lockdown. The Duke has been volunteering with the Shout hotline, the United Kingdom’s first 24/7 crisis text line that launched in May 2019, helping patients receive advice and have someone to listen to when they were feeling vulnerable. The organization was created by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex following a £3 million investment in funding from The Royal Foundation. Prince William told the Shout team that he pitched in during the lockdown to help members during the video call that took place last month. Princess Kate has been volunteering herself to help with calls for those who are self-isolating or vulnerable, Kensington Palace announced. The calls are part of the Royal Voluntary Service’s National Health Service Volunteer Responders program, which was set up to support the National Health Service and those vulnerable to Covid-19, according to the announcement. Prince William has been very vocal in the past about mental health. In January, he narrated a one-minute video encouraging millions of soccer fans to think about their mental health. Last year, he spoke openly about the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, for a BBC documentary on mental health and how men should feel comfortable discussing the topic. In 2018, the Duke launched the website Mental Health at Work, which provides resources and tools to improve mental health in the workplace.

 

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New Zealand drops Covid-19 restrictions after nation declared ‘virus-free’

New Zealand has become the first country in the world with over 1,000 coronavirus cases to successfully “defeat” the virus. Watch our video about current events and then do the accompanying exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

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New Zealand drops Covid-19 restrictions after nation declared ‘virus-free’ | Definition Match

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Full Text:

“New Zealand’s government will lift all Covid-19 restrictions except stringent border controls almost immediately, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said, as the nation’s health officials declared that there were no longer any known, active cases of the coronavirus remaining.
Ardern has received praise from the World Health Organization for her government’s approach to the virus, with a cautious approach that appears to have paid off. On 25 March she locked down the country for four weeks – requiring that most New Zealanders remained at home– before gradually easing restrictions.
From midnight on Monday, Ardern said New Zealanders would live in a country “where life feels as normal as we can in the time of a global pandemic”. Physical distancing rules and limits on gathering sizes will be reduced.
New Zealand had reported just over 200 confirmed cases when the government shut down the country, and the total number of diagnosed instances of the virus never went over 1,500. Twenty-two people died of Covid-19 in New Zealand, in contrast to the tens of thousands of deaths that scientists had predicted if restrictions were not imposed.
Worldwide, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases passed 7 million on Monday, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.
New Zealand is now part of a small group of countries that have declared themselves free of Covid-19, and is understood to be the first to do so among nations that have had more than 1,000 confirmed cases. For the past 10 days, a lone woman aged in her 50s, who lived in Auckland, was the last person in New Zealand known to be suffering from Covid-19. On Monday, health officials said, she had reported 48 hours symptom-free and was now considered recovered. Ardern was asked what her reaction had been to the news. She said she did a little dance to celebrate. “