CURRENT (MAY/JUNE ISSUE)
Hi and welcome to the summer issue of CURRENT!
In this issue, we’ve got the London Olympics on our minds and we’re asking what sport is all about.
Is it still the taking part that is important or has profit taken over?
Also in this issue, we try to explain why British people are always saying sorry and we also celebrate our Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
さらにウェブサイトにも記事関連の問題（ONLINE ACTIVITY）があり、またTV(VIDEO) ACTIVITYやEXTRAでより深く学習する事ができます。
Grammar: asking questions
Vocabulary: collocations, confusing words, useful phrases, sporting vocabulary
Functions: Discussion, giving opinions, giving advice, apologizing, small talk.
NEWS 24/7 + THE BIG STORY
Specially selected news stories from around the World.
In this issue we read news from:
Colombia (Forget the bus!)
China (Bottle breaker)
The UK (Cab colour & PIP protest).
The U.S.(Occupy protests spread around the world.)
Find out what the Occupy movement stands for and why there have been protests across the world.
“My secret life”
The secrets teens keep from their parents.
ONLINE ACTIVITY: (My secret life)
Have you ever had to keep a secret? What was it?
Did you keep the secret or tell someone?
Answer these questions by leaving a comment.
CURRENT talks to Tom Daley about his sport, diving.
He’s expected to win a medal at the Olympics.
CD: Listen to UK fans talk about Tom Daley.
ONLINE ACTIVITIES: All about Tom Daley
The new Brazil
CURRENT explains how Brazil has changed and what is happening there now.
ONLINE ACTIVITY: The New Brazil
As the country gets ready to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, it still faces age-old problems …
Brazil is making changes in preparation for two major sporting events.
Has your country ever hosted a major event? How did it change?
Answer these questions by writing a comment.
2012 LONDON OLYMPICS
CURRENT finds out who is really running the Olympics.
CD: Listen to teens’ opinions on Olympic sponsors.
ONLINE ACTIVITY: 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS
2012 London Olympics: Who’s really running the show?Current Issue 5, pages 14 – 16
The world’s greatest sporting event this summer raises the question: Has the quest for profit killed the Olympic spirit?
Do corporate sponsors play too big a role in sporting events?
What other ways could sports – and athletes – raise the money they need to make a profit?
Give your opinion on these issues by leaving a comment.
The real Queen Elizabeth
Find out about Queen Elizabeth’s life and her 60 years on the throne.
CD: Listen to British teens’ opinions on the Queen.
CURRENT TV (VIDEO) + ONLIVE ACTIVITIES:
What do people on the streets of London think of the Queen?
ONLINE ACTIVITIES: About The Queen Elizabeth
CURRENT looks at how confusing British culture can be and why British people spend so much time apologizing!
ONLINE ACTIVITY; Listen to the sentences and match them in order of politeness.
Exam practice activities related to the articles.
Harry Potter turns 15!
How have the Harry Potter books affected readers young and old?