Current events definition:  contemporary developments in local, national, or world affairs.

They are the important political and social events happening in the world now.

A good place to start: Are there many news sources around the world?

Here are some examples:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

http://www.cnn.com/studentnews

http://www.world-newspapers.com/

Current Events Task: 

  • Look for a story that interests you in the last 7 days – can be local, national or international
  • Name of the news source. date and the author (if there is one) ORIGIN OF THE ARTICLE
  • Summarize the main facts of the story – give the place, date and the participants –  What is the PURPOSE of this article? 
  • Explain why you found this to be an interesting piece of news? – Did you learn something new?
  • What PERSPECTIVE/S were presented in this story?