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California for Classrooms
This US States learning video for kids explores California! Known as the Golden State, California is a state with amazing places like Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles. California is also home to the Redwood National Park and Mount Whitney! (08:40)

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World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd
April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Let's celebrate the brilliance in all individuals on the autistic spectrum. (01:37)
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Why Timing Is — Almost — Everything
Author Daniel Pink discusses his new book about how the time of day we do things can change outcomes.
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Break the Rules: How Thinking Flexibly Leads to Innovation
Physicist Leonard Mlodinow describes how elastic thinking lets people unleash their inherent creativity, in his new book.
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How Using Algorithms Can Worsen Inequality
Algorithms used in public service systems can worsen inequality for the most vulnerable, according to a new book.
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1.4 Actividad

Actividad 1.4

1 Look at the following pictures and write two sentences describing each building. Use the nouns and adjectives from the boxes below, and don't forget to put the appropriate endings! You can either use the co
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2.6 Faites les bilan: Sessions 1–5

Now that you have finished the first five sessions of this course, you should be able to:


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2.1.3 Activités 10 et 11

Activité 10

1. You want to know if there is satellite TV, free parking, Internet connection and a gym in your hotel. Listen to the prompts in Extract 45 and ask the questions, making sure you use the correct intonatio
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1.3.3 Ineffability

Most people who speak of their near-death experience say they have great difficulty putting it into words because, as one person put it, ‘There is no feeling you experience in normal life that is anything like this’.


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Women in Prison: more troubled than troublesome [Audio]
Speaker(s): Baroness Corston | The overwhelming majority of women in our prisons are serving very short sentences for non-violent offences frequently associated with mental ill health, abuse, addiction and poverty. Every year, about 17,000 children are affected by their mothers’ imprisonment, and, far too often, the family link is broken forever. Jean Corston will re-visit her groundbreaking 2007 report on vulnerable women in prison, and discuss subsequent developments. Baroness Corston is an
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Welfare After Beveridge: sacrifices [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Sennett, Dr Shani Orgad | The classic welfare state did not address itself to problems of consumption; there was not much to consume. Today, climate change entails profound changes in consumption; everyone will have to make sacrifices, consuming less. How should such necessary sacrifices change our thinking about the provision of welfare - whose classic moral logic was to give people more, to expand aspiration, rather than to shrink desire. Richard Sennett (@richard
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Looking Ahead: the 89ers and the future of the EU [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Garton Ash | On the occasion of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s third anniversary, Timothy Garton Ash will speak in broad terms about the future of the EU in the wake of Brexit, prospects for its reform, and how the next generation of European leaders must act to shape events. In an article at the height of the euro crisis, Timothy Garton Ash called on the young generation of Europeans to take ownership of the EU project. The response of students at the LSE Europ
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Welfare after Beveridge: state or civil society [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Sennett, Professor Sir Julian Le Grand | Beveridge argued for the primacy of the state in providing welfare. His critics then and since have argued for more support from civil society, from communal associations, churches, voluntary organisations. This final lecture shows why obligations to others should be involuntary - and so why state support is fundamental. The challenge is to cut free of the bureaucratic tangles and institutional corruption which afflict the
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Babbage: A bit of peace, round the corner
The end of bitcoin’s civil war and a look at new technology that can be used to see round corners
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Money talks: Clutching at straws
This week we discuss whether policy-makers are out of ammunition to fight global financial jitters, pondering efforts to prop up oil prices and signs that central banks will ease monetary policy further
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The Economist asks: Frank Trentmann on consumer cultures
Frank Trentmann discusses his history of consumerism "Empire of Things" with Anne McElvoy and Brooke Unger, our consumer expert, and reveals the guilty purchasing pleasures he can't resist
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The Economist asks: Have we reached the limits of human knowledge?
The pace of scientific advancement can seem relentless, and the ingenuity of scientists inexhaustible. But is there a finite amount of knowledge we can acquire about the universe around us? Mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy joins The Economist to discuss what we can never really know.
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Indivisible Week 2: POTUS travel ban stirs public outcry ... and lots of questions
On this episode of Indivisible, we take your calls on the recent executive order by President Trump enacting a ban on travel to the United States from certain countries with heavy Muslim populations, resulting in a burst of protests across the country over the weekend. Law professor and director of the CLEAR project Ramzi Kassem clarifies the rules in place and who stands to be affected by them. We also talk to Betsy Fisher, policy director at the International Refugee Assistance Project, about
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The week ahead: Junior move

US editor John Prideaux parses the latest scandal to hit the American president. Did Donald junior break any laws by meeting a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign? Also, many African leaders see Paul Kagame's Rwanda as a model to emulate. They are wrong. And finally, why belief in sorcery has grave consequences in Papua New Guinea. 


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The week ahead: Fixing a broken Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe could not conceive of an end to his 37 years of rule. But now he’s gone. So is this a new dawn for the citizens of Zimbabwe? Also, how the last act of Angela Merkel’s political story is getting messy. And why some see natural disasters as a time to thieve. Helen Joyce hosts


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