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CURRENT EVENT | SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Electric Racecars Lead the Way

The technology powering Formula E battery powered racecars is getting better, and that is good news for the electric car industry. The racecars, which make a high-pitched squeal as they whiz around the track, captivate onlookers and create competition among automakers. Companies like Mercedes and Nissan participate in the races to experiment with improving the basic model of the Formula E cars to win the race. Listen to hear what racecar drivers like about the cars and learn how improving technology may impact ordinary drivers.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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