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CURRENT EVENT | DECEMBER 15, 2021

Video Streaming Chess

U.S. chess champion Hikaru Nakamura does not view himself as a streamer gaming superstar; however, the huge number of followers on his Twitch channel suggests otherwise. Twitch is an interactive live streaming platform where video gamers broadcast their games and watch others play. Although Nakamura joined a few years ago, his popularity grew during the pandemic when people were at home looking for new things to do. Listen to hear Nakamura’s advice for new chess players and find out why some people are not happy about his success on Twitch.

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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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