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CURRENT EVENT | JANUARY 7, 2022

Debate: Is the Age of Gas-Powered Vehicles Ending?

It once seemed unimaginable, but the end of gasoline-powered cars may now be in sight. Several states have set timelines for phasing out gas cars. They say exhaust fumes contribute to global warming and want green technologies like electric cars to take over. But gas powered cars still make up a huge majority of the cars sold today, and some say that America is not prepared to say goodbye to gas vehicles in the near future. Listen to learn about what it would take to phase out gas vehicles and then debate: Is the age of gas-powered vehicles ending?

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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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