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CURRENT EVENT | FEBRUARY 15, 2022

Kid News: Electric Cars

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming popular all around the world. EVs are considered “clean” because they run on electricity rather than gasoline, which spews harmful gasses into the air. It takes precious resources to make EVs, though, and they are more expensive to buy, although that may change soon. Listen to learn more about electric vehicles and why one European country sells an unusually high number of them.

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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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