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CURRENT EVENT | JANUARY 26, 2022

Rediscovering Wild New Guinea Singing Dogs

Scientists have discovered that New Guinea singing dogs, once thought to be extinct in the wild, are indeed still alive. The singing dogs' appearance may be easily confused with other canine species, but their unique howl alerted people to their presence. Listen to hear the New Guinea singing dogs’ distinct howl and find out how scientists confirmed they were still alive in the wild.

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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?

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  • 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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