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CURRENT EVENT | MAY 4, 2022

Pillow Fighting Championship

Many people have fond childhood memories from childhood of playful, silly pillow fights. However, the first-ever pillow fight championship, held recently in Miami, proves that pillow fighting can be serious business. Listen to hear how two brothers came up with the idea of professional pillow fighting, and learn why it can be a physically challenging combat sport.

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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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