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CURRENT EVENT | MAY 9, 2016

Race Shapes Up

Both political parties appear to have their presidential nominee. The presumptive nominee for the Republican party is Donald Trump. Candidate Ted Cruz dropped out of the race and after this story aired, John Kasich also ended his candidacy. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders won the state of Indiana and is staying in the race. But it appears all but certain that Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton will be the party’s nominee. Listen to hear more about how this year’s Presidential race is shaping up.

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Story Length: 7:37

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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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