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CURRENT EVENT | AUGUST 18, 2016

Young People Aren’t Buying Homes—Why?

Young adults looking to buy a house are facing greater difficulties than generations before them. The price of homes has gone up and renting is becoming more expensive. Researchers have different theories about why fewer young adults own homes. Some researchers believe that people are waiting longer before buying a home. Others believe that the younger generation is just less interested in homeownership. Listen to learn more about the obstacle that many young Americans are facing when buying a home.

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Story Length: 4:06

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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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