Learning Through Headlines (20160830): Kanye West’s Latest Tweet An Olive Branch To Taylor Swift

31 Aug , 2016  

Can’t we all just get along? In today’s LTH, we’re talking about two powerhouses of pop music, as well as the phrase “extending an olive branch”. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kanye-west-taylor-swift-tweet_us_57c46f0ce4b0cdfc5ac86c3e


Learning Through Headlines (20160829): Drug company stung by criticism of ‘outrageous’ EpiPen price rises

29 Aug , 2016  

Drug companies need to be careful: if they raise their prices too high, people will feel that this is outrageous. We’re talking all about this word ‘outrageous’ in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37179158


Learning Through Headlines (20160826): There’s An Earth-Like Planet “On Our Doorstep” And Scientists Are Excited

26 Aug , 2016  

Scientists are excited about the discovery of a planet that human beings could one day live on, and we are excited about the chance to talk about the suffix “-like”. https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/our-nearest-star-has-an-earth-like-planet-and-scientists-are?utm_term=.wa2yNPqVy#.uxwDnPvjD


Learning Through Headlines (20160825): An Indian man got addicted to knives, ate 40 of them

26 Aug , 2016  

And you thought smoking was bad! We’re using this story about a man’s addiction to eating knives to talk about the language of being addicted to something. https://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/an-indian-man-got-addicted-to-eating-knives-ate-40-of-them-a?utm_term=.lckRrpKyR#.yrPlEp48l


Learning Through Headlines (2016824): Japan upstages Brazil at the closing ceremony as their prime minister appears dressed as Super Mario in brilliant skit

24 Aug , 2016  

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sure knows how to put on a show! Find out what it means to upstage someone in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3752312/I-wait-Tokyo-Opening-Ceremony-Japan-upstages-Brazil-closing-ceremony-prime-minister-appears-dressed-Super-Mario-brilliant-skit.html


Learning Through Headlines (20160823): Dying singer Gord Downie bids Canada farewell

23 Aug , 2016  

Although today’s headline is a bit sadder than usual, it gives us a good opportunity to take about the phrase “bid someone farewell”. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37147588


Learning Through Headlines (20160822): Trump’s Campaign Shakeup Is Likely Too Little, Too Late

22 Aug , 2016  

Today in light of recent news from the Trump Campaign, we’re talking about the phrase “shake-up”, and what it means to “shake something up” https://morningconsult.com/2016/08/21/trumps-campaign-shakeup-likely-little-late/


Learning Through Headlines (20160819): Successful people reveal their first 7 jobs

19 Aug , 2016  

A recent Twitter phenomenon has many people realizing that even some of the most successful people on the planet also began their professional lives washing dishes and mowing lawns.


Learning Through Headlines (20160818): People Are Loving The New Panda Express ‘Spork’

18 Aug , 2016  

Is it a fork? Is it chopsticks? Whatever it is, get used to this new word, because it might be coming to a restaurant near you! time.com/4456371/panda-express-chork/

Daily Life

Learning Through Headlines (20160817): Obama’s shade on Trump has people looking up ‘demagogue’

17 Aug , 2016  

Lookups for ‘demigod’ and ‘malarkey’ also spiked after U.S. president’s DNC speech Wednesday www.cbc.ca/news/trending/demag…ama-trump-1.3698996


Learning Through Headlines (20160816)

16 Aug , 2016  

Emoji equality: Useless trend or meaningful push to encourage diversity? New icons representing professional women to be added to emoji keyboards http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/emoji-equality-google-1.3686884


Learning Through Headlines (20160815)

15 Aug , 2016  

Pokemon Go craze claims its first Greek casualty Link