Unit 4 – Medicine (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting / Relevant Articles:

Medical Innovations:

Medical innovations in the digital age

Aspirin:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161255.php

Anaesthesia:

http://www.anzca.edu.au/patients/anaesthestist

X-Rays:

http://www.livescience.com/32344-what-are-x-rays.html

Penicillin:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/216798.php

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/flemingpenicillin.html

Antibiotics

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/09/330143669/last-resort-antibiotics-in-jeopardy-as-use-rises-globally

‘Superbugs’ (resistant to antibiotics):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/revolting-recipe-from-the-dark-ages-may-be-key-to-defeat-mrsa-10144616.html

The Bionic Eye:

http://bionicvision.org.au/eye

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41052/title/The-Bionic-Eye/

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140923-im-blind-but-i-have-bionic-eyes

Microsoft’s HoloLens and the future of medicine:

http://www.upworthy.com/a-medical-school-in-cleveland-got-one-of-the-coolest-gifts-of-all-time-from-microsoft-holograms?c=ufb1

‘Telemedicine’:

The $30 billion telemedicine industry: What’s missing?

WonderWork (a charitable organization that provides free surgeries for children in the poorest countries of the world).

The Science of Wasabi (Japanese Horseradish /’Meerrettich’) and the development of new pain meds:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/12/wasabi-receptor-video_n_7041038.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000010

Ingredients in Medicines:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qpzc5

Revolutionising Cancer Treatment: 

http://www.upworthy.com/a-scientist-is-working-on-a-revolutionary-way-to-treat-cancer-and-it-involves-bubbles?c=ufb1

da Vinci surgical system:

http://twistedsifter.com/videos/doctor-uses-robot-to-stitch-grape-back-together/

Quiz: Can You Diagnose These Common Illness?”:

http://quizpug.com/can-you-diagnose-these-common-illnesses/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=cpc

Quiz: Do you know what do these doctors specialise in?: 

http://quizpug.com/can-you-guess-what-kind-of-doctors-these-are/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=cpc

Vocabulary

Websites for medical-related vocabulary / terminology:

https://www.englishclub.com/english-for-work/medical.htm

http://www.businessenglishsite.com/medical-english-tests.html

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Unit 3 – Sport (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting / Relevant Articles

Great Athletes:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/rogerfederer/5758572/Top-20-sports-stars-of-all-time-how-does-Roger-Federer-compare-to-other-greats.html

http://www.topendsports.com/world/lists/greatest-all-time/women.htm

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/31761963

The beautiful game:

http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/why-they-call-it-the-beautiful-game-65-stunning-images-of-the-world-cup-slideshow/presented-by-dodge-dart-photo-1403728227750.html

http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/history/the-game/origins.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/naming-the-beautiful-game-it-s-called-soccer-a-420024.html

Forbes List of Highest-Paid Athletes (2014):

http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/#tab:overall

Wealthiest Athletes (Endorsements):

http://www.cheatsheet.com/sports/top-10-wealthiest-athletes-worldwide-endorsements-edition.html/?a=viewall

Endorsements:

Adidas:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/adidas-to-sign-up-to-500-athletes-for-endorsements-1421179139

Red Bull:

http://www.redbull.com/en/athletes

Women in Sport:

Yuna Kim (Youtube videos):

Sochi Olympics 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K23m2QUOHvY

Vancouver Olympics 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH7vsyqiVjk

Juliana Buhring (Ultra-Endurance Cyclist, Guinness world record holder for the fastest circumnavigation by bicycle):

From Christian Cult to World Record Holder: Juliana Buhring’s Incredible Story

Germany’s National Women’s Football Team:

http://www.dfb.de/en/national-teams/womens-national-team/

Gender in Sport – Fighting for a level playing field

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/12/07/soccer-women-team?cmpid=tp-fb

Types of Martial Arts:

http://www.blackbeltwiki.com/martial-arts-styles:

“The Karate Kid” (1984 Hollywood movie – the original!) Youtube clip:

Fight scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBktYJsJq-E

Industrial Design in Sport – Nike Free Climb

https://www.behance.net/gallery/25997781/Nike-Free-Climb-Concept

Mountaineering – Climbers who have perished on Mt Everest:

Dead bodies on Mount Everest

Extreme Sport – Base Jumping

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/18/extreme-athlete-dean-potter-among-two-killed-base-jumping-in-yosemite

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/activities/aerial-sports/why-are-so-many-base-jumpers-dying/?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=now_you_know_20160915&utm_campaign=Content&utm_rd=260524

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/boxing/article-3058862/Manny-Pacquiao-pictured-teenage-boxer-Manila-gym-prepares-fight-against-Floyd-Mayweather-Las-Vegas.html

A brutal sport:

2016 Paraolympics:

https://www.si.com/olympics/2016/09/07/paralympics-rio-2016-inspiration-technology-doping

 

Animals in Sport (and Entertainment):

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/magazine/sport/animals-sport-and-entertainment

Animals in Sports and Entertainment

Vocabulary 

Sport idioms

http://www.learnenglish.de/vocabulary/sportidioms.html

http://www.learn-english-today.com/idioms/idiom-categories/sports/sports1-ball-game.html

What it takes to be a great athlete (phrases):

http://www.phrasemix.com/collections/13-qualities-of-a-great-athlete-in-english

 Grammar – Additional references:

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/determiners-and-quantifiers/definite-article http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1113_gramchallenge30/

http://www.englishpracticeonline.com/verbs-adjectives-and-dependent-prepositions/

Unit 2 – Environment (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting articles / Research topics:

Diverse environment(al) issues: 

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/

Climate Change:

http://www.upworthy.com/these-kids-arent-all-right-7-photos-show-you-a-world-of-change?c=ufb1

Global Warming:

What is Global Warming?

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/three-degree-world-cities-drowned-global-warming?CMP=fb_gu

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-20/paris-climate-accord-could-make-the-world-19-trillion-richer?utm_content=bufferf5e84&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Rise of Sea Levels:

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/antarctic-sea-ice-reaches-new-record-maximum/#.VRr-ktybKlI

https://news.vice.com/article/it-was-warmer-in-antarctica-than-in-new-york-city-last-week-and-thats-not-even-the-bad-news?utm_source=vicenewstwitter&utm_medium=post&utm_term=hotter%20than%20new%20york,hot%20antarctica&utm_campaign=Polar&__surl__=IgDhM&__ots__=1427832072310&__step__=1

https://news.vice.com/article/antarcticas-melting-ice-sheets-might-bring-more-sea-level-rise-to-the-us-than-anywhere-else

Usage of Fossil Fuels:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2015/apr/10/how-much-fossil-fuel-are-we-using-right-now?CMP=fb_gu&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_term=guardian%20carbon%20ticker&utm_campaign=Climate&__surl__=IgDLP&__ots__=1428669561048&__step__=1

Renewable Energies:

http://exploringgreentechnology.com/green-living/alternative-energy-sources/

http://www.ecowatch.com/coal-mine-hydroelectric-2321724350.html?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=EcoWatch

Wind Farms / Wind Energy:

http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/technology/wind-power/wind-farms/

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/wind-energy-encounters-problems-and-resistance-in-germany-a-910816.html

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/06/22/owl-wings-wind-turbine-quieter

Solar Power on the Rise!:

http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/striking-chart-showing-solar-power-will-take-over-world.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_term=solar%20uturn%20smiling%20graph&utm_campaign=Climate&__surl__=IgDX2&__ots__=1429273865353&__step__=1

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-14/fossil-fuels-just-lost-the-race-against-renewables

Plant Power:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/turning-energy-plants-produce-usable-electricity-180955110/?utm_source=Twitter.com&no-ist

Global Water Crisis:

Millions of Gallons of Water are Being Pumped Out of California for the Worst Possible Reason

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/how-extensive-is-californias-drought-compare-the-photos

Californian Drought and Nestle bottled water scandal:

Millions of Gallons of Water are Being Pumped Out of California for the Worst Possible Reason

The Volcanic Eruption that Changed the World:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150410-tambora-volcano-eruption-climate-change-famine-earth-science/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20150410news-eruption&utm_campaign=Content&sf8515268=1

Eco-fashion / Sustainable Fashion – New York Fashion week Autumn Winter 2010. “Going green is the new black”:

Textile Recycling (BoergroepHolland) :

Waste reduction in the food-service industry:

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-untapped-potential-of-wasted-food?mbid=social_facebook

Lego search for sustainable plastics:

http://magazine.good.is/articles/lego-invests-in-greener-bricks?upw

Reusable Coffee Cups – The ‘Freiburg Cup’:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38066528