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Recommendation 1 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:There’s nothing social about social media

By: Janet Daley

The little boys with their dirty talk have brought on a fully fledged crisis of confidence


The article, as the title suggests, is about the negatives of social media. Social media has a number of critics and the author also seems to be one. I do agree that social media does have its faults but what is the degree of these faults? Have to say that agree with the start of the article; things that we thought would disappear from this world have continued to exist.

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Obsolescence: The process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date
Fetish: Excessive or irrational devotion to some activity
Inexorable: Not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
Glib: Marked by lack of intellectual depth
Anarchic: Without law or control
Promulgation: A public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen.

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:Iran: enter a pragmatist


Hassan Rouhani is a centrist who has kept lines of communication open to most of Iran’s competing power centres.


Iran has seen a regime change and with it has a change in stance of the Iranian Government. A centrist leader has come to fore and all the extremist talk of the past has dwindled. The article talks about what the future holds for Iran and the kind of policies we could see from its leader in the near future.

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Pragmatist: A person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions
Genuflected: Bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image
Belligerence: Hostile or warlike attitude or nature

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:What makes a good political slogan?

By: Amy Mullins

When it comes to election slogans, puns, alliteration and rhyming all help.


Read these one liners: It’s Time, Keep The Bastards Honest, The Answer is Liberal, Change We Can Believe In and the Yes We Can chant. What exactly are these? These are election slogans for different politicians. This super interesting article talks about the impact of election slogans and points out the different ones used at different times. A pretty interesting and informative read.

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Learn Words from the article:

Puns: A humorous play on words
Alliteration: Use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
Pithy: Concise and full of meaning
Mediocre: Moderate to inferior in quality.



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