Recommendation 1 from ‘BBC’

Article Name:Return to the rainforest: A son’s search for his Amazonian mother

By: William Kremer

Iam not an anthropologist, I’m not a politician, I’m not a missionary. I’m a brother and a son.

Summary:

This is a human interest story and its first paragraph sums it up perfectly: David Good’s parents come from different countries – hardly unusual in the US where he was raised. But the 25-year-old’s family is far from ordinary – while his father is American, his mother is a tribeswoman living in a remote part of the Amazon. Two decades after she left, David realised he had to find her.

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Learn Words from the article:

Anthropologist: A social scientist who specializes in anthropology
Puttered: Work lightly
Apprehension: Fearful expectation or anticipation
Treacherous: Dangerously unstable and unpredictable
Indigenous: Originating where it is found
Fiercely: In a physically fierce manner

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:Flush with wisdom

By: Bachi Karkaria

Narendra Modi is now not just the Alpha and Omega of all our news.

Summary:

The usual wit, satire and dark humor of Bachi Karkaria is packed in this one piece. A sarcastic dig a recent events, this article will not only entertain you but also contribute in increasing your vocabulary level and comprehension skills.

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Learn Words from the article:

Maxim: A saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
Obiter dicta: A judge’s incidental expression of opinion, not essential to the decision and not establishing precedent./An incidental remark.
Hypochondriacs: A patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
Heresy: Any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:12 Minutes of Freedom in 460 Days of Captivity

By: Amanda Lindhout with Sara Corbett

When I describe what happened to me on Aug. 23, 2008, I say that I was taken

Summary:

This is a kidnapping story, one in which the person kidnapped survives and then goes to write about it. Highlighting the kidnappings for ransom in Somalia, this article highlights the courage of the two people concerned and how they survived the conditions they did. Read this emotionally charged up story and you should find it worthwhile.

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Learn Words from the article:

Swaddled: Wrap in swaddling clothes
Regretting: Feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
Bolstered: Support and strengthen
Strife: Lack of agreement or harmony
Hogged: Take greedily; take more than one’s share

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