1. Three pieces from the international edition of Der Spiegel:
i) a very forthright piece on Boris Johnson’s fall from grace https://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/boris-johnsons-abgang-und-die-folgen-fuer-europa-warum-wir-auf-die-briten-nicht-verzichten-koennen-1657274390-a-590a7ec1-8e75-4bab-a638-e29a11022ee8
ii) a visit to Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s home town https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-visit-to-volodymyr-zelenskyy-s-hometown-kryvyi-rih-city-of-steel-a-95aa1a79-905c-462f-aa02-c61b103321f8
iii) an interview with the Afghan Minister of the Interior, Anas Haqqani https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/der-spiegel-interview-with-taliban-leader-anas-haqqani-you-ask-questions-like-an-investigator-a-da3d8658-fcce-4865-a4f2-91eb3e1aff93
2. Is this a development that we should welcome, notwithstanding its genesis? https://campustechnology.com/articles/2022/07/07/meta-releases-open-source-ai-machine-translation-model.aspx
3. The UK National Poetry Day website has had a revamp in preparation for this year’s celebration on 6th October https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/ Lots of individual poems here https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poems/ and resources and lesson plans here https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/resources/ Try this one from the new Children’s Laureate, Joseph Coelho https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poem/february/ or James Carter’s suggestions for using his poem, Kennings, in class https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/NPD22-Resource-Kennings.pdf PDF of the Kennings resource below.
4. And, finally, how about some window shopping on this photography site? https://www.picfair.com/users/CarolineHumphreys/boards/F8IEQIt8R_0 Here’s one of my favourites, a goose-stepping bird https://www.picfair.com/pics/015875516-free-kick What I didn’t know, though, is that the goose-step has absolutely nothing to do with geese (or any other kind of bird) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_step