News Talk - more English practice! :D

News Talk - more English practice! :D

文章Kat C » 週二 10月 08, 2013 12:10 am

Dear Yoyoers,

For those of you who enjoy talking about current events, I'd like to invite you to the last News Talk Meetup on Monday Oct. 14, 7 pm, at 巴黎米 Cafe (8mm).

Here's the event info:

Oct. 14 Last News Talk + Fun Quiz! ( ... 144281292/)


The door to the American government is still closed. Pope speaks about gay issues. Iran is reaching out, finally. China is signaling that it will not "let Taiwan put off political talks indefinitely". What?

It looks like it's really time to talk news!

At the News Talk we select from a list of news stories to discuss; you may also bring your own picks to share. Plus a fun quiz on this week's big news stories!

The list of suggested stories will be updated up to the event (you don't have to prepare or have read them to join the discussion). For links to the news stories please go to: ... 144281292/

Taiwan Ruling Party Drops Appeal After Court Halts Expulsion (Businessweek)

Most distracted guest at the party (The Economist)

Taiwan Insurers Have $10 Billion Warchest for Foreign Property (Bloomberg)

China media: Ties with Taiwan (BBC News)

China Seeks 'Equal Consultations' With Taiwan (Wall Street Journal)

Taiwan Is Nexus for Information on Apple (Wall Street Journal)

Taiwan Makes a Breakthrough—Thanks to China (Businessweek)

American's viral 'I quit' video hits home in Taiwan (Los Angeles Times)

Giant duck conquers Taiwan (CNN Travel)

US Congress enters crucial week in budget, debt limit battles (Reuters)

Capture of bombing suspect in Libya represents rare 'rendition' by US military (Washington Post)

Breaking The Silence Between The U.S. And Iran (NPR)

The Promise and Peril of Pope Francis (New York Times)

The hidden cost of inequality: Migrants who die on the journey from poor to rich countries (Washington Post) (blog)

Don't worry if you are not up-to-date on the latest news - who can be? :) That's why we are going to talk about it.

*News Talk discussions are conducted in English. We suggest a NT30/$1 event donation (entirely voluntary! :D) for this meeting to go toward the organizer subscription charge. Thank you and hope to see you there!

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Kat C
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Re: News Talk - more English practice! :D

文章Kat C » 週日 10月 13, 2013 2:39 pm

Just a reminder that News Talk is on tomorrow (Monday)! We'll start with a fun quiz. Join us one last time and catch the latest interesting - or important - news stories. Hope to see you there! :D

Kat C
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