Lesson 79: A Story about Associations (Level 2+)

Swami Vivekananda (born January 12, 1863, Calcutta [now Kolkata] – died July 4, 1902, near Calcutta), was a spiritual leader and reformer who attempted to combine Indian spirituality with western material progress. Vivekananda felt that the highest ideal was to

Lesson 78: Asia (Level 2+)

The world’s biggest continent, Asia stretches almost halfway around the globe and covers one- third of earth’s landmass. It has the world’s tallest mountains, the world’s largest lake and the world’s lowest point on land. The tallest mountain is Mount …

Lesson 75: Dolphins

Dolphins are highly intelligent marine mammals. They belong to the family of toothed whales that includes orcas and pilot whales. They are found worldwide in shallow seas of the continental shelves. They are carnivores and mostly eat fish and squid. Dolphins are generally …

Lesson 74: Zika (Level 2+)

Zika is a virus spread by mosquitoes. For most people it is a very mild infection and is not harmful. However, it may be more serious for pregnant women, as there is evidence that it causes birth defects– in particular, abnormally small heads …

Lesson 73 – Swiss Time Bank (Level 2 +)

St Gallen is the first Swiss city to introduce a novel banking scheme in which retired care volunteers “deposit” hours worked looking after elderly people. In return they can use any time saved up for their own care provision later in life. …

Lesson 72 – The Stray Puppy

Laila was sleeping when she heard a soft whimpering sound outside her window. I wonder who is making that sound, she thought. She got out of bed and looked outside. She saw a small brown puppy sitting under the window. “Amma,” Laila called. “There’s …

Lesson 71 – Vinay Kumar and the Thieves

Vinay Kumar was a taxi driver for many years. Recently, he became a bus driver. He does not regret switching jobs because he finds his new work far more exciting. Last week, Vinay was driving down the Ring Road. He …

Lesson 70: Alexander Graham Bell (Level 2+)

Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 3, 1847. His father was Professor of Elocutionand the Art of Speech at Edinburgh University. Along with his two brothers, Alexander was at first taught at home by their mother, Eliza …