ELL News

By Lyn Holian | News articles for students learning English that are engaging and easy to read.

How Much Food Do You Waste?

If all the food that’s thrown away in three American cities could be saved, it would provide 68 million meals for people who don’t have enough to …

The Not-So-Quiet Crisis in Iran

"It is the economy, stupid!" That is a phrase made famous by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. It was a theme of his 1992 campaign. It meant that …

Black Men and Women: The Stress Caused by Racism

Waiting to sign up for health care. Photo credit: AP/Charlie Riedel<p>New reports say that black people suffer mental and physical wounds. The wounds …

The Refugee Crisis Hits the Americas

Central Americans continue to flee their home countries. These countries are Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The refugees say criminal gangs …

Cuba Without Castro? Well, Almost

You have to be about sixty-five years old to remember a time when a Castro was not the head of Cuba. Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. Dwight D. …

Lesbos: An Isle of Despair

Syrian refugees.<p>There are many awful places on earth. Refugees are still fleeing from horror in some Middle East and African nations.<p>Greece, Turkey …

“Adventure” Playgrounds Can Build Confidence

At a place called The Land, in Wrexham, Wales, the ground is littered with pieces of wood, old tires, packing crates, and shopping carts. It looks …

Nearly Murdered at Fifteen, a Young Pakistani Woman Leads the Way

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan.<p>It was October 2012. A Taliban militant boarded the school bus Malala Yousafzai was riding home. He asked, “Who …

Black Parents Ponder: What to Do?

Parenting.<p>A large study looked at the future of black boys raised in affluent black households. The study compared black boys to white boys.<p>The …

Gaza Strip Plunging into a New Crisis

Gaza is a strip of land just southwest of Israel and northwest of Egypt. Both countries control their borders with Gaza. The Mediterranean Sea …

Israel

Shifting Chess Pieces in the Middle East

The area of conflict in Northern Sinai is circled<p>Israel has few friends in the Middle East. Most Arab governments support the rights of Palestinians …

Middle East

How to Handle a Cold

Obama Secretary of Health and Human Services showing how to cough.<p>When you feel a sneeze or a cough coming on, covering your mouth prevents the …

Public Health

It is Not How Much You Eat, it is What You Eat

A healthy family eating healthy food.<p>It is not about calories. It is about the quality of the food you eat. That is the finding of a major new …

Nutrition

The Truth About Tech

Some of the people who created many popular apps are telling kids to put their phones away--at least, a bit more often.<br>The Center for Humane …

Apps

Kurdish Women are Free and Armed

Kurds and Arabs are Muslims. They speak different languages. They live in different regions in the Middle East. They have different cultures.<p>The …

Middle East

China: One Dictator Watching and Everyone Watched

President Xi Jinping of China at the Communist Party congress in Beijing last October. Current law restricts the president to two terms. Credit How …

China

South Africa: The Moment for a Reset is Now

Years ago, South Africa was a nation in apartheid. A white minority controlled the lives of a black majority. It was an evil system and the world …

South Africa

Inspiring, Heartwarming and Funny Stories From The PyeongChang Winter Olympics

The Olympics and Paralympics bring out the best in people, and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are no exception.As athletes set aside their …

Why Your Pay is not Going Up

Reuters<p>Most people work for wages. They work for money-making companies that want to make more money. One way for a company to make more money is to …

U.S. Economy

A detachable airplane cabin and other strange aviation ideas

Vladimir Tatarenko's proposed detachable airplane cabin. (Vladimir Tatarenko/YouTube/Follash/Wiki Commons)<p>A detachable airplane cabin and other …

Tut's tomb to tour

In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, tourists look at the tomb of King Tut as it is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in …

Archivist captures New York's past through home movies, historical footage

The skyline of Manhattan as viewed from the Empire State Building observatory. The Chrysler Building, Queensboro Bridge, and Roosevelt Island are a …

Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad holds a Barbie doll in her likeness at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New …

Yosemite: A magical winter destination

This undated image provided by the National Park Service shows Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park in California in winter. (NPS Photo via …

Museum restores North America's longest painting

Restorations of the 1848 “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ’Round the World.” (New Bedford Whaling Museum/Wiki Commons)<p>Museum restores North …

To Lose Weight – Wait

Use a clock to help you fast.<p>To Lose Weight – Wait<p>Wait to eat that is.<p>New research confirms that some fasting is the key to weight control.<p>Experts do …

Freedom Breaks Out in Iran

Iranian riot police tossed smoke grenades at students. Teheran University, Saturday. Photo Credit: Associated Press<p>By freedom, we mean freedom of …

Healthy Eating in 2018

Healthy food in a bowl.<p>Dieting is not fun. It does not always work. It does not last. What is another way to manage your weight? Nutritionists call …

Why America Will Not Try to Influence the Russian Election

The Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, center, trying to register as a presidential candidate. His application was denied. Photo Credit: …