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    #1

    Hello and happy new year to everyone!

    Glad to be here. Anyone knows good resources for reading comprehensions about current events at the intermediate level?
    Last edited by finefeeling; 01-Feb-2006 at 14:12.

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    #2

    Re: Hello and happy new year to everyone!

    Low level: http://www.simpleenglishnews.com/
    Intermediate and higher levels: http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com
    The BBC do a weekly lesson too.

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    #3

    Re: Hello and happy new year to everyone!

    Thank you very much! I'll go check them up right away.
    Also, I have a question about the "do" in your reply.

    "The BBC do a weekly lesson too."

    Why not use "does"?

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    #4

    Re: Hello and happy new year to everyone!

    In British English we tend to use plural verbs and pronouns for collective nouns, including companies. Americans tend to use the singular.

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