Recommendation 1 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name:‘American Presidential Beauty’

By: ‘Ian Buruma’

The not so ideal presidential debates

Summary:

The article throws light on the falseness and illegitimacy of the presidential debates done in the USA, focusing on the current one between Romney and Obama. More emphasis is laid on presentation, rather than content making them a personality contest. Mentioning a few past debates and the lack of ideology, the writer states the dependence of results on the 17 % who have not yet decided their candidate and whose decisions will be based on their viewing of the presidential debates.

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Learn Words from the article:

Inadvertent: Happening by chance, unexpectedly or unintentionally
Elitist: Someone who believes in rule by an elite group
Frivolous: Not serious in content, attitude or behavior

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:‘The poetry of our place names ‘

By: ‘Daniel Hannan’

Evocative names in Britain

Summary:

The article is about the poetic nature of the place names in Britain. A few lines of rhyme are given highlighting the lyrical quality of Cornish place names. Expressing his feelings, the writer describes the beauty of a October Day, talking about Cornwall and a visit to Banqueting Hall and justifying why his is a blessed country.

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Learn Words from the article:

Evocative: Serving to bring to mind
Cadence: The close of a musical section
Rebarbative: Serving or tending to repel

Recommendation 3 from ‘Nat Geo’

Article Name:‘Drought Withers U.S. Corn Crop, Heats Debate on Ethanol’

By: ‘Bret Schulte’

MThe golden age of corn

Summary:

The article is about US corn production and it’s relation to ethanol. Giving statistics of corn production and distribution, the effects of the record breaking US drought are discussed. The ethanol plants are hurting and corn prices are on a record high. The impact of corn prices concluded by research by economists is given, and a major fact, that people won’t stop making money if they get opportunity by turning corn into fuel.

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Learn Words from the article:

Scorched: Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
Mandate: Assign authority to
Spurt: Move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy.

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