Recommendation 1 from ‘Crest Edition’

Article Name:‘Gallow’s Poll’

By: Chidanand Rajghatta

To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice-Desmond Tutu

Summary:

The quote epitomizes of this article: it illustrates its theme, death penalty and its barbarity. The article outlines how slowly but steadily anti-death penalty movements have gained ground since 1995. The article is written very well and illustrates its core principles amazingly well, an absolute must read.

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Learn Words from the article:

Twitch: Make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
Populous: Densely populated
Thwart: Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Moratorium: A legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘When I left care they said I was a great survivor’

By: ‘Lemn Sissay’

It is not just about survival

Summary:

The article is the care leaving story of the writer, chronicling a miserable time of his life after he left care and was locked down in an institution called Wood End assessment center. It talks about the odds he had to face, his escape and return to the same place, and finally him getting an apartment.

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Dungarees: A coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
Reiterate: To say, state, or perform again
Unrelenting: Never-ceasing

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Independent’

Article Name:‘Adopting in Tanzania: Both sides now’

By: ‘Jane Rose’

The legal battles

Summary:

The article is an account of the trials and tribulations faced by the author because of the arduous laws in Tanzania regarding adoption and raising a child. Explaining why she has not been able to marry and the cause of her constant anxiety and uncertainty over the years, she explains the ordeals she had to face in terms of legal battles to gain the full and legal custody of her boy.

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Learn Words from the article:

Coerce: To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
Construe: Make sense of; assign a meaning to
Incoherently: In a manner without logical or meaningful connection.

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