Recommendation 1 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:‘Never to admit defeat or hail victory till the last point is played’

By: ‘Allan Massie’

America’s irrational policy

Summary:

The article talks about the general human tendency to think that things will go on as they are and not anticipating any kind of change. Applying this theory to the recent match between Murray and Djokovic, the writer points out to the sudden change in the game and compares this change to the one that can happen in the politics or life in general. Summarizing, the writer lists two important lessons to be learnt from various incidents in the end.

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Learn Words from the article:

Wilting: Measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
Infallible: Incapable of failure or error
Resuscitate: Cause to regain consciousness

Recommendation 2 from ‘The NewYorker’

Article Name:‘HOTTER THAN PAUL RYAN’

By: ‘Elizabeth Kolbert’

Before it is too late!

Summary:

The article talks about the excessive melting and declining levels of ice-cap in the Artic sea, the threat of global warming and the lukewarm response the whole issue has received in terms of media coverage as compared to Paul Ryan’s fitness regime. The writer satirically points out towards the silence of both the candidates on the serious issue, stating the need to address the vital issue, while mentioning some recent comments made by Romney and Obama regarding climate change and America.

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Learn Words from the article:

Grandiose: Impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval
Hoax: Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
Gutted: Empty completely; destroy the inside of

Recommendation 3 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name:‘Nuclear Disarmament Disarmed’

By: ‘Gareth Evans’

Deflated balloons are better than a devastated planet

Summary:

The article talks about America’s increasingly tense relations with other countries, especially in the field of nuclear weapons. Talking about Obama’s decisions and actions, the article gives US’s policies towards its own nuclear weapons. Mentioning various treaties regarding disarmament, the article deals with the question of as to who is to blame for the whole thing.

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Learn Words from the article:

Intransigence: The trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise
Dubious: Fraught with uncertainty or doubt
Naive: Marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

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