Recommendation 1 from ‘The Times of India’

Article Name:‘Healthcare that is free but insufficient’

By: ‘Rema Magarajan’

Imust judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading. : John Adams

Summary:

Writer of the article has highlighted the good and bad of Rio de Janeiro’s health system with the help of the story of a single mother living in an impoverished area of the city. An NGO is helping her to get the skills she needs to stand on her feet.

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Learn Words from the article:

Advice: Counsel
Analgesic: Painkiller
Prescription: instruction
Eventually: Finally

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:‘Like a diamond in the sky…’

By: ‘Aparna Karthikeyan’

Guess I’ve been reading too much fantasy. : Aprilynne Pike

Summary:

The article is basically a book review of “To A Mountain In Tibet”, written by Colin Thubron. Writer states that this book will stay with the reader for a long time and there are many reasons for it.

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Learn Words from the article:

Mystique: air of mystery
Compassion: Sympathy
Reflective: pensive
Exultation: Ecstasy

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘These photos of Kate will only add to the myth of monarchy’

By: ‘Tanya Gold’

Victim hood to a woman so privileged

Summary:

The article takes on the topic of the leaking of the topless pictures of Kate Middleton in a magazine, talking about the fuss over the whole issue and points towards the extra importance the news have been given despite there being other important issues. It debates over the image of monarchy concluded from people’s reaction to the situation, stating the worst difference for monarchy is indifference.

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Learn Words from the article:

Squalid: Morally degraded; unpleasant and offensive; slovenly
Profligate: Recklessly wasteful
Arcane: Requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

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