BBC News: How Covid conspiracies, ‘fake news’ and misinformation spread in 2020

Here’s a news item from the BBC which we will use for today’s listening activity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-55348574. First, read the instructions to help you get the most benefit from the task: Click on the link – BBC news – and watch without subtitles Watch it again but this time with subtitles in English. Don’t worry aboutContinue reading “BBC News: How Covid conspiracies, ‘fake news’ and misinformation spread in 2020”

Lijia Zhang: Lotus

This month BBC World Book Club comes from Beijing with Lawrence Pollard. The programme is a guest of the Bookworm, three rooms and a roof terrace full of books in Chinese and English, a fixture on the literary scene here for over a decade. Bestselling Chinese writer Lijia Zhang answers questions about her novel Lotus.Continue reading “Lijia Zhang: Lotus”