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23rd February 2017: Universal basic income is becoming an urgent necessity

Finland trials an income scheme where two thousand unemployed people aged between 25 and 58 receive €560 as a monthly benefit.

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  • Hi Richard,

    Thanks for your feedback. Your comments have been passed onto our commissioning team. As the news lessons are adapted from Guardian newspaper articles, it's quite tricky to make all of the language suitable for low levels but we shall endeavor to keep future lessons as close to the advertised level as possible.

    For you lower level students, you might also like to try our elementary news lessons. These are based on current events but not adapted from articles so the stories are written from scratch by our authors. These might be more suitable for your adult students as they are topical lesson but at a low level.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Hello! Thank you for these great weekly and monthly news lessons. I think that they are a great idea and work well for higher level students. However it would be even better if your pre-intermediate lessons were a little less difficult. I teach adult migrants between the ages of 30 and mid-60s who are mainly pre-intermediate level. For the most part the articles labelled as pre-intermediate/intermediate are far too convoluted for my students. For example this article could have had paragraphs 2,3 and 4 nipped so as to focus on the Finland pilot and the results of the earlier experiments. This would have made the article more accessible for my students. I try these out now and again with a lot of support, however in the end I feel that my students are left a bit flat from the effort.
    Thanks again.

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