Your magazine is changing again. Not too much, but at least visually, and we hope you approve. What’s more, in this issue we offer articles from six different English speaking countries: the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, India, New Zealand, and Ireland – all with real English spoken by real people. We still owe you a good website (where you teachers can also download worksheets), and with your continued support we’ll get there, too. What we want to show now is that Speak Up is alive and well, and working hard to please you. Just like London, which is getting ready for the 2012 Olympics, and South Africa, which is preparing for next year’s World Cup, we are trying to get everything ready in a timely fashion. Your participation is fundamental – so let’s dance, like Rama Vaidyanathan, as we work together for the rights of English speakers across Brazil. Happy reading and listening!
CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE
06 This month: Henry VIII
Mia Farrow 10 Strange Stories:
11 Strange Stories:
12 Teacher’s Corner: Money Talks
04 Letters & Club
45 Cultural Matters
46 Good Life
47 Agenda / The Last Laugh
49 Kids’ Cross
50 Song & Lyrics
14 The Energy State: Why Wyoming could be the answer to our problems.
16 God Bless Australia: Nicole Kidman stars in a remarkable movie.
19 On the Buses: Why London’s “Routemasters” are also making a comeback.
22 Richie Havens Remembers Woodstock: We take a trip back in time to the fabulous ’60s.
25 Speak Up in Class: A new insert for language teachers and students.
30 Dancing for Women’s Rights: We meet India’s remarkable Rama Vaidyanathan.
32 Young at Heart: We meet a genuinely old New Zealander.
34 Save Your Brain!: Continuing our series on “Futurology”.
36 Golden Ghosts : An unusual trip to Wyoming.
38 The Call of the Wild : The amazing inhabitants of Yellowstone.
41 The Book: What kind of faith does Obama have?