Real English Conversation - 23 : Current news
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John: Did you hear about the latest political scandal?
Sophia: No, what happened? I read that there was a major earthquake in Japan.
John: That's terrible. I hope everyone is okay. Have you been following the news on the COVID-19 pandemic?
Sophia: Yes, it's been a major story for over a year now. Did you see the news about the new vaccine that's being developed?
John: Yes, it's promising news that could help us control the spread of the virus. I heard that there were major protests in several cities across the country.
Sophia: Yes, people are really upset about the issue and demanding change. Did you see the story about the record-breaking heatwave?
John: Yes, it's another sign of the growing climate crisis. Have you been following the space mission to Mars?
Sophia: Yes, it's exciting to see humans exploring other planets. Did you hear about the new breakthrough in renewable energy?
John: Yes, it's an important step towards a more sustainable future. I read that there's a new movie that's breaking box office records.
Sophia: Oh, which one is it? Did you hear that the economy is starting to recover from the pandemic?
John: That's good news. Hopefully, it will continue to improve.
What is the major story that has been in the news for over a year?
What is the breakthrough in renewable energy that was in the news?
What is the record-breaking heatwave a sign of?
What country did the major earthquake occur in?
What is the name of the new vaccine that's being developed?