I took to class some issues of Time and of El Semanal, the Sunday magazine that comes with a popular newspaper in our region, La Voz de Galicia .
I wanted to make them see how globalization affects what we read: when there is a piece of news about a general topic, we very often find the same articles in both magazines; the Spanish version is usually a translation of the English one (the articles are published in the USA first) and the differences sometimes lie in the size of the photographs. Judge by yourselves (click on the photos to get a larger image):
Sometimes even the cover is the same:
We do read articles in English from a number of magazines and newspapers for our English classes but I´m afraid they consider this kind of reading "class work" and what I mean to encourage is reading to improve their general knowledge and, eventually, for pleasure.