Session 33

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged that his company didn't do enough to prevent data misuse. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

Facebook CEO admits failings

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged that his company didn't do enough to prevent data misuse, as he prepares to answer questions from the US congress. Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.

Language challenge

Facebook has acknowledged that it didn’t do enough to stop data misuse. The prefix mis- can be seen in the words  misuse, mishear, misunderstand, and misplace. What does mis- mean?

a) not
b) bad
c) miss
d) female

ቨዲዮውን ተመልክተው ክንውኑን ይፈፅሙ

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The story

The Facebook chief, Mark Zuckerberg, has acknowledged that the company didn’t do enough to stop data misuse.

The social network has been facing sharp criticism after the personal data of millions of users was shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Key words and phrases

ramifications
results or consequences

shoot down
destroy, prevent or ruin

the stakes are high
the risks are significant

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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Excellent! Great job! መጥፎ እድል ነጥብ አስመዝግበዋል :
x / y

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Language challenge - answer

b) bad

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