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单元 3: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

课程 22

UN peacekeepers are now being advised to be more forceful. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

UN advises forceful peacekeeping

A recent report by the UN recommends using force against hostile forces since it is the only language they understand.

Language challenge

UN peacekeepers have been told to change their methods when dealing with hostile forces. Which of these words is not a synonym of 'hostile'?

a) sympathetic
b) contentious
c) belligerent

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The story

A United Nations reports says peacekeeping forces need to change the way they operate in high-risk situations and not shy away from using force if necessary.

The report says the UN blue helmet and flag no longer offer natural protection while hostile forces don’t understand a language other than force.

Vocabulary

foil
prevent something from happening

escalating
increasing

shy
avoid doing something

To do

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Language challenge - answer

a) sympathetic

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