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Delhi water crisis

Episode 160223 / 23 Feb 2016

Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report from 23 February 2016. Before you listen, read these three summaries:

a) Engineers cut off a canal in Delhi following protests by members of the Jat community.

b) A canal in Delhi was repaired during protests by members of the Jat community.

c) A canal in Delhi is being repaired following protests by members of the Jat community.

Now listen and decide which one is correct. Listen again if you need to.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

How was that? Try listening again. Here are three definitions of key vocabulary items which may help you.

restored
made to function again

cut off
unable to access something

canal
artificial river made to transport water or boats

Step 3: Transcript and answer

Water supplies are beginning to be restored in the Indian capital, Delhi, following protests which had left 10 million people cut off.

Engineers are working to repair a canal which was damaged during violent protests by members of the Jat community.

Answer

c) A canal in Delhi is being repaired following protests by members of the Jat community.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio.

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