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

Session 23

The Grammys have taken place in New York. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

What happened at the Grammys?

The American music industry awards, the Grammys, have taken place in New York. Some artists wore white roses in support of the Time's Up campaign against sexual harassment.

Language challenge

The Grammy awards are named after an early machine that played music. What's its full name?

a) gramoplayer
b) gramophone
c) gramomatic

Watch the video and complete the activity

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The story

The music industry's biggest awards - the Grammys - has taken place in New York, with many of the performers and audience wearing white roses in support of the Time's Up campaign against sexual harassment.

Vocabulary

crashes
attends a party without an invitation

grabs
succeeds in getting something that other people want

movements
groups of people who take action to achieve a shared aim

To do

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

News Review quiz

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Language challenge - answer

b) gramophone

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