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Unit 5: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

Session 41

Tech company Apple says that in future its Safari web browser will ask owners' permission to allow Facebook to monitor their activity. Catherine and Dan bring you the language you need to talk about this story.

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News Review

Apple to hinder Facebook web tracking

Tech company Apple says that in future its Safari web browser will ask owners' permission to allow Facebook to monitor their activity. Catherine and Dan bring you the language you need to talk about this story.

Language challenge

Frustrate often means annoy - but what other meaning can it have?
a) rile
b) infuriate
c) hinder

Watch the video and complete the activity

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The story

Apple has announced measures intended to frustrate software tools used by Facebook to track web users automatically.

Apple's software chief said its web browser, Safari, would in future ask owners' permission before allowing the social network to monitor their activity.

Key words and phrases

spat
short, often petty, argument

  • We aren't talking at the moment. We had a spat about whose turn it is to wash up.
  • Dan and his brother used to get into spats over video games.

snooping
secretly observing

  • How did you know where I hid the biscuits? Have you been snooping on me?
  • The spy snooped through the documents on the ambassador's desk.

took a shot
attacked

  • The boxer took an early shot at his rival during the press conference, but missed.
  • The presidential candidates took shots at each other during the televised debate.

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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Language challenge - answer

c) hinder

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