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Unit 6: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

Session 60

The threat from online criminals in the UK continues. Catherine and Tom discuss the language from this story.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Stopping the cyber-criminals

The fight against digital crime continues in the UK.

Language challenge

Which is the correct spelling?

a) syber
b) ciber
c) cyber

Watch the video and complete the activity

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The story

The British authority tackling cybercrime is giving details of the extent to which the country is facing constant threats. The National Cybersecurity centre says it's confronting more than ten cyberattacks in the UK every week.

Key words and phrases

code
a system or collection of rules or guidelines
• There is a dress code in this office. You need to wear a shirt and tie.
• Following the Highway Code will help you to drive safely.

thwarts
prevents; opposes successully; frustrates
• The police thwarted a bank robbery. They caught the criminals before they arrived.
• My holiday plans were thwarted when my manager told me I couldn’t have time off!

doesn't pay
does not provide a reward (monetary or otherwise)
• It doesn’t pay to cheat in exams. You can't hide a lack of knowledge forever.
• Now that I’m in prison I can’t see my wife and kids. It’s true what they say – crime doesn’t pay!

To do

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

News Review - The 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) cyber

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