Session 3

Get up-to-date with the latest news and understand it too with Lingohack. Listen to and watch authentic BBC World News bulletins and learn key words and phrases to help you make sense of the news.

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Today's Headlines:

Former Israel President Shimon Peres dies

Button batteries risk to children

The farmer who paints sheep

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Shimon Peres, the former president of Israel, has died at the age of 93. He was one of the defining figures of the Israeli state and played an essential role in forging a political deal with the Palestinians in the 1990s.

Doctors are warning about the dangers of those small round batteries that you find in watches, toys, greeting cards, and so many other things. The doctors have seen a rise in the number of children who're suffering severe injuries after swallowing them accidentally.

A farmer in northern England has come up with a novel way to stop thieves stealing his sheep. Pip Simpson has decided to spray paint his entire flock bright orange. It's after 300 of his sheep were stolen over the past four years. 

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Session Vocabulary

  • forging
    creating (something) that lasts

    occurrences of physical damage to a person

    (here as an adjective) original; not seen before