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:

Obama says Trump unfit to be president

Singapore scientists create cyborg beetle

Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

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President Obama has said the Republican nominee Donald Trump is unfit to be president and questioned why party leaders still support his candidacy. Mr Trump has hit back, accusing Mr Obama of failed leadership.

Scientists in Singapore have wired up giant beetles and shown that they can control the insects remotely. They're hoping to use the technology to help save lives in disaster zones and to fight security threats.

British scientists at Cambridge University have gained a new insight into behavioural changes that happen in our teenage years. Using brain scanning techniques, they're gaining clues about why some young people develop mental illnesses.

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Session Vocabulary

  • questioned
    (here) expressed doubts about

    from a distance