News Report

Intermediate level

Myanmar election

Episode 151109 / 09 Nov 2015

Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report. Before you listen, read these three summaries.

a) The existing government of Myanmar has won the country's election.

b) The leader of the National League for Democracy says her party has won the election.

c) The leader of the National League for Democracy has suggested her party has won the election.

Now listen and decide which one is correct. Listen again if you need to.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

How was that? Try listening again. Here are three definitions of key vocabulary items which may help you.

main opposition party
second largest political party in a country

officially announced
formally stated by an authority

hinted
said in an indirect way

Step 3: Transcript and answer

The main opposition party in Myanmar, the National League for Democracy, says in some areas in Sunday's election, it won 80% of the vote.

Although only a few results have been officially announced, the party's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, hinted at victory.

Answer

c) The leader of the National League for Democracy has suggested her party has won the election.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio.

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