Words in the News
Notting Hill Carnival
Episode 150902 / 02 Sep 2015
One of the world's largest street music festivals has taken place in London.
Around sixty bands in colourful costumes took part in the Notting Hill Carnival. Thirty-eight sound systems entertained the crowds.
Revellers at the annual event donned raincoats and held umbrellas as west London was hit by downpours.
More than a million people are believed to have attended the event across its two days.
clothes worn for a certain type of activity
electrical equipment used to play music, recordings and announcements
people at a party or celebration
put on (clothes)
heavy rain showers
Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.
Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.
costumes / sound systems / revellers / donned / downpours
1. It was the impressive _________ and cutting edge DJs such as Larry Levan that kept the clubbers coming back night after night.
2. Hundreds of tents and piles of rubbish were left behind by _________ after the two day music festival.
3. Motorists across the South East were warned to keep their speeds down amid further _________ and expected flooding.
4. Halloween is weeks away but some _________ are already causing controversy online.
5. But of course I have watched the West Ham men's team on television and it was like a dream come true when I _________ their jersey with the same logo.
1. It was the impressive sound system and cutting edge DJs such as Larry Levan that kept the clubbers coming back night after night.
2. Hundreds of tents and piles of rubbish were left behind by revellers after the two day music festival.
3. Motorists across the South East were warned to keep their speeds down amid further downpours and expected flooding.
4. Halloween is weeks away but some costumes are already causing controversy online.
5. But of course I have watched the West Ham men's team on television and it was like a dream come true when I donned their jersey with the same logo.
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