Unit 1: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

Session 9

London has introduced a tax to combat air pollution. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English. 

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News Review

Toxicity tax for London’s polluting cars

The T-charge, a new daily tax on London's worst polluting cars, has been introduced. 

Language challenge

The T-charge, a tax to combat air pollution, has been launched in London. The ‘T’ stands for 'toxicity' – the noun form of 'toxic', meaning 'poisonous'. Which of these words does NOT also mean 'toxic'?

a) benign
b) noxious
c) venomous


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News Review quiz

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Language challenge - answer

a) benign