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How to use the language from the latest news stories

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Spain is in crisis after violence during an unofficial referendum in Catalonia. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English. 

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News Review

Spain in crisis after Catalan vote

The Spanish region of Catalonia has voted for independence in an unofficial referendum

Language challenge

What does the expression 'to put something on the map' mean?

a) to find somewhere
b) to draw a location
c) to make something famous

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The story

Catalans are going on strike today to protest the violence that marred the region's independence referendum on Sunday.

Catalonia's regional government says over 90% of Sunday's voters opted for independence, but only 40% of Catalans voted.

Key words and phrases

map out
make a detailed plan

goes it alone
does something on its own, without help from others

step back from the brink
decide against an action which may have a bad result

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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Language challenge - answer

c) to make something famous