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Unit 10: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

Session 91

Racing driver Niki Lauda has died. Catherine and Dan teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.

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    Activity 1

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News Review

Niki Lauda dies

Austrian racing driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70.

Language challenge

Someone who willingly and confidently takes risks can be described as:

a) meek
b) impudent
c) audacious

Watch the video and complete the activity

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The story

One of the best-known figures in motor racing, the three-times Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda, has died at the age of 70. He's remembered most for his audacious recovery from a near-fatal crash at the German Grand Prix in 1976, in which he sustained major burns.

Key words and phrases

remarkable
unusual and worth mentioning
• By a remarkable coincidence, Dan found a map when he was totally lost!
• Albert Einstein was remarkable for his high intelligence.

made (a) comeback
successfully returned to an activity or position of status
• After three years away, Muhammad Ali made a spectacular boxing comeback.
• Catherine's hoping that cowboy boots will soon be making a comeback.

hits (a) snag
encounters an unexpected problem
• Every time I load the programme, it hits a snag. Can you call I.T. please?
• At the meeting, they identified several snags in their sales strategy.

To do

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

News Review quiz

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Language challenge - answer

c) audacious

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