Session 3

Get up-to-date with the latest news and understand it too with Lingohack. Listen to and watch authentic BBC World news bulletins and learn key words and phrases that help you make sense of the news.

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Today's Headlines:

UK vote on Syria air strikes

US to deploy special force to Iraq

Facebook founder giveaway

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British politicians are going to decide today whether to back air strikes in Syria directed against Islamic State militants. A ten-hour parliamentary debate is going to end in a vote on whether the UK should join the US-led coalition that is bombing the extremists.

The American Secretary of Defence Ash Carter says US special forces will be deployed to help fight IS in both – Iraq and Syria. Mr Carter said the ground troops will carry out raids, free hostages and capture IS leaders.

Facebook founder and his wife – they've pledged to their new baby daughter to give away 99% of their shares to good causes. How much is that? That'll be $45bn.

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Session Vocabulary

  • extremists
    people who have views others think are very unreasonable

    short, unexpected military attacks

    made a formal promise (here to give away something)