Session 21

Pope Francis has made his first official visit to Chile and Peru, starting with the city of Santiago. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

Pope's first official visit to Santiago

The Pope has entered the Chilean capital city of Santiago. The Argentinian pontiff has been greeted by thousands of people.

Language challenge

Pope Francis has travelled into the city of Santiago on his first official visit to Chile and Peru. He travelled ‘in a car at the head of a slow-moving group of vehicles’. Which word below best describes this situation?

a) motorcade
b) convoy
c) caravan

Vidiyoo daawwadhuuti shaakala kana xumuri




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The story

Pope Francis has begun his first official visit to Chile and Peru.

Thousands of Chileans greeted the pontiff, who is from Argentina, as his motorcade travelled into the city.

But the crowds were much smaller than for his previous visits to Latin America. There are expected to be protests about an abuse scandal involving Catholic priests.


quieter than usual

small in number or spread out

pin their hopes on
hope someone or something will help them

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.

Baga gammadde! Qormaata xumurteetta
Excellent! Great job! Carraa badaa! Qabxii argatte:
x / y


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Language challenge - answer

a) motorcade


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