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Unit 4: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

Session 32

Anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. Catherine and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

Wayiitiwwan marii boqonnaa kana keessaa

Wayitii marii qabxii 32

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    Activity 1

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News Review

Winnie Mandela dies

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81.

Language challenge

The prominent anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. Which of these options does NOT mean ‘prominent’?

a) noticeable
b) sticking out from a surface
c) important
d) none of the above

Vidiyoo daawwadhuuti shaakala kana xumuri

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The story

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has led tributes to the prominent anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela, who has died at the age of 81. Winnie Mandela became an international symbol of the fight against white-minority rule when her husband Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Key words and phrases

valiantly
bravely or boldly

loathed
hated

tainted
spoiled or corrupted in some way

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

d)  none of the above

More

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