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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    Activity 1

Activity 1


Today's Headlines:

Syrian rebels leave Homs

Paris: Missed warnings 

Lions poisoned

Vidiyoo daawwadhuuti shaakala kana xumuri

Barreeffama agarsiisi Barreeffama dhoksi

Syrian rebels have begun leaving the last areas they've been holding in the city of Homs. A local ceasefire agreed with the government is allowing them to leave. It's a deal which means that the entire city is now back in government hands.

An opportunity to arrest the suspected ringleader of last month's attacks in Paris may have been missed. Abdelhamid Abaaoud slipped through an international operation to capture him in January, while he was in the Greek capital, Athens.

Two Maasai farmers have been charged after allegations that they poisoned a famous pride of lions in Kenya. Eight lions from the Marsh Pride in the Maasai Mara National Reserve are being treated for poisoning. Two others have been found dead. It's thought that the lions had killed three of the farmers' cows.  

To do

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Use one of the words or phrases from this Lingohack to complete the sentences

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Session Vocabulary

  • ceasefire
    agreement to stop fighting

    leader of a criminal group

    statements that haven't been confirmed