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Remembering Orlando victims

Episode 160614 / 14 Jun 2016

Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report from 14 June, 2016. Before you listen, read these three summaries:

1. People all over the world have been meeting in public to remember the victims of a gun attack.

2. People in Orlando have been meeting in public to remember the victims of a gun attack.

3. President Obama has visited Britain, France and Canada to remember the victims of the Orlando gun attack.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

How was that? Try listening again. Here are three definitions of key vocabulary items which may help you.

vigils
periods of time – usually at night - during which people stay in a place to show support for something

to honour
to praise someone in public

tributes
public acts which show respect to someone

Step 3: Transcript and answer

Vigils have been held in Orlando to honour the 49 victims of the attack. A senior imam told people at the gathering that Muslims stood united against what he called "the ideology of hatred, doom and destruction."

There have also been tributes in countries including Britain, France and Canada. President Obama will travel to Florida on Thursday.

Answer

1. People all over the world have been meeting in public to remember the victims of a gun attack.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio.

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