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An audit in the UK shows people's race affects their life chances. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English. 

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News Review

Racial inequality in the UK

A person's race has an impact on their life chances in areas such as health, education, and criminal justice. Those are the results of an audit which has been published in the UK. 

Language challenge

There's an idiom using 'bare' which means 'to tell someone your secret thoughts or feelings'. What is it?

a) bare your soul
b) bare your heart
c) both of these

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The story

Theresa May will today challenge public bodies to explain or change sweeping inequalities between different ethnic groups in areas such as education, housing and criminal justice.

She's launching the results of the government's racial disparities audit.

Key words and phrases

take action on
begin to do something to solve a problem

lays bare
makes something known which was hidden

obviously bad or wrong

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.

Parabéns! Você completou o exercício.
Excellent! Excelente! Bad luck! Você acertou:
x / y


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Language challenge - answer

c) both of these


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