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UN peacekeepers are now being advised to be more forceful. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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UN advises forceful peacekeeping

A recent report by the UN recommends using force against hostile forces since it is the only language they understand.

Language challenge

UN peacekeepers have been told to change their methods when dealing with hostile forces. Which of these words is not a synonym of 'hostile'?

a) sympathetic
b) contentious
c) belligerent

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The story

A United Nations reports says peacekeeping forces need to change the way they operate in high-risk situations and not shy away from using force if necessary.

The report says the UN blue helmet and flag no longer offer natural protection while hostile forces don’t understand a language other than force.


prevent something from happening


avoid doing something

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.

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Language challenge - answer

a) sympathetic


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