ਸੈਸ਼ਨ 2

Thousands of frogs have been found dead in Peru. Join Neil and Sian to discover the language the world's media is using to talk about this story.

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News Review

Dead frog mystery in Peru

10,000 frogs have been found dead. Is pollution to blame?

Language challenge

In this News Review, Sian and Neil discuss a type of animal that may soon be ‘extinct’. If an animal is ‘extinct’…

a) not many exist
b) none exist
c) many exist

You'll find out the answer in the programme.

ਵੀਡੀਓ ਦੇਖੋ ਅਤੇ ਕੰਮ ਪੂਰਾ ਕਰੋ

The story

The Peruvian environmental agency is investigating the deaths of about 10,000 frogs, whose bodies have been found in the river in the south of the country.

A local campaign group says pollution in the River Coata is to blame for the deaths.

Leonardo Rocher - BBC News

The Titicaca water frogs are an endangered species that lives exclusively in the huge freshwater lake shared by Peru and Bolivia and its tributaries.

The number of residents around South America's largest lake has increased sharply in the past two decades, while the number of frogs there is estimated to have declined by 80%.

Residents say the government has done too little to deal with the impact of humans in the area. They are calling for a sewage treatment plant to be built near the regional capital, Puno.

Key words and phrases

endangered species
a type of animal or plant that might stop existing because there are only a few of that type alive 

get to the bottom of
to discover the truth about something or find the cause of something

a turn of events
a change in a situation

pleas
serious and emotional requests for 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

ਵਧਾਈ ਹੋਵੇ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਕੁਇਜ਼ ਪੂਰਾ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ
Excellent! Great job! Bad luck! ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਹਾਸਲ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਅੰਕ:
x / y

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Language challenge - answer

The correct answer is b). If an animal is extinct, none exist

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Lingohack - our video which teaches you words from the news using the latest BBC World News bulletins.

Session Vocabulary

  • endangered species
    a type of animal or plant that might stop existing because there are only a few of that type alive 

    get to the bottom of
    to discover the truth about something or find the cause of something

    a turn of events
    a change in a situation

    pleas
    serious and emotional requests for something