News Report

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Licence to kiss

Episode 151201 / 01 Dec 2015

Step 1: Listen

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

a) An organisation in India has banned the new James Bond film.

b) An organisation in India has removed large parts of the new James Bond film.

c) An organisation in India has decided the new James Bond film contains too much kissing.

Now listen and decide which one is correct. Listen again if you need to.

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.

censors
people whose job is to remove parts of books, films, letters etc. thought to be offensive or inappropriate

ruled
made an official decision

board
group of people responsible for running a company or organisation

Step 3: Transcript and answer

India's film censors have ruled that long kissing scenes in the new James Bond film Spectre are not suitable for the country's audiences.

The Mumbai-based Central Board of Film Certification has made cuts to two scenes from the movie.

Answer

c) An organisation in India has decided the new James Bond film contains too much kissing.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio.

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