Sesión 68

Two nuns admit stealing half a million dollars - and spending it on travel and gambling. Catherine and Tom discuss the language from this story.

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News Review

Two nuns steal cash for Vegas

Around half a million dollars was taken from a school by two nuns who worked there. They spent the money on travel and gambling in Las Vegas. 

Language challenge

This ______ has lived in the convent for years.

a) none
b) nun

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The story

Two Roman Catholic nuns in California have admitted embezzling about half a million dollars from the school where they worked. Sisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang, described as best friends, are said to have spent the money on travel and gambling in Las Vegas.

Key words and phrases

funds
money saved for a particular purpose
• Someone has stolen all of the funds we raised over Christmas!
• There are several funds you can apply to for financial support whilst studying.

unruly
badly behaved or difficult to control
• I try to put my children to bed early as they become quite unruly in the evenings.
• Some teachers think that violent films can have an unruly influence on teenagers.

inevitable
definitely going to happen
• My relationship has been unhappy for ages. I think it's inevitable that we will break up.
• On a course like this, failure is inevitable if you don't keep up with your work.

To do

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Language challenge - answer

b) nun

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