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Taylor Swift breaks Grammy record

Episode 160216 / 16 Feb 2016

Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report from 16th February 2016. Before you listen, read these three summaries:

a) The singer Taylor Swift has won two Grammy awards.

b) The singer Taylor Swift has become the first singer to win an art award twice.

c) The singer Taylor Swift has become the first woman to win album of the year twice.

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.

album
several pieces of music sold together usually in a digital file or CD

lavish
expensive and impressive

artist
(here) musician, actor or performer

Step 3: Transcript and answer

The singer Taylor Swift has won this year's album of the year Grammy for 1989 during the lavish awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

She's the first female artist to win that award twice.

Answer

c) The singer Taylor Swift has become the first woman to win album of the year twice.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio.

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