Session 2

David Beckham's emails have been hacked. The people who did it wanted him to pay them to keep quiet. Neil and Catherine look at the language the world's media is using to discuss this story - and show you how you can use it in your everyday English.

ክፍለ-ስራሓት ናይዚ ምዕራፍ

ድምር ነጥቢ ናይዚ ክፍለ-ስራሓት 2

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Beckham's email hacked

David Beckham's emails have been hacked – and they appear to show that the former footballer was very angry about not being given the title 'Sir'. The hackers demanded money to keep the emails secret.

Language challenge

Which of these in NOT a financial crime?

a) fraud
b) bribery
c) windfall

ነቲ ቪድዮ ብምዕዛብ ነቲ ስራሕ ዕመምዎ

The story

Compared with his playing days as a footballer, David Beckham is generally not tabloid fodder very often these days.

Over the weekend, that abruptly changed. Hacked emails on the website Football Leaks appear to show both his anger at being denied a knighthood and his irritation that other celebrities had received honours.

Key words and phrases

leak
the act of making private information known to the public

blackmail
get money from someone by threatening to reveal their secrets 

fury
extreme anger 

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now try to answer these questions about the language from today's News Review.

ኣገናዕ፡ ፈተናኹም ዛዚምኩም
Excellent! Great job! ሕማቕ ዕድል! ዘመዝገብኩምዎ ነጥቢ ...:
x / y

Downloads

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Language challenge - answer

c) windfall

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Pronunciation in the News - our video which takes a word from the latest headlines and shows you how it's being said. 

Session Vocabulary

  • leak
    the act of making private information known to the public

    blackmail
    get money from someone by threatening to reveal their secrets 

    fury
    extreme anger