Session 98

A man on honeymoon in Sardinia has been saved from drowning by an Olympian swimmer. Catherine and Neil teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

ክፍለ-ስራሓት ናይዚ ምዕራፍ

ድምር ነጥቢ ናይዚ ክፍለ-ስራሓት 98

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    Activity 1

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News Review

Olympian beach rescue

A man on honeymoon in Sardinia has been saved from drowning by an Olympic swimmer. Neil and Catherine explore the language from this news story.

Language challenge

What is the past participle of the verb 'swim'?

a) swimmed

b) swam

c) swum

ነቲ ቪድዮ ብምዕዛብ ነቲ ስራሕ ዕመምዎ

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The story

In Italy, an Olympic swimmer's saved a man from drowning on his honeymoon off the coast of Sardinia. Filippo Magnini, who's an ex-world champ, jumped into the sea after people shouted to sunbathers for help.

Key words and phrases

stroke of luck
a lucky event which helps you achieve something

• I've just found £5. What a stroke of luck!
• It was a stroke of luck the referee didn't notice his handball.

newlywed
person who has recently married

• You can tell he's a newlywed – he can't stop smiling!
• Venice is a popular honeymoon destination for newlyweds.

-goer
a person who regularly goes to a place

• Life in the UK can be depressing for beachgoers because it rains so much.
• The bar was full of theatregoers waiting for the performance to start.

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.

ኣገናዕ፡ ፈተናኹም ዛዚምኩም
Excellent! Great job! ሕማቕ ዕድል! ዘመዝገብኩምዎ ነጥቢ ...:
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Language challenge answer

c) swum

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