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A man who illegally killed hundreds of deer has been told to watch a Disney film as part of his punishment. Neil and Dan discuss the language from this story.

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News Review

Deer poacher gets Bambi sentence

A man who illegally hunted hundreds of deer in the US has been ordered to watch a Disney film by a judge as part of his punishment. Bambi is an animated movie about a deer whose mother is killed by a hunter. 

Language challenge

Which of these words connects 'eggs' to 'deer'?

a) poach
b) lay
c) fawn

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The story

A hunter in the US who illegally killed hundreds of deer has been given an unusual sentence by a judge. He's been ordered to watch the Disney film Bambi once a month as part of his punishment. The movie is about a deer whose mother is killed by a hunter.

Key words and phrases

poacher
someone who illegally catches and kills animals
• The poacher hid in the tree and waited for the ranger to pass before stealing the eggs.
• Are you telling me our biggest business rival has poached our best idea? This is a disaster!

prolific
producing a lot of something
• The author Isaac Asimov is a prolific science fiction writer. He's published over 400 books.
• With 120, Ronaldo is the most prolific goalscorer in Champions' League history.

tearjerker
a sad story that makes you cry 
• Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is Dan's favourite tearjerker. He cries like a baby.
• His latest movie is a real tearjerker. Audiences are handed tissues before watching it.

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Language challenge - answer

a) poach

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