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Millions of people were left without water in Delhi after protesters damaged the city's water supply. In News Review, Finn and Neil examine the language used by the world's media to talk about this story.

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News Review

Dry Delhi

Why have 10 million people in Delhi been without water? Watch our video to learn more about the Delhi water crisis - and pick up some useful vocabulary to talk about this news story.

Language challenge

Which word do we use in British English?

a) Tap

b) Faucet

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The story

Water supplies are beginning to be restored in the Indian capital, Delhi, following protests which had left 10 million people cut off.

Engineers are working to repair a canal which was damaged during violent protests by members of the Jat community.

Sanjoy Majumder - BBC News

Engineers have been working hard to repair a vital canal which supplies water to the Indian capital. Parts of the city have started receiving water again.

The canal had been breached and damaged by protesters from the Jat community, who've been demanding that they be included in affirmative action caste quotas which will give them access to government jobs and university places.

Over the past week they've blocked key highways and railway lines leading into Delhi.

Key words and phrases

restored
made to function again

cut off
unable to access something

canal
artificial river made to transport water or boats

vulnerable
if something is vulnerable, it's easy to damage or attack

grapple
to fight (a challenge or problem)

unrest
angry or violent behaviour by groups of people during protests or disagreements

News Review quiz

3 Questions

How well did you understand the language in this programme?

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Excellent! Bạn làm rất tốt! Bad luck! Điểm bạn đạt được:
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Language challenge - answer

It's a tap in British English, and a faucet in American English.

More

Learn more about this story with BBC News.

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Lingohack - our video which teaches you words from the news using the latest BBC World News bulletins.

Session Vocabulary

  • restored
    made to function again

    cut off
    unable to access something

    canal
    artificial river made to transport water or boats

    vulnerable
    if something is vulnerable, it's easy to damage or attack

    grapple
    to fight (a challenge or problem)

    unrest
    angry or violent behaviour by groups of people during protests or disagreements