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The Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle overlooking Loch Ness

Callum and Kate learn about the dark secrets of Loch Ness. Does the monster exist? Have they seen it? They also look at some of the language from a news report about the monster and how the mystery became famous in the 1930s.

This week's question:
What is the Scottish word 'dreich' used to refer to?

a) cold, wet weather
b) deep, dark water
c) deep, soft snow

Listen out for the answer in the programme!

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Loch Ness Monster

Vocabulary from the programme

loch

Scottish word for 'lake'

Nessie

nickname for the Loch Ness Monster

Other words for 'monster'

creature, beast

a legend

an old well-known story about something which probably isn't true

attracted world-wide attention

there was interest in the story from all around the world

a myth

a story which many people believe but which isn't true

to express concern about something

to say that you are worried about something

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