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- World Affairs

Mark Doyle

Today we're talking to a BBC journalist who reports from all over the world.

Mark Doyle is a World Affairs Correspondent at the BBC World Service. His job involves travelling to different countries to report on a variety of subjects including economic and political issues and wars.

Before you listen to the programme look at these comprehension questions. You'll hear the answers during the programme.

1: Which continent does Mark usually report from?
2: What building has the local community in Monrovia built?
3: What stands out for Mark while doing the job of a world affairs correspondent?

Listen

Vocabulary from the programme

developing countries
poorer countries which have less advanced industries

conflicts
fighting between two or more groups or countries

infrastructure
basic services including power and water supplies and transport

to stick at something
to continue to do something for a long time

swamp
an area of very wet, soft land

jungles
tropical forests

volcanoes
mountains with holes at the top through which gases, lava and dust have been forced



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