This edition of Weekender features a news report from September 2006. It's not a story about international events, politics or celebrities but a story about an individual who made the news for a few days before disappearing from the public eye.
It's the story of an English tourist who got lost in Australia near the town of Alice Springs and what happened after he was rescued.
You can download the script and audio for this programme from the 'Extras' section below.
Vocabulary from the programme
the state of not being known
very big, huge
large areas of land with some trees and bushes but no or very few people
Australia's desert and bush areas
with nobody living there
not welcoming, very difficult and harsh environment in which to live
to be dehydrated
to be suffering from not having enough water to drink
to feel a bit daft
to feel a little foolish and stupid
to be stranded
to be lost and unable to find your way to safety
to spark a search
to cause a search to be started
Programme script (pdf - 21 k)
Download this programme (mp3 - 2 mb)
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