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  Weekender 2005 / 6  
Weekender
 

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- Lost

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- Management speak

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- The Monument

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- Bournemouth

Alice Springs
Alice Springs
 

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.

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Vocabulary from the programme

obscurity
the state of not being known

vast
very big, huge

the bush
large areas of land with some trees and bushes but no or very few people

the outback
Australia's desert and bush areas

uninhabited
with nobody living there

inhospitable
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



Extras
download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 21 k)
download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 2 mb)
Follow the development of this story:
Lost 1
Lost 2
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