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London Life


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- English Speaking Union awards


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HRH Prince Philip
HRH Prince Philip,The Duke of Edinburgh presented the awards
Last week at Buckingham Palace the Duke of Edinburgh presented the 2006 English-Speaking Union (ESU) Awards at Buckingham Palace. What is the ESU and what does it do? Find out in this edition of London Life.

Before you listen to the programme look at the comprehension questions. You can hear the answers in the programme and check your understanding by trying the quiz in the 'Extras' section below. You can also download the programme and a transcript.

1: When was the ESU founded?
2: What is the aim of the ESU?
3: How many ESUs are there around the world?
4: What won the President's Award?



to found
to establish and start something. This verb is usually used in the passive.

to promote (1)
to encourage and develop

The government is trying to promote healthy food in schools.

a remit
the different activities that an organisation has responsibility for

excellent, very high quality

with new, original and interesting ideas

to promote (2)
to advertise

As well as acting in a film the stars often have to promote it by doing a lot of interviews with the press.

Try the comprehension questions
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