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Session 10

People's health is suffering because of climate change. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English. 

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Human health affected by climate change

Changing climate is causing heat waves, poor diet and spreading disease.

Language challenge

We’ve heard the word ‘toll’ meaning a small amount of money you pay to use something – often connected to transport. But which of these is NOT a common term?

a)    toll bridge

b)    toll bike

c)    toll road

Watch the video and complete the activity



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The story

A new report on climate change has concluded that rising temperatures are seriously harming human health.

The report from a group of universities and UN agencies says that more people are being affected by heatwaves, a poor diet and the spread of disease..

Key words and phrases

taking a toll
causing harm or damage over time

feel uncomfortably hot  

escape quickly from a dangerous place

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

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Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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Language challenge - answer

b) toll bike


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