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Session 4

The amount of extremist content appearing online is on the increase. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English.

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    Activity 1

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News Review

Increase in extremist online content

The amount of online content created by extremists is growing - and so is the audience for it. A British report says technology companies need to do more to prevent it.

Language challenge

The adjective 'wannabe' is a contraction. What are the words that make it up?

a) would not be
b) wanting be
c) want to be

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The story

New research by the independent British think tank Policy Exchange says the amount of material being published online by extremist groups, including the so-called Islamic State, shows no signs of reduction.

It calls for additional pressure to be put on technology companies to encourage them to take more responsibility as the publishers and distributers of this material.

Key words and phrases

hoping or trying to be

war against
strong and organised effort to control something harmful

large, successful, powerful companies

To do

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News Review quiz

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Language challenge - answer

c) want to be


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