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Session 122

Someone's been leaving presents in public places in a village in the UK. Could this be a real-life secret Santa? Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

A real-life secret Santa

A village in the UK has a real-life secret Santa leaving presents for strangers in public places.


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The story

"We just thought someone had left it there, you know when somebody sits down and then forgets they've left their bag or something there. And I told my mum to have a look at it and we had a look and it said "A random act of kindness for Kegworth. I hope you enjoy – play it forward." So we opened it and it was a bunch of chocolates. It's just really nice for somebody to do that."

Lorrae Sunley - a resident of Kegworth, UK

Key words and phrases

gives great pleasure

  • Christmas delights young and old alike.
  • Lin is a delight to work with. She's so happy and helpful.

spread across an area

  • Gifts were left dotted all over the town.
  • British town centres are dotted with pubs.

by chance; not according to a plan

  • It's a lottery – the numbers are chosen at random.
  • I saw a woman with a pineapple on her head earlier. How random.

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News Review quiz

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