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Session 127

18-year-old singer Billie Eilish wins the top four awards at the Grammys. Catherine and Georgina teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

Billie Eilish wins 'big four' at Grammys

18-year-old singer Billie Eilish wins the top awards at the Grammys. 

Language challenge

Which word means ‘see or notice (someone)’?

a) spot
b) spin
c) spud

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The story

Billie Eilish has become the youngest person to win the four biggest awards at the Grammys. She took home best new artist, record of the year, song of the year and album of the year. "Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! So many other songs deserve this. I’m sorry! Thank you so much. This was my first Grammys. I never thought this would ever happen in my whole life."

Key words and phrases

makes history
does something significant that has not been done before

• Neil Armstrong made history by landing on the Moon.
• History was made when the sprinter broke the world record.

cleans up
wins everything

• Joker could clean up at the Oscars.
• The gymnast Simone Biles cleaned up at the 2016 Olympics.

wins (several awards)

• Billie Eilish scooped five awards.
• Unknown director scoops international film festival award.

To do

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News Review quiz

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Language challenge answer

a) spot


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