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Session 131

The widow of basketball legend Kobe Bryant has sued the helicopter company over his death last month. Neil and Georgina teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

Kobe Bryant’s wife sues helicopter company

The widow of baskeball legend Kobe Bryant is suing the helicopter company after he was killed in a crash last month. Neil and Georgina look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

 

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The story

Kobe Bryant’s wife is suing the owner of the helicopter that crashed last month killing him and their 13-year-old daughter. The lawsuit was filed just before a memorial service was held in Los Angeles last night.

Key words and phrases

files
presents something officially, often in a law court

  • The singer filed a lawsuit against her former agent.
  • I filed for divorce last year.

negligent
careless about responsibilities

  • The government was negligent in its attitude to voters.
  • The airline was found to be negligent after the crash.

wrongful
unfair, illegal or morally wrong

  • He threatened to sue his employer for wrongful dismissal.
  • The police were sued for wrongful arrest.

To do

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