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Session 137

Radio listeners in the UK have formed a nationwide choir to help cheer people up who are stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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News Review

Coronavirus: UK unites in song

Radio listeners in the UK have formed a nationwide choir to help cheer people up who are stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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The story

BBC Radio stations have joined forces for a national singalong. To lift the spirits of people staying at home, songs requested by listeners are being played. Radio 1’s Greg James got the party started with Florence and the Machine’s ‘You’ve Got the Love’.

Key words and phrases

singalong
an informal occasion when people sing songs together

  • My favourite pub always has a singalong around the piano on a Friday night.
  • A good singalong can really cheer people up.

airs
broadcasts

  • My favourite TV drama airs at 9pm every Thursday.
  • She’s always airing her opinions, even when I’m not interested!

praises
expresses admiration for someone or something

  • His children are confident because he always praises them.
  • Some people love being praised in public; others find it embarrassing.

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