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Session 171

The Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona died of a heart attack last week. Now his doctor is being accused of failing in his duty to look after him properly after Maradona had brain surgery. Catherine and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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News Review

Diego Maradona: Doctor’s house searched

Argentine prosecutors are investigating Diego Maradona's doctor for possible manslaughter following the footballing legend's death last week. The 60-year-old football legend died of a heart attack at his home, where he was recuperating. Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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The story

Maradona was 60 years old and had struggled with obesity, diabetes and substance addiction through much of his life.  He had recently had an operation to remove a blood clot from his brain, and his family questioned Dr Luque’s decision to release him from hospital so soon.

Maradona’s daughter said at the time that her father was surrounded by bloodsuckers who didn’t really care about his well-being.  

Key words and phrases

negligence
failure to take enough care

  • The building company was found guilty of negligence after workers were injured on site. 

  • Don’t neglect your duties! You’re paid well and should take your job seriously. 

breaks down
starts crying

  • Roger Federer often breaks down after winning a title. 

  • Wedding speeches are hard. The father of the bride often breaks down.

raid
action by police in which they suddenly enter a building

  • After a series of raids, the army captured the terrorist.
  • The police raided the house after being told it was used for drug dealing.

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