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Session 45

Rescuers are trying to free 12 boys who are trapped in a cave in Thailand. They had been missing for nine days before being found.

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News Review

Missing Thai boys found trapped in cave

A group of 12 boys and their football coach have been found alive in a flooded cave complex in Thailand.

Heavy rain is making the rescue difficult; some say it could take months to release them.

Language challenge

What does 'bedraggled' mean?

a) dragged
b) dirty, messy and wet
c) boring

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The story

Rescuers are working out how to free 12 boys and their football coach, who have been found alive in a flooded cave complex in Thailand.

They had been missing for nine days. Dramatic footage shows the moment British divers encountered the bedraggled children huddled on a wedge of dry ground surrounded by water.

Key words and phrases

Feeling of great happiness

• As the winning goal was scored, shouts of euphoria erupted around the stadium.
• I was euphoric the day my son was born. I've never been so happy in my life.

important task with a set goal

• The research mission collected many interesting samples for biological study.
• I'm on a mission to buy a new car. Have you seen any good deals lately?

(the) heart of something
the most important or central point

• The fireman worked at the heart of the blaze to save the house from burning.
• These questions go to the heart of the problem. Answer them, and we solve it.

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Language challenge - answer

b) dirty, messy, wet


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