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Session 71

Happy New Year! What better way to start it than to look back over 2018, and some of our and your favourite moments from News Review. Neil, Catherine, Tom and Dan discuss their favourite programmes and remind us of the language the media used to discuss each story.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review 2018 Review

Happy New Year from News Review! It's our 2018 review

What a great year it has been for News Review. Join all our presenters as they talk about their favourite moments from the 2018 News Review programmes... and see something never before seen on the News Review camera!

Language challenge

Which member of the team has never been caught red-handed on camera before?

a) Neil
b) Catherine
c) Rob

Watch the video and complete the activity




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The story

Our top stories this year are about: 'Missing Thai boys trapped in a cave', 'Duchess gives birth to third child', and 'Enzyme could break down plastic'. Find out who liked what and why in this News Review special!

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.

goes into meltdown
goes out of control

  • He goes into meltdown every time we mention a mistake he's made.
  • The website went into meltdown within minutes. Too many people wanted tickets.

usher in
(here) cause an activity or process to start

  • The next generation smartphone will usher in great changes for everyone.
  • The new anti-discrimination laws ushered in an era of fairness and equality for all.

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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You can download the PDF document for this episode here.

Language challenge answer

c) Rob – Rob is caught red-handed stealing biscuits! If someone is 'caught red-handed', it means they are discovered in the act of doing something wrong. 


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