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Session 85

Protesters in Khartoum are demanding the resignation of the Sudanese president.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Sudan protests continue

Protesters in Khartoum are demanding the resignation of the Sudanese president. Tom and Catherine bring you the language from the latest news headlines around this story.

Language challenge

Fill the gap: The police arrived to ______ the protestors.

a) disperse
b) display
c) disparage

Watch the video and complete the activity




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The story

Security forces in Sudan have fired tear gas to try to break up thousands of protesters gathered outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum. There are reports of shots being fired. Protesters are camping out for a third night demanding the resignation of President Omar Al-Bashir. They want the military to protect them.

Key words and phrases

meet in public to express support or opposition to something

• Protesters are making plans to rally outside the building in support of the workers.
• Angry students have rallied together in the city for the third day running.

central or most active part or place

• Authorities discovered that the club was a major hub for smuggling in the region.
• Parliament Square has become a hub for both pro-Brexit and anti-Brexit protests.

on the verge of 
about to happen or become

• We're on the verge of a historic election result tonight, ladies and gentlemen.
• I was on the verge of tears when my boss told me I wouldn't receive a promotion.

To do

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News Review quiz

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Language challenge answer

a) disperse


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