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Unit 13: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

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    Session 130

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    Tourists in trainers rescued from Britain's highest mountain

    14 Feb 2020

    Some tourists had a lucky escape after getting stuck on Britain's highest mountain in freezing weather. Neil and Georgina teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Session 131

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    Kobe Bryant: Widow sues helicopter company

    25 Feb 2020

    The widow of basketball legend Kobe Bryant has sued the helicopter company over his death last month. Neil and Georgina teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Session 132

    1 Activity

    Air pollution is shortening our lives by 3 years

    03 Mar 2020

    Air pollution is shortening our lives by 3 years. Catherine and Neil teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Session 133

    1 Activity

    Coronavirus: Italy asks its population to stay at home.

    10 Mar 2020

    Italy asks its population to stay at home in the fight to contain coronavirus. Catherine and Georgina teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Session 134

    1 Activity

    The return of blue whales

    17 Mar 2020

    An unusually large number of blue whales have been spotted in the South Atlantic in recent weeks - more than have been seen in the period since commercial whaling finished. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Session 135

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    Fixing things to help the planet

    24 Mar 2020

    The EU wants to reduce the environmental cost of manufacturing by making items such as smartphones more durable and easier to repair. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Session 136

    1 Activity

    Coronavirus and mental health

    31 Mar 2020

    As coronavirus spreads around the world, there is concern about the problems this is causing for people's mental as well as physical health. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 137

    1 Activity

    Coronavirus: UK unites in song

    06 Apr 2020

    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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    Session 138

    1 Activity

    Coronavirus: Are school closures necessary?

    09 Apr 2020

    Schools around the world have closed down to stop the spread of coronavirus. But a new scientific report form the UK asks whether this is effective. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 139

    1 Activity

    Coronavirus: 99-year-old man raises millions for NHS

    20 Apr 2020

    A 99-year-old British man has raised millions to donate to the UK’s National Health Service to help fight the coronavirus. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this heart-warming story.

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    Session 140

    1 Activity

    Coronavirus: Oktoberfest cancelled

    27 Apr 2020

    The traditional Oktoberfest beer festival in the German city of Munich has been cancelled because of coronavirus. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 141

    1 Activity

    COVID-19: Drug trial gives hope

    04 May 2020

    A full clinical drug trial of Remdesivir, originally developed as a treatment for Ebola, suggests it could reduce coronavirus symptoms. However, the impact on deaths is still unknown. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 142

    1 Activity

    Coronavirus: A new era for cyclists?

    11 May 2020

    Buying a bike to cycle to work has become a popular option for those who are worried about catching coronavirus on public transport. Neil and Catherine discuss this news story and look at the vocabulary being used.

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    Session 143

    1 Activity

    Covid-19: The end for live music?

    15 May 2020

    What's the future of live music? A top music boss thinks it won't return before the end of the year at the very least due to the coronavrius crisis. Neil and Catherine discuss this news story and look at the vocabulary being used.

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    Session 144

    1 Activity

    Toddler buys $25 onion on dad’s phone

    27 Apr 2020

    One-year-old Alice was playing with her dad's phone when she ordered the vegetables at the eye-watering price of almost £20. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 145

    1 Activity

    Training for Premier League starts

    29 May 2020

    Could football finally be back? English Premier League clubs are discussing the restart of the season, suspended because of coronavirus. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.

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    Session 146

    1 Activity

    Can you sleep during lockdown?

    09 Jun 2020

    It seems some people – in the UK at least – are finding it hard to sleep during lockdown. Researchers at Kings College London spoke to 2,000 people and found out that more than half the people they spoke to weren’t sleeping properly. 2 in 5 were having strange dreams. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 147

    1 Activity

    BLM: Racism hits London protest

    15 Jun 2020

    The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has condemned what he called ‘racist thuggery’ after clashes between protesters and police in central London. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 148

    1 Activity

    Beyonce: Juneteenth song released

    22 Jun 2020

    Beyonce released a new song titled 'Black Parade' on Juneteenth – Friday 19th June – the anniversary of the end of slavery in the USA. She also announced a project by the same name to support black-owned businesses. Neil and Georgina look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 149

    1 Activity

    Coronavirus: Half million deaths

    29 Jun 2020

    More than half a million people have now died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The USA is the worst affected country. Over 125,000 people have died there. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.