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Unit 14: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

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    Session 150

    1 Activity

    World’s biggest classical music festival… from home

    16 Jun 2020

    The BBC Proms will go ahead this summer in London – but not as we know it. The season will start with musicians performing from lockdown, and potentially end with live concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 151

    1 Activity

    Athlete's 200m 'record' only 185m

    13 Jul 2020

    In a race being run by athletes in different locations, it looked like 200m sprinter Noah Lyles had broken Usain Bolt’s world record. However, it turns out that Lyles had accidentally only run 185m. Neil and Georgina look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 152

    1 Activity

    Kanye West says he'll run for US president

    20 Jul 2020

    Rapper Kanye West has officially launched his campaign for the 2020 US presidential election, with an unorthodox rally in Charleston, South Carolina. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 153

    1 Activity

    A plan to bring live music back

    15 Jun 2020

    If you're missing festivals, British events promoter Melvin Benn believes he has a solution to make sure they go ahead "as normal" in 2021: Compulsory testing for coronavirus. Neil and Georgina discuss this news story and look at the vocabulary being used.

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    Session 154

    1 Activity

    Coronavirus: UN warns of new diseases

    14 Jul 2020

    More diseases like Covid-19 could make the jump from animals to humans unless we change the way we do things. Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 155

    1 Activity

    Beirut explosion protests

    10 Aug 2020

    Protests have been taking place in Beirut, Lebanon, following the massive explosion which has killed over 200 people so far and injured thousands of others. Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 156

    1 Activity

    Belarus: Protests spread

    17 Aug 2020

    Strikes and protests have been taking place in Belarus. People are angry about possible irregularities in elections held on 9 August. Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 157

    1 Activity

    Kamala Harris makes history

    21 Aug 2020

    Kamala Harris has become the first black woman to accept a nomination as US Vice-President. She’ll be working with Joe Biden to take on President Trump in November’s elections. Rob and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 158

    1 Activity

    SpaceX splash down

    07 Aug 2020

    Nasa astronauts have returned to Earth, but the difference with this mission is that Nasa paid a commercial company – SpaceX – for the transport into and back from space. Neil and Rob have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 159

    1 Activity

    Djokovic hits line judge with ball

    07 Sep 2020

    Novak Djokovic has been disqualified from the US Open tennis tournament after he hit a ball in frustration which accidentally struck a line judge in the throat. He has apologised for the incident. Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.