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Unit 15: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

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    Session 160

    1 Activity

    California Wildfires

    14 Sep 2020

    There are 33 confirmed deaths and thousands of people have had to abandon their homes as wildfires keep spreading across the West Coast of America. Georgina and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 161

    1 Activity

    2020 Emmy's - New Records Set

    21 Sep 2020

    This year, the Emmy Awards ceremony was hosted online only. The Canadian programme Schitt’s Creek won seven awards - a new record for a single comedy show. Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 162

    1 Activity

    Trump's tax returns

    28 Sep 2020

    In the year Donald Trump became president, a report from the New York Times has claimed he only paid 750 US Dollars in federal tax. The president has dismissed the story as fake news. Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 163

    1 Activity

    London Marathon goes ahead

    05 Oct 2020

    Runners in an array of colourful costumes have been running in parks and on roads across the UK to mark the 40th London Marathon. Around 45,000 non-elite athletes were forced to take part remotely due to Covid-19, picking their own 26.2-mile courses. Georgina and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 164

    1 Activity

    Nadal wins 20th Grand Slam

    12 Oct 2020

    Rafael Nadal has equalled Roger Federer's feat of winning a 20th Grand Slam title. He did this by beating world number one Novak Djokovic to win his 13th French Open. Georgina and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 165

    1 Activity

    China's economic recovery

    19 Oct 2020

    Based on recent economic reports, China’s economy is quickly beginning to grow again. Many countries in the world are having economic problems because of Covid-19. Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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    Session 166

    1 Activity

    Harry and Meghan to make shows with Netflix

    04 Sep 2020

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Harry and Meghan - have reached a deal with streaming giant Netflix to make a range of programmes. They might even appear in some of them. Catherine and Rob have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 167

    1 Activity

    US election day 2020

    02 Nov 2020

    Donald Trump and Joe Biden travelled across the nation as the US election race entered its final hours. Georgina and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 168

    1 Activity

    Kamala Harris: First Female US Vice-President

    09 Nov 2020

    Joe Biden is the projected winner of the US presidential election, and his running mate, Kamala Harris, will become the country's first female vice-president. Georgina and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 169

    1 Activity

    Covid-19: Calls for ban on 'anti-vax' social media

    16 Nov 2020

    With news that a Covid-19 vaccine is being trialled, people who are against vaccines have been posting negative comments on social media. There have been calls for bans on these types of posts. Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.