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Unit 16: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories

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    Session 170

    1 Activity

    Covid-19: Will vaccine be for all?

    23 Nov 2020

    The G20 summit ended with an agreement to help distribute vaccines to countries worldwide. This was following concerns by some people about how much is being done to give poor countries access to coronavirus vaccines. Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 171

    1 Activity

    Diego Maradona: Doctor’s house searched

    30 Nov 2020

    The Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona died of a heart attack last week. Now his doctor is being accused of failing in his duty to look after him properly after Maradona had brain surgery. Catherine and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 172

    1 Activity

    Brexit: Deal or no deal?

    07 Dec 2020

    Final talks between Britain and the European Union begin again this week with the two sides trying to agree a trade deal. This deal will decide how trade will continue after Brexit. Catherine and Tom have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 173

    1 Activity

    Brexit talks: Next days are crucial

    14 Dec 2020

    Negotiators from the UK and EU have begun a new push to reach agreement on post-Brexit trade after both sides agreed "to go the extra mile". Catherine and Neil explain this and other phrases and vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 174

    1 Activity

    New Covid Strain: UK cut off

    21 Dec 2020

    Restrictions on travel both inside and to outside the UK have been put in place after a new variant of Covid was discovered. Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 175

    1 Activity

    Trump tells official: 'find' votes

    04 Jan 2021

    US President Donald Trump was recorded making a phone call to an official in Georgia asking for extra votes, so that he could challenge the result of last year's election. Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 176

    1 Activity

    Record snow hits Madrid

    11 Jan 2021

    Storm Filomena has covered parts of Spain in heavy snow, with half of the country on red alert for more across the weekend. Catherine and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 177

    1 Activity

    UK: Tough new travel restrictions

    18 Jan 2021

    New controls on travellers entering the UK have come into force to try to keep out variants of coronavirus from other countries. Catherine and Tom have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 178

    1 Activity

    Russian Navalny Protests

    25 Jan 2021

    Demonstrations have been taking place in Russia after Alexei Navalny, President Putin's most high-profile critic, was arrested on his return to Russia a week ago. In the summer last year, Navalny was poisoned. Catherine and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 179

    1 Activity

    Myanmar: Military takes control

    01 Feb 2021

    The army in Myanmar have claimed an election in November 2020 was fraudulent and have taken control of the country. Several politicians, including Aung San Suu Kyi, have been arrested. Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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    Session 180

    1 Activity

    India: Flood in Himalayas

    08 Feb 2021

    Dozens of people are missing and feared dead after a piece of a Himalayan glacier fell into a river and triggered a huge flood in northern India. Tom and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.