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Session 16

French president Macron hopes Trump will join the 'One Planet' climate change summit. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language from this news story in your everyday English. 

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News Review

Macron renews global warming fight

French president Macron hopes to re-energise the fight against global warming, and that American president, Donald Trump, will join in.

Language challenge

The One Planet summit gets underway in France to reinvigorate interest in tackling global climate change. Which of the following is not a synonym for ‘reinvigorate’?

a) rejuvenate

b) revitalise

c) reaffirm

d) renew 

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The story

France aims to reinvigorate international efforts to tackle global warming as a summit gets underway in the French capital two years since the Paris accord was signed.

President Macron says he believes the United States will commit to the agreement despite Donald Trump’s announcement of America’s withdrawal.

Key words and phrases

come together in large numbers

balances or counteracts

weaken or make less important

To do

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Language challenge - answer

c) reaffirm


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