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Session 2

The head of the US justice department has lost her job because she went against an order from President Trump. Neil and Catherine look at the language the world's media is using to discuss the US immigration ban - and show you how you can use it in your everyday English.


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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Trump dismisses US attorney general over immigration ban

US President Donald Trump has removed Sally Yates because she told lawyers not to enforce his immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Language challenge

Neil has never been fired from a job. Is this statement:

a) True
b) False
c) Not mentioned

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The story

President Trump has fired his acting attorney general, Sally Yates, hours after she told justice department lawyers not to defend his controversial travel restrictions against seven mainly Muslim countries in court.

A White House statement accused her of betrayal.

Key words and phrases

sack / fire
remove from a job

refusing to obey

act of not being loyal

To do

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Language challenge - answer

a) True.

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Lingohack - our video which teaches you words from the news using the latest BBC World News bulletins.

Session Vocabulary

  • sack / fire
    remove from a job

    refusing to obey

    act of not being loyal