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Unit 12: The continuous passive
How to sound less direct and more polite!

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    Session 1

    1 Activity

    Continuous passive

    22 Feb 2016

    Dan is being chased but he needs to complete his mission of bringing you an explanation of the continuous passive. Does he succeed? Can he do it in 90 seconds? Will he swallow or choke on the secret formula? The video has the answers.

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    Session 2

    1 Activity

    News Review

    23 Feb 2016

    Millions of people were left without water in Delhi after protesters damaged the city's water supply. In News Review, Finn and Neil examine the language used by the world's media to talk about this story.

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    Session 3

    1 Activity


    24 Feb 2016

    Get up-to-date with the latest news and understand it too with Lingohack. Listen to and watch authentic BBC World News bulletins and learn key words and phrases that help you make sense of the news.

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    Session 4

    1 Activity

    Stop saying!

    25 Feb 2016

    Direct language can sound rude. Find out with Tim how to say the same thing in a different way to come across more poilitely.

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    Session 5

    1 Activity

    Drama: The White Elephant

    26 Feb 2016

    Gordon gives Mary and Ceilia a shock, but shock turns to amusement when they find out why he's been sleeping in the kitchen. Find out his reasons in this episode, and learn phrases about shock.