Session 3

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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    Activity 1

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Today's Headlines

North Korea's 'H-bomb'

Fifa boss ban discussed

Chip makes woman see again


Vidiyoo daawwadhuuti shaakala kana xumuri

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North Korea says it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. The announcement was made on state TV shortly after an earth tremor was detected near a nuclear test site in the north-east of the country.

Fifa's ethics committee has recommended imposing a nine-year ban on the governing body's suspended general secretary Jerome Valcke. The committee has also asked for a fine of about $100,000 to be imposed against him. Mr Valcke, the number two to Sepp Blatter, denies misusing expenses and breaking the rules at Fifa.

A woman in Wales has got part of her vision back thanks to the use of a so-called bionic eye. Rhian Lewis had been losing her eyesight for years until she had a trial operation to implant a tiny chip into her right eye. Rhian can now make out shapes and light, providing hope for thousands like her.


To do

Try these questions to test your ability to use the words from this Lingohack.

Use the words from Lingohack

3 Questions

Use one of the words or phrases from this Lingohack to complete the sentences

Baga gammadde! Qormaata xumurteetta
Excellent! Great job! Carraa badaa! Qabxii argatte:
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Session Vocabulary

  • announcement
    the act of giving official information

    not allowed to go to work for a period of time

    electronic parts used to improve body parts that don't work properly