Lingohack; 5 October
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Lingohack; 5 October

Today's Headlines:

Rubbish threat to Machu Picchu

Prince Harry on HIV awareness campaign

David Bowie's collection on show

Transcript:

The iconic ruins of Machu Picchu, in Peru, have come under the spotlight for the country's inability to deal with the mounds of trash tourists are leaving behind. So much so that Unesco has given Peru a deadline to deal with the problem or risk the site going into the world heritage danger list.

In an effort to help tackle the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS, the Queen's grandson, Prince Harry, has been tested for HIV. He wants to encourage more people to come forward to find out if they have the virus and his goal is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. The 31-year-old prince confessed he'd been a bit nervous before having the simple procedure done.

And to David Bowie's private art collection, which is going on public display for the first time before being auctioned later this year. The 300 works include those by Henry Moore and Damien Hirst - with the collection valued at more than 18 million dollars.

Words and phrases and definitions:

inability lack of effort or skill needed to do something

deadline

final time when something should have been completed

stigma shame

auctioned sold to whoever pays the highest price

Watch the video online: http://bbc.in/2ds57Y9

Exercise:

Use one of the words or phrases from Lingohack to complete each of these sentences. Note that you may have to change the form of a word or phrase to complete the sentence correctly.

inability / deadline / stigma / auctioned

1. There is an ongoing campaign for the __________ surrounding mental health to change. Anybody can feel deeply depressed from time to time.

2. Anthony loves teaching but he's afraid of taking up a job in a school because of his __________ to control a big class.

3. The sculptures will be __________ for charity in October. The artist is a philanthropist.

4. I can't go to the concert this evening because the __________ to deliver my report to the boss is tomorrow morning.

Answers:

1. There is an ongoing campaign for the stigma surrounding mental health to change. Anybody can feel deeply depressed from time to time.

2. Anthony loves teaching but he's afraid of taking up a job in a school because of his inability to control a big class.

3. The sculptures will be auctioned for charity in October. The artist is a philanthropist.

4. I can't go to the concert this evening because the deadline to deliver my report to the boss is tomorrow morning.