Новий урок англійської мови Lingohack
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Новий урок англійської мови Lingohack

Відділ навчальних програм англійської мови BBC Learning English підготував щотижневий відеоурок із циклу Lingohack - новинна лексика із заголовків телебачення ВВС.

Заголовки:

  • Drought disaster for Somalia
  • Freedom for baby chimp
  • Professor's family's unexpected fame

Текст:

This is Baidoa, a town besieged by two unforgiving enemies. The soldiers are here to guard against al-Shabab - the militant Islamists controlling the countryside in this corner of Somalia. But it's the second enemy - drought - that is now far more dangerous. After three years of failed rains, clean water is hard to find. The doctors here believe they're battling a sudden outbreak of cholera. It's a cruel opening salvo of disease before famine marches into town.

A heart-warming story of recovery. A baby chimpanzee - Nemley junior - with a great appetite; an astonishing turnaround given the trauma he's been through. Poachers killed his mother and the rest of his family and then sold him to wildlife traffickers. A raid led to two arrests - a young dealer called Ibrahima Traore and his uncle Mohammed - they're now awaiting trial - the first prosecution for wildlife trafficking that Ivory Coast has ever seen.

Professor Robert E Kelly has been talking to the BBC about his unexpected viral fame last week, when his children crashed his live TV interview to the amusement of millions of people who later watched the clip. Professor Kelly, an expert on South Korea, was joined in the follow-up video with his wife, Jung-a Kim and was upstaged again by children Marion and James.

Корисна лексика і пояснення:

  • besieged - оточений, заблокований
  • salvo - залп, несподіваний напад
  • turnaround - важлива зміна, що приводить до великого поліпшення
  • upstaged - затьмарений

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