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jeudi 10 octobre 2019

UNIT VI: LISTENING





Listening Script: Audio at the bottom of the page.

Listen to the news

This is Local Radio Omega. It is one o'clock and here is the news.

Bad weather has again caused chaos in the Northern areas. Heavy rain which has been falling since yesterday afternoon has caused great difficulty for motorists and pedestrians. In the town centre, a bus and several cars crashed and caused traffic delays. This is advice to motorists not to drive to the centre today. If you must go to the town centre, take the bus or the train. Public transport is working normally. As a result of cold weather and heavy rain, some schools in country areas have closed as roads are blocked and teachers and students haven't been able to get to school. In the town, however, schools open as usual. The forecast, I'm afraid, is that it is going to rain all day and for at least two more days.






 


Vocabulary:

 chaos:  /ˈkeɪ.ɒs/  a state of total confusion with no order.


 Examples:


 Snow and ice have caused chaos on the roads.

 There was chaos in the theatre when the bomb went off.

 pedestrian:  /pəˈdes.tri.ən/  a person who is walking, especially in an area where vehicles go.
 Examples:


 A few pedestrians sheltered from the rain in doorways.

 The death rate for pedestrians hit by cars is unacceptably high.


 crash/kræʃIf a vehicle crashes or someone crashes it, it is involved in an accident, usually a serious one in which the vehicle is damaged and someone is hurt.

 Examples:


 The plane crashed into a mountainside.

 Her brother borrowed her motorbike and crashed it.

 forecast/ˈfɔː.kɑːst/  the expected weather conditions.

 Examples:
 The weather forecast said it was going to rain later today.

 The forecast said it was going to be hot and sunny tomorrow.

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