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News quiz 2012

VOCABULARY REVIEW A. Match the verbs in the left column with the noun phrases in the right to make collocations from the news quiz. The first one has been done for you. 1. won 2. reach 3. break 4. play 5. make 6. make 7. turn 8. become 9. go 10. reveal headlines the competition victims its destination the role (of) the speed of sound history a new invention into a tragedy viral
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Try to remember in what context the above collocations were used. What stories made headlines in your country last year? What other things can you reveal?

B. Match the words in the left column with the noun phrases in the right to make collocations from the news quiz.

11. spectacular 12. remote 13. prank 14. long 15. drug 16. ancient 17. soft 18. racist

drink use Opening Ceremony history phone call civilization behaviour village

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What's your favourite soft drink? Have you ever made prank phone calls? Can you think of other viral videos from recent years?

C. Some of the adjectives in the left column above can also go with the following nouns. Which ones? _____________ attack / joke _____________ area / possibility _____________ city / history _____________ view / success _____________ voice / skin

D. Rewrite the following sentences using the Passive so that the meaning is the same. Skyfall came out in October 2012 = Skyfall was _______________________________________________. Malala took a bullet to the head because she fought for girls' rights = Malala was _______________________________________________. The Euro 2012 took place in Poland and Ukraine. = The Euro 2012 was ________________________________________.

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