Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Developing Vocabulary – Collocations Connected with The News

Welcome back, everyone! I do apologize for the episodes being everywhere (in the 60’s), but I’m just trying to push everything and catch up. Without further ado, let’s get into some of these sayings!

  1. Global Warming is making headlines all over the world.
  2. 350 million years ago Antarctica used to be a tropical climate. It made front-page news!
  3. The PM of Thailand held a press conference about the pollution hanging over the city of Bangkok.
  4. The next news item is great news for Bangkok commuters but terrible for drivers.
  5. We will keep you informed with the next breaking news.
  6. There has been a very surprising turn of events regardings Alibaba.
  7. Our website is the best for breaking news, bringing to you news updates at every moment.
  8. There was a newsflash earlier and it made my head turn.

Match the expressions in bold with their meanings down below.

  • piece of news, individual story or article
  • organize a meeting where journalists get information and ask questions about a particular piece of news
  • become famous by being reported in the news
  • reports containing all the latest news
  • news that is appearing for the first time
  • become important enough to appear on the first page of a newspaper
  • a short broadcast of an important piece of news in the middle of a TV or radio program
  • an expected change in a situation
  • tell you all the essential information

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