Curso First Certificate Exam

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The news - Part 3a

 

 

Read below the opening of this news item about POLITICS which has been taken from a teleprinter. You are going to listen to Lucas Dexter -a newsreader from a local radio in London- broadcasting the full news. Don't worry if there are some words you don't know: you should be able to get the general idea.

At this first step, click on the speaker, relax and just listen for general comprehension while you read the opening news:

 

The news - Part 3b

 

Now, listen again while you check Lucas Dexter's comments with the audio transcription. You will have to do an activity after listening and reading.

Canada's Conservative Party has won a second term in office but with a reduced majority.

However it's not been cut enough to stop their controversial anti-inflation measures winning parliamentary backing.

Compared with the previous election, which produced a Conservative landslide, the Liberal vote was 18% up, against a Conservative drop of 9% and a fall of 8% in the New Democratic support.

LUCAS DEXTER

 

The news - Part 3c

 

 

ACTIVITY 199: Listen again to the news and answer these questions. In question # 2,  if the answer is FALSE, correct any mistakes you find. Then check the answers.

1.

Is the Canadian Conservative Party's new majority larger or smaller than before?

 

A.    similar
B.    smaller
C.    larger

2.

The Conservative vote was 9% lower than in the previous election.

 

A.    TRUE
B. 
  FALSE  

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