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March News

What’s up in the world this month?

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.

  • to propose – to suggest something like a plan or an idea to others
  • planes grounded – Airplanes that are “grounded” are prevented from flying.
  • to smash records – to break existing records with far better performances or achievements
  • pristine – not changed by people; left in its natural state
  • samples – small amounts of something that give information about the thing it was taken from
  • to accumulate – to become more gradually as time passes
  • soil – the top layer of earth in which plants grow
  • species – a group of animals or plants that are similar and can produce young animals or plants


First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

For A2 listeners
Watch the video until 1:28.
Answer the first three questions.

1. How old is the World Wide Web this month?
2. When did the first website in the world go online?
3. How many websites are there today?

For B1 listeners
Watch the video until 3:45.
Answer all six questions.

4. Which information can be found on a black box?
5. How many million dollars has the Captain Marvel film made already?
6. Which materials does Phoebe, the penguin researcher, analyse for her research?

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