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Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective.
The learning strategy for this lesson is self-evaluate. When we speak English or try to do something new, it helps to self-evaluate, or check how well we are doing it.
In this lesson, when Anna asks the director of the play, "How am I doing?" she wants to learn how well she is acting. The director tells her that she said her line too late. Later, Anna notices a problem: "I was too early, wasn’t I?' She is self-evaluating. This strategy can help to make her a better actor.
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VOA60: June 11, 2019
Unit 10: News Review
How to use the language from the latest news stories
There is a two-million-kg surplus of mangoes in the Philippines. Neil and Tom teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.
Too many mangoes in the Philippines
A surplus of two million kilograms of mangoes has been produced in the Philippines. While this is good news for fruit lovers, farmers have been hot by a fall in prices.
Farmers in the country have produced a ___ of mangoes.
Watch the video and complete the activity
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If you’re a mango lover you might consider this a good problem to have, but for farmers in the Philippines, two million kilograms of surplus mangoes have sent prices plummeting and it’s slashed their income. The government, meanwhile, is trying to make sure that surplus mangoes don’t rot, by encouraging people to buy more and cook more.
Key words and phrases
get rid of
dispose of, throw away
• Can you please get rid of all your old clothes? There’s no space in the wardrobe!
• I got rid of my old car as soon as I had enough money for a new one.
excellent chance to do something
• The government is open to investment. It’s a golden opportunity for business!
• The foreign exchange programme is a golden opportunity to learn another language!
sell like hotcakes
sell quickly due to popularity
• Make sure you apply for World Cup tickets early. They sell like hotcakes!
• Business is going well. We’re selling insurance policies like hotcakes!
Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.
News Review quiz
Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.
Princess opens Thai Union's Global Innovation Centre
Corporate June 12, 2019 01:00
By THE NATION
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn recently presided over the opening ceremony of Thai Union Group’s new Global Innovation Centre.
The company’s top management and invited guests welcomed Her Royal Highness on her arrival at SM Tower in Bangkok.
The Princess received a donation for her charity from Thai Union chairman Kraisorn Chansiri and chairman of the executive board Cheng Niruttinanon, while president and CEO Thiraphong Chansiri gave an introduction about Thai Union and the GIC.
The Princess then officially opened the Global Innovation Centre, followed by Dr Tunyawat Kasemsuwan, Thai Union’s Global innovation director, presenting an exhibition about the work of the GIC.
The Princess also visited the global food operation room of the centre and demonstrated her own recipe of Som Tam Tuna.
Enough is enough, Krabi baby decides, as it pops head out en route to hospital
Around Thailand June 11, 2019 19:00
By The Thaiger
A woman in labour ended up giving birth inside an ambulance in Krabi on Tuesday.
Emergency responders had been notified that the mother was about to give birth at a house in Mueang Krabi.
When they arrived, 23-year-old Uraiwan Kaebut was already in labour and they decided to rush her to Krabi Hospital.