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BBC Radio 4 News 3rd May 2012

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BBC Radio 4 News 3rd May 2012

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    BBC RADIO 4 NEWS rdThursday, 3 May 2012

    10.00am

1. Sir Mervyn Queen is the governor of the Bank of England.

    2. The Bank of England failed to do its job properly before the financial crisis of 2010. 3. Sir Mervyn has admitted he should have shouted a warning „from the treetops‟.

    4. Banks had been allowed to borrow and steal too much.

    5. A new deal will allow a private firm running a heavily indebted NAS hospital to

    make a profit.

    6. Lord Howe has sent an email to the company.

    7. The company is called „Square‟.

    8. Hinchingbrooke Hospital is in Cambridge.

    9. The Government argues that without the deal the public will lose „a well-run

    service‟.

    10. The chairman of the private company is Ali Parsa.

    11. He appeared on the Tonight programme.

    12. The contract will run for two years.

    13. The hospital is ?14 million in debt.

14. Voting is underway in this year‟s national elections.

    15. Almost 5,000 chairs are being contested in 181 local authorities. 16. Voting is taking place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 17. There are also mayoral contests in London, Blackpool and Salford.

    18. New figures show the coastal waters around the UK are the cleanest they‟ve been

    for at least 10 years.

    19. The current system of measurements began 40 years ago.

    20. The authorities in New Zealand have raised concerns about „a stupid drinking game

    called “Possum”‟.

    21. During the game participants sit on walls drinking alcohol until they fall to the

    ground.

    22. The craze has reportedly swept the North Island city of Dunedin. 23. Public parks are strewn with (i.e. covered in) glass, letters and vomit.

    Distributed with kind permission from the BBC ? The Listening Business 2012

    www.thelisteningbusiness.com

    BBC RADIO 4 NEWS rdThursday, 3 May 2012

    10.00am

1. Sir Mervyn Queen is the governor of the Bank of England. Sir Mervyn King

    2. The Bank of England failed to do its job properly before the financial crisis of 2010.

    the financial crisis of 2008

    3. Sir Mervyn has admitted he should have shouted a warning „from the treetops‟.

    ‘from the rooftops’

    4. Banks had been allowed to borrow and steal too much. to borrow and lend too

    much

    5. A new deal will allow a private firm running a heavily indebted NAS hospital to

    make a profit. NHS hospital

    6. Lord Howe has sent an email to the company. a letter, not an email

    7. The company is called „Square‟. ‘Circle’

    8. Hinchingbrooke Hospital is in Cambridge. Cambridgeshire (i.e. the county, not

    the city)

    9. The Government argues that without the deal the public will lose „a well-run

    service‟. ‘a valued service’

    10. The chairman of the private company is Ali Parsa. He’s the chief executive.

    11. He appeared on the Tonight programme. the Today programme

    12. The contract will run for two years. the 10-year contract’

    13. The hospital is ?14 million in debt. ?40 million

14. Voting is underway in this year‟s national elections. in this year’s local elections

    15. Almost 5,000 chairs are being contested in 181 local authorities. ‘Almost 5,000

    seats

    16. Voting is taking place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. England, Scotland

    and Wales

    17. There are also mayoral contests in London, Blackpool and Salford. Liverpool

    18. New figures show the coastal waters around the UK are the cleanest they‟ve been

    for at least 10 years. ‘for at least two decades’ i.e. for at least 20 years (a

    decade = 10 years)

    19. The current system of measurements began 40 years ago. It began ‘in the late

    1980s’.

    20. The authorities in New Zealand have raised concerns about „a stupid drinking game

    called “Possum”‟. a student drinking game

    21. During the game participants sit on walls drinking alcohol until they fall to the

    ground. They sit in trees.

    22. The craze has reportedly swept the North Island city of Dunedin. the South Island

    city of Dunedin

    23. Public parks are strewn with (i.e. covered in) glass, letters and vomit. glass,

    litter and vomit

    Distributed with kind permission from the BBC ? The Listening Business 2012