News Exercise #125


1. The reporter uses lyrical phrases in the first sentence. Can you complete it?
In ____ __ and ____ ____ across Syria, Russian ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____.
2. What does the sentence mean?
3. What does the rebel leader feel about the situation (speaking via the Internet to the reporter)?
4. How does the resistance front-line get weapons and training?

Answers:
1. The reporter uses lyrical phrases in the first sentence. Can you complete it?
In broad sweeps and broad strokes across Syria, Russian aircraft are redrawing the landscape below.
2. What does the sentence mean?
It means that the Russian bombs are changing the landscape of Syria permanently.
3. What does the rebel leader feel about the situation (speaking via the Internet to the reporter)?
He said, “We feel we were sold to the Russians and that the West has abandoned us.”
4. How does the resistance front-line get weapons and training?
They got it from the US.

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