News Exercise #154


Please note that Google’s automatic closed captions are very inaccurate.
1. At 0:06 the anchorman said something about speed. What did he say, and what did he mean?
2. According to the report, how did Mother Teresa qualify for sainthood?
3. What have her critics said about her?
4. How did the reporter explain her birthplace, and what did he mean by it?

Answers:
1. At 0:06 the anchorman said something about speed. What did he say, and what did he mean?
He said that it happened at “lightning speed, historically”, meaning that in the past the process took a lot longer after the person’s death before becoming a saint.
2. According to the report, how did Mother Teresa qualify for sainthood?
She performed two miracles… after her death.
3. What have her critics said about her?
Some accused her of doing these things to get the spotlight, also of poor unhygienic medical treatment, and of trying to convert those under her care.
4. How did the reporter explain her birthplace, and what did he mean by it?
He called modern times Macedonia, meaning that at the time of her birth it wasn’t called theat.

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