BBC News Review: Beckham’s email hacked

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David Beckham’s emails have been hacked. The people who did it wanted him to pay them to keep quiet. Neil and Catherine look at the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story – and show you how you can use it in your everyday English.

Key words and phrases:

leak
the act of making private information known to the public

blackmail
get money from someone by threatening to reveal their secrets

fury
extreme anger

This is a natural, unscripted programme so we don’t provide a transcript or subtitles. For more details and an exercise, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/english-you-need/unit-1/session-2

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