GV020 - Words in the News

Gap-fill exercise

Read the sentences . Match the nouns in bold with the definitions.

1 We'll bring you an update on that story later.
2 Relief workers are struggling to prevent an outbreak of cholera
3 The Prime Minister has suffered a setback in his electoral campaign.
4 There has been a breakthrough in talks on the future of the car industry.
5 The low turnout at the conference may have been due to the bad weather
6 Car workers have been asked to double output by the end of the year.
7 The government is to announce cutbacks in its education budget.
8 The outcome of the talks will be known later.
9 The company has an annual turnover of £ 400 million.
10 There are fears of a backlash against the government by the rebel forces.