Sunday, 5 October 2014

No weapons but an app for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong
(Level: Upper-Intermediate / B2 / ***)

Protesters in Hong Kong have been fighting for democracy for days now. They have been peaceful but have acquired a very effective "weapon" against the Beijing regime: FireChat.

Hong Kong demonstrations
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Before watching:

You are going to watch a report by Sky's Mark Stone looking at the smartphone app being effectively used in Hong Kong by pro-democracy demonstrators.

The following phrase could be useful:
to turn nasty: to become vicious; spiteful      devenir franchement désagréable / prendre une sale tournure 

Hong Kong demonstrators
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While watching:

Answer the following questions:

Watch now the Sky News report:

When you are finished, check your answers:

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