Italy’s World Cup hopes destroyed: BBC News Review

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Italy has failed to qualify for the World Cup. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English.

The story

For the first time in 60 years, Italy have failed to qualify for the football World Cup finals.

The four-time winners of the competition were held to a nil-nil draw by Sweden in the second leg of their play off in Milan.

Key words and phrases

scathing
strongly criticising

goes ballistic
suddenly becomes very angry

goes begging
is free to be taken

Find out more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-1/session-1

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