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The return of the blue whale: BBC News Review

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Good news for blue whales and for you if you want to learn topical vocabulary! Scientists say they’ve seen a remarkable number of blue whales in recent weeks near the island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic. A survey counted 55 animals – a figure unprecedented in the decade since commercial whaling ended. Learn the vocabulary to talk about this new story.

Vocabulary:
unprecedented
never having happened before
• Unprecedented bush fires hit Australia last year.
• Federer is hoping to win an unprecedented ninth Wimbledon.

bouncing back
becoming successful again after a bad experience
• Her hat trick shows she’s really bouncing back from her broken leg.
• The Amazon will never bounce back from deforestation.

soar
increase quickly
• Markets soar when there’s confidence in the economy.
• Ticket prices soared when the home team made the final.

For a quiz and to download the audio, go to our website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-13/session-134
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