dateline: 09 January 2019
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Female UFC Fighter Beats Up Robber
- beat up: to use physical force to hurt someone
- mugger: robber; a person who steals or tries to steal money or property from someone
- claim: to state that something is true
- hand over: to give someone something
- choke hold: a grip that prevents a person from getting up or away
- turn out: to become known or discovered after some time
Female UFC Fighter Beats Up Mugger
- What is the report mainly about?
- Why does the report mention cardboard?
- What was Dana White’s response to this news?
Does this story inspire you to learn martial arts for self-defence? Why or why not?
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Female UFC Fighter Beats Up Mugger
UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighter Polyana Viana was waiting for a ride in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday when a man who claimed to have a gun told her to hand over her cell phone. The championship fighter threw two punches and a kick before putting the mugger in a choke hold and calling the police. The man’s gun turned out to be made of cardboard. UFC president Dana White posted a picture of Viana and the beaten man on his Instagram account and suggested he messed with the wrong woman.
- The report is about a professional female fighter who used her martial arts skills to fight off a mugger in Brazil.
- The gun that the mugger claimed to have was actually made of cardboard.
- Dana White posted a picture of the fighter and the beaten mugger on his Instagram account.
Galo Mejia says:
Good going for the fighter. The thieve surely will learn the lesson.
I am too old to learn martial arts! Hehehe.
Muhammad Harbia says:
I really enjoyed this listening for being able to learn new vocabularies.
thank you very much
Marie-Danielle O’Reilly says:
I had a hard time to understand the story. It’s the vocabulary which was harder than before. But, I really love learning new words.
Tara, please , continue your news stories…I always have a pleasure when I see you on my screen.
First, thank you for this week’s audio news report.
Second, it’s more difficult than the last week because I couldn’t understand the subject well (of course without seeing the text).
Your speaking ‘s speed is normal and your words are clear, but I could fill in the blanks only the words “fighter” and “posted”.
Third, it’s not surprised to hear a professional female fighter used her material arts skills to fight off the mugger because now we can see and hear about some girls and women who are learning the skills for private defence.
I myself believe that not only women and girls should learn about private defence, but also men should learn about it.
Thanks to you and also English Club for helping the learners free of charge.
My wish is to meet you in real space in New Year 2019.
Best wishes and have a hot heart in cold winter of Canada,
Bijan from the Persian Gulf
bethania valença says:
It was so good for me. I can learn fast.
David Deal says:
Thanks for this great resource! My students really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Great story too!
I heard the news for the first time. It is good for learning english language. Keep posting more content. Thanks
kidda Anan says:
thank for this great news funny story too. make me happy to learn hahaha
Gyorgyi Meads says:
Dana White is a man, so it should be his Instagram account.
Hi and thanks
It has very good phrasal verbs to help learners for listening to news and speaking