Words in the News (18th February 2015): Battle of the Oranges
For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150218
A battle is about to start in this northern Italian city.
And this is the ammunition. During the festival, hundreds of revellers pour into Ivrea to take part in the historic 'Battle of the Oranges'.
The tradition is said to date back to a 12th century uprising against a tyrant.
Some 500 tonnes of juicy fruit are shipped from Sicily for the occasion.
objects that are shot from a weapon
people taking part in a public party
rebellion against the people or group in power
cruel and unfair leader
containing a lot of liquid; used for fruit
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