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Interactive video lesson plan for: Battle of the Oranges. Learn: ammunition, revellers, uprising, tyrant, juicy

Activity overview:

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

Transcript

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.

Vocabulary

ammunition
objects that are shot from a weapon

revellers
people taking part in a public party

uprising
rebellion against the people or group in power

tyrant
cruel and unfair leader

juicy
containing a lot of liquid; used for fruit

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