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L'année 2020-2021

In the news this week - 53 -

Par admin ruppe, publié le lundi 3 mai 2021 10:27 - Mis à jour le lundi 3 mai 2021 10:29
BBC NEWS : St Kilda: ‘There’s no better place to be in isolation’

Here is this week's selection of world news from the BBC.

Enjoy watching and reading !

St Kilda: ‘There’s no better place to be in isolation’

St Kilda: ‘There’s no better place to be in isolation’Close

Just as lockdown restrictions began to ease, a conservationist from Northern Ireland travelled to one of the most remote islands in the UK.

St Kilda is located 110 (177km) miles off the west coast of Scotland.

Conor McKinney has travelled there to ensure that construction being undertaken on the island does not harm the built or natural heritage

He is one of a handful of people currently on St Kilda and is planning to stay for six months.

St Kilda was abandoned by its last islanders in 1930 because life had become too difficult on the remote archipelago.

Today it is a Unesco-designated World Heritage Site and is managed and protected by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

Video journalist: Niall McCracken


Please find attached a list of useful key vocabulary to help you.


















-lockdown : confinement

-just as :juste au moment où /alors que...

-to ease :  assouplir /diminuer

-across : dans tout..

-to walk around :se balader

-remote :isolé / perdu /retiré

-island :île

-off coast :au large des cotes

-wildlife conservation :preservation de la faune et la flore

-to be tied to :etre lié à..

-to ensure :garantir

-the works :les travaux de construction

-to harm :nuire /faire du mal à..

-native :originaire de

-invasive species: espèces invasives

-nesting birds : oiseaux  qui nichent

-redwing :petites grives

-fulmar :oiseau marin qui ressemble aux mouettes

-to nest :se nicher

-pretty much :quasiment


-huge :énorme

-puffins: oiseaux marins

-hill :colline

-to come down ..:descendre de 

-white tailed eagle :grand aigle marin à  queue blanche

-to soar :s'élever  dans les airs /s'envoler

-above :au dessus de 

-handful :quelques

-currently: actuellement

-to plan :envisager de 

-to stay :rester

-seaside cabins :cabanes /habitations cotieres

-supply vessel: bateau de ravitaillement

-obviously :de toute évidence

-over a year : depuis plus d'un an

-to give (gave/given) birth :accoucher

-increased : plus élevé /accru

-"things like that":des choses comme ça..

-to happen :arriver

-to be mindful of ...: etre conscient de 

-to go through :endurer

-self isolation :confinement

-neighborhood : environnement /alentours

-if need be :si besoin

"I mean" :je veux dire ..

-sort of stuff :ce genre de choses


Dans le cadre du projet "BBC News" mené par Mrs BOTTELDOORN