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Speaking Exercise: Talking about bad news

How can you talk about bad news in English? Check out our page on how to express shock in English and try the quiz below:

Level: Pre-intermediate and above

1. Have you __ the news?
2. Yes, it's absolutely __ isn't it.
3. ''It just came out of the __''
4. ''We're all in __''
5. __ can't describe how I feel.
6. I was completely __ by the news reports.
7. But what I don't __ is why nobody predicted it.
8. There's bound to be __ after this.
9. We'll have to __ to terms with what has happened.
10. I'm sure there are a few lessons we can __ from it.

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