Pompeii treasure discovered – News Review reviews

October 20, 2022

Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii say they have uncovered a “sorcerer’s treasure trove” of objects, including good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads. Catherine and Neil teach you the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story.

The story
Archaeologists in the Roman city of Pompeii have discovered a treasure trove of good luck charms and fertility amulets that they think may have been used for casting spells by a Roman sorcerer. Among the articles discovered were scarab beetles from the Middle East made of amethyst.

Key words and phrases
treasure trove
large number of valuable objects found hidden

• Amateur archaeologists sometimes get lucky and discover treasure troves.
• There’s a treasure trove of biscuits in Rob’s drawer.

quantity of hidden things

• Anti-terror police discovered a weapons cache in the basement of a house.
• If your computer is slow, you can try clearing the cache.

found hidden after a search

• They unearthed the treasure buried in someone’s garden.
• Investigative journalists try to unearth the truth.

Language challenge
Which is the odd one out?
a) sorcerer
b) wizard
c) witch
For the answer, watch this on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-11/session-111

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English October 20, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Learn how to use the past simple and the past perfect tenses with Dan.

  2. Vocabulary words

    Treasure trove~ Large number of valuable objects found hidden.

    Cache: Quantity of hidden things.

    Unearth~ Found hidden after a search.

  3. I am living in the Uk and i am learning english, i feel Lucky to have found this channel i really enjoy all of your content.

  4. When I was knee-high grasshopper, my friends and I used to try to unearth the treasure trove in my backyard. At that time, one of my friends found cache of ancient coins that were priceless in way of our thinking. But, actually it was worthless.

  5. The manner in which Neil and Catherine interact with each other is really quite watchable.

  6. Your videos are for us absolutely treasure trove😄

  7. The boy was brutally killed by robber in his own house, so police found cache of weapon on the floor and try to unearthed behind the murder.

  8. Could you provide subtitles?

  9. Thanks a lot guys!

  10. What could be more intersting than treasure?
    Let s found out

  11. cant't i download it ,please?

  12. I love BBC News Review! The best way to learn English and improve the listening…

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    Cat's pet portugue classe Fernandes October 20, 2022 at 4:31 pm

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  17. I traveled to Portugal in Garden of Pena and I found a treasure trove, this garden is magnificent !
    Can I use "treasure trove" for one thing that we don't unearthed ? (in the true sense of the term)

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  19. Reply
    Татьяна Трофимчук October 20, 2022 at 4:31 pm

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  20. Thanks L E

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  22. Everything is good to accept the nail poster image (too aged person)

  23. you speak fast please speak a bit slowly

  24. Reply
    The Guds Production October 20, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    The Indonesian and Australian archeologists discovered some Chinese treasure troves under the sea of Cirebon city.

    The police found a bombs cache in a warehouse near the school's library.

    The detective tried to unearth objects used by the culprit to assassinate the company manager. Unfortunately, they didn't find it.

  25. Neil was obviously paid recently, which is why he was so energetic

  26. I found a treasure trove that is literally this channel buried in cloud and having been waiting for everyone to unearth it

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  30. Reply
    Urmidhara Chatterjee October 20, 2022 at 4:31 pm

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