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In the news - Britain hotter than Cairo

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I hope everyone who's studying in the UK has been enjoying this beautiful weather! This article has six words missing, all of them related to the weather. Put each word listed in one of the gaps. What have you been doing in this heat wave? Brighton students it would be great to hear from you!

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Britain basked in the _(1)_ day of the year yesterday...with 27C temperatures beating parts of Africa.
Sunseekers flocked to the coast as the _(2)_ - predicted to last a few more days - put traditional hotspots such as Corfu in the Mediterranean (15C), Cairo in North Africa (20C) and Caracus in South America (25C) in the shade.

The West Midlands, Herefordshire and parts of Manchester were the hottest area yesterday. Even Leuchars on the east coast of Scotland near Dundee saw the mercury top 26C.
The high _(3)_ will continue today, making it the warmest weekend of the year so far. And it could get even more sweltering - with some forecasters predicting a _(4)_ 28C (82F) in London and the South tomorrow.
_(5)_ say we could be in for one of the best summers in years. William Hill yesterday slashed the odds of temperatures reaching 100F (37C) this summer to just 5/1, with odds of 10/1 that the UK record of 101.3F (38C) will be beaten.

Sunseekers flocked to beaches, where the mercury hit 25C (77F) in Bournemouth on the south coast. The Dorset town's seven miles of sands were packed.
Samantha Mason, 37, was on the beach with husband Sean, 38, and children Elisa, 12, and Johnny, nine. She said: "It's gorgeous on the beach today. There must be thousands of people here."

Surfer Jake Weale, 26, said: "It's finally hot enough to _(6)_.
Forecasters Positive Weather Solutions said: "It is going to get cooler over the next few days. But we expect a second salvo of good weather in the second week of June and from then on we should have the lion's share of dry weather."

Today's lesson is by Caroline

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