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Learning English News Review Podcast

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News Review shows you how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English. Published every Tuesday by BBC Learning English.
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Banning smoking for life

The UK government has voted to ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2009. Beth and Neil discuss the language in the news headlines.FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE:Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFollow us ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ The English We SpeakThey're all available by searching in your podcast app.
4/17/20247 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hottest March ever

Last month was the world's warmest March on record.TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2024/unit-1/session-15. FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ The English We Speak ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
4/10/20245 minutes, 41 seconds
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Israel protests

Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Israel calling for Prime Minister Netanyahu to resign.(Images: Amir Levy, Sean Gallup, Alexi Rosenfeld, Dawoud Abo Alkas/Anadolu via Getty Images)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2024/unit-1/session-14FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFollow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ Office English ✔️ The English We SpeakThey're all available by searching in your podcast app.
4/3/20246 minutes, 24 seconds
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Baltimore bridge collapse

Six people are missing after a ship caused a bridge to collapse in Baltimore, USA.(Images: Michael A. McCoy for The Washington Post, Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post, Tasos Katopodis and Kevin Dietsch via Getty Images)For more great language tips and programmes visit bbclearningenglish.comTRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2024/unit-1/session-13FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ The English We Speak They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
3/27/20246 minutes, 37 seconds
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Putin claims election victory

Vladimir Putin has claimed his fifth term as president after winning 87% of the vote, according to Russian election officials. Beth and Georgie discuss the language in the news headlines.(Images: Contributor via Getty Images)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2024/unit-1/session-12 FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ Office English ✔️ The English We Speak They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
3/20/20246 minutes, 26 seconds
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Haiti: Gang violence crisis

(Images: Guerinault Louis/Anadolu, Jacques Langevin/Sygma/Sygma, Spencer Platt, Giles Clarke via Getty Images)
3/13/20246 minutes, 29 seconds
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France protects abortion

Image: Adnan Farzat/Nur Photo via Getty Images
3/6/20246 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sweden joins Nato

Sweden is to join Nato after 200 years of neutrality.
2/28/20246 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cyber hackers hacked

The website of ransomware cybercriminals Lockbit has been seized by authorities
2/21/20246 minutes, 46 seconds
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Women working more since pandemic

Women are working more and men are working less since the pandemic.
2/14/20245 minutes, 50 seconds
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Senegal's democratic crisis

Senegal's president has postponed the country's upcoming elections.
2/7/20246 minutes, 42 seconds
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Elon Musk's brain chip

Elon Musk's company Neuralink has successfully implanted a chip in a human brain.
1/31/20246 minutes, 39 seconds
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US and UK strike Houthis

The US and UK have launched airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen.
1/24/20246 minutes, 53 seconds
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Taiwan election angers China

Taiwan has elected William Lai as president. (Image: Annabelle Chih/Getty Images)
1/17/20246 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dog meat banned by South Korea

The killing and sale of dogs for their meat has been banned in South Korea.
1/10/20246 minutes, 11 seconds
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Earthquake hits Japan on New Year's Day

Search for survivors after New Year’s Day earthquake hits Japan.
1/3/20246 minutes, 31 seconds
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Richest 1% harm planet most

The lifestyles of the wealthy are closely connected to climate change
12/20/20236 minutes, 3 seconds
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2,000 new species on extinction list: COP28

2,000 more species have been added to the Red List of Threatened Species.
12/13/20236 minutes, 41 seconds
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Faked accident: YouTuber jailed

An influencer has gone to jail after crashing a plane for video views and money.
12/6/20236 minutes, 30 seconds
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India tunnel rescue

All 41 workers who were trapped in a tunnel in India for 17 days have been rescued.
11/29/20235 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bad bosses make people quit

New research says people are quitting their jobs because of a bad boss.
11/22/20236 minutes, 44 seconds
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Iceland prepares for volcano

A state of emergency has been declared in Iceland amid a series of earthquakes.
11/15/20235 minutes, 52 seconds
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Israel-Gaza War: One month on

It's one month since the Israel-Gaza war broke out. Learn the language in the news.
11/8/20235 minutes, 59 seconds
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Friends say goodbye to Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry, most famous for playing Chandler Bing in 'Friends', has died.
11/1/20235 minutes, 43 seconds
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Nature destroying nature

A news report says non-native animals and plants are destroying biodiversity.
10/25/20235 minutes, 50 seconds
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Amazon water emergency

The Amazon has its lowest water levels in 121 years. Learn how to talk about the story.
10/18/20236 minutes, 2 seconds
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Junk food addiction

Some scientists think ultra-processed food should come with a warning.
10/11/20235 minutes, 55 seconds
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Covid vaccine scientists win Nobel

The scientists who made mRNA Covid vaccines possible have won a Nobel Prize.
10/4/20235 minutes, 52 seconds
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Lego gives up on recycled bricks

Lego has stopped its plan to replace the plastic in its toys bricks.
9/27/20235 minutes, 54 seconds
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Improving maths with music

Music could improve your maths skills according to a recent study.
9/20/20236 minutes, 19 seconds
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Rubiales quits: Kiss scandal

Luis Rubiales resigns. Image by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images.
9/13/20235 minutes, 22 seconds
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Banning 'steak'

Plant-based food can no longer have meat-based names in France.
9/6/20236 minutes, 33 seconds
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Is laughing good for your heart?

Laughter can make your heart stronger, according to new research.
8/30/20235 minutes, 27 seconds
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Is laughing good for your heart?

Laughter can make your heart stronger, according to new research.
8/30/20235 minutes, 27 seconds
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Antarctic ice melting

Ice the size of Greenland is missing from Antarctica because of climate change.
8/23/20236 minutes, 28 seconds
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Shift work linked to depression

A new study has found that working shifts can lead to depression and anxiety.
8/16/20236 minutes, 16 seconds
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Green flights? Impossible

Can flying ever be green? Scientists say no.
8/9/20236 minutes, 22 seconds
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Trump charged for third time

Donald Trump charged with trying to change the 2020 US presidential election result.
8/2/20236 minutes, 31 seconds
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8 ways to live longer

A US research project has found 8 habits that can help you live longer.
7/26/20236 minutes, 23 seconds
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Alzheimer's drug hope

New drugs mean that Alzheimer's could soon be treated as easily as asthma and diabetes.
7/19/20235 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hottest week ever

The first week of July had the highest average global temperature ever measured, UN says.
7/12/20235 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fukushima water release

The UN have said it's safe to release water from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
7/5/20236 minutes, 38 seconds
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Rainforests: Destruction gets worse

An area of rainforest the size of Switzerland was lost last year. Beth and Phil discuss.
6/28/20236 minutes, 13 seconds
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Naps: Good for your brain?

Research says that naps are good for our brains. Learn vocabulary related to this story.
6/21/20235 minutes, 48 seconds
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Could we live to 140?

Scientists from the University of Georgia think humans alive today could live to 140.
6/14/20236 minutes, 49 seconds
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New blood test for 50 cancers

Scientists from Oxford University say the test results have been encouraging so far.
6/7/20235 minutes, 43 seconds
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Can diet improve memory?

Could apples, berries and cacao improve our memory as we get older?
5/31/20236 minutes, 16 seconds
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First Arab woman in space

Rayyanah Barnawi is part of a crew of space tourists who are visiting the ISS.
5/24/20235 minutes, 15 seconds
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Japan learns to smile again

People in Japan have been taking lessons on how to smile again.
5/17/20235 minutes, 22 seconds
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King Charles's Coronation

Charles III has been crowned King of the UK and the Commonwealth of Nations.
5/10/20236 minutes, 2 seconds
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Hollywood writers strike

Could your favourite shows stop? Hollywood writers strike over pay and conditions.
5/3/20236 minutes, 3 seconds
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Sudan crisis

Humanitarian crisis in Sudan as thousands try to leave the capital, Khartoum.
4/26/20235 minutes, 52 seconds
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Life on Pacific garbage patch

Scientists have discovered creatures living on an island made of rubbish.
4/19/20236 minutes, 7 seconds
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Exam cheating with AI

Some people are worried that advances in AI could lead to a rise in exam cheating.
4/12/20236 minutes, 27 seconds
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Trump arrested

Donald Trump has become the first ex-US president to be arrested.
4/5/20236 minutes, 31 seconds
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Prince Harry: Why was he in court?

The Prince accuses Associated Newspapers of illegally gathering private information.
3/29/20236 minutes, 19 seconds
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Could caffeine cut obesity?

Caffeine could reduce your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
3/22/20235 minutes, 31 seconds
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Joe Biden breaks oil promise

No more oil drilling? Joe Biden breaks his promise.
3/15/20236 minutes, 13 seconds
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No university for Afghan women

Universities have reopened in Afghanistan but female students are not allowed back.
3/8/20235 minutes, 28 seconds
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US & Canada Government TikTok bans

The US and now Canada have banned TikTok from government phones.
3/1/20235 minutes, 44 seconds
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Turkey and Syria earthquakes

Another earthquake has hit Turkey, near the border with Syria.
2/22/20236 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ozone layer improving

The hole in the ozone layer is getting smaller, experts say.
2/15/20236 minutes, 39 seconds
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'Spy balloon' row

Was it a 'spy balloon' the US shot down? China says no
2/8/20235 minutes, 59 seconds
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'Love hormone': New study

Are scientists wrong about the so-called 'love hormone'? Learn to talk about this story.
2/1/20235 minutes, 57 seconds
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'Burnout': Jacinda Ardern Resigns

Prime Minister of New Zealand says she did not have the energy needed to continue.
1/25/20236 minutes, 6 seconds
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Global economy slows down

The World Bank predicts the global economy is getting closer to a recession.
1/18/20236 minutes, 48 seconds
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Prince Harry's book

Prince Harry's autobiography, Spare, which reveals royal family secrets, is out on sale.
1/11/20236 minutes, 42 seconds
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Warmest January day ever

At least seven countries have reported the warmest New Year's Day on record..
1/4/20236 minutes, 45 seconds
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Review of 2022

Beth and Neil look back at your favourite news stories and vocabulary of the year.
12/23/20226 minutes, 34 seconds
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Plastic-eating worms

Could plastic-eating worms help the world’s pollution crisis?
12/21/20227 minutes, 38 seconds
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The 'King of Crypto' charged with fraud

Learn how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English.
12/14/20227 minutes, 13 seconds
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Do you know the word of the year?

'Goblin mode': Neil and Beth teach you this and other vocabulary
12/7/20227 minutes, 13 seconds
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Vegan diet protects men from cancer

Research has claimed that a plant-based diet reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer.
11/30/20226 minutes, 34 seconds
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Rich to pay for climate damage

Rich nations agree to pay poorer countries for damage caused by climate change.
11/23/20226 minutes, 21 seconds
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World population reaches 8 billion

There are 8 billion people on Earth. Neil and Sian teach you the vocabulary you need.
11/16/20226 minutes, 48 seconds
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Twitter: One million leave

1 million Twitter accounts have been deactivated since Elon Musk bought it last month.
11/9/20227 minutes, 16 seconds
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Race to save the planet

COP27 - Radical changes needed to prevent climate disaster say experts
11/2/20227 minutes, 49 seconds
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Rishi Sunak - new UK PM

45 days after the appointment of the last prime minister, the UK has a new prime minister
10/26/20226 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cancer vaccine?

Could a cancer vaccine be developed? Learn vocabulary to talk about this.
10/19/20227 minutes, 27 seconds
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Protests in Iran

Protests began last month when a woman died after being arrested by morality police.
10/12/20228 minutes, 13 seconds
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Fast food: Bad for the brain?

Ultra-processed food affects people’s mental abilities, research has found.
10/5/20226 minutes, 54 seconds
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Nasa smashes asteroid

A new era for humankind - Nasa experiment smashes asteroid.
9/28/20227 minutes, 12 seconds
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Late nights: Bad for you?

Do you prefer late nights or early starts? One of those could be bad for your health.
9/21/20227 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ukraine: A turning point?

Ukraine has made military progress against Russian forces.
9/14/20227 minutes, 21 seconds
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New UK prime minister

Liz Truss has taken over from Boris Johnson, who resigned after a series of scandals.
9/7/20227 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pakistan's climate catastrophe

Floods in Pakistan have killed over 1,000 people and affected over 33 million others.
8/31/20227 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dogs: Happy tears?

Do dogs cry happy tears? Neil and Beth discuss vocabulary about this story.
8/24/20226 minutes, 55 seconds
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Long Covid: Three types identified

Scientists in the UK have identified different types of long Covid.
8/17/20227 minutes, 34 seconds
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Trump home 'raided'

The FBI have searched former President Trump's home. Neil and Sian teach the vocabulary.
8/10/20228 minutes, 12 seconds
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Record oil profits

The five biggest oil companies made profits of 60 billion dollars in just three months.
8/4/20226 minutes, 8 seconds
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Mystery child disease: Cause found

Learn how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English.
7/27/20226 minutes, 27 seconds
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Heatwaves across the world

Heatwaves cause record temperatures in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.
7/20/20226 minutes, 51 seconds
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Killer salt?

New research has found that adding salt to your meals could take years off your life.
7/13/20226 minutes, 25 seconds
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Eight months' rain in four days

Neil and Beth discuss the vocabulary in the news headlines about this story.
7/6/20225 minutes, 46 seconds
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World energy crisis

Is the world giving up on green?
6/29/20226 minutes, 5 seconds
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Prices rise across the world

As prices rise, interest rates are going up to deal with the crisis.
6/22/20225 minutes, 50 seconds
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Google engineer: AI has feelings

Google engineer: AI has feelings
6/15/20225 minutes, 42 seconds
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Boris Johnson survives

Boris Johnson has survived a no-confidence vote. Learn vocabulary related to this story.
6/9/20225 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sold: Most expensive piece of 20th century art

Warhol's Marilyn Monroe painting sold for record-breaking $195m.
5/31/20229 minutes, 43 seconds
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Monkeypox: New disease spreads

Outbreaks of the virus have now been reported in at least 15 countries around the world.
5/24/20227 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022

Ukraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest with the UK’s Sam Ryder in second.
5/17/20228 minutes, 57 seconds
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New Doctor Who revealed

Actor Ncuti Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the star of Doctor Who.
5/10/202211 minutes, 4 seconds
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Is there plastic in your blood?

Plastic has been found in human blood for the first time. Join Neil and Roy to discuss.
5/3/20229 minutes, 59 seconds
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France: Macron wins second term

Emmanuel Macron has been voted President of France for a second time.
4/27/20229 minutes, 33 seconds
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Taliban: No beard, no job!

Government employees in Afghanistan were told they can lose their jobs if they shave.
4/19/202210 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You case

Ed Sheeran has won a copyright case over his hit Shape of You. Learn new vocabulary.
4/12/20229 minutes, 52 seconds
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Driverless cars

A trial is underway in UK. Would you be happy to travel in a driverless car?
4/5/202210 minutes, 44 seconds
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Oscars 2022: When Will hit Chris

Will Smith hit Chris Rock at the Oscars after Chris Rock made a joke about his wife.
3/29/202210 minutes, 34 seconds
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Great Barrier Reef in danger

Some scientists say the world's largest coral reef is under threat by climate change.
3/22/202210 minutes, 49 seconds
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What is the future for fuel?

Is it time to speed up the transition to alternative and renewable energy sources?
3/15/202210 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rocket hits the Moon

Part of an abandoned rocket is thought to have hit the Moon last Friday, say scientists.
3/8/20229 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ukraine conflict continues

We help you understand how the conflict is being reported in English.
3/1/20229 minutes, 39 seconds
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'Freedom Convoy': Arrests made

Lorry drivers in Canada have been protesting against Covid rules.
2/22/202210 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ukraine: Fears of invasion

Several countries have said that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen at any time.
2/15/20229 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch.
2/8/202211 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nadal: Star breaks records again

Tennis ace Rafael Nadal won a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam singles title in Australia.
2/1/202210 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ukraine: US tells embassy families to leave

The United States has told families of staff that work in the Ukraine embassy to leave.
1/25/20229 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tonga: Volcano and tsunami hit

Major damage reported in Tonga after a huge volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami threat.
1/18/20229 minutes, 34 seconds
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Djokovic vs Australia: Novak to stay

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has won his appeal to stay in Australia.
1/11/20229 minutes, 30 seconds
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Review of 2021

Rob and Roy look back at some of the stories and vocabulary we've discussed during 2021.
1/4/202213 minutes, 41 seconds
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Real-life secret Santa

Someone's been leaving presents in public places. Could this be a real-life secret Santa?
12/28/20219 minutes, 48 seconds
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Omicron: Lockdown in the Netherlands

The Netherlands goes into Christmas lockdown due to the rise of the Omicron strain.
12/21/20219 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tornadoes devastate US states

Tornadoes hit the Midwest of the US on Friday and caused destruction and loss of life.
12/14/20219 minutes, 48 seconds
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Aung San Suu Kyi: 4 years in prison

Deposed Myanmar leader has been sentenced after widely criticised trial.
12/7/20219 minutes, 46 seconds
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Omicron: New Covid strain, new travel restrictions

We discuss this story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.
11/30/202110 minutes, 27 seconds
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Adele gets Spotify to stop album shuffle

Adele has persuaded Spotify to take the shuffle button off all album pages.
11/23/202110 minutes, 35 seconds
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Austria: Lockdown for unvaccinated

Two million people who have not been vaccinated have been placed in lockdown in Austria.
11/16/202111 minutes, 44 seconds
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COP26: Fossil fuel industry has largest delegation

Learn key vocabulary to help you talk about this news story.
11/9/202112 minutes, 24 seconds
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Countries try to change UN climate paper

Ahead of COP26, BBC News saw documents showing countries trying to change report.
11/2/202110 minutes, 20 seconds
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Donald Trump to launch new social media platform

Donald Trump plans to launch a new social media network called TRUTH Social.
10/26/202113 minutes
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Earthshot Prize: Prince's new awards

Learn language related to Prince William's Earthshot Prize.
10/19/20219 minutes, 26 seconds
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Afghan female footballers get UK visas

A team of female footballers who fled the Taliban have been told they can live in the UK.
10/12/202110 minutes, 18 seconds
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Pandora Papers: Rich exposed

Thousands of documents have exposed the financial dealings of the world’s rich.
10/5/202110 minutes, 40 seconds
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Germany elections: Centre-left claim narrow win over Merkel's party

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have claimed victory in the federal election
9/28/202112 minutes, 3 seconds
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La Palma: Volcano erupts

A volcano has erupted on the Spanish island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands.
9/21/202111 minutes, 8 seconds
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Emma Raducanu wins US Open

Raducanu becomes the first British woman for 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title.
9/14/202110 minutes, 56 seconds
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Abba: Pop superstars are back

ABBA, pop superstars of 70s, are back after 40 years with new album and planned tour.
9/7/202110 minutes, 58 seconds
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Rolling Stones drummer dies

Charlie Watts, of legendary rock group The Rolling Stones, has died at the age of 80.
8/31/20219 minutes, 44 seconds
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Afghanistan: Taliban retake Kabul

The Taliban have retaken the Afghan capital 20 years after being removed.
8/17/20218 minutes, 47 seconds
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Climate crisis: Last warning for humanity?

IPCC report says it's unequivocal that human activity is responsible for global warming.
8/10/202110 minutes, 26 seconds
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Olympics: Sprinter seeks asylum

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is seeking asylum in Europe.
8/3/202111 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tunisia's prime minister fired after protests

Tunisia's PM sacked after violent Covid protests in the country.
7/27/20219 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pegasus: Activists 'spied on'

A smartphone spyware may have been used to monitor human rights activists and politicians
7/20/202110 minutes, 54 seconds
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Italy win Euro 2020

Italy have won their first European championship since 1968. It beat England in the final.
7/13/20218 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Queen gives medal to health service

Queen Elizabeth has awarded the George Cross to the National Health Service.
7/6/202110 minutes, 22 seconds
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Wimbledon: Return of tennis tournament

The famous tennis tournament is back. It was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
6/29/20219 minutes
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Olympics: First transgender athlete

Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics.
6/22/20219 minutes, 52 seconds
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Euro 2020: Player has heart attack

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen had a heart attack during a Euro 2020 game against Finland.
6/15/202110 minutes, 6 seconds
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Lilibet: Harry and Meghan's new baby

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child.
6/8/202111 minutes, 17 seconds
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Olympics: Tokyo too hot for athletes?

A report suggests that climate change could put the health of Olympic athletes at risk.
6/1/202110 minutes, 12 seconds
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Belarus accused of 'hijacking'

Western countries have accused Belarus of hijacking a Ryanair plane.
5/25/202110 minutes, 20 seconds
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Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds

People living in South East Asia and the Western Pacific region were the most affected.
5/18/202111 minutes, 13 seconds
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China rocket lands in ocean

The remains of a Chinese rocket have crashed into the Indian Ocean.
5/11/202110 minutes, 46 seconds
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India's Covid nightmare

India continues to struggle with an aggressive second wave of infections.
5/4/202111 minutes, 46 seconds
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Nomadland wins at the Oscars

Chloe Zhao becomes the first woman of colour to win the best director award.
4/27/202112 minutes, 33 seconds
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Football: 'Super League' for Europe?

In a seismic move for football, 12 clubs have agreed to join a new European Super League.
4/20/202111 minutes, 25 seconds
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Natanz: Iran blames Israel

Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
4/13/202111 minutes, 13 seconds
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Space wine: Does it taste better?

Scientists sent bottles of wine to the ISS to study the effect of gravity on the product.
4/6/202111 minutes, 9 seconds
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Suez Canal: Delays continue

The Ever Given became stuck in the Suez Canal on 23rd March and caused long delays.
3/30/202112 minutes, 11 seconds
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Australia hit by record floods

Around 18,000 people have been evacuated from severe floods in Australia.
3/23/202112 minutes, 50 seconds
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Grammys: Beyonce sets new record

Beyonce has set a new record after becoming the first female artist to win 28 Grammys.
3/16/20219 minutes, 29 seconds
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Harry and Meghan's Interview

Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
3/9/202110 minutes, 39 seconds
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Golden Globes 2021

Learn the vocabulary you need to talk about this year's film and TV awards ceremony.
3/2/202111 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to divorce

Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
2/23/202110 minutes, 59 seconds
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Impeachment trial: Trump acquitted

Tom and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
2/16/202110 minutes, 15 seconds
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India: Flood in Himalayas

Dozens are feared dead after a piece of a Himalayan glacier triggered a flood in India.
2/9/202111 minutes, 28 seconds
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Myanmar: Military takes control

Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
2/2/202110 minutes, 14 seconds
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Russian Navalny Protests

Catherine and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
1/26/202111 minutes, 50 seconds
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UK: Tough new travel restrictions

New controls have come into force to try to keep out variants of coronavirus.
1/19/202111 minutes, 13 seconds
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Record-breaking snow storm hits Spain

Up to 50cm of snow fell on the capital Madrid between Friday and Saturday.
1/12/202111 minutes, 20 seconds
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Trump tells official: 'find' votes

Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this news story.
1/5/202110 minutes, 14 seconds
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Our favourite News Review of 2020

A 99-year-old man raised millions to help the UK's health service fight coronavirus
12/29/202012 minutes, 15 seconds
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Brexit talks: Next days are crucial

Talks between the UK and the EU have been extended with no deadline.
12/15/202012 minutes, 19 seconds
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Brexit: Deal or no deal?

The UK and the EU have entered final talks this week to try and agree a trade deal.
12/8/202011 minutes, 15 seconds
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Diego Maradona: Doctor’s house searched

Catherine and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
12/1/202011 minutes, 43 seconds
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Covid-19: Will vaccine be for all?

Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this news story.
11/24/202010 minutes, 41 seconds
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Calls for ban on 'anti-vax' social media

Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
11/17/202011 minutes, 12 seconds
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Kamala Harris: First female US vice-president

Georgina and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
11/10/20208 minutes, 46 seconds
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US election day 2020

Georgina and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
11/3/20209 minutes, 52 seconds
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Harry and Meghan to make shows with Netflix

Catherine and Rob have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
10/27/202011 minutes, 16 seconds
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China's Covid Recovery

Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
10/20/202010 minutes, 55 seconds
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Nadal 20th Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal has equalled Roger Federer's feat of winning a 20th Grand Slam title.
10/13/20208 minutes, 29 seconds
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London Marathon goes ahead

Around 45,000 non-elite athletes took part remotely due to Covid-19.
10/6/202011 minutes, 3 seconds
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Trump's tax returns

Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
9/29/20209 minutes, 45 seconds
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2020 Emmys - New Records Set

Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
9/22/20209 minutes, 56 seconds
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Wildfires are spreading across the West Coast of America

Georgina and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
9/15/20209 minutes, 34 seconds
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Djokovic hits line judge with ball

The incident led to the player's disqualification from the US Open tennis tournament.
9/8/202013 minutes, 28 seconds
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SpaceX splash down

Neil and Rob talk about space exploration and teach you vocabulary.
9/1/202012 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kamala Harris makes history

Kamala Harris has become the first black woman to run for US Vice-President.
8/25/202011 minutes, 30 seconds
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Belarus: Protests spread

Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news about this story.
8/18/202010 minutes, 8 seconds
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Beirut explosion protests

Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
8/11/202012 minutes, 4 seconds
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Coronavirus: UN warns of new diseases

Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
8/4/202010 minutes, 51 seconds
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A plan to bring live music back

British events promoter wants to use compulsory coronavirus testing at music festivals.
7/28/202010 minutes, 43 seconds
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Kanye West says he'll run for US president

Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
7/21/20209 minutes, 45 seconds
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Athlete's 200m 'record' only 185m

Neil and Georgina look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
7/14/20209 minutes, 39 seconds
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World’s biggest classical music festival… from home

The BBC Proms will go ahead this summer in London – but not as we know it.
7/7/202011 minutes, 48 seconds
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Coronavirus: Half million deaths

Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
6/30/202011 minutes, 57 seconds
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Beyonce: Juneteenth song released

Beyonce releases 'Black Parade' on the anniversary of the end of slavery in the US.
6/23/20207 minutes, 30 seconds
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Black Lives Matter: Racism at London protest

The British PM has condemned what he called ‘racist thuggery’ after clashes in London.
6/16/202010 minutes, 18 seconds
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Can you sleep during lockdown?

More than 50% in UK have struggled with sleep during the lockdown, says survey.
6/9/202010 minutes, 51 seconds
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Training for the Premier League starts

English Premier League clubs discuss the restart of the football season.
6/2/202011 minutes, 20 seconds
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Toddler buys $25 onion on dad’s phone

Toddler Alice was playing with her dad's phone when she ordered an onion by accident.
5/26/202013 minutes, 4 seconds
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Covid-19: The end for live music?

A top music boss doesn’t think live music will be back until the end of the year.
5/19/202010 minutes, 55 seconds
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Covid-19: A new era for cyclists?

The fear of catching virus on public transport leads to a boom in cycle-to-work schemes.
5/12/202012 minutes, 36 seconds
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Coronavirus: Are school closures necessary?

School have closed down to stop the spread of coronavirus. But is this effective?
4/14/202012 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fixing things to help the planet

The EU wants to make items durable and repairable. Neil and Catherine discuss this story.
3/24/202011 minutes, 20 seconds
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New China virus spreads

A new virus is spreading in China. Catherine and Georgina teach you this story's language
1/21/20209 minutes, 16 seconds
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Our biggest stories of 2019

The News Review bring you the biggest stories of the year.
12/31/201910 minutes, 17 seconds
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A real-life secret Santa

Someone's been leaving presents for strangers around a village in the UK.
12/24/20199 minutes, 42 seconds
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Boeing stops making the 737 Max

Production of Boeing's 737 Max will stop in early 2020. Georgina and Catherine discuss.
12/18/201910 minutes, 58 seconds
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One run a week for a longer life

Just one run a week can significantly affect the length of your life, says a new report.
11/5/20199 minutes, 47 seconds
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Teenager blinded by chips and junk food diet

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9/3/201911 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tiny 'cousin' of T.rex discovered

Dan and Catherine teach you the language being used to discuss this story
8/27/201912 minutes, 13 seconds
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Russian aircraft enter S Korean airspace

S Korea says that Russian military aircraft have entered its airspace without permission.
7/23/201911 minutes, 12 seconds
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Trump's tweet branded racist

Donald Trump is criticised for posting tweets directed at four non-white congresswomen.
7/16/201912 minutes, 19 seconds
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European heatwave

Temperatures across Europe are expected to rise dramatically over the next few days.
6/26/201912 minutes, 2 seconds
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Everest Deaths: The Crowded Mountain

Catherine and Tom discuss the story and teach you vocabulary so you can discuss it too.
5/28/201910 minutes, 45 seconds
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Niki Lauda, Formula 1 legend, dies

Catherine and Dan teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
5/21/20199 minutes, 52 seconds
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WhatsApp attack

Catherine and Tom teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
5/14/20199 minutes, 29 seconds
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Malaria vaccine launched

Neil and Catherine discuss a new vaccine would could help save millions of lives
4/23/20199 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sudan protests continue

Tom and Catherine bring you the language from the latest news headlines on this story.
4/9/20199 minutes, 29 seconds
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New blood test can save pregnant women's lives

A blood test for this condition is more accurate and faster than previous methods.
4/2/20199 minutes, 16 seconds
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BA flight to Germany mistakenly flies to Scotland

Tom and Dan discuss the story and teach you vocabulary to talk about it.
3/26/20199 minutes, 40 seconds
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South African power outages continue

Dan and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
3/19/20199 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why are female penguins getting stranded?

Why are female penguins found stranded so far from home? Neil and Tom discuss this story.
1/8/20199 minutes, 33 seconds
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60% drop in global wildlife

Catherine and Tom discuss language from this story.
10/30/20189 minutes, 11 seconds
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Stopping the cyber-criminals

Tom and Catherine teach you language the media is using to discuss this story.
10/16/201810 minutes, 24 seconds
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Trump apologises to Kavanaugh for 'lies'

Neil and Tom teach you language the media is using to discuss this story.
10/9/201811 minutes, 14 seconds
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Hurricane Florence forces evacuation

Neil and Dan teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
9/11/20189 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nike and the Colin Kaepernick controversy

Dan and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
9/4/201810 minutes, 16 seconds
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World's oldest message in a bottle

Neil and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
8/28/20188 minutes, 11 seconds
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North and South Korean family reunions

Dan and Catherine discuss the key language from this story.
8/21/20189 minutes, 21 seconds
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Turkish lira falls: who's to blame?

Dan and Catherine discuss the key language from this story.
8/14/20189 minutes, 56 seconds
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Neymar admits exaggerating

Neil and Catherine discuss the key language from this story.
7/31/20189 minutes, 29 seconds
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Human embryo DNA editing OK, panel says

Dan and Catherine discuss the key language from this story.
7/17/20188 minutes, 36 seconds
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Apple to hinder Facebook web tracking

Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.
6/5/20188 minutes, 29 seconds
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Brazilian trucker strike continues

Sian and Dan bring you the language you need to talk about this story.
5/29/20188 minutes, 40 seconds
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Salamander 'being eaten to extinction'

Neil and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.
5/22/20189 minutes, 16 seconds
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Royal wedding: Markle's father may not attend

Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.
5/15/201810 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tourism's carbon footprint

Catherine and Dan discuss the environmental impact of tourism
5/15/20187 minutes, 53 seconds
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A minimum price for alcohol in Scotland

Neil and Catherine explain vocabulary and talk about Scotland's new health-related change
5/1/20189 minutes, 37 seconds
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It's a boy! Royal baby born

Neil and Dan explain the language used to discuss the new royal
4/24/20189 minutes, 41 seconds
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Justin Trudeau apologises for wrongful killing

The Canadian prime minister apologised for the wrongful hanging of indigenous leaders in 1864. Neil and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
3/27/201810 minutes, 37 seconds
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Last male northern white rhino dies

The future of the northern white rhino looks bleak after the last known male has died. Neil and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
3/20/20188 minutes, 30 seconds
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Latte levy

A group of British politicians want to raise money for recycling by adding an extra charge to disposable coffee cups
3/13/201810 minutes, 5 seconds
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Britain must diet, say health officials

Health officials in the UK ask the food industry to cut calories to reduce obesity
3/6/20189 minutes, 16 seconds
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'The Beast from the East' blankets UK

A band of extreme cold and snow has hit parts of Europe and the UK. This is causing some travel disruption because most parts of the UK rarely experience heavy snow
2/27/20188 minutes, 39 seconds
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How do vampire bats survive on blood?

Scientists have discovered how vampire bats can survive on a blood-only diet. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
2/20/20188 minutes, 40 seconds
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South Africa: reports ANC ask Zuma to go

Reports from South Africa say that the ANC have asked President Zuma to step down. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
2/13/20189 minutes, 58 seconds
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100 year anniversary for women's rights

It's 100 years to the day that women in the UK got the vote. Rob and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
2/6/201810 minutes, 54 seconds
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What happened at the Grammys?

The Grammys have taken place in New York. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
1/30/20189 minutes, 3 seconds
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Koreas talk for first time in two years

North and South Korea have met for talks for the first time in two years. Neil and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
1/9/20188 minutes, 47 seconds
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Hollywood's campaign against harassment

Rob and Neil teach you how to use language from this news story in your everyday English.
1/2/20189 minutes, 27 seconds
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Used rocket launched into space

Would you like to travel to space in a second-hand rocket? An American company's hoping this will be the future of space tourism. Neil and Catherine discuss this story
12/26/20179 minutes, 17 seconds
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Gatlin team doping allegations

Allegations of drug taking connected to world-record holder Justin Gatlin have been made.
12/19/20178 minutes, 43 seconds
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Macron renews global warming fight

French president Macron hopes to re-energise the fight against global warming, and that American president, Donald Trump, will join in
12/12/20178 minutes, 26 seconds
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Stopping the environmental apocalypse

An international delegation meet to avert environmental catastrophe. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language from this news story in your everyday English
12/5/20179 minutes, 16 seconds
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A royal romance

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going to marry. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language from this news story in your everyday English
11/28/20178 minutes, 20 seconds
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President defies a nation

The Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, refuses to step down. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
11/21/20177 minutes, 48 seconds
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Italy World Cup Fail

Italy has failed to qualify for the World Cup. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
11/14/20178 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Russian Revolution: 100 years on

It's 100 years since the Bolsheviks took power in Russia. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
11/7/20178 minutes, 37 seconds
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Human health affected by climate change

People's health is suffering because of climate change. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
10/31/20177 minutes, 30 seconds
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Toxicity tax for London’s polluting cars

London has introduced a tax to combat air pollution. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
10/24/20177 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ancient stellar collision makes waves

Two stars hitting each other has been described as ‘cataclysmic’. What does that mean?
10/17/20179 minutes, 24 seconds
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Racial inequality in the UK

Learn how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English.
10/10/20177 minutes, 50 seconds
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Spain in crisis after Catalan vote

Spain is in crisis after violence during an unofficial referendum in Catalonia. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
10/3/20179 minutes, 36 seconds