Category Archives: Lingohack (BBC Learning English)

Is Russia hacking the US election? | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Oct 12, 2016)

Learning English US intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to influence the outcome of the US presidential election by carrying out cyber-attacks to destabilise the political system. Concern about Russia’s increasingly aggressive use of cyberspace has also been growing … Continue reading

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Rubbish threat to Machu Picchu | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Oct 05, 2016)

Learning English The iconic ruins of Machu Picchu, in Peru, have come under the spotlight for the country’s inability to deal with the mounds of trash tourists are leaving behind. So much so that Unesco has given Peru a deadline … Continue reading

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Former Israel President Shimon Peres dies | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Sep 28, 2016)

Learning English Shimon Peres, the former president of Israel, has died at the age of 93. He was one of the defining figures of the Israeli state and played an essential role in forging a political deal with the Palestinians … Continue reading

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Benefits of statins underestimated | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Sep 21, 2016)

Learning English A major review of evidence about drugs known as statins has concluded that their benefits have been underestimated and their potential harms exaggerated. The report in The Lancet medical journal says that the anti-cholesterol drugs can cut the … Continue reading

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EU not at risk after Brexit, says Juncker | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Sep 14, 2016)

Learning English The president of the European Commission says the EU is in crisis but not at risk as a result of Brexit. In his first ‘state of the union’ address since Britain voted to leave the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker … Continue reading

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Two billion ‘at risk of Zika in Africa and Asia’ | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Sep 08, 2016)

Learning English More than 2.5 billion people around the world live in areas that may be vulnerable to outbreaks of Zika, according to a new study into the spread of the virus. Scientists say that countries in Africa and Asia … Continue reading

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World’s largest protected area created off Hawaii | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Aug 31, 2016)

Learning English The US President, Barack Obama, has announced plans to dramatically expand a marine reserve off the coast of Hawaii. The world heritage listed site, which encompasses the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, is home to many rare and endangered sea … Continue reading

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China opens longest glass bridge | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Aug 24, 2016)

Learning English China has opened the world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge, connecting two cliffs. The structure is suspended 300 metres above a canyon in Hunan province. Visitors can peer into the abyss through reinforced glass panels. The bridge is only open … Continue reading

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British couple ride into Olympic history | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Aug 17, 2016)

Learning English British cycling’s Olympic golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott have ridden into the record books. They’ve now taken their collective gold medal tally to ten, winning five in Rio. Also on Tuesday 19-year-old Simone Biles became only … Continue reading

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Michael Phelps swims into Olympic history (Lingohack) – BBC Learning English (Aug 10, 2016)

Learning English Day four of the Rio Olympics left many wondering why Michael Phelps had ever retired. The most successful Olympian of all time has now won 21 golds in four separate games. His latest came in the 200 metres … Continue reading

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