Category Archives: News Review (BBC Learning English)

The Olympic Games closing ceremony | News Review – BBC Learning English (Aug 23, 2016)

Learning English The Olympic Games have officially ended with a colourful ceremony in the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The entertainment included Brazil’s world-famous samba music. The president of the Rio organising committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman said he was … Continue reading

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Brazil wins gold medal in athletics | News Review – BBC Learning English (Aug 16, 2016)

Learning English In Rio, the Brazilian pole vaulter, Thiago Braz da Silva has won the host country its first athletics gold medal of the games. In a thrilling final, he broke the Olympic record to defeat the world record holder … Continue reading

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World’s longest hunger strike ends (News Review) – BBC Learning English (Aug 09, 2016)

Learning English One of India’s best known political activists, Irom Sharmila, has told a court that she’s ending a 16-year hunger strike, during much of which she’s been force-fed in hospital. She was protesting against a law that gives the … Continue reading

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Water pollution at the Rio Olympics (News Review) – BBC Learning English (Aug 02, 2016)

Learning English With just four days until the start of the Olympic Games in Brazil, reports indicate that levels of pollution in Rio de Janeiro remain alarmingly high. Guanabara Bay, where sailing events will be held, is heavily polluted by … Continue reading

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The smell of chickens (News Review) – BBC Learning English (July 26, 2016)

The smell of chickens It has been discovered that mosquitoes don’t like the smell of live chickens! Could this research help us in the fight against malaria? Language challenge Which of these is NOT a real English expression? a) Chickens might … Continue reading

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Britain’s new prime minister (News Review) – BBC Learning English (July 12, 2016)

Learning English The woman who will be Britain’s next prime minister has promised to make the country’s exit from the European Union a success, despite backing the remain campaign in last month’s referendum. Norman Smith – BBC News Although Theresa … Continue reading

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A trip to another world (News Review) – BBC Learning English (July 05, 2016)

Learning English NASA has confirmed that the Juno spacecraft has entered into orbit around Jupiter after a five-year journey from Earth. Scientists burst into applause when a signal sent back across 800 million kilometres of space confirmed the spacecraft’s engine … Continue reading

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Brexit: What next for the UK and the EU? (News Review) – BBC Learning English (June 28, 2016)

Learning English The British Prime Minister David Cameron will face European leaders at an emergency meeting in Brussels shortly for the first time since Britain voted to leave the EU. The leaders of Germany, France and Italy have said there … Continue reading

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