BBC News - July 19

Published: 07.19.2020
Level 5   |   Time: 0:57
Accent: British
BBC Global News Podcast (07.18.2020)

News Headlines from the BBC Global News Podcast - Dr. Fauci, EU stimulus, the Confederate flag, 100-year-old man knighted.


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triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary.
  2. LISTEN to the audio.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • infectious disease [n] - a disease that can be easily spread to other people
  • a sharp rise [exp] - a large and sudden increase
  • the defense secretary [exp] - the leader of the military in a government
  • in effect [exp] - practically but not officially
  • fly a flag [exp] - display a flag on a flag pole
  • the Confederate Flag [n] - the flag of the Confederate US army during the US Civil War - a symbol of racism
  • a summit [n] - a meeting between countries
  • the EU [n] - the European Union
  • a stimulus package [n] - economic help created by a government to help a weak economy
  • little sign of progress [exp] - almost no success
  • arise [v] - stand up
  • knight [v] - give someone the title of knight
  • a centenarian [n] - someone over 100 years old
  • raise money [exp] - collect or gather together money

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Questions

  1. Dr. Anthony Fauci is an American disease expert.

  2. Dr. Fauci has made it illegal to go outside in the US without a mask.

  3. The US Confederate flag cannot be flown at US military bases anymore.

  4. EU leaders have succesfully created a new stimulus package for COVID-19 relief.

  5. A 100-year-old British man has been knighted by the Queen for raising money during the pandemic.

triangle Script

This is the Global News Podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Valerie Sanderson and in the early hours of Saturday the 18th of July. These are our main stories.

The US government's leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says all Americans should wear masks to stop a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

The American defense secretary has in effect banned the flying of the Confederate flag at all U.S. military sites.

There's been little sign of progress at a summit where EU leaders are attempting to agree a huge covid 19 stimulus package.

Also in this podcast arise Sir Tom, the centenarian who's been knighted by Queen Elizabeth for raising millions of dollars during the pandemic.


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