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BBC News - July 20

Published: 07.20.2020
Level 5   |   Time: 1:24
Accent: British
BBC Global News Podcast (07.19.2020)

News Headlines from the BBC Global News Podcast - COVID-19 in the US, the 'Me Too' movement in Egypt, United Arab Emirates mission to Mars.


You can download the file [ HERE ].


triangle Directions

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

triangle Vocabulary

  • envy [n] - jealousy
  • Fox News [n] - a right-wing US news company
  • dismiss [v - ignore
  • figures [n] - numbers
  • monitor [v] - watch
  • mortality rates [n] - death rate
  • It's about time! [exp] - We have waited for too long!
  • the feminist revolution [n] - fight for equality for women
  • a high profile case [exp] - famous legal battle
  • spark [v] - start
  • The "Me Too" movement [exp] - a movement against sexual harassment and sexual abuse by powerful men
  • launch [v] - send into space

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

triangle Questions

  1. This podcast was released in the evening.

  2. About 140 000 people have died from COVID-19 in the US.

  3. About 25% of all COVID-19 related deaths in the world have occurred in the US.

  4. Donald Trump is embarrassed by the COVID-19 mortality rate in the US.

  5. Donald Trump thinks the COVID-19 mortality rate in the US is one of the lowest in the world.

  6. About 900 people died in the US from COVID-19 this week.

  7. The "Me Too" movement has been popular in Egypt for a long time.

  8. United Arab Emirates has launched its first mission to the Mars.

triangle Script

This is the Global News podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Alex Redson, and in the early hours of Monday the 20th of July, these are our main stories.

We begin in the United States, where the number of deaths from COVID-19 has passed 140 000, almost a quarter of the total worldwide. Meanwhile, President Trump has said his country is the envy of the world when it comes to testing for the coronavirus.

He was responding to questions in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, and he dismissed the figures from Johns Hopkins University, which has been monitoring death rates worldwide.

When you talk about mortality rates, I think it's the opposite. I think we have one of the lowest mortality rates in the world.

That’s not true sir.

Well, we are going to take a look.

We had 900 deaths on a single day this week.

We will take a look.

Also in this podcast. It's about time. Finally finally finally, the feminist revolution in Egypt has begun. How a high profile case of sexual violence in Egypt has sparked a “Me Too” movement.

And the United Arab Emirates launches its first ever mission to Mars.

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