BBC News - July 25

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Published: 07.26.2020
Level 5   |   Time: 0:55
Accent: British
BBC Global News Podcast (07.25.2020)

News Headlines from the BBC Global News Podcast - the British COVID response, China spying, journalists in Hungary, colonialism in Kenya.

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

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  • a pandemic [n] - a disease affecting a whole country or the world
  • plead guilty [exp] - admit guilt in court
  • an agent [n] - a spy
  • resign [v] - quit a job or position
  • colonialism [n] - taking political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically
  • punish [v] - give a penalty
  • oppose [v] - actively resist a person or a system

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


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  1. The Prime Minister of Great Britain has admitted that his government initially didn't understand the COVID-19 outbreak.
    True
    False

  2. A Singaporean man has been accused of spying on the US for the government of Singapore.
    True
    False

  3. The Singaporean man that was captured by the US has denied spying.
    True
    False

  4. Journalist in Hungary have resigned from their news website.
    True
    False

  5. The Hungarian government has closed down their news website.
    True
    False

  6. Kenya has a history of colonialism (being colonized by European countries).
    True
    False

  7. People are currently being punished for opposing colonialism in Kenya.
    True
    False


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This is the Global News Podcast from the BBC World Service. I’m Janet Jaleel and in the early hours of Saturday the 25th of July, these are our main stories.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted that his government didn't understand the nature of the coronavirus in the early weeks and months of the pandemic.

The US authorities say a Singaporean man has pleaded guilty to working as a Chinese agent as tensions between the two superpowers continue to grow.

Dozens of journalists have resigned from Hungary's leading independent news website, claiming that the government is attempting to destroy it.

Also in this podcast, we examine the effects of colonialism in Kenya and how memories remain of those who were punished for opposing it.

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