BBC News - July 27

icon
Published: 07.28.2020
Level 5   |   Time: 0:59
Accent: British
BBC Global News Podcast (07.27.2020)

News Headlines from the BBC Global News Podcast - COVID-19 in Vietnam, the value of gold, Egyptian social media influencers jailed, David Bowie.

image        
image

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


  • coastal [adj] - near the coast or ocean
  • recorded [v] - seen or registered officially
  • fueled in part [exp] - caused partially
  • concerns [n] - worries
  • a record high [n] - the highest ever
  • a pandemic [n] - a disease affecting a whole country or the world
  • influencers [n] - people who are popular and have a lot of influence
  • accused [v] - claim (say) that someone has done something wrong or illegal
  • debauchery [n] - excessive interest in sexual pleasure
  • outfits [n] - clothes
  • David Bowie [n] - a British singer

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


triangle Questions


  1. A coastal town in Vietnam recently had its first cases of coronavirus in three weeks.
    True
    False

  2. The Vietnam town is forcing tourist to leave.
    True
    False

  3. About 10 to 1000 tourists will be affected.
    True
    False

  4. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a decrease in the value of gold.
    True
    False

  5. Five Egyptian social media stars have been put in jail.
    True
    False

  6. They will have to stay in jail for two years.
    True
    False

  7. They were accused of criticizing the Egyptian government.
    True
    False

  8. David Bowie has recently died in Japan.
    True
    False


triangle Script




This is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Alex Ritson and at 14 hours GMT on Monday the 27th of July, these are our main stories.

Tens of thousands of local tourists in Vietnam are ordered to leave a coastal city where the country's first coronavirus cases in three months have been recorded.

The price of gold has reached a record high, fueled in part by concerns over the pandemic.

Five Egyptian social media influencers have been jailed for two years each, accused of inciting debauchery in their posts.

Also in this podcast, the Japanese designer of some of David Bowie's most famous outfits is dead.

image
image
BBC News July 25
image
BBC News July 30
image