BBC News - July 30

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Published: 07.31.2020
Level 5   |   Time: 0:55
Accent: British
BBC Global News Podcast (07.30.2020)

News Headlines from the BBC Global News Podcast - the US election, terrorism in Belarus, COVID-19 and bananas.

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

triangle Vocabulary


  • fellow [adj] - in the same group or party
  • Republicans [n] - the right-wing/conservative political party of the US
  • launch [v] - start
  • criminal proceedings [n] - work done to prove someone is guilty of a crime
  • FIFA [n] - the world football (soccer) organization
  • alleged [adj] - an illegal activity said to have happened without proof
  • mercenaries [n] - soldiers who works for money
  • accused of [v] - say someone did something wrong or illegal
  • plotting [v] - planning
  • acts [n] - instances
  • insomnia [n] - unable to sleep
  • treat [v] - try to cure or fix

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


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  1. Donald Trump wants to have US presidential election as soon as possible.
    True
    False

  2. Trump has suggested that voting is not safe at this time.
    True
    False

  3. Other American Republicans support Trumps idea.
    True
    False

  4. Sweden has accused the head of FIFA of criminal activities.
    True
    False

  5. COVID-19 has had an effect on bananas.
    True
    False

  6. Russian mercenaries have already committed acts of terrorism in Belarus.
    True
    False

  7. There is a new app that will help people fall asleep.
    True
    False


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This is the Global News Podcast from the BBC World Service. Hello I'm Oliver Conway and this edition is published in the early hours of Friday, the thirty-first of July.

Our main stories: President Trump suggests delaying the US election until people can vote safely, but fellow Republicans disagree.

Switzerland launches criminal proceedings against the president of FIFA Gianni Infantino.

And the effect of COVID-19 on Ghanaian bananas.

Also in the podcast, alleged Russian mercenaries accused of plotting acts of terrorism in Belarus.

And “trying to get to sleep was a really big part of the problem insomnia, and this helped you to forget about it that and to fall asleep without thinking about it.” A new app to help people treat sleeplessness themselves.

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