BBC News - August 4th

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Published: 8.04.2020
Level 5   |   Time: 1:02
Accent: British
BBC Global News Podcast (8.04.2020)

News Headlines from the BBC Global News Podcast - the former King of Spain, foreign doctors in Peru, escaped prisoners in Afghanistan, giant panda bears.

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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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  • link [v] - connect
  • abruptly [adv] - suddenly
  • former [adj] - not anymore
  • jihadists [n] - Muslim people fighting for Islamic ideals
  • on the run [exp] - running away from police
  • Islamic State militants [n] - soldiers of the Islamic State
  • exempt [v] - free from rules or obligations
  • validate [v] - prove legally real (or valid)
  • deal with [phv] - fix
  • a pandemic [n] - a disease affecting a whole country or the world
  • conservation [n] - efforts to save (an animal) from extinction
  • a decline [n] - a decrease, a drop
  • endangered [adj] - very few remaining, almost extinct
  • lose out [phv] - lose opportunity

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


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  1. Juan Carlos is the current King of Spain.
    True
    False

  2. Juan Carlos was investigated for corruption.
    True
    False

  3. Juan Carlos has recently left Spain.
    True
    False

  4. 300 prisoners have escaped from a jail in Afghanistan.
    True
    False

  5. The prisoners attacked Islamic State militants.
    True
    False

  6. Peru wants more foreign doctors and nurses to help with the coronavirus pandemic.
    True
    False

  7. Peru is allowing foreign doctors to work in Peru without validating their university degrees.
    True
    False

  8. The number of giant pandas in the wild is decreasing.
    True
    False

  9. Giant panda conservation efforts are having a postive effect on other animals.
    True
    False


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This is the Global News Podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Jeanette Jaleel and in the early hours of Tuesday the 4th of August. These are our main stories.

Weeks after he was linked to an investigation into alleged corruption, the former king of Spain Juan Carlos has abruptly left the country.

More than 300 escaped prisoners, including many jihadists, are thought to be on the run after Islamic State militants attacked their jail in the Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Peru has exempted foreign doctors and nurses from validating their degrees so they can help deal with the corona virus pandemic.

Also in this podcast. Giant pandas are living proof that conservation works. Their numbers in the wild are recovering after years of decline. But why is saving the panda causing other endangered animals to lose out.

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