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 Sep 22, 2019

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News Review shows you how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English. Published every Tuesday by BBC Learning English.

Episode Date
World energy crisis
365
Is the world giving up on green?
Jun 29, 2022
Prices rise across the world
350
As prices rise, interest rates are going up to deal with the crisis.
Jun 22, 2022
Google engineer: AI has feelings
342
Google engineer: AI has feelings
Jun 15, 2022
Boris Johnson survives
315
Boris Johnson has survived a no-confidence vote. Learn vocabulary related to this story.
Jun 09, 2022
Sold: Most expensive piece of 20th century art
583
Warhol's Marilyn Monroe painting sold for record-breaking $195m.
May 31, 2022
Monkeypox: New disease spreads
451
Outbreaks of the virus have now been reported in at least 15 countries around the world.
May 24, 2022
Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022
537
Ukraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest with the UK’s Sam Ryder in second.
May 17, 2022
New Doctor Who revealed
664
Actor Ncuti Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the star of Doctor Who.
May 10, 2022
Is there plastic in your blood?
599
Plastic has been found in human blood for the first time. Join Neil and Roy to discuss.
May 03, 2022
France: Macron wins second term
573
Emmanuel Macron has been voted President of France for a second time.
Apr 27, 2022
Taliban: No beard, no job!
634
Government employees in Afghanistan were told they can lose their jobs if they shave.
Apr 19, 2022
Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You case
592
Ed Sheeran has won a copyright case over his hit Shape of You. Learn new vocabulary.
Apr 12, 2022
Driverless cars
644
A trial is underway in UK. Would you be happy to travel in a driverless car?
Apr 05, 2022
Oscars 2022: When Will hit Chris
634
Will Smith hit Chris Rock at the Oscars after Chris Rock made a joke about his wife.
Mar 29, 2022
Great Barrier Reef in danger
649
Some scientists say the world's largest coral reef is under threat by climate change.
Mar 22, 2022
What is the future for fuel?
628
Is it time to speed up the transition to alternative and renewable energy sources?
Mar 15, 2022
Rocket hits the Moon
577
Part of an abandoned rocket is thought to have hit the Moon last Friday, say scientists.
Mar 08, 2022
Ukraine conflict continues
579
We help you understand how the conflict is being reported in English.
Mar 01, 2022
'Freedom Convoy': Arrests made
621
Lorry drivers in Canada have been protesting against Covid rules.
Feb 22, 2022
Ukraine: Fears of invasion
599
Several countries have said that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen at any time.
Feb 15, 2022
The Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne
664
Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch.
Feb 08, 2022
Nadal: Star breaks records again
616
Tennis ace Rafael Nadal won a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam singles title in Australia.
Feb 01, 2022
Ukraine: US tells embassy families to leave
595
The United States has told families of staff that work in the Ukraine embassy to leave.
Jan 25, 2022
Tonga: Volcano and tsunami hit
574
Major damage reported in Tonga after a huge volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami threat.
Jan 18, 2022
Djokovic vs Australia: Novak to stay
570
Tennis star Novak Djokovic has won his appeal to stay in Australia.
Jan 11, 2022
Review of 2021
821
Rob and Roy look back at some of the stories and vocabulary we've discussed during 2021.
Jan 04, 2022
Real-life secret Santa
588
Someone's been leaving presents in public places. Could this be a real-life secret Santa?
Dec 28, 2021
Omicron: Lockdown in the Netherlands
554
The Netherlands goes into Christmas lockdown due to the rise of the Omicron strain.
Dec 21, 2021
Tornadoes devastate US states
588
Tornadoes hit the Midwest of the US on Friday and caused destruction and loss of life.
Dec 14, 2021
Aung San Suu Kyi: 4 years in prison
586
Deposed Myanmar leader has been sentenced after widely criticised trial.
Dec 07, 2021
Omicron: New Covid strain, new travel restrictions
627
We discuss this story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.
Nov 30, 2021
Adele gets Spotify to stop album shuffle
635
Adele has persuaded Spotify to take the shuffle button off all album pages.
Nov 23, 2021
Austria: Lockdown for unvaccinated
704
Two million people who have not been vaccinated have been placed in lockdown in Austria.
Nov 16, 2021
COP26: Fossil fuel industry has largest delegation
744
Learn key vocabulary to help you talk about this news story.
Nov 09, 2021
Countries try to change UN climate paper
620
Ahead of COP26, BBC News saw documents showing countries trying to change report.
Nov 02, 2021
Donald Trump to launch new social media platform
780
Donald Trump plans to launch a new social media network called TRUTH Social.
Oct 26, 2021
Earthshot Prize: Prince's new awards
566
Learn language related to Prince William's Earthshot Prize.
Oct 19, 2021
Afghan female footballers get UK visas
618
A team of female footballers who fled the Taliban have been told they can live in the UK.
Oct 12, 2021
Pandora Papers: Rich exposed
640
Thousands of documents have exposed the financial dealings of the world’s rich.
Oct 05, 2021
Germany elections: Centre-left claim narrow win over Merkel's party
723
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have claimed victory in the federal election
Sep 28, 2021
La Palma: Volcano erupts
668
A volcano has erupted on the Spanish island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands.
Sep 21, 2021
Emma Raducanu wins US Open
656
Raducanu becomes the first British woman for 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Sep 14, 2021
Abba: Pop superstars are back
658
ABBA, pop superstars of 70s, are back after 40 years with new album and planned tour.
Sep 07, 2021
Rolling Stones drummer dies
584
Charlie Watts, of legendary rock group The Rolling Stones, has died at the age of 80.
Aug 31, 2021
Afghanistan: Taliban retake Kabul
527
The Taliban have retaken the Afghan capital 20 years after being removed.
Aug 17, 2021
Climate crisis: Last warning for humanity?
626
IPCC report says it's unequivocal that human activity is responsible for global warming.
Aug 10, 2021
Olympics: Sprinter seeks asylum
681
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is seeking asylum in Europe.
Aug 03, 2021
Tunisia's prime minister fired after protests
572
Tunisia's PM sacked after violent Covid protests in the country.
Jul 27, 2021
Pegasus: Activists 'spied on'
654
A smartphone spyware may have been used to monitor human rights activists and politicians
Jul 20, 2021
Italy win Euro 2020
533
Italy have won their first European championship since 1968. It beat England in the final.
Jul 13, 2021
The Queen gives medal to health service
622
Queen Elizabeth has awarded the George Cross to the National Health Service.
Jul 06, 2021
Wimbledon: Return of tennis tournament
540
The famous tennis tournament is back. It was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
Jun 29, 2021
Olympics: First transgender athlete
592
Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics.
Jun 22, 2021
Euro 2020: Player has heart attack
606
Denmark’s Christian Eriksen had a heart attack during a Euro 2020 game against Finland.
Jun 15, 2021
Lilibet: Harry and Meghan's new baby
677
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child.
Jun 08, 2021
Olympics: Tokyo too hot for athletes?
612
A report suggests that climate change could put the health of Olympic athletes at risk.
Jun 01, 2021
Belarus accused of 'hijacking'
620
Western countries have accused Belarus of hijacking a Ryanair plane.
May 25, 2021
Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds
673
People living in South East Asia and the Western Pacific region were the most affected.
May 18, 2021
China rocket lands in ocean
646
The remains of a Chinese rocket have crashed into the Indian Ocean.
May 11, 2021
India's Covid nightmare
706
India continues to struggle with an aggressive second wave of infections.
May 04, 2021
Nomadland wins at the Oscars
753
Chloe Zhao becomes the first woman of colour to win the best director award.
Apr 27, 2021
Football: 'Super League' for Europe?
685
In a seismic move for football, 12 clubs have agreed to join a new European Super League.
Apr 20, 2021
Natanz: Iran blames Israel
673
Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Apr 13, 2021
Space wine: Does it taste better?
669
Scientists sent bottles of wine to the ISS to study the effect of gravity on the product.
Apr 06, 2021
Suez Canal: Delays continue
731
The Ever Given became stuck in the Suez Canal on 23rd March and caused long delays.
Mar 30, 2021
Australia hit by record floods
770
Around 18,000 people have been evacuated from severe floods in Australia.
Mar 23, 2021
Grammys: Beyonce sets new record
569
Beyonce has set a new record after becoming the first female artist to win 28 Grammys.
Mar 16, 2021
Harry and Meghan's Interview
639
Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Mar 09, 2021
Golden Globes 2021
681
Learn the vocabulary you need to talk about this year's film and TV awards ceremony.
Mar 02, 2021
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to divorce
659
Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Feb 23, 2021
Impeachment trial: Trump acquitted
615
Tom and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Feb 16, 2021
India: Flood in Himalayas
688
Dozens are feared dead after a piece of a Himalayan glacier triggered a flood in India.
Feb 09, 2021
Myanmar: Military takes control
614
Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Feb 02, 2021
Russian Navalny Protests
710
Catherine and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Jan 26, 2021
UK: Tough new travel restrictions
673
New controls have come into force to try to keep out variants of coronavirus.
Jan 19, 2021
Record-breaking snow storm hits Spain
680
Up to 50cm of snow fell on the capital Madrid between Friday and Saturday.
Jan 12, 2021
Trump tells official: 'find' votes
614
Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this news story.
Jan 05, 2021
Our favourite News Review of 2020
735
A 99-year-old man raised millions to help the UK's health service fight coronavirus
Dec 29, 2020
Brexit talks: Next days are crucial
739
Talks between the UK and the EU have been extended with no deadline.
Dec 15, 2020
Brexit: Deal or no deal?
675
The UK and the EU have entered final talks this week to try and agree a trade deal.
Dec 08, 2020
Diego Maradona: Doctor’s house searched
703
Catherine and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Dec 01, 2020
Covid-19: Will vaccine be for all?
641
Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this news story.
Nov 24, 2020
Calls for ban on 'anti-vax' social media
672
Tom and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Nov 17, 2020
Kamala Harris: First female US vice-president
526
Georgina and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Nov 10, 2020
US election day 2020
592
Georgina and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Nov 03, 2020
Harry and Meghan to make shows with Netflix
676
Catherine and Rob have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Oct 27, 2020
China's Covid Recovery
655
Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
Oct 20, 2020
Nadal 20th Grand Slam
509
Rafael Nadal has equalled Roger Federer's feat of winning a 20th Grand Slam title.
Oct 13, 2020
London Marathon goes ahead
663
Around 45,000 non-elite athletes took part remotely due to Covid-19.
Oct 06, 2020
Trump's tax returns
585
Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
Sep 29, 2020
2020 Emmys - New Records Set
596
Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
Sep 22, 2020
Wildfires are spreading across the West Coast of America
574
Georgina and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
Sep 15, 2020
Djokovic hits line judge with ball
808
The incident led to the player's disqualification from the US Open tennis tournament.
Sep 08, 2020
SpaceX splash down
754
Neil and Rob talk about space exploration and teach you vocabulary.
Sep 01, 2020
Kamala Harris makes history
690
Kamala Harris has become the first black woman to run for US Vice-President.
Aug 25, 2020
Belarus: Protests spread
608
Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news about this story.
Aug 18, 2020
Beirut explosion protests
724
Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
Aug 11, 2020
Coronavirus: UN warns of new diseases
651
Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Aug 04, 2020
A plan to bring live music back
643
British events promoter wants to use compulsory coronavirus testing at music festivals.
Jul 28, 2020
Kanye West says he'll run for US president
585
Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
Jul 21, 2020
Athlete's 200m 'record' only 185m
579
Neil and Georgina look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
Jul 14, 2020
World’s biggest classical music festival… from home
708
The BBC Proms will go ahead this summer in London – but not as we know it.
Jul 07, 2020
Coronavirus: Half million deaths
717
Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.
Jun 30, 2020
Beyonce: Juneteenth song released
450
Beyonce releases 'Black Parade' on the anniversary of the end of slavery in the US.
Jun 23, 2020
Black Lives Matter: Racism at London protest
618
The British PM has condemned what he called ‘racist thuggery’ after clashes in London.
Jun 16, 2020
Can you sleep during lockdown?
651
More than 50% in UK have struggled with sleep during the lockdown, says survey.
Jun 09, 2020
Training for the Premier League starts
680
English Premier League clubs discuss the restart of the football season.
Jun 02, 2020
Toddler buys $25 onion on dad’s phone
784
Toddler Alice was playing with her dad's phone when she ordered an onion by accident.
May 26, 2020
Covid-19: The end for live music?
655
A top music boss doesn’t think live music will be back until the end of the year.
May 19, 2020
Covid-19: A new era for cyclists?
756
The fear of catching virus on public transport leads to a boom in cycle-to-work schemes.
May 12, 2020
Coronavirus: Are school closures necessary?
764
School have closed down to stop the spread of coronavirus. But is this effective?
Apr 14, 2020
Fixing things to help the planet
680
The EU wants to make items durable and repairable. Neil and Catherine discuss this story.
Mar 24, 2020
New China virus spreads
556
A new virus is spreading in China. Catherine and Georgina teach you this story's language
Jan 21, 2020
Our biggest stories of 2019
617
The News Review bring you the biggest stories of the year.
Dec 31, 2019
A real-life secret Santa
582
Someone's been leaving presents for strangers around a village in the UK.
Dec 24, 2019
Boeing stops making the 737 Max
658
Production of Boeing's 737 Max will stop in early 2020. Georgina and Catherine discuss.
Dec 18, 2019
One run a week for a longer life
587
Just one run a week can significantly affect the length of your life, says a new report.
Nov 05, 2019
Teenager blinded by chips and junk food diet
665
Dan and Catherine teach you the language being used to discuss this story.
Sep 03, 2019
Tiny 'cousin' of T.rex discovered
733
Dan and Catherine teach you the language being used to discuss this story
Aug 27, 2019
Russian aircraft enter S Korean airspace
672
S Korea says that Russian military aircraft have entered its airspace without permission.
Jul 23, 2019
Trump's tweet branded racist
739
Donald Trump is criticised for posting tweets directed at four non-white congresswomen.
Jul 16, 2019
European heatwave
722
Temperatures across Europe are expected to rise dramatically over the next few days.
Jun 26, 2019
Everest Deaths: The Crowded Mountain
645
Catherine and Tom discuss the story and teach you vocabulary so you can discuss it too.
May 28, 2019
Niki Lauda, Formula 1 legend, dies
592
Catherine and Dan teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
May 21, 2019
WhatsApp attack
569
Catherine and Tom teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
May 14, 2019
Malaria vaccine launched
560
Neil and Catherine discuss a new vaccine would could help save millions of lives
Apr 23, 2019
Sudan protests continue
569
Tom and Catherine bring you the language from the latest news headlines on this story.
Apr 09, 2019
New blood test can save pregnant women's lives
556
A blood test for this condition is more accurate and faster than previous methods.
Apr 02, 2019
BA flight to Germany mistakenly flies to Scotland
580
Tom and Dan discuss the story and teach you vocabulary to talk about it.
Mar 26, 2019
South African power outages continue
598
Dan and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
Mar 19, 2019
Why are female penguins getting stranded?
573
Why are female penguins found stranded so far from home? Neil and Tom discuss this story.
Jan 08, 2019
60% drop in global wildlife
551
Catherine and Tom discuss language from this story.
Oct 30, 2018
Stopping the cyber-criminals
624
Tom and Catherine teach you language the media is using to discuss this story.
Oct 16, 2018
Trump apologises to Kavanaugh for 'lies'
674
Neil and Tom teach you language the media is using to discuss this story.
Oct 09, 2018
Hurricane Florence forces evacuation
587
Neil and Dan teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
Sep 11, 2018
Nike and the Colin Kaepernick controversy
616
Dan and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
Sep 04, 2018
World's oldest message in a bottle
491
Neil and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.
Aug 28, 2018
North and South Korean family reunions
561
Dan and Catherine discuss the key language from this story.
Aug 21, 2018
Turkish lira falls: who's to blame?
596
Dan and Catherine discuss the key language from this story.
Aug 14, 2018
Neymar admits exaggerating
569
Neil and Catherine discuss the key language from this story.
Jul 31, 2018
Human embryo DNA editing OK, panel says
516
Dan and Catherine discuss the key language from this story.
Jul 17, 2018
Apple to hinder Facebook web tracking
509
Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.
Jun 05, 2018
Brazilian trucker strike continues
520
Sian and Dan bring you the language you need to talk about this story.
May 29, 2018
Salamander 'being eaten to extinction'
556
Neil and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.
May 22, 2018
Royal wedding: Markle's father may not attend
652
Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.
May 15, 2018
Tourism's carbon footprint
473
Catherine and Dan discuss the environmental impact of tourism
May 15, 2018
A minimum price for alcohol in Scotland
577
Neil and Catherine explain vocabulary and talk about Scotland's new health-related change
May 01, 2018
It's a boy! Royal baby born
581
Neil and Dan explain the language used to discuss the new royal
Apr 24, 2018
Justin Trudeau apologises for wrongful killing
637
The Canadian prime minister apologised for the wrongful hanging of indigenous leaders in 1864. Neil and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
Mar 27, 2018
Last male northern white rhino dies
510
The future of the northern white rhino looks bleak after the last known male has died. Neil and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
Mar 20, 2018
Latte levy
605
A group of British politicians want to raise money for recycling by adding an extra charge to disposable coffee cups
Mar 13, 2018
Britain must diet, say health officials
556
Health officials in the UK ask the food industry to cut calories to reduce obesity
Mar 06, 2018
'The Beast from the East' blankets UK
519
A band of extreme cold and snow has hit parts of Europe and the UK. This is causing some travel disruption because most parts of the UK rarely experience heavy snow
Feb 27, 2018
How do vampire bats survive on blood?
520
Scientists have discovered how vampire bats can survive on a blood-only diet. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
Feb 20, 2018
South Africa: reports ANC ask Zuma to go
598
Reports from South Africa say that the ANC have asked President Zuma to step down. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
Feb 13, 2018
100 year anniversary for women's rights
654
It's 100 years to the day that women in the UK got the vote. Rob and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
Feb 06, 2018
What happened at the Grammys?
543
The Grammys have taken place in New York. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
Jan 30, 2018
Koreas talk for first time in two years
527
North and South Korea have met for talks for the first time in two years. Neil and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story
Jan 09, 2018
Hollywood's campaign against harassment
567
Rob and Neil teach you how to use language from this news story in your everyday English.
Jan 02, 2018
Used rocket launched into space
557
Would you like to travel to space in a second-hand rocket? An American company's hoping this will be the future of space tourism. Neil and Catherine discuss this story
Dec 26, 2017
Gatlin team doping allegations
523
Allegations of drug taking connected to world-record holder Justin Gatlin have been made.
Dec 19, 2017
Macron renews global warming fight
506
French president Macron hopes to re-energise the fight against global warming, and that American president, Donald Trump, will join in
Dec 12, 2017
Stopping the environmental apocalypse
556
An international delegation meet to avert environmental catastrophe. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language from this news story in your everyday English
Dec 05, 2017
A royal romance
500
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going to marry. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language from this news story in your everyday English
Nov 28, 2017
President defies a nation
468
The Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, refuses to step down. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
Nov 21, 2017
Italy World Cup Fail
499
Italy has failed to qualify for the World Cup. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
Nov 14, 2017
The Russian Revolution: 100 years on
517
It's 100 years since the Bolsheviks took power in Russia. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
Nov 07, 2017
Human health affected by climate change
450
People's health is suffering because of climate change. Neil and Dan teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
Oct 31, 2017
Toxicity tax for London’s polluting cars
465
London has introduced a tax to combat air pollution. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
Oct 24, 2017
Ancient stellar collision makes waves
564
Two stars hitting each other has been described as ‘cataclysmic’. What does that mean?
Oct 17, 2017
Racial inequality in the UK
470
Learn how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English.
Oct 10, 2017
Spain in crisis after Catalan vote
576
Spain is in crisis after violence during an unofficial referendum in Catalonia. Neil and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English
Oct 03, 2017