23 sugars in one hot drink: BBC News Review 2022

February 4, 2023

Campaigners say hot sugary drinks should be taxed in the same way as soft drinks. Catherine and Georgina discuss and teach related vocabulary.

The story

Campaigners have warned that some festive coffees and hot chocolates sold by high street chains contain shockingly high levels of sugar. The group Action on Sugar wants them to be subject to the same sugar tax as soft drinks. Several of the coffee chains in the study said they also offered healthier options.

too much (of something)
• The kids are going crazy – they’ve had a sugar overload!
• The biscuits Rob loves are overloaded with chocolate.

very full of something
• The Christmas cake was crammed with fruits and nuts.
• We were crammed in like sardines on the Tube this morning!
made from plants not animals
• This is a popular plant-based alternative to beef steak.
• In the future people might run cars on plant-based fuels.
Language challenge
What word means ‘containing lots of sugar’?
a) sugarish
b) sugarful
c) sugary

You’ll find the answer on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-11/session-119

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English February 4, 2023 at 10:52 am

    There are plenty of other videos about coffee including our 6 Minute English show called ‘Does recycling coffee cups make a difference?’.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYh7YSKxL6U

  2. 🎯 The cakes Geogrina loves are overloaded with nuts and fruit.
    🎯 They were crammed in a very small room. Poor them!
    🎯 The doctor gave me a medicine made from plant_based.

  3. Reply
    Авазжон Тоштемиров February 4, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Me too

  4. It's great subject

  5. Every year, my friends and I throw a festive occasion. My best friend usually makes a cake that is crammed with fruits and nuts as he has a dab hand at cooking scrumptious cakes. However, he is vegetarian and prefer to eat plant-based food, while I have a sweet tooth and cannot stop myself from biscuits that are overloaded with chocolate.

  6. Fantástico!!.

  7. I let for 4 weeks about listening trough the bbc videos and i'm knw that lost skill

  8. Please put caption

  9. i dont see transcript

  10. In rush hour, there’s barely room to cram into the elevator.

  11. There are some plant-based tablewares, instead of making from plastic material.

  12. You, ladies, rock!!! One of the funniest episodes! Love your accents and the way you interact))

  13. I like your BBC L E programme. I wach every day. It's very useful for me to learn English.

  14. Please Catherine do not overload your washing machine 😁

  15. Thanks

  16. Thanks

  17. Congrats from Brazil! I really love BBC it is so important to improve my English.

  18. I have a question to ask bbc learning English. What do this mean? Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm

  19. Would you add subtitles in such videos, please ? Thank you ! <3

  20. I like this scienario so much.

  21. Ohhh I supper like sugary drink because it help me reduce stress, I feel more happy and full of energy, but it's first feel, after I immediately feel tired, not doing any work, I just sleep right now. Thanks for video. I LOVE BBC

  22. Reply
    Liset Natalia Gutierrez Moreno February 4, 2023 at 10:52 am

    What's Tube?

  23. overload , plant -base

  24. The answer of recent question is sugary

  25. It’s intersting! Love it,tks ladies

  26. That's why I usually drink water.

  27. I want native speaker to practice with her

  28. Cahterine and Georgina you are the best best!

  29. 왜 many calories 라고 하나요 .. 수치이기 때문인가요

  30. I watch your video for two years . and I am teaching in institute for learning English and I show them your video

  31. Thanks 🙏 your website is great 👍 thanks 🙏 thanks 🙏 thanks 😊

  32. I love their perfect and clear English accent!!! Thank you for the video!!

  33. Thanks for the video and narration. I carefully watched this radio show. It really helps so much to learn English. You have a lovely accent!

  34. Reply
    Edson F Nunes da Rocha February 4, 2023 at 10:52 am

    O loved it, thank you!!!

  35. subtitles, please!

  36. overloaded of work is just an ordinary when you're a housemaid..
    evacuation center was crammed by the victims of calamity

  37. Reply
    sri Lanka love channel February 4, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Thanks BBC English learning.

  38. Hi everyone, here in Brazil we already use plant-based fuel. It's alcohol extracted from sugar cane.

  39. I ate a rice yesterday🍚 which was crammed with meat.

  40. Reply
    mehmet fatih öztürk February 4, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Where is Dannnnnnnn… niaaaaaaa i want dan dan dan dan dan dan dan dan dan dan

  41. Thanks for this nice program and those girls are really good with their explanations and their accent is really nice, I love it!

  42. Thanks! I had a chance to learn new word today, crammed is new to me

  43. very informative! Thank u all!

  44. Reply
    مصطفى طبيات February 4, 2023 at 10:52 am

    What are ilke see
    It vidao

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