Afghan female footballers get UK visas – BBC News Review 2022

May 25, 2022

A group of young female Afghan footballers and their families are being given visas to come and live in the UK. They left Afghanistan to get away from the Taliban and have been staying in Pakistan.

Roy and Neil discuss the news story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:32 – Story
1:32 – Headline 1: Afghan female footballers and families to be resettled in the UK
4:54 – Headline 2: Afghan women’s football squad granted UK visas
8:45 – Headline 3: Afghan girls football team WILL be allowed to come to Britain to flee the Taliban
11:05 – Language summary

The story:
A team of promising young women footballers who fled the Taliban in Afghanistan have been told they can come to live in the UK with their families.

The Home Office has said it’s finalising visas for 35 members of the Afghan women’s development team, who are aged between13 and 19. They are currently staying in a hotel in Pakistan.

Key words and phrases:
forced or helped to move to a different place to live

* The family were resettled after their house was destroyed in the fire.
* We are trying to resettle the refugees near to their family members.

given something officially

* The politician was granted asylum in the neighbouring country.
* They decided to grant him a visa based on his achievements.

leave a place of danger

* The family decided to flee the country after being threatened.
* Residents fled the area after the volcano erupted.

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  1. Neil n Roy , you both are amazing. Learning English by video is really interesting.
    Thanks from India .

  2. Thanks a lot! I'm learning new vocabulary and training my listening too.👏

  3. Reply
    shekoofeh momahhed May 25, 2022 at 4:58 am

    The best

  4. The word resettled I understood mean moving place to pleace to using by force it's right or wrong BBC learning English

  5. Thanks to these videos from the BBC my English skills have improve a lot, since now I am able to read more news articles.

  6. Great video

  7. Reply
    maryan Bilan channel May 25, 2022 at 4:58 am

    She granted me student pass last week

  8. I’m officially become a fan of Neil and Roy.
    You guys are absolutely amazing.

  9. Hello BBC Learning English! When do you return to your office?

  10. Another Great Lesson
    Great Channel
    Love and Respect

  11. What a joke the uk is why should we pay for them

  12. Thank you very much

  13. Thank you neil
    From 🇮🇳

  14. It never crossed my mind that there could be a problem with the petrol.

  15. Reply
    Nattachai Apiraksaroj May 25, 2022 at 4:58 am

    Thank you for yours.

  16. All propaganda, these people have only been given visas to boost UK image. Why not put these so called footballers through the same strict financial requirement laws that everyone else has to follow. The UK is a failed state.

  17. Where is the Sub 🥺 there are some words which I can't know the spelling of it.

  18. Great lesson as usual

  19. UK is collapsing…. open the doors LOL its fooked

  20. A special thanks to UK government

  21. Great as always, thanks.

  22. Thank you UK

  23. Completed 10/13/21

  24. Well done! Giving these young women not only have chance to practice the sports but also start their new page in life.

  25. Reply
    Rise of Asia 🌏 May 25, 2022 at 4:58 am

    What about English Army war crimes in Afghanistan? Any trial?

  26. Thank you very much

  27. Спасибо большое 😊

  28. منو عراقي. I am

  29. Reply
    Isse Abdullahi Farah May 25, 2022 at 4:58 am

    Why did they give this opportunity.? Is there any free lunch? Let's ask them.

  30. that is, state sexism in England as in Afghanistan

  31. that is, state sexism in England as in Afghanistan

  32. Reply
    Рита Рита May 25, 2022 at 4:58 am

    I love these gays, but in this video they are too much happy, its strange

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