Aung San Suu Kyi: 4 years in prison – News Review reviews

May 21, 2022

Aung San Suu Kyi, the deposed Myanmar leader, has been sentenced to four years in prison. This is the first in a series of verdicts that could jail her for life.

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

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:33 – Story
1:32 – Headline 1: Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader to four years jail
4:38 – Headline 2: Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 years in prison
8:06 – Headline 3: Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison for incitement
10:03 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:

declares punishment for someone found guilty

* The man was sentenced to 9 years in prison for the murder.
* The official received a sentence of 3 years for their part in the corruption case.

expelled from a place or position

* The leader was ousted from power after the financial scandal.
* The police decided to oust the demonstrators from the main square after protests turned violent.

action of provoking unlawful activities

* The incitement of violence in the capital has been blamed on the rebel group.
* The court found the man guilty of inciting hate speech.

To download the audio and a transcript and test your understanding, go to our website:

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    We hope that you found this episode of News Review interesting and useful! For another episode about Myanmar, check this out:

  2. đón chờ những ca khúc tiếp theo của Phúc, càng nghe càng thích giọng ca của Phúc ❤

  3. 😍😍😍😍♥️

  4. Reply
    Abdul Razak Harun May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Aahhh no problem whatsoever…
    She's the, The military did not commit genocide against the Rohingya lady…
    I like to think of her as, The military did not put her in jail lady…

    It's just a very complicated problem. You know?
    There is "fear on both sides". She fears the military, but they fear her too.
    She has very "powerful global reach".
    It's just not so black and white at all…

  5. Why the world is helpless about the brutality of junta in Myanmar?

  6. Reply
    Chahboune Abdellatif May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm


  7. I've learning Very with you, I am a begnner, thanks Brazil, Sorry for my wories

  8. Reply
    Carolina Vasconcelos May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Roy is kinda cute, I'd go for him, lol I'm cute too Roy, talk to me, haha

  9. The world need to know what's happening in myanmar more and more and we need your support and help to fight myanmar military junta. Don't be blind and pass our country, please !

  10. Reply
    Starry Starry Nite May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    In your 1st headline, I am confused with "sentences" which is used in the present tense. Isn't this ungrammatical? Pretty sure that's not how The Present Tense is used most of the time.

  11. I believe, it’s illegally detained
    We stand with our leader.
    I love her so much and every body love her who loves democracy.
    I was painful to learn English with this topic.

  12. Learning English from this news is sad. Our Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is unlawfully sentenced to 4 years in prison with fraud evidence by the Junta. We need justice. Actual perpetrator is terrorist Junta. We never stop for justice. The Junta must be accountable for what he has committed.

  13. I love both of you what a great men that God bless you

  14. Reply
    Khin Kyi Phyu Thant May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Myanmar military is brutal and is committing hideous crimes to its own citizens. Myanmar people as well as anyone in this world deserve Democracy.

  15. Sir please make these type of video more

  16. Reply
    Noble English and Music Tranning Center May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks Sir

  17. Reply
    Brigitte saint-pé May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Hi both of them, Hello Everyone
    Once again , I have no choice bur to note the similarity between English and French.
    The word "sentences" refers to both sentences and judgements.
    In France, we use oust to get rid of someone. "Get the hell out of here ! Go away !
    We use the word incitation instead of incitement . However, incitation does not have a pejorative connotation like in English.
    I don't agree with your sentences ; I guess if Aung San Suu Kyi incited her people, it was a reasonable incitement. Not something bad. Anyway, sometimes we must stand up for our rights and disobey the laws because it is the laws that are unfair

  18. Thank you for your vocabulary lesson . But she is not a former leader.She is still a leader of Myanmar.

  19. Our country is in darkness now and we'll fight for the light returns

  20. Wow. I really enjoy to learn this sad story and I never think BBC will make about our democracy leader.
    Thanks a lot BBC from 🇲🇲🇲🇲🇲🇲.

  21. Reply
    Eliz Eats and Travels May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Actually, she is not guilty at all because her trial was not open and transparent to local and international media. She is just a hostage during the coup created by military juntas.

  22. Reply
    Boudina Abed hamid May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Awesmos!It's absolutely interesting to me. I'm learning a lot of stuff. Thanks so much.

  23. Ur lesson is a good one indeed but for us, native Burmese, it's a really hard lesson to learn as we know it isn't the truth. She just went outside for a few minutes to wave at her civilians before election and military coup just alleged her for these few minutes. It is really unfair. Though we all know about cruel junta, the world and other countries're still watching comfortably with popcorns :3
    Whatever we will fight back them till the end. Most difficult lesson for me to learn till the end ヅ

  24. Synonym for OUSTED – TOPPLED?

  25. Rob is Cookie Monster

  26. May Myanmar military receive equal and direct retribution for their sins.

  27. Thank you so much bbc

  28. Hello from Taiwan~
    I enjoy this news review program a lot for its interesting and inspiring way of learning English. The information you share is also like a bait luring me to find out more. Thank you!

  29. Thankyou so much . Geetings from Mexico.

  30. I like the bbc

  31. Thanks. Teacher

  32. Reply
    Martin Cristancho May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Hi there 👋 Good Afternoon from Colombia 🇨🇴

  33. You should've talk about what she did to the Rohinga Muslims , she deserve life sentence

  34. Please pray for our country Myanmar and Aung San Su Kyi.

  35. We, Myanmar ppl stand with our leader Aung San Su Kyi. And Myanmar military is the one that has been doing all the brutal acts on Myanmar civilians. It is the time to end the dictatorship.

  36. Thanks for the new vocabulary. Aung San Su Kyi has nothing to feel about guilty all she did is for her people. She is still Our Sate Councilor for Myanmar 🇲🇲.

  37. Hello from Kazakhstan. Thanks to all BBC team for their job and helping people to learn English easy and with fun!! Wish you all the best!
    Also, I love Rob so much, his humour, positive attitude:-)

  38. When one country haven't democracy the actions depend how people that have power decided..

  39. Excellent program of this world ☺️

  40. Where is people voice on Myanmar!
    That's just some reports from one side.
    Thanks for information. But some words are not appropriate for our leader.

  41. I understand you two are teaching vocabs. However, you both are more likely to insult our leader.

  42. I've never expected to learn English with this sad story. But don't say that Aung San Suu Kyi is guilty.

  43. She’s not the former leader. She is still the legitimate leader of our country, Myanmar who have won the 2020 election fairly while the military junta violently threw and take power for their sakes.

  44. Interesting words that you taught today. But the one that really drew my attention is the phrasal verb TELL OFF, that Roy said casually.

    "My boss is always trying to find some reason for him to have the right to tell me off. He doesn't like me, but he can't fire me without the authorization from other seniors managers"

    Thank You BBC!!

  45. I wish BBC English notice my comment it would be nice if they do hehe great lesson for today sir huge thanks.

  46. News report is best to learn Vocabulary and sentence structure..

  47. It's actually painful to learn English with these sad topic of my country.
    Military coup reduced to 2 years. We won't never give up whatever.

  48. I'm waiting for your video 📸 Now it's our country's real leader.Thank you so much ❤️

  49. Reply
    Kim Sejeong (김세정) Kpop May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Thank you BBC for this informative content

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