BBC News Review: Austria – Lockdown for unvaccinated 2022

May 21, 2022

About two million people who have not been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have been placed in lockdown in Austria as the country faces a surge in cases. Unvaccinated people will only be allowed to leave home for limited reasons, like working or buying food. About 65% of Austria’s population is fully vaccinated – one of the lowest rates in Western Europe.

Rob 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
0:35 – Story
1:50 – Headline 1: Independent: Austria to impose lockdown on everyone who isn’t fully vaccinated as Covid cases surge
5:30 – Headline 2: Evening Standard: Austria plunges unvaccinated into lockdown
8:46 – Headline 3: RT: 1st-ever nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated is on the cards
10:50 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:
increase suddenly
• The crowd surged forward when the doors opened.
• The surge in cases was caused by a highly contagious variant of the virus.

moves quickly into something
• It was so hot we had to plunge into the pool to cool off.
• I quit my job at the bank and took the plunge and joined the circus.

on the cards
likely to happen
• Wage rises are on the cards in the UK. There are now signs that things are getting better for ordinary British workers.
• According to the weather forecast, a cold winter is on the cards.

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  1. Reply
    Kim Sejeong (김세정) Kpop May 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

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  2. Great words today. Thank you so much for taking time and share some vocabularies with the English learners.

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    Anna Carolina Romeiro de Moura May 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Thanks a lot!!!

  4. do they look stupid for real or is it just for me?

  5. In germany also ….

  6. Rob, are you going to join Barrett's circus with Coco the clown, Maria the acrobat, Igor the lion Tamer, Castor and Pollux from the moon who can jump very high, Ernest the elephant that can sing and dance, Gertrude the giraffe that can play the flute?😆😆

  7. I really enjoy watching BBC learning English and studying English. I do love the ways they explain the usage of the words and give the examples of those words. Make more videos of this kind . Thank you

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    SARDOR FAYZULLAYEV May 21, 2022 at 10:27 am


  9. Listening BBC 6 mins English for so long, this is the first time know how Rob and Neil look 🙂

  10. I would stay in and see how many DIE over winter……stay safe purebloods.

  11. Useful vid☺️

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    CHILDERICO ALENCASTRO F. DE CARVALHO May 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Your work is very good! Congratulations on the method found to teach English. There are many videos teaching languages on You Tube, but few have correct didactics.

  14. Good n happy to learn new vocabularies n grammar from this channel.

  15. If so is there a conflict with the freedom?

  16. Surge, lunges, on the cards.
    The surge of covid-19 cases made financial losses because of the shortage labours.
    The lunges of season can affect human's health.
    The financial losses are on the cards.

  17. Gestapo is back in Germany

  18. The Human Rights Act, the law which protects our human rights, has not changed. This covers our right to make choices about our lives, as well as the right to be free from discrimination for any reason, including disability or vaccination status. Under the Nuremberg Code, all people have the legal right to give or refuse consent to a medical intervention, (vaccination), and must be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice without the intervention of any element of force, fra-ud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion. Any government that deliberately places healthy people under duress by the use of fra-ud, deceit and coercion to illegally compel them to consent to an experimental vaccine/booster that has the potential to cause them harm, will be contravening the Nuremberg Code and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which is a serious criminal offence… Coercion is internationally illegal, and no one is above the law… ivermectin in Tokyo has ended Covid !

  19. I enjoyed my plunged in the pool.

  20. Covid|9 has the structure of HIV same as vaccine try to deceive your immunity system to create T-Cell perish together with the virus just like overclocking immunity system temporarily but unable to deceive the new variant.
    Covid-vaccine is a obstruction of covid virus to create new variant, it only able to hide the symptoms after get infected, at the same time to enhance your immunity system to against the virus temporarily like Morphine-Sulfate'3

  21. The protected need to be protected from the unprotected, by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn’t protect the protected.

  22. Exercise, buy food and go to work…that's cool by me, I got Internet so that's my Netflix, YouTube etc. I'm good 👍🏼

  23. Help Austria! A dictatorship has established itself! People are oppressed and there is no longer any freedom of expression! The facts and figures are all politically controlled. The direction takes care of everything step by step!
    Help Austria Citizen…. Help!!!

  24. Reply
    der_Hochgebirgsraucher May 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Hello… I am from Austria.

    Pls help us. Go demonstrate for us… i dont want H*** back. I beg for freedome.
    I dont want people who determine my will and my body tears in my eyes

    PS: sry for my bad english

  25. Very informative


  27. Thank you alot

  28. Ok , so the hospitals worldwide are full of Double Vaxxed patients who are dying with Covid , blame it on the Unvaxxed who are the healthy ones who know the lie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. I bet the vaxx rate is more like 35%

  30. The problem is not with the unvaccinated, the problem is people don't know what vaccine is. These "vaccines" only force your immune system to recognize the virus, a vaccine doesn't strengthen the immune system, the governments misinformed people about the vaccines being a shield, and ignored the problem that most people now lack immunity. There's a way to boost people's immune system, a theory of gut science, most of your immune system is working in your digestive organs, cleaning out many viruses you eat, and little immune cells can be spared. In order to maximize your immunity, you need to clear out the bad micros in your digestive organs. There is a substance called"Fucoidan", which Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes had done many research on it, the sulfated polysaccharide is shown to be antiviral, which can clean your digestive system, and other substance can give nutrition to the immune cells, make rhem stronger, give you more chance to combat viruses in other parts of your body.

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    Niveditha Christina May 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Hitler and Austria history repeats itself bizarrely

  32. Why is this on bbc learning?

  33. All Christians stand with Austria against your Satanic freemason government.
    Keep the faith. Trust in God and not in man! Babylon will fall.

  34. Vaccines mandated for everyone in order to legitimise the passport> passport required for purposes of digital registration> registration required for the issuing of programmable Central Bank Digital Currencies> CBDCs necessary to stand up behavioural Social Crediting System a la China. This is about rolling out new economic tyranny as the old system is purposefully crashed through money printing.

  35. How about people were vaccinated and got covid as well?

  36. Seems like Austria is returning to its Nazi roots.

  37. America is next with a Lockdown on the Unvaccinated!

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  40. This is fascism. What’s next, yellow stars for unvaccinated? First you limit a certain group of society’s rights, then you prevent them from going out and integrating, then you boycott their businesses, then you smash their businesses’ windows, then you move them all into one neighborhood, then you seal that neighborhood off and lock it, then you say fuck it, let’s just get rid of them all. If unvaccinated people want to risk sickness or death from a preventable disease, that’s their choice. But it’s their bodies and their choice. If you want to control people’s choices with their bodies, Austria, why not ban abortions for women too? It’s the same principle of infringing on another’s right of his/her body. Now you are creating a segregated group of citizens with the aim of making them “undesired” or to “blame”. And what does that lead to? Look at the history of Bosnia, the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, apartheid in South Africa, Jim Crow laws in the US, and even your own 1930s history. Different laws and segregating society by differentiating people NEVER leads to anything good.

  41. Eine Rückkehr nach Mauthausen-Gusen?

  42. Reply
    Ice in the park IITP May 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Yeyyyy segregation! Lock down healthy people yeyyyy

  43. I've started to learn English through BBC English learning. Thank you for this.

  44. Reply
    ПМЖ в Мордоре May 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    the number of covi cases surges, the freedom plunges😒

  45. Reply
    Robin Wolstenholme May 21, 2022 at 10:27 am

    ⁣dont folow the ⁣💉🐑 ☠ 🐑💉 lemings

  46. The vaccination doesn't work people. Stop letting fear propaganda rule your lives. If your government orders a lockdown. Ignore it. They can't stop all of you. And if they try, I don't know, sounds like a good recipe for a real revolution to me. I've been vaccinated and so have lots of my friends. Lots of them including myself have still caught covid. Oh and all of us are fine by the way. Just saying.

  47. There are other topic how I can improve my English.
    I think everybody is annoyed with the pandamic..

  48. As an English teacher and a BBC Learning subscriber, I often use News Review in the classroom. However, vaccinated or not, this topic is no fun at all for the students. Let's move on and revert to uplifting topics please.

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