BBC News Review: Poor diet brings back historical disease reviews

May 28, 2022



In Sydney, Australia, doctors have been seeing patients with a disease called scurvy. Scurvy is a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, which you find in fruit like oranges and lemons. Sailors on long trips used to get it but you don’t really hear about it these days. The doctors say it’s due to poor diet – people not eating any fruit.

Neil and Catherine teach you how to use the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story.

Try our quiz to see how well you’ve learned today’s language: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/english-you-need/unit-9/session-2

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40 Comments
  1. It's really a right platform to improve english.

  2. Very useful and comprehensive, thanks from Vietnam!

  3. Thanks a lot!

  4. What is the meaning of exaggerate

  5. Tku guys.. Really fruitful

  6. Good information! Neil and Catherine you both are outstanding.
    Thanks from India!
    I am greatful to you for your efforts.

  7. Neil voice more clear than cathrine. Cathrin request to speak bit slow plz

  8. comeback concert ,, here " comebacj" is used as an adjective , isn't it ????

  9. I have been learning English language since last year, I LOVE it.

  10. hello, Both of you have very nice voice, I love it very much & love you too!

  11. Neil and Catherine: you're the sweetest limies ever! Thanks for the lessons! I really like them!

  12. Thanks a lot

  13. Very well explained

  14. Thanks

  15. Comeback, resurgence and archaic. Thank you very much ❤

  16. Come back-> return
    Resurgence is same with come back but it is more formal
    Archaic is how old something

  17. Great working couple! So nice to listen to you!

  18. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  19. 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

  20. Reply
    Mariela Basavilbaso May 28, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Your clases are great!!!Thanks

  21. Thank you very much for video. Could you please load the English subtitle ?

  22. ❤️❤️🥰🥰

  23. Reply
    Edson F Nunes da Rocha May 28, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for the valuable lessons! Salute from 🇧🇷

  24. comeback = Barcelona 🤣

  25. nice

  26. An archaic disease scurvy has come back.the resurgence of scurvy has been revealed

  27. Hi

  28. I wish everyone Happy New Year and 2020 will be a great year everyone. Thank BBC 😊😄

  29. Very good program

  30. Awesome explaination. I liked your slang

  31. Reply
    Дмитрий Феерзон May 28, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    I begin to understand English speech. I’m listening now and understanding almost all. And it is cool!

  32. To my ear, tuned finely to English having lived here all my 60-odd years, this woman has a slightly strange accent. It's a little but foreign, almost as if she has not lived in the UK all her life. Which goes to show that you should never be embarrassed about you accent, even if it isn't the same as an English person's.

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  35. Both are is great

  36. The good days have resurgence

  37. Thanks for helping me to prepare for my exam😄💜

  38. Zelo dobro , ni kaj

  39. Thanks a lot BBC!

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