BBC News Review: Study into women's drinking habits 2022

May 25, 2022

A worldwide study into women’s drinking habits has been carried out. Women now drink nearly as much alcohol as men. Join Neil and Sian to discover the language the world’s media is using to talk about this story.

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The story

A global study of drinking habits has shown that women have nearly caught up with men in terms of the amount of alcohol they consume. An analysis of four million people born between 1891 and 2001 found that women’s drinking has increased due to a number of reasons, including falling prices and successful marketing. The study has concluded that public health efforts must focus more on women.

Dr Tim Slade – The University of New South Wales, Australia
Increased exposure to alcohol also increases the physical and mental health risks associated with drinking too much. And so that’s something that we really need to continue to look at and do something about.

Key words and phrases

drinking more than another person

wine o’clock
(humorous) an appropriate time of day to start drinking wine

knocking back
drinking something quickly or in large amounts, particularly alcohol

person who drinks a lot of alcohol

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  1. Superb… I love learning English coz your channel

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    Pedropablo Guijarro Garcia May 25, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    I would prefer that women be at the same level as men in other fields but not in this. Very sad. The video, by the way excellent, but the theme…mmmm

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    Kim Sejeong (김세정) Kpop May 25, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    I love Neil and Sian so much.. They are amazing🥰I admire BBC channel. Thank you BBC.. May God Bless you?

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    Asadul Islam Arif May 25, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    She is so cute in speaking English😍

  5. Please add me for vocabulary

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    BDhananjaya Buddhika Dhananjaya May 25, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you

  7. a brilliant episode of news review

  8. Sian is a beauty as well

  9. Neil how lovely you are! I really love you

  10. Thank you alot

  11. i love listening and watching Shon

  12. Typical from LEFT BBC to passive brainwash people saying "cheaper drinks" linked to women's drinking more as if women's wages were lower. 😡

  13. Thank you for this nice video

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    Mỹ Linh Nguyễn May 25, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Oww my handsome Neil

  15. This is very useful for me to learn new vocab. Thank you very much.
    What I have learned:

    At beer o`clock, you can see a lot of people in the Izakaya (Japanese bar) , especially the office man, even in the Covid-19 period. They want to release stress out after a working day. And it becomes one of Japanese culture. Nowadays women become out-drinking, they can knock back alcohol as men and some of them are boozers. But there are some teetotalers as well.

    Please correct me if there is wrong.

  16. I prefer everyone to drink vines

  17. I am a total teetotal before the time I knocked back a whole bottle of wine just to win my brother over drinking wine. I have become a boozer since then and had outdrink my brother.

  18. great program of learn English.

  19. Great job 👍
    I don’t understand why some people dislike video 😱

  20. Thanks for your amazing video!!! I really impressed on the word "teatotal"

  21. Shaan is sweetie

  22. Good lesson and please upload with subtitle, thank you

  23. Please CORRECT me if any mistakes.

    I have 2 flatmates A and B, and they both fascinated in boozer. A is a little bit out-drinking than B, while I’m a teetotaler. At their beer o’clock, usually the off-work time at weekend, they love to knock back amount of beers.

  24. I love this program so much! I used to listen BBC Learning English audio; I didn't expect some day I can watch the video. For English learners, it's very educational.

  25. Many young people become out-drinking after the age of 21 as they are legally allowed to drink liquors.
    Some of my friends remain as teetotalers but others are already serious boozers.
    One of these heavy drinkers never hesitates to pour vodka into a glass and knock it back in one swallow.
    I enjoy chatting and drinking with her at beer O’clock on a regular basis though I cannot catch up with her when it comes to drinking.

  26. I am teetotaler but my roommate is a boozer😣😣

  27. Thank you for the new words guys.

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  30. The best program

  31. Thanks I learned number of words Regarding speaking

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    Jose luis Ramirez May 25, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    I consider really important to promote the multiculturism,the English language is a great tool to do that.

  35. Thank you

  36. learning video

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    Laura Elena Muneratti May 25, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    I'm not teetotal, I'm wine o'clock jajaja

  38. This is the program which is useful for everybody whose need to improve english constantly.

  39. Learning from Kathmandu.

  40. I appreciate you because of this program ,and you know ,I never drink alcohol ,……good luck ,…

  41. It's better if there are English subtitles accompanied

  42. I am teetotal but my friend uzaifa is a boozer. Sometimes he become abnormal because of out drinking at wine o' clock.last night I found him knocking back in alchol

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