BBC News Review: UK to start Brexit process reviews

November 1, 2022

Nine months after British people voted to leave the European Union, the Brexit process is about to begin. Neil and Dan look at the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story – and show you how you can use it in your everyday English.

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The story

The British government has confirmed a date when it will officially begin the process of leaving the European Union following a referendum vote to do so last year.

The spokesman for the Prime Minister Theresa May said she would trigger the relevant treaty clause, known as Article 50, on the 29th of March.

Key words and phrases

make something start

kicking off

using a law to achieve something

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English November 1, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    If you enjoyed this programme, you'll love this one – Neil and Catherine discuss the headlines around day 1 of the Brexit 'divorce talks':

  2. Wow!! Did Dan mean “Sensei” by “teacher” in Japanese, right?
    Thank you💕
    I always watch these videos to extend my vocabulary and to improve my listening skill😊
    From Japan

  3. Thank god for Brexit

  4. Britain is on the verge of leaving the EU after triggering Article 50.

  5. Hi BBC News, I'm brazilian, I watch you news, very interesting . Thanks.

  6. who can explain for me what the meaning of (kicking off) ?
    and thanks a looooot .

  7. hey i'm Sebastian l'm 20 years old and l am studying English in a institute, l think this kinda methods to be learning English from BBC is a fine thing help us and know beyond of everything, greetings from Chile

  8. Reply
    Ринат Хаснутдинов November 1, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    I like Dan`s pronunciation

  9. Can you add subtitles for your videos?

  10. Very good, thank you v…mh!

  11. I liked it

  12. This video triggers my desire to watch another video from BBC Learning English!

  13. good job , it was very useful
    i am Antar From Algeria , thank you NEIL thank you DAN

  14. hello Dan

  15. Thank you ☺☺☺

  16. I hope to study in the UK in the future

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