Beirut explosion protest – News Review reviews

May 29, 2022

Following the massive explosion which has killed over 200 people so far and injured thousands of others, there have been widespread protests in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news about this story.

Video chapters
0:00 – Introduction
0:31 – The story
1:36 – Headline 1: Beirut explosion: protests outside parliament call for fall of government
5:30 – Headline 2: Shots fired as 10,000 rage in Beirut protests
8:38 – Headline 3: Protesters In Lebanon Call For Uprising To Topple Government After Beirut Explosion
11:29 – Language summary

The story
As the protesters walked through their destroyed streets and passed the epicentre of Tuesday’s explosion, the very site of destruction appeared to fuel their rage.

The Lebanese have long been sick of their own government, but after the explosion, there’s a new fury here on the streets.

These protesters are especially angry – not a single senior government official has resigned following this disaster.

Key words and phrases:
the fall of (something)
end of a position of power
* The fall of Rome was followed by the Dark Ages.
* 1989 saw the fall of communism in many Eastern European countries.

continue in an angry or violent way
* The residents raged at the council meeting about poor local education standards.
* A raging crowd of rioters ran through the streets during the protest.

to topple
to force a loss of power
* After years in power, the dictator was toppled.
* Liverpool toppled Manchester City to win the Premier League title.

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*Please note: We have decided to activate YouTube’s automatic subtitles on this video. The BBC is not responsible for the accuracy of YouTube automatic subtitles.
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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English May 29, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Improve your pronunciation with The Sounds of English:
    Learn how the expression 'to bang on about something' is used:

  2. Neil and Catherine are the best tandem

  3. Reply
    소보루빵사와라아아아앜 May 29, 2022 at 9:25 am

    text: 0:32

  4. I like your clear voice

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    Chaganti Balakrishna May 29, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Thanks to BBC FAMILY….

  6. I live you Neil and Catherine and all, you're really making a difference .. BBC learning becomes a habit and healthy daily routine .. Pls keep it up ..

  7. kathrin i really admire you
    neil you are a great teacher
    thank u very much

  8. Reply
    Amos Basilio Andre Andre May 29, 2022 at 9:25 am

    I'm Mozambican who loves British English. But sometimes I think it's difficult to imitate its accent, because they speak so quickly. Anyway, I hope to improve my speaking one.

  9. This couple is the best !!

  10. I'm from Vietnam. I love all voice talents of BBC Learning English. Those videos are extremely helpful. My English is really improved. I know UK is struggling with Corona Virus, it may cause some bad influences to BBC as well. But I hope all of you keep safe, protect yourself and your family. May God's with you. Always. Thanks to all people working hard of BBC. I'm an avid fan of BBC. I've been subscribing this channel since I was in highschool

  11. I'm a Korean. Learning English is a long journey. It's not easy I think really.

  12. Theres a lot of words i'll put on my word bank. I can't wait to see another great lesson with bbc

  13. Katherine your voice is attractive 😄

  14. Look at the censorship going on here what a sham

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    chumpunut2 rujipatcharakul May 29, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Bbc everyone this in clip of you
    I like this of Bbc but thank you!🔊

  16. kind of feeling that you see their faces after you have only listened their voices for 3 months on programm
    and oh they loook like different than i thought 😂😂🤭

  17. Thank you, BBC>

  18. God bless beirut and all arab countries 😢❤

  19. Man City ! xD

  20. Reply
    Daud baig .diamond Diamond May 29, 2022 at 9:25 am

    the sudden fall of covid cases stopped toppling people health..still many people rage to find them not wearing mask

  21. Reply
    Daud baig .diamond Diamond May 29, 2022 at 9:25 am

    the fall of mughul empire in subcontinent bifurcated people into many groups

  22. Karen in USA are very rage.

  23. katherine's voice lovely

  24. This is my favorite tutorial in BBC learning English chanel . Please keep subtitles every video. I learn English by this Chanel.

  25. To topple the power= to remove from power
    Man city was toppled by Liverpool from the premium league ( i support the Man city for Mahrez 26 🇩🇿 💕)
    Wow thanks for this new word ❤

  26. Thanks a lot for your videos. You both make a good team, also make a warm and friendly atmosphere in the show.

  27. I'm a French student. I love your videos omg !!

  28. I request you keep subtitle every video.

  29. Please guys get back to the studio

  30. Thank you very much for great job you make for us.

  31. Reply
    محمد بخيت عجب محمد نور May 29, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Thanks ❤️

  32. In 1986, the world witnessed the Fall of Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines through a bloodless revolution.

  33. Amazing page

  34. All these disasters that occurred in 2020 are a warning from God for people to wake up and return to Him. Or wait for the next events will be stronger

  35. 10:14
    I suppose Catherine agree with Neil from the bottom of her heart at this moment..

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