Coronavirus: Italy takes action: BBC News Review reviews

June 7, 2022



Learn vocabulary from the news. We’re talking about coronavirus – or COVID-19 – and the latest news from Italy. The UK government advice is: don’t travel to Italy unless you have to. All public gatherings in the country have been banned, and people there are being told to stay at home in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus.

Vocabulary
lockdown
emergency situation where movement is restricted
• The street was in lockdown after the gas explosion.
• The building was on lockdown following the security breach.

quarantine
situation where living things are separated to stop the spread of disease
• My dog went into quarantine when we moved to another country.
• People are being quarantined because of coronavirus.
self-isolate
keep yourself away from other people
• The government is asking people to self-isolate.
• I spent three weeks in self-isolation.

Download the audio and test your understanding here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-13/session-133

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English June 7, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Learn more vocabulary from the news as we discuss Ebola. In breakthrough clinical drug trials in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two new drugs have given patients a 90% survival rate. Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHqFrms1VsI&list=PLcetZ6gSk968l1s4WuxwyhiyEUmg5GOZC&index=31&t=0s

  2. Reply
    Fida hussain Sarwari June 7, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Please make chapter of difficult words

  3. Street in Lockdown
    Facility Quarantine

  4. Great. Being able to watch you and listen to you, make us to think it is a worldwide problem and we have to look after our families.

  5. Good morning beautiful Catherine 😘😘😘😘😘 and for Nice Georgina

  6. i love you georgina,you are my hero,you are my fan,i hope you would have more new in bbc

  7. i love you jojina.i hope i would do more new.i am your fan

  8. i love you jojina.i hope i would do more new.i am your fan

  9. i hope you would have more new in bbc english

  10. i love you jojina,i hope you tell the new well

  11. The Italian government has asked its citizens to stay at home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronovirus. The latest government advice is – don’t travel to Italy unless you have to. All public gathering in the country have been banned and people there are being told to stay near their home unless it’s an emergency.

  12. What is the meaning of playdown? I found this word in newspaper

  13. actually i tried hundred of time , speaking like native speaker but I'm still weak

  14. Thank you./

  15. Thank you for this video

  16. Reply
    Kham Đỗ Nguyễn Minh June 7, 2022 at 4:35 am

    wow Georgiana has a beautiful voice. i'm really into her voice. it make it easy for me to understand what you said. i hope you keep this show up in order to help everyone improving English. i wish all best for you.

  17. Reply
    Dorethan's World - Ultra Saiyan Art June 7, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Thanks so much

  18. Reply
    Yassir ELAMRANIياسر العمراني June 7, 2022 at 4:35 am

    جزاكم الله خيرا على هذا المجهود والعطاء

  19. I'm always mad for getting British accent, I often listen to BBC learning English also I mimic and imitate British teachers. But I still have problems for getting this nicest accent in the world.
    What the difference between quarantine and lockdown?
    Thank you very much Catherine & Georgina.

  20. Thanks girls for your great job🙏🙏🙏

  21. Reply
    خالد الجيلي June 7, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Glad to see you for the first time, I've always wanted to see because I've got a ear to your voice both of you Catherine and Georgena in BBC Learning English app💕

  22. Thanks for having thought of our dreadful emergency situation and having focused on it. We are terribly worried…our beautiful cities in lockdown…our doctors and nurses fighting against this invisible enemy….our Florence has become a ghost town….

  23. Thanx Lot your being seriously informative on vırus and related words

  24. Reply
    Thế Anh Nguyễn June 7, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Georgina makes an awful lot mistakes and hesitations when speaking. Totally unworthy of BBC broadcasters. Disgusting.

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