Coronavirus: UN warns of new diseases: BBC News Review 2022

August 8, 2023

The UN is warning that more zoonotic diseases like Ebola, West Nile fever, SARS and Covid-19 could make the jump from animals to humans unless we change the way we do things. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

Video chapters
0:00 – Introduction
0:36 – The story
2:02 – Headline 1: New UN report outlines ways to curb growing spread of animal-to-human diseases
4:52 – Headline 2: UN warns of ‘steady stream’ of infectious diseases unless world tackles wildlife exploitation
7:19 – Headline 3: Preventing the next pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission
10:18 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:
gives the main ideas
*The boss always outlines her spending plans for the year in March.
*The government’s outlined its economic recovery plan following the coronavirus pandemic.

steady stream
continuous flow of something
*Ed Sheeran’s had a steady stream of hits over the last few years.
*Top football clubs produce a steady stream of talented young players.

break the chain
stop a series of related events
*To give up smoking, you need to break the chain of addiction.
*Breaking the chain of infection is one way of stopping the spread of coronavirus.

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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 August 8, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Veganism is a controversial issue with strong opinions in favour and against. However, these opinions are less based on facts than you might think. Listen to the programme:

  2. ⛄ My brother gives us outlines of the most recipes.
    ☃️ Shadya's had a steady stream of songs over the last 30 years.
    ⛄ To give up fighting, you should leave the home.

  3. Fauci had Wuhan make the CCP virus, devil clown 🤡. So, I have unsubscribe BBC for it is a corrupt and misinformation corporation.

  4. Reply
    소보로빵사와라아아아앜 August 8, 2023 at 3:12 am

    text: 0:37

  5. 'Break the chain ' is easy to remember. Break and Chain include the same vowel sound.

  6. I am big fun of ur program 😍😍

  7. Mrs Catherine looks great love you both of you

  8. BBC English learning program has helped me to break the chain of Mandarin thinking once reading or writing English. I have made a steady stream of progress.

  9. It's interesting. Go on 👍

  10. i love all you guys <3

  11. thank you BBC

  12. Reply
    Virginia Villarruel August 8, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Thanks for the comments!! Very interesting!!! what's the app?

  13. My series of learning English is steady stream because self studying is hard and you may make many mistakes and that mistakes can teach to be more powerful and stronge. I break the chain of fear and stop to lose, and staring new programs which i named one day the sun will raise you with successful and happier. May Allah lead us right path amin

  14. Reply
    Mariela Basavilbaso August 8, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Thank you for your classes!!You're great at explaining the vocabulary in headlines.

  15. make it three out of three .. what does that mean ??

  16. Reply
    My days after you 💕 August 8, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Your videos are more than amazing! Thank you so much for your efforts

  17. The proprtional that diseases transmit from animals to humans is weak

  18. Thank you Neil and thank you Catherine.

  19. Killers on the deadly spree!!! Stop spraying it!!

  20. Human beings are the most communicable of diseases, and humans always blame animals.

  21. What about blockchain?

  22. Thank you for interesting giving this complicated theme.

  23. Thank you!

  24. How to find your telegram channel??

  25. Reply
    Edwin Javier Zarate Hugo August 8, 2023 at 3:12 am

    great the look of presenters, pandemic's look. thanks good program!!!

  26. Change the subject!

  27. We have a steady stream of economic issues.
    The government outlined a new plan to break the chain of a economic issue.

  28. You don’t have to sit there and announce the definition and spelling of every single phrase you’re about to fucking say it’s distracting af

  29. Why BBC news reviews has no subtitles

  30. The virus did not come from animals, it was manipulated

  31. Reply
    Childhood Treasure August 8, 2023 at 3:12 am

    00:52 says /seiz/

  32. Thank you for this lesson

  33. Thankyou so much greetings from México.

  34. I want to know which name of the first playlist to learn step by step ?

  35. Reply
    maria 🏳️‍🌈 August 8, 2023 at 3:12 am

    very interesting and helpful as always, thanks 🙂

  36. Excellent video for listening and practice. Thanks again for your fantastic job

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  38. Nice …have a good day

  39. Going steady stream

  40. Reply
    Learn English with Scrambled Eggs August 8, 2023 at 3:12 am

    One was enough this year, please no more!

  41. Nature defends itself from the only disease this planet has, humanity.

  42. Dear BBC Learning English,
    Is there a problem with your BBC app on the phone for a long time? when I pressed the "play" button, it showed that " this content is not currently available", I could not watch videos there. I don't understand why, please help me. thank you so much from bottom of my heart

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