Day 1 of Britain's EU divorce talks: BBC News Review reviews

February 20, 2023

Britain has to change its plans on day one of its Brexit talks. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story.

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  8. trump said recently on his visit to the uk a few weeks back that as far as the nhs is concerned it too is on the line – everything comes on the table he said i believe, if and when a trade deal will also overtake the nhs. needed by nearly everyone, and there is the danger of privatization costing about 5000 pounds per grownup per head if and when its on the way to privatization, which seems to be a medium- to long term plan. in much the same way as water has been privatized in many aspects the same may happen to the nhs sooner or later. the uk being taken over slowly by us private companies, not just for business but also for its influence further afield i.e. the eu.

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    96 Hoàng Kiều Trinh February 20, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    1. After hours being nagged by his mother, Tom caves in and do the housework.
    2. Grey and Whitney are two cleverest in my class and they always compete to be the best. It means that they often lock horn over studying to get the best academically results.

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  21. Woman speaks not clear… she English?

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    Văn Ngọc Đạt Đoàn February 20, 2023 at 7:55 pm

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  23. can I have the link of the news recorded?

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  25. what is the meaning of figuratively and literally

  26. I love UK, it's not weak.

  27. Some 30 school boys in Exeter have worn skirts to school in protest of wearing shorts were ruled out. I thought this was a great idea rather than locking horns with the decision makers. Will the school cave in? Look forward to finding out!

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  30. My request to review my job description was ruled out. I was furious and locked horns with my boss. It was an up-hill battle, however, happily, he caved in!

  31. please continue this programme

  32. Hi BBC Learning English team,

    Thanks a lot for this fruity piece of English lesson.

    Could the phrasal verb "rule out" be used in business life? For instance, can I say the following:
    The top management ruled out the 10% salary raise this year, yet they ruled in only 5%.

    Kind regards,

  33. cave in
    If a ceiling, roof, or other structure caves in, it breaks and falls into the space below:
    Because of the explosion, the roof of the building caved in, trapping several people.
    Capitulate or submit under pressure.
    ‘the manager caved in to his demands’

    ​ /ˈæn.tɪ.ləʊp// plural antelope or antelopes

    a mammal like a deer with horns and long, thin legs that allow it to run very fast:
    a herd of antelope

    lock horns
    Engage in conflict.
    ‘drug companies are locking horns in a legal battle over patents’

    rule something out

    Exclude (or include) something as a possibility.
    ‘the prime minister ruled out a snap General Election’
    ‘I don't rule the possibility out, but tend to think it is unlikely.’
    Cut (something) into pieces with repeated sharp blows of an axe or knife.
    ‘they chopped up the pulpit for firewood’
    chop something off Remove something by cutting.
    ‘they chopped off all her hair’
    informal Dismissal from employment.
    ‘hundreds more workers have been given the chop’
    Cancellation or abolition.
    ‘all these projects are destined for the chop’
    in phrase chop and change
    Change one's opinions or behaviour repeatedly and abruptly.
    ‘teachers are fed up with having to chop and change with every twist in government policy’
    Break up
    (of a couple in a relationship) part company.
    ‘I was heartbroken when we broke up’
    Disintegrate or disperse.
    ‘the grey clouds had begun to break up’
    Break down
    ‘The talks broke down on Friday without agreement.’

    (of a relationship, agreement, or process) cease to continue; collapse.
    ‘pay negotiations with management broke down’

    Our relationship was breaking down, and I think she knew I was going to leave her.’

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    Дмитро Українець February 20, 2023 at 7:55 pm

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