Djokovic vs Australia: Novak to stay – BBC News Review 2022

May 23, 2022



Novak Djokovic has won an appeal against the cancellation of his visa and can now stay in Australia and play in the Australian tennis open.

Djokovic’s visa had been cancelled, but he believed he had permission to enter the country because he had recovered from the Covid last month and was therefore exempt from vaccination rules. The Australian government have said they could still cancel the visa.

Rob and Roy discuss this news story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:36 – Story
2:04 – Headline 1: Novak Djokovic released from immigration detention after Australian court quashes visa cancellation
4:38 – Headline 2: Novak Djokovic handed reprieve as he is allowed to leave detention facility
7:32 – Headline 3: Novak Djokovic wins case against Australia over cancelled visa, clearing path for him to play in Melbourne
9:46 – Language summary

Vocabulary:
quashes
rejects something officially

* If the judge quashes his sentence, Mike will be allowed to leave prison after three years.
* The protest against the government was quashed by police.

handed (a) reprieve
given cancellation of a punishment

* After new evidence was revealed, she was handed a reprieve and allowed to leave house arrest.
* The company was handed a reprieve from bankruptcy after a new investor came in.

clearing (a/the) path
allowing something to happen or proceed

* After years of being banned, the politician was told she could stand for election again, clearing the path for her to become president.
* The shareholders cleared the path for a takeover after accepting the businessman’s offer.

To download the audio and a transcript and test your understanding, go to our website:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2022/unit-1/session-1

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24 Comments
  1. An awesome lesson! Thank you so much. You have a wonderful way of teaching vocabulary. I enjoyed watching your video very much. I'll watch it several times so that the vocabulary sticks in my mind.

  2. I don't see wat the problem is!! We are gunna deport another idiot 😅😅😅😅

  3. Reply
    Đức Bình Nguyễn May 23, 2022 at 2:38 am

    This is outstanding

  4. Thanks a lot guys ! 👍

  5. Hi, guys…You are the best channel to improve English…And I think that Djoko is not correct. From Brazil!!!

  6. Thanks to your courses my english is improving quite a lot..best wishes

  7. No place for healthy person in sick Society!!!

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    Дејан Бранковић May 23, 2022 at 2:38 am

    Novak Djokovic is the champion. Freedom for all the people of the world.

  9. Old news. He was deported yesterday. Hooray!!!

  10. INCREDIBLY,,,,THE GREAT NOVAK IS …..CRAZY……ALMOST AS ADOLF..TRUMP IS !!!

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    Julijana Karadzic May 23, 2022 at 2:38 am

    Novak Đoković 1🥰🥰🥰

  12. Judges Anthony Kelly and Nikola Pilic are proof that people should not be divided by nationality! Novak complied with all the requirements and they allowed him to get out of the country,just to humiliate him.Nadal had Covid-19 and less than two weeks later was allowed without quarantine to enter Australia and play tennis. That is a breaking rules and regulations,but everyone ignored it! So Tomic and Nadal can play? The rules don't apply to them? Tomic admitted that he played tennis, even though he tested positive for Covid-19. Nadal was supposed to be in quarantine for 14 days, and he was only 11. IS THAT OKAY???!! Novak had Covid-19 and as such has natural antibodies, he has also been tested several times and has always been negative! Nick Kyrgios has been vaccinated several times and is in quarantine and respects the rules. Vaccines do not protect 100% and even vaccinated people can also transmit and receive Covid-19. Not everyone is treated the same and not everyone has the same rights!

  13. now this is war Humans vs. Australia' mutants

  14. Useful as always! Thanks guys👍❣️

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    LondonLearningSchool May 23, 2022 at 2:38 am

    I have a special joke for the English student. Listen about this – Mister Djokovic is challenging the Hawke-eye decision. Is very funny because I don't say Hawk-eye like the technology used in tennis to see if ball is out. Instead I say Hawke – like the minister in Australia Alex Hawke. I make jokes like that all the times.

  16. Australia is not independent, it is just the property of 4 psychopathic American Nazi billionaires who want to rule the world. Australia has become a NAZI country, it would have done well to completely refuse to play in a shit country. You cannot promote a country that does not respect human rights. The law is shit law, the law of a Nazi country is shit and you must NOT respect it, you must put in jail the politicians of a Nazi country who have built concentration camps for the NOT slaves of power, and you must spit in the face of journalists and the media who propaganda for a Nazi country!

  17. When sport becomes dependent on politics, what happened to Novak Djokovic happened. I call it fascism. From a spoltre that is not vaccinated but negative and healthy there is no danger, but from vaccinated ones that are still positive there is a danger.

  18. NOVACC DJOKOVIC

  19. Novak Djokovic: 1. He gave 1,000,000 euros to Italian hospitals for C19 2. He gave 1,000,000 euros to Serbian hospitals for C19 3. He gave money to Spain for C19 4. He donated money to Australia to fight forest fires 5. He donated funds to programs for poor children Melbourne City Mission 6. Bought a CT scanner for Belgrade's Dragisa Misovic Hospital 7. Rented a private plane to transport a girl with a rare disease to the United States for treatment 8 Gave $ 1,000,000 Australian Open for juniors 9. Gains $ 500,000 for the fight against floods in Serbia Ten. He donated 110,000 euros to fight floods in Bosnia and Croatia 11. He raised $ 1,500,000 for flood-damaged kindergartens 12. He donated millions of euros to educate thirteen-year-old poor children. He paid for the winter training of 15 Serbian tennis players 14. He offered Lorenzo Musetti a ride on his private court so as not to miss Wimbledon or the school test 15. He fights for the interests of players throughout the establishment 16. He is a role model for his healthy lifestyle and diet 17. He is a role model. by his character and mental endurance 18. He is a role model by his diligent work and self-discipline 19. He plays every tournament against opponents and the audience Twenty. He dominated the field against both Nadal and Federer, playing his entire career in the Nadal and Federer eras. 21. He did not allow himself to be intimidated and became a hero in the resistance movement against small bullies.

  20. Novak is the world hero. The best player ever. He stands for people's freedom. Djokovic has guts to say what everyone thinks but no guts to say in public.

  21. Djokovic wins for freeeedom!!!!!

  22. He’s a legend! Time for the sheep to wake up to this tyranny. People mad cos Djokovic got the balls to stand up to it while yalll bent over

  23. Australia could have the antidote for these disease as they in the past have saved people from snake bites and jellyfish paralysis serbian experience for pharmacy and antidote is a no no and australia i think it did put forward and beaten to the trials of antidote any solutions and trials as they have saved people

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