How do vampire bats survive on blood? BBC News Review 2022

July 2, 2022

Scientists have discovered how vampire bats can survive on a blood-only diet. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story.

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keen to enjoy violence

iron guts
the ability to eat or drink anything without vomiting

live off
depend on something or someone for money or food

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    BBC Learning English July 2, 2022 at 8:51 am

    We hope you enjoyed that programme! Here's another one for you to get your teeth into: all about 'vampire shopping' –

  2. Excellent explaination by DAN. Good efforts by both

  3. Reply
    Angelo Viglioglia July 2, 2022 at 8:51 am

    You are a vampire, I am an umpire. You are a bat, I am a (baseball) bat.

  4. Corona

  5. when i was a kid i was watching horror movie then suddenly coming vampire in movie and that was a bloodthirsty and i saw iron guts man as well who was eating human flash that was shocking for me because i had never seen that kind of stuff before

  6. I love drama movies, but i dont like horor movies because of those are bloodthiesty.

    When I travel to any country that have foods I don't know before, I am not afraid since I have an iron guts that does not affected by any type of good.

    I live off my salary.

  7. I am a Dutcher . I have today a English listing key and my mother said look at English films

  8. Those videos are amazing!!

  9. Thank you very much

  10. thanks BBC , I hope one day you will make videos for English poem

  11. Neil and Cathrein are great as usual

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    Tajinar Jumaniyazowa July 2, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Absolutely, I found words which is needed. Now I can tell my friend that he has iron guts😂 and I don't like watching horror films cause most of them at really bloodthirsty and my last sentence: I like being independent that's why when I grow up I don't want to live off my parents

  13. I like so much this videos. Congratulations for the programs…

  14. So much fun to learn new words and phrases with you)) Thanks for your daily programmes and goodluck to ederyone who strives for fluency in English )

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  16. I love you so much.. I have started to feel that you're a part of my family.. Keep going please ❤

  17. Reply
    إبراهيم آلمغربي July 2, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Thank u

  18. I love this show.

  19. Hello Neil

  20. thankkkkkkks

  21. Reply
    traore abdulramzy July 2, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Thanks a lot .I want to know it's correct to say: am living on my work.
    The second phrase :am living off my job

  22. Reply
    Qerroo Oromoo Duii boodeetii indeebiisuu freedom July 2, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Thank you

  23. We also have it in Arabic. We say: Blood never becomes water.

  24. I can't help saying it ; predatory wars are created bloodthirsty criminals !

  25. Thanks BBC learning English for this useful episode !

  26. Thanks a lot

  27. Reply
    Алексей Коршунов July 2, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Thank you for new video, but I don't understand your complaining sometimes. Of course that is the reason for improve my speaking.

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