Italy win Euro 2020 – News Review 2022

June 2, 2022

Sunday evening was the final match of Euro 2020. The game saw England take on Italy. After a tense match which ended in penalties, Italy won their first European Championship since 1968. Neil and Tom talk about the vocabulary from this story so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:28 – Story
1:28 – Headline 1: Italy erupts in celebration after Euro soccer triumph (Reuters)
4:08​​ – Headline 2: ‘It’s my responsibility’: Gareth Southgate shoulders blame for England’s Euro 2020 final defeat (Independent)
6:55 – Headline 3: Euro 2020 Final: Small number of fans broke into Wembley, say police (BBC)
9:20 – Language summary

The story:
There’s ecstasy in Italy but agony in England after Gareth Southgate’s men were beaten on penalties in the final of Euro 2020. While in Rome, the party went late into the night after Italy won their first European championship since 1968.

Key words and phrases

expresses something suddenly and with force

*Violence erupted at the political rally last weekend.
*Villagers were evacuated when the volcano threatened to erupt.

shoulders blame
accepts responsibility

Children should not have to shoulder the blame for their parents’ mistakes.
This is your mistake. Don’t expect me to shoulder the blame for you!

broke into
entered without permission

*Thieves broke into the museum late last night.
*Hackers have caused damage after breaking into the bank’s computer system.

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  1. I find this series very useful. You guys are doing a really good job. Your presentation is what makes people love this show. Keep doing this🤗

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    Italo-AlbanianBall June 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm


    Because the British are educated in Darwin's theory. For them, competition is just natural selection. In natural selection, the weakest have to succumb because they are less suited to survival in any environmental context. They feel they are the only ones able to vary the fates because they have this innate characteristic; they are the best at adapting to all circumstances and therefore are able to fight and win for survival. Theirs is a natural selection and precisely because they feel superior they isolate themselves to prove it to the whole world. Everything has a price. The medal removed from the neck indicates that they are the only ones who put a price on their shares. The second place is too ridiculous a price for the education received and oriented towards supremacy in general over everything … It was not just a victory for Italy but for the whole world. Even the French, their extreme competitors, for example in the colonization of world territories, rejoiced albeit in moderation, because it was the Italians who won. Reverential hatred. The superiority of the British is not a rule. The superiority of the English cannot be their point of reference with respect to the whole world, even in sport. As colonialists, they have always left the hard work to the colonized. Leisure activities too, including sports. All peoples, for the British, we are shelf goods, only this time, on the shelf, they ended up … !!!

  4. Hi! I think you meant that Italy won Euro "2021".
    Thanks 6 minutes BBC learning english for helping millions of people to improve their english!

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    karuvachi karuvayan June 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Good news

  6. I became so disopointed when england lost game.i supported england since 1998 years.i think italy has become every the way i would like to say congotulations every england football player because they struggled every minute .god willing next time englans will be defeat

  7. Thank u so much!! I will study hard. ❤❤

  8. Erupt, I think in england there aren't volcanos active so it is less dramatic word, instead in Italy it is used for very danger volcanos eruptions

  9. Losing in the penalty is rather cruel. Congrats on Italy but feel sad for England.

  10. seems Neel has missed the daily bath 🛀 quite messy face

  11. Hello from Italy 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹

  12. Successful people don't become that way overnight. what most people see at a glance wealth, a great career, purpose is the result of hard work and hustle over time. I pary that anyone who read this will be successful in life

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    Parlare di parole..... June 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    I love this lesson. Thank you for your precious job. 🔝

  14. Don't worry England fans. The Romans founded London as Londinium in 47 AD, later building a bridge over the river Thames and establishing the settlement as a port with roads leading to other outposts in Roman Britain. Which is why it's OK that the Cup returns back to Rome

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    Long Nhật Nguyễn June 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    They desverse for champoin

  16. I saw the Macht on TV (here in Spain) It's just wonderful and so dramatic.. I had such a thrill time wacthing it. Pity and disgusting to read those racist comments on the net. Shame on you! Greetings from Spain: Hate will never win.

  17. You taught us sl benefical things like everytime thank you so much

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    Akbar Abdurazakov June 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Why Italu HAVE won not HAS won?

  19. Totally a off-topic video but still it's excellent!!
    Kudos to BBC!!

  20. Reply
    Jaidee Ximena Arias Escobar June 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks, I enjoyed it.

  21. Your teaching method is good .many things we find to learn .your struggle is awesome to teach eng

  22. Yooo, this is the saddest video by BLE

  23. So, if erupts is right, then, Italy win & Italy wins? Both are correct? TIA!

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    Πετρος Νικου June 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Erupt break into shoulders blame explode shoulder

  25. Reply
    BBC Learning English June 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Hi! We hope you enjoyed that video. Leave us a comment to let us know what you thought of it!

  26. Thank you for this, too much hatred spoils sports, I'm happy for Italy of course, but sorry for England of course they played well too. That's sport sometimes we rejoice sometimes we don't, honour goes to England manager .

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