La Palma: Volcano erupts – BBC News Review reviews

May 31, 2022

On the Spanish island of La Palma, a volcano has erupted and has seen thousands of people evacuated from their homes. La Palma is one of the Canary Islands and is located off the coast of Africa.

Neil and Roy talk about the vocabulary from this story so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:30 – Story
1:32 – Headline 1: Volcano erupts on Canary Islands spewing lava into air after ‘earthquake swarm’
4:53 – Headline 2: Spanish Canary Island volcano erupts, sending lava streaming towards villages
8:04 – Headline 3: Volcano erupts on Spanish island La Palma as rescuers scramble to evacuate 5,000 residents
11:22 – Language summary

The story:
A volcano has erupted on the island of La Palma in the Canaries.

Thousands of people living in four villages were evacuated as rivers of lava poured down the hillside. The volcano last erupted fifty years ago.

Key words and phrases:

coming out in large amounts

* Black smoke was spewing out of the engine.
* Paper continued spewing out of the printer. I couldn’t turn it off.

flowing continuously

* Water was streaming down the side of the mountain from a burst pipe.
* Tears were streaming down his face as they said goodbye.

move quickly in response to a dangerous situation

* The explosion caused people to scramble for the exit.
* He scrambled up the hill to get to the top.

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  1. Ritikgangwar

  2. Neil n Roy both are great teacher! I am really improving my English language. Thanks

  3. Bad lip sync/audio delay from almost hair covered mouths. Written statements not on screen long enough surely? Not sure I'd learn much here, altho explanations were good and full.

  4. Very Joyful and useful episode

  5. the Spanish press censors the reality of the victims of the volcano sleeping in the street cars and without giving the aid of the donations nor the government has given not a penny has only come to take the photo the Spanish president I believe that the foreign press is his duty report reality

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    Рауль Эрнандес May 31, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Hello! Thank you BBC thank you teachers! You are the best!

  7. Reply
    Chamindu Jayasanka May 31, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    In cricket most of time use "scramble seem" what is meaning about its

  8. Thank you so much, a great video. Thanks BBC, thanks teachers

  9. I need someone to practice english with him in speaking and chatting.

  10. What the meaning of abuzz?

  11. Thank you,It's really helpful and interest to know

  12. I heard U.K have a policy with Corona . Why does not bbc learning English work at their studio? I appreciate their service but want to listen clear voice of them. U.U

  13. Woww
    that was terrific as always
    Not only the useful vocabularies but also the joyful conversation between you two
    Thank you so much BBC
    I’m so looking forward to watching your next episode ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  14. Spewing

  15. This is going to change the climate forever, it's going to be hot as hell? 😉

  16. Reply
    Đức Nguyễn Hà May 31, 2022 at 9:38 pm


  17. completed 9/25/2021

  18. Reply
    Mari Ángeles Suárez May 31, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    I have just discovered this channel and it is very helpful. I am from Gran Canaria and everyone is shocked by the new. We hope all will end as soon as possible and with no damage. Greetings from Canary Islands.

  19. Volcano spewing out of the land in island. Many people are scramble because of volcano movement very fast.

  20. this conversation is so joyful and much helpful! I was smiling the whole video but never missed a word cause they way they talked about them was so clearly and seriously. thank you so much! please keep this amazing work up! You guys did splendid!

  21. Gracias👍

  22. How lovely both of you!!!

  23. My mind spewing out random thoughts .Thank you for english lesson ( greetings from Poland 😉

  24. Reply
    Lalettan fan akmfac May 31, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Very nice

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