'Latte levy' – a tax on coffee cups?: BBC News Review reviews

March 20, 2023

Do you care about the environment? Billions of coffee cups are thrown away every year. Now some British politicians want to raise money for recycling in the UK by adding an extra charge – the ‘latte levy’ – to disposable coffee cups.

Key words and phrases

in a bid to
in an attempt to (achieve something)

try to stop something bad happening

young people who are very clever and successful

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    Phạm Thị Thu Duyên March 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

    Love all of you with many useful video to study English!

  2. it will be much better if conversation is attached with English subtitle like 6 munite English.

  3. The voice is her elegant.

  4. I learning a lot with BBC, thank you Teacher.

  5. The Nel is handsome.

  6. You cannot cure anything with taxes.

  7. I love these two together, and I extremely like Catherine and how she always select interesting words I had never heard about! Wich wasn't in my English lesson! Thank you so much Catherine and Neil, thank you BBC.

  8. Was it Benedict Cumberbatch's voice who read the news? Seems like I am listening to Sherlock explains a case to Lestrade 🕵👮😁😂😁😂

  9. In a bid to decrease the spread of pandemic goverments take the measures but last demonstrations around the world againts to discrimination is big threat i hope so everything will be good at end and we come over the both as soon as possible

  10. This show is fantastic. I am enjoying it.

  11. Invader coffee has some of the best coffee I’ve ever had! I love how the original invader blend is air roasted, preventing the beans from being too acidic or burnt, but my favorite coffee that they offer is the mexican chocolate. It is the smoothest best flavored coffee blend that I have ever had!! Another good blend that I’ve tried is the Whiskey blend which is my third favorite. No bitterness yet deep flavor, it is to die for!! Finally I love how the company is run by a vertern and how the website is super user friendly and delivery is fast and on time. I highly, highly, highly suggest you get yourself some invader coffee.

  12. Awesome hosts, love to observe their facial expressions while chit chatting and sharing like friends

  13. Thanks

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    Laura Elena Muneratti March 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

    I'm trying to combat my kilos jajaja

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    Laura Elena Muneratti March 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

    "In a bid" is commonly used?

  16. I've just started listening/ watching BBC through YouTube this month and learned to love it. So educational… it helps me a lot in my preparation taking English language test. Thank you BBC.
    And with regard to the above topic, i was kinda surprised (it is because im not into current event) that politicians were really in a bid to mans habitual-rubbish-event in order to protect and make our environment preserve for the new generations.

  17. if they have subtitle on them i am really appreciate

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    المَهديـ للمحاماة «خالد المَهديـ» March 20, 2023 at 12:51 am


  19. Just started wondering why it is called "latte levy", and the host asked some question. they explained so well, thank you!

  20. Latte levy is confuse for me please can you explain me

  21. love from India ♡

  22. Thank you from Algeria 😍

  23. I can’t access the link on the desciption. Please update it.

  24. in a bad to : achieve something
    Combat : try to stop something bad happening
    Wizz-kids : young people who are very clever and successful

  25. I learnt that the word ‘often’ is a silent t word. Why did Katherine pronounce it with t sound? Other examples are listen, lightning fasten.

  26. What is a meaning for MP?

  27. 8:38 "borrowed from Germany" !!!
    In spite of the many French words, the entire English language is borrowed from Germany as it's one of Germanic language.


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