London Marathon goes ahead: BBC News Review reviews

June 4, 2022



Related links:
Adjectives: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/tgg/unit-1/session-19
Running marathon makes your heart younger: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/course/newsreview/unit-12/session-129

Organisers of Sunday’s 4th October London Marathon say they are incredibly proud it went ahead during the pandemic.
Thousands of runners took part following their own routes across the country, including 87-year-old Ken Jones in County Tyrone, who finished in just under eight hours.

Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
1:53 – Headline 1: ‘Strangest ever’ London Marathon is a virtual hit with 43,000 runners
5:30 – Headline 2: Eileen Noble, 85, braves torrential rain to become oldest woman to complete 2020 London Marathon despite the pandemic
8:10 – Headline 3: Prince Harry inspires London Marathon runners in heartwarming surprise ‘So down to earth’
10:20 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:
virtual
similar but not completely the same
• We held a virtual event so more people could attend.
• During lockdown I felt like a virtual prisoner in my own home.
braves
deals with a difficult situation with courage
• They braved the elements to swim in the cold sea.
• We decided to brave the crowds and go shopping in the sales.
heartwarming
bringing happiness and pleasure
• The film Paddington 2 has a heartwarming ending.
• His kind actions were heartwarming.

To download the audio and take a test on the vocabulary, go to our website at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-15/session-163

For more English videos and English lessons to help you learn English: www.bbclearningenglish.com

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48 Comments
  1. First time I see Georgina

  2. thanks BBC, videos are amazing, and description under the video is so perfectly written with all the information, it is very useful, thanks🙏

  3. Reply
    Iryna Tverdokhlib June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Great video 👍!

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  5. I wish those lessons last for all eternity

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    소보루빵사와라아아아앜 June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am
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    farah abdulkareem June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Thank you for your heartwarming efforts😁
    From iraq

  8. there are also virtual Marathon competitions in my country during lockdown. a my friend run around the yard for over 2 hours to finish half marathon distance, he braved appetite for sleeping at the weekend, and the result really made him heartwarming with getting a T-shirt and medal for finisher

  9. you are great teachers
    love u so much
    thank u very much

  10. Thanks for making such kind of learning platform.

  11. Thanks bbc a lot, because l'm a beginner so the way you have used for explaining is really helpfull for me. I have expected much more from you.

  12. Hi good people there.
    I hope you all are safe and in good health.

    I have a request please .
    I manytimes face several words with very close meaning and when i google it to no the difference i became more confused ,so could ypu please be able to run a one minute video like you already have just to explain the difference between very common words that they are close in pronounciation or some times in writing or even very close in meaning but they still have different uses?
    EX: Affect & effect
    Farther & further
    appropriateness & appropriacy
    variability & varition & vaiance
    Thanks

  13. Thank you. Cute ladies. I study English with your program.

  14. great

  15. Thank you for you heartwarming deal – learning english ❤️

  16. Thank you.

  17. I had virtual class due to covid 19

  18. Reply
    Meghraj Goredeshmukh June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Britain Please watch this and than you will come to know what your ancestors were.(Britain Does owe reparations by Shashi tharoor) Note: Please do not spread wrong messages in your schools regarding India.

  19. Is there Japanese who listen this as the tool of learning English??

  20. BBC learning English program is really heart warming because by the help of it I am improving my English.

  21. When I’m listening this video I’m very miss Angkor Marathon

  22. Really surprised to see 'the elements' means 'hard rain'

  23. Virtual events have activated because of the pandemic.
    The brave actions of elders are heartwarming.

  24. When I listen to BBC English. it makes me heartwarming.

  25. I just want smell your armpits hair you are wonderful

  26. ⁦❤️⁩⁦❤️⁩⁦❤️⁩

  27. Thank u

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    April_ translator June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Be safe for all of you guys

  29. Georgina ♥️ can not say that enough

  30. I'm really strong loving your beautiful smooth arms I love you

  31. Reply
    Юрій Байцуренко June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    If someone need partner for English practice, we can do it.

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    Юрій Байцуренко June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    You are ravishing teachers.
    I am so glad that I can watch your channel.
    The thing I like about you is that you are always have a good mood and your knowledge English perfect :).
    You are doing useful work.
    Thanks a lot. 🇺🇦🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  33. Good job I love it 🥰 so much

  34. Nice, heartwarming thanks both of you

  35. what is meant of real- ish & free-ish?

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    Edgar Ignacio Padron June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    heartwarming to see this type of news and the good work of the BBC in teaching the English language. Thanks for that noble effort.

  37. Lockdown is partly ended here Georgina, students are back to school within 2 weeks;they should be brave and stay alert as virtual learning with teachers isn't enough

  38. A nice example of the word virtual being used without a computer context is in the study of physics optical, when we study mirrors. We have the real light and the virtual light (for images inside the mirror)

  39. I need a girl partner to practice English
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  40. Reply
    Urmidhara Chatterjee June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    😎😎😎😎😎

  41. Reply
    Ingles para estudiantes. June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴✅Felicidades por tan buen contenido. Los invito a visitar mi canal y suscribirte y comparo. Muchísimas gracias.❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸

  42. Good learning

  43. Reply
    Urmidhara Chatterjee June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Pretty women… 🎸🎻🎵🎵

  44. Fourth 😀

  45. Third!

  46. Second. I am happy.

  47. Reply
    ឡែម គឹមសួ June 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    First

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