Nadal: Star breaks records again – BBC News Review reviews

May 19, 2022



Rafael Nadal has won a record 21 Grand Slam singles titles to move ahead of his rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

In the final of the Australian Open, he played against Russian Daniil Medvedev. At times looked like Nadal was going to lose, but in the end, after more than 5 hours, he won.

Rob and Roy discuss this news story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:33 – Story
1:41 – Headline 1: Emotional Nadal finds the fire for his greatest comeback
5:05 – Headline 2: ‘A final of Herculean proportions’ – reaction to Rafael Nadal’s epic Australian Open triumph
8:02 – Headline 3: Rafa Nadal has taken giant step towards GOAT status as Djokovic and Federer watch on
10:25 – Language summary

Vocabulary:

comeback
winning after being in a losing position

* The chess player looked like she was going to lose, but won three rounds in an amazing comeback.
* The footballer’s comeback from injury wasn’t great as he was obviously still unfit.

Herculean
requiring great effort; epic

* The athlete made a Herculean effort to win the race.
* The rescue effort to save the family from the fire was Herculean.

GOAT
greatest of all time

* The player who scored three goals in the final will be forever known as GOAT.
* That new film is good – but I don’t agree when you called it the GOAT.

To download the audio and a transcript and test your understanding, go to our website:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2022/unit-1/session-4

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28 Comments
  1. Amazing, as always you are. BBC learning English are the GOAT YouTube channel. I'm making an herculean effort to wait the next video. Please come back soon. 😂
    Thanks for sharing the video guys.

  2. Chắc ngày trước tay bà ấy bị ghẻ để lại sẹo thâm.

  3. In the beggining, I thought that talk about animal goat was out of context!😁

  4. One of the best source to learn good English.

  5. Thanks so much BBC team 🙌

  6. Excelente lección, muchas gracias BBC

  7. Thanks a bunch for your information.

  8. Only because nazi Australia banned Djokovic you fake news

  9. Reply
    محمد مطشر May 19, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Messi is the Goat in football sport

  10. zzz

  11. Hi team!
    I just know that learning english without living abroad is a HERCULEAN task.
    Thank you!

  12. I've never seen any extraordinary espoide

  13. You both and the whole BBC team are a GOAT,
    I have an appeal please🙏.
    I am a regular listener to Bbc Global News and bbc documantery , and honest;ly they are a Goat as learning materials but i still miss some important words,

    So good people would you be able to pass my request to the team there asking for providing a transcript for every episode ?Pleeeeeeease
    Thanks , stay safe and have a great day you all.

  14. Great Video, as usual… And great Nadal as usual 😜 Stay Safe and Greetings from the sunny Spain ☀️

  15. Thank you very much

  16. Nadal, with a win for the ages, finally gets his hands on a second AO title and second career slam, with #21 to boot! Keep vamosing in 2022, Rafa!

  17. Very interesting 6 minutes English! Thanks!❤

  18. I enjoy it.😁😁

  19. I love you Rob. Watching from Ethiopia

  20. Reply
    BBC Learning English May 19, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Hey there! We hope you enjoyed that! Check out another episode of News Review all about Rafael Nadal: https://youtu.be/VgWXJzjR3u4

  21. This channel is GOAT. Thanks a lot. Greetings from Teloloapan, Guerrero. MEXICO

  22. Reply
    The school of conscience May 19, 2022 at 7:44 am

    There is a virus that has killed and is killing many people for many years. That virus is called hunger and its vaccine is food!

    But no one talks about it.

    Because this virus does not kill the rich!

    We must first eradicate poverty then we can call ourselves a developing nation!

    This problem will gradually go away only if the problem of unemployment around is solved.

  23. Clinch

  24. The last Australian Closed doesn't count, everyone knows that.

  25. 1.I thought I was losing, but made a comeback :>>
    2.I gotta put a lot of Herculean efforts to get a 9 in my IELTS exam
    3. This movie is the GOAT ever :3

  26. Thank so much for you explanations teachers!!!i'm feel confortable like Rafael Nadal 👍

  27. Thank so much for you explanations teachers!!!i'm feel confortable like Rafael Nadal 👍

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