New UK PM is Liz Truss: BBC News Review 2022

January 29, 2023

Improve your English listening and vocabulary with the BBC. Liz Truss has taken over from Boris Johnson after winning the ruling Conservative Party leadership election. Johnson resigned after a series of scandals. Prime Minister Truss will have to deal with urgent issues, such as the energy crisis.

Key words and phrases
takes over an official position
• Liz Truss has succeeded Boris Johnson as prime minister.
• Prince Charles will succeed the Queen when she dies.

got or won something
• She unexpectedly bagged the Oscar for best actress.
• He bagged the best seat in the room.

storm clouds gathering
a sign that something bad is going to happen
• Storm clouds are gathering as the economic crisis gets worse.
• A new strain of Covid means storm clouds are gathering this winter.

0:00 – Introduction
0:22 – Story
1:03 – Headline 1: The Washington Post: Liz Truss succeeds Boris Johnson as UK prime minister.
3:04 – Headline 2: France 24: New PM: How Johnson loyalist Liz Truss bagged the top job in British politics
5:02 – Headline 3: The Independent: Storm clouds already gathering over new PM Liz Truss after narrow win
6:29 – Language summary

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English January 29, 2023 at 2:13 pm

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  2. Reply
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  3. Reply
    magic movement 🍾🍾 January 29, 2023 at 2:13 pm


  4. For Quiz
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  5. We have had the opposite gender 3 times now, can we have another? This time male and ethnic minority.

  6. Bye bye Liz, The UK has a new prime minister again 😂😂

  7. I like Teresa May , she is charismatic, and she works more than talk , I respect her

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  9. Well done

  10. Good

  11. Now it is bye bye Liz

  12. This PM didn't age well. 🤣🤣🤣

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    And l will be here.

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  18. Find this interesting, thanks for the content..

  19. Sorry, about the Prime Minister's support, I don't understand. Tax cuts, some people oppose it? Is this inhumane? I think the extreme right is doing the trick. This happened shortly after Queen Elizabeth's death. Why not kill the Prime Minister? You Brits believe the moon is a triangle?

  20. Chucky & her friend Katanga man will sort the UK mess they made , UK is fked !

  21. Very useful! Thx!! 😊

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  25. Reply
    Nur Tarana Mumtaheena January 29, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks a bounce

  26. I just learned that

    1. Liz Truss has succeeded Boris Johnson as Prime Minster, which means Boris Johnson has been replaced by Liz Truss.

    2. Bag can be used as "verb" and the meaning is to get some prize or something. Although this expression is kind of slang(informal), it can be used in medias for more audience.

    3. Storm Cloud gathering means that something bad is going to happen. The new PM needs to handle many difficulty such as economic recession and energy crisis.

    Thank you BBC

  27. Reply
    Катя Роньшина January 29, 2023 at 2:13 pm


  28. that is what u call notrust a big bag

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  31. What a lesson!

  32. Reply
    Amin Muhimtulay's Education For All January 29, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Great efforts.
    Thanks a lot.

  33. Bagged is calibrated through Darker World invalid uneducated certification unskilled uncertain times path Departments Stautus so uncertain happiness Fortune glory

  34. You are invitee to India to meet president.

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  36. Thank you for English taugh

  37. Reply
    Ewelina Doniesiewicz January 29, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    You do an amazing job. Keep going 🙂

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  43. Lis truss his my favorite state leader

  44. 🇬🇧🕌🎤🚶🌍🌿May God Almighty help our new Prime Minister Liz 🦁 Truss to achieve all her political goals inside and outside of United Kingdom Amen أمين الله يارب العالمي 💚 Allah please don't leave Prime Minister Liz 🦁 Truss and Government alone please help her 💋🇬🇧📚✍️ for all her ( Prime Minister Liz 🦁 Truss) wishes Amen Allah 🙏 لاحول ولا قوة الا با لله العلى العظيم 💚God bless United Kingdom 💪 Amen Allah 🙏

  45. Reply
    Anna Беклемишева January 29, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks a lot for opportunity to learn English in our troubled times!
    I really appreciate your great job!
    From Russia with hope and love for the English language ❤

  46. Amazing video

  47. John bagged three grammies last night.
    Putin will be succeeded by the new president after divesting him by the people of Russia.
    Storm clouds are gathering after gas prices have skyrocketed.

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