News Review: The Queen – 70 years on the throne 2022

April 23, 2022



The Queen has become is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. The Queen’s reign began when she was 25 years old, following the death of her father, George VI, on 6 February 1952.

The monarch said that, 70 years on, the day is one she remembers “as much for the death of my father, King George VI, as for the start of my reign”.

Rob and Neil 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
0:30 – Story
2:12 – Headline 1: Queen pictured working in new image released for 70-year milestone.
4:55 – Headline 2: Prince Charles leads jubilee tributes to ‘remarkable’ Queen
7:45 – Headline 3: Queen hails anniversary of groundbreaking British feat in new heartfelt message
10:10 – Language summary

Vocabulary:
milestone: important point in someone’s life
– The first colour broadcast was a milestone in the history of TV.
– Completing 25 years of work at the company was a milestone in his career.

tributes: announcements showing respect and admiration for someone or something
– A film has been made as a tribute to the life of the late footballer.
– I want to pay tribute to all the healthcare workers who worked so hard during the pandemic.

heartfelt: strong, sincere feeling
– At the wedding, he made a heartfelt speech about his new wife.
– Please accept my heartfelt apologies for breaking your vase.

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-5

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21 Comments
  1. This video is a milestone in my learning English life

  2. Pretty good how to explain. Thank you

  3. Thanks Neil and Rob, and all the team: Catherine, Ivon, Callum, Jackie, William . Thanks for all the amazing memories.

  4. Thank you. 20220213-milestone; tribute, pay tribute; heartfelt, heartfelt speech, heartfelt apology.

  5. Thanks a lot ❤️

  6. News review is my favourite program, anyway thanks ❤️

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    Let`s learn English &Turkish (By:Bahar Hajili) April 23, 2022 at 10:52 am

    It is great to see you. It is a long time that I have been listening to your podcasts. Finally, I was able to see your face. Fantastic!

  8. Big thanks to bbc you are realy doing an amazing job best then all others

  9. Milestone : cột mốc
    Tribute: tôn trọng pay tribute
    Heartfelt: cảm xúc mãnh liệt

  10. Thank you very much

  11. I thank the queen in advance for returning all the loot from the ex-colonies

  12. Sir, will be helpful if you could teach us about pronunciation of british enlish

  13. Thank you

  14. Can we use the word tribute as a noun?

  15. Reply
    KELLY STEFANY ZAVALETA ZARATE April 23, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Thanks!! These kind of videos are really helpful

  16. Reply
    Vitamin mỗi ngày đều là em - Trạch Tiêu Văn April 23, 2022 at 10:52 am

    really surprised when I known you worked for bbc 20 years ago

  17. Milestone, tribute, heartfelt

  18. Thanks a lot, it is really wonderful explanation.
    I've just joined you and I'm completely impressed.

    If you please, to make a video about the weather news, which is presented on The BBC TV channel, because I can't catch most of their report.

  19. This program is formidable. I learn a lot from News Review🙏🏽🙏🏽🤩🥇

  20. 1.Achieving a 9 score in her IELTS exam is truly a milestone in her success
    2. Oh no I would love to pay tribute to your mother's death. I really feel sorry.
    3. Nobita gave the audiences a heartfelt speech about his family when he was at the wedding

  21. Neil and Rob, thank you for the interesting videos. I really like the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Elizabeth the second. She has the ability to behave in a friendly and simple way towards ordinary people. She is a very bright woman. Her appearance is noble and she has gentle manners. I think that British can be proud of their queen. I wish her good health. Neil and Rob, thanks a lot for this lovely lesson.

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