Prices rise across the world: BBC News Review 2022

January 30, 2023

Food and energy prices are rising around the world meaning millions now face tough choices in their daily lives. Economists blame a combination of Covid, poor harvests and the war in Ukraine. Now central banks are putting up interest rates to try to control the crisis. Learn the English language the world’s media is using to talk about this story.

Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:25 – Story
1:07 – Headline 1: The Guardian – Fight against inflation raises spectre of global inflation
2:33 – Headline 2: CITY A.M. – Inflation and recession concoction sends global markets into the mire
3:45 – Headline 3: The Indian Express – Partha Sen writes: The inflation tightrope
5:03 – Language summary

Key words and phrases
the spectre of (something)
the possibility of something bad happening

* The spectre of another pandemic is very worrying.
* The spectre of nuclear war is back.

into the mire
into a difficult situation

* The scandal dragged the minister into the mire.
* The company was mired in controversy.

situation in which a small mistake can have a dangerous result

* It’s a tightrope. If we get this wrong, the company will collapse.
* You have to walk a tightrope when you plan a wedding.

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  1. Always admire your effort on videos. Thanks for shining my brain everyday

  2. Vocabulary from this video "Prices rise across the world":
    – tough choices
    – Food and energy prices rise across the world.
    – interest rate
    – a combination of Covid, the Ukraine war, and poor harvests
    – crisis
    – global economy
    – Inflation and recession
    1) the spectre of something (phrasal noun) – the possibility of something bad happening
    Exp" the spectre of climate change or the spectre of nuclear war – or serious things. The spectre of something to describe something bad or unpleasant that could happen to many people. Spectre (n) = ghost.
    2) Into the mire – into the bad/difficult situation. Mire (n) – a muddy, dirty, swampy area in which you can get stuck. The politician is mired in scandal – describe that they do something bad or unpleasant.
    3) Tightrope (n) – a situation when even a little mistake can lead to disaster.
    To walk a tightrope = to deal with a very difficult situation. Dealing with inflation can be very difficult to do successfully like walking a tightrope.
    Don't get stuck in the mire with your English.
    Thank you much for this video.

  3. Reply
    María Julia Briante January 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    I miss the previous format. Watching the presenters standing up makes me feel a bit uncomfortable . And I do miss the previous presenters: they were more fun.

  4. Reply
    Dr Syed Mohammad Fazlullah January 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    Wonderful indeed. Thanks

  5. Reply
    Елена Сидько January 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    ‼️ Dear, “BBC learning English”. Please start using the truly right terms. You need to change one of the reasons for global prices rising. The prices are rising not because of the war in Ukraine, they are increasing due to russian❗️ invasion of Ukraine. When you are sayings “because of the war in Ukraine” a lot of people over the world start thinking that it’s our (Ukrainians) fault for their daily financial problems. But the root of the problem is russia❗️. They came to our homes and started to kill our civilians. Ukraine just trying to survive and protect its own! russia is a terrorist state! ‼️

  6. How you amazing in learning

  7. Global economies is at great risk with the specter of another pandemic.
    Electing corrupt officials will drag the country into the mire.

  8. Reply
    Monica Martin vazquez January 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for all. Why don't you put subtitels? are so useful.or transcript

  9. The government walk the tightrope when dealing with the spectre of recession which can drag the country into the mire

  10. Can you please make this kind of video for gardening or farming ?
    I wanto to learn english about that theme..
    Thank you 😁

  11. so great, I knew how to use these words after watching this video. Thanks so much

  12. You are so miserable! Let's call a spade a spade. No one word about Russia! Russia invaded in Ukraine, killing citizens and destroying towns! But you are telling about war in Ukraine like it is a civil war. Shame on you!

  13. Thank for your work, it help me a lot to cultivate my new vocabularies, there are even words that I can't translate into my mother tongue, very interesting!

  14. Amazing!!! Отличный выпуск!!! Я даже вас понимать начала 🙂

  15. Reply
    Jhinger Gurpreet Singh January 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    I loved it ❤️❤️❤️

  16. The reason for Inflation is due to war and sanctions. The smooth flow of essential items which are required for a common man to live has been affected due to war and sanctions. The people have forgotten European history and Russian winter. So far no country was able to defeat Russia in a War. Examples are Napoleon Bonaparte and Hitler. So this is a man-made problem. Kindly read Battle of Stalingrad & (Sixth Army surrounded portion).

  17. BBC 👍🥰

  18. Reply
    Егор Наумович. Гитара и аккордеон January 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    nice video

  19. thán for the lesson

  20. Reply
    MAXO Audio & Lighting January 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for wonderful lessons

  21. Bà thật là sạch sẽ 🙂

  22. From Bangladesh. Thanks.

  23. Continous usage of non biodegradable plastics raises the spectre of global warming. If no immediate actions are taken this would take the next generation into the mire.

  24. The policymakers are in a tightrope thus they're trying to fight the spectre of global recession really hard throughout this situation whereas we all know there are so many countries dragged into the mire nowadays

  25. it is ok just now. Tomorrow i will have forgotten all thesse words.

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