Queen gives medal to health service: BBC News Review reviews

September 16, 2022



The Queen has awarded the George Cross to the NHS as the health service marks its 73rd anniversary on Monday. In a personal message, the Queen said NHS staff across the UK had worked “with courage, compassion and dedication” for more than 70 years. Neil and Catherine talk about the vocabulary from this story so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:28 – Story
1:44 – Headline 1: Queen Elizabeth honours Britain’s health service for pandemic work (Reuters)
4:08​​ – Headline 2: NHS gets George Cross: Queen awards medal to ALL staff and praises Covid heroes for frontline effort. (Mail Online)
7:40 – Headline 3: Queen gives ‘courageous’ and ‘dedicated’ NHS the George Cross as William and Kate mark its 73rd birthday (Sky News)
10:48 – Language summary

The story:
Queen Elizabeth has awarded one of Britain’s highest honours, the George Cross, to the National Health Service. In a handwritten message, the Queen praised the courage, compassion and dedication of NHS staff since the publicly funded service was set up in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Key words and phrases:
honours
shows respect, often by giving an award

Countries often honour members of the military for their bravery.
I felt honoured to be chosen to play for my country.

frontline
describes someone with a leading role in an activity

Frontline workers have risked their lives during the pandemic.
It’s vital that frontline staff leave a good impression with customers.

mark
celebrate or show respect to something

People often mark the anniversary of the end of wars with a minute’s silence.
How should we mark our 50th wedding anniversary? We should do something really special.

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33 Comments
  1. We hope you enjoyed this! Check out this other News Review about the Queen that Catherine and Neil mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5LuH4FeXc

  2. 🏷️ Schools often honour teachers on Mother's day.
    🏷️ Frontline workers have risked their lives during the tsunami.
    🏷️ Queen Elizabeth ll marked 70 years in ruling England.

  3. I'm marking this moment of watching one of the best videos of bcc learning English channel

  4. 1.I'm honouring your dedication to your work
    2. Doctors are worth honoured because they're are frontline workers dealing with so many depressing challenges

  5. Great job BBC frontline teachers….

  6. i listen bbc

  7. saludos desde México

  8. Understand some words on english, tanks for general programs.

  9. greetings from México

  10. I like english language

  11. My most favorite Katherine 🌹❤️😍

  12. You people are Awesome
    Great Way To Learn and Understand

  13. Excelente!!Thanks

  14. People often mark the anniversary of the end of wars with a minute's silence.
    How should we mark our 50th wedding anniversary? we should do something really special.

  15. Love it

  16. Another wonderful video. Way to Go. Salute from Brazil.

  17. I felt really honoured to be a frontline worker during the pandemic. I really want to mark this occasion.

  18. I've installed many applications, searched many websites… but at the end, BBC is still the best place to learn English

  19. Hi everyone.thanks for video ,i improved my english skill ability with this video. buy the way you choosed good topic i appricate thanks a lot

  20. Can I say that someone graduated with the highest honors?

  21. Thanks BBC learning English 🙋‍♂️🌹💐💯💓

  22. Hi good people over there.
    I really need your help.I have left hand questiion.
    I am listening to global news podcats , so is there any chance to get transcript for each news they broadcast.this material is reallly good material to learning English especially i follow news all the time from BBC.I really in need.Please help
    Much appreciated in advance.
    Have a good night,
    Youssef

  23. Thanks teachers 🤗

  24. Reply
    sathyanarayana kalancha September 16, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Neil has an excellent accent and Catherine i am following your skills.

  25. I have been enchanted by Catherine and Neil.

  26. total video summary

  27. A recognition to those who helped to articulate the plandemic. Such a reptilian queen, shame on her

  28. Both are good teacher

  29. We can honour these teachers, they are frontline teachers cause have showed us a lot of words, so we should mark every month for their effort.

  30. All your conversations is good and I try to understand on daily basis so I can boost up my communication 🤗🤗😛

    Try The hindu articles too.

  31. I have been studying in this channel for a long time. Thanks for help me !

  32. I enjoyed so

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