Demonstrations have been taking place in Russia after Alexei Navalny, President Putin’s most high-profile critic, was arrested on his return to Russia a week ago. In the summer last year, Navalny was poisoned. Catherine and Neil have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
Belarus: Protests spread – https://youtu.be/MV2fDZX8AZA
Djokovic hits line judge with ball – https://youtu.be/FzFqgZ1FxFw
0:00 – Introduction
0:30 – Story
1:58 – Headline 1: Alexander Navalny’s political gifts could spell the beginning of the end for Vladimir Putin
4:35 – Headline 2: Russia Navalny protests: Kremlin hits out at West as it downplays rallies
8:19 – Headline 3: Echoes of Belarus in Russia’s Navalny protests
11:11 – Language summary
Key words and phrases
spell the end
indicate a major change is going to happen
*Electric cars spell the end for the petrol engine.
*Everyone is hoping the vaccine will spell the end for the pandemic.
makes something seem less important than it is
*It’s important not to downplay the threat of coronavirus.
*The minister downplayed her role in the corruption scandal.
reminders of past events
*There are echoes of 80s pop in lots of new music.
*Some say the attack on the Capitol had echoes of 1930s Germany.
More here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-16/session-178
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Since I integrated meditation into my daily life, it has spelled the end for my mental ilness called depression.
Defund the bbc..
Maybe we should talk about the legitimate president of the country, and not about this homeless vagabond?
cute echoes ^^
Thanks for the topic to be reviewed here, good insight for my students. Needless to say that most of the people who came out are the only hope, most of them came out not because of Navalnii. Navalnii's arrest was just a push that people needed so much. If you saw the photos and videos of how people are kept in jails after the protests, how women and elderly people were beaten, even schoolchildren were attacked, you will understand the level of deep moral, social and legal crisis in Russia. I don't care if Navalnii is a spy or supported by other countries, all these conspiracy theories, even if it's true, whatever, nothing can be worse than the Russian governmental system now, total slavery in minds, rights, values.
Always love videos from you two <3. Thank you both, Katherine and Neil!
Big up is a nice word
More slowly please)
Thé vidéo is just another filthy attempt of spreading anti Russian propaganda even on educational channels. What about making a report of Julian Assange's human rights abuse in england ?
Sorry guys but you look like Russians after the holidays.
Ведущие такие же неопрятные, всклокоченные, как и их опущенный и непромытый премьер министр. Какие мысли могут быть в таких грязных и лохматых башках- догадаться не трудно.
It is also important to note that Russian Safety Service poisoned Alexey almost to death in August, so now he is being punished for the surviving.
What do you want, bbc? A war with Russia? Really? But why?
This is disgusting, bbc! And gross!
As Evgeniy Cichvarkin said. 10 percent of People with gun, money and nucler rocket control 90 percent of other. We are diving into shit
HIT OUT – BLAST – to criticize someone strongly
Thank you a lot, Catherine and Neil, as always, a great programme.
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alexei nalvany is the russian guaido
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this is almost like NED news for … learners :s
Ah yes, another colour revolution funded by soros/usa, how's about you focus on how fucked up the UK is right now?
Thanks a bunch
So what !, We do the same, what about JULIAN ASSANGE !!, Tommy Robinson, etc
пропагада? нет не слышали. )
BBC is trash
About the echoes from 80's pop music, I think Future Nostalgia from Dua Lipa is a good example
the politota is detected
Since you are British, we are now waiting from you guys to make a video showing how disgusting has your country been treating another "democratic opponent" for several years now: Julian Assange
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Thank for highlighting this.
is Underrate a synonym to downplay, do you think?
Great, so we are learning a lot with the news. Thanks
COVID has changed everything, I remember the first time I watch this series in the BBC's studio, but now in in their home!
Huge Protests in India, BBC reporter scolds protest leader for protesting during pandemic
Small protest in Russia, BBC is all over it self praising protesters
please select the following topic about Julian Assange
You are a good man thank you..
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