Stopping the cyber-criminals: BBC News Review reviews

June 10, 2022

The story

The British authority tackling cybercrime is giving details of the extent to which the country is facing constant threats. The National Cybersecurity centre says it’s confronting more than ten cyberattacks in the UK every week.

Key words and phrases

a system or collection of rules or guidelines
• There is a dress code in this office. You need to wear a shirt and tie.
• Following the Highway Code will help you to drive safely.

prevents; opposes successully; frustrates
• The police thwarted a bank robbery. They caught the criminals before they arrived.
• My holiday plans were thwarted when my manager told me I couldn’t have time off!

doesn’t pay
does not provide a reward (monetary or otherwise)
• It doesn’t pay to cheat in exams. You can’t hide a lack of knowledge forever.
• Now that I’m in prison I can’t see my wife and kids. It’s true what they say – crime doesn’t pay!

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  1. Code(n): Nobody cares dress code in the office. Selma wears a bikini now.

    Thwart(v): Plans to reopen the schools is goings to be thwarted because of Lambda variant.

    Doesn't pay(fix phrase):She became rich while being gangster. But then she was caught by police-crime doesn't pay.

  2. Lot of love from india it is helping me a lot

  3. Thank you Katherine and Tom ,stay blessed.

  4. Reply
    Đặng Hải Truyện June 10, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you BBC for your video. I push myself up and practice to listen everyday, thwart enjoy entertainment. I hope my effort does pay!

  5. Reply
    sathyanarayana kalancha June 10, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    In every organisation we might have code of conduct.

  6. Reply
    sathyanarayana kalancha June 10, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Cyber crime is bothering alot.

  7. thank you cathrin for perfect lessons

  8. So great.
    My favorite English resource is BBC.
    Thank you

  9. Thanks always listening to bbc channel

  10. Reply
    Mohammed Alghalbie June 10, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    It doesn't pay to leave your school.

  11. Formal-education doesn't pay but self-education pays off.
    The robbers attempts to escape were thwarted by the local police.
    I hate dress codes

  12. Reply
    English from songs June 10, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    i love you bbc

  13. Thank you all, I really enjoy watching your videos, it make me absord knowleadge easily.

  14. Many thanks to BBC Learning English. I listen to your programmes everyday and my English is improved rapidly.

  15. Perhaps i haven't seen Dan so far. Miss his humour 😐

  16. Thanks for everything that you share with us

  17. ''Thwart''- difficult pronunciation,thanks BBC Learning English!

  18. Best

  19. Good

  20. hello you

  21. Dear Catherine and Rob, thank you for this video. I've learnt 2 new words. Thanks to you videos, I thwart my laziness. It doesn't pay to be lazy. You can't make progress.

  22. Their brain code was thwarted.

  23. Html isn't programming language.

  24. Hi Tom my name is Tommy

  25. Catherine looks fabulous. <3

  26. OMG !It is my first time to see the lady after listening to BBC 6 minutes for about2 years!No wonder the voice is so familiar

  27. Reply
    ضرغام الصفير June 10, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    The best channel of learning English

  28. Thanks bbc learning English love you so much

  29. Thanks

  30. Awesome!

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