Suez Canal: Delays continue – News Review 2022

June 13, 2022



Shipping using the Suez Canal has been subject to long delays after a large ship called the Ever Given became stuck on 23rd March. The blockage in the busiest global shipping route has caused massive queues and other ships to be re-routed. Tom and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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Stranded female penguin mystery solved – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUg_AOeml2w
Not budge an inch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoevk9BDghY

Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:29​​​​​ – Story
1:45​ – Headline 1: Syria forced to ration fuel as stricken ship keeps Suez Canal blocked
4:43 – Headline 2: Megaship blocking Suez Canal budges for first time
8:03​​​​​​ – Headline 3: Suez Canal blockage stretches to a fifth day, in pictures
11:28​​​​​​​​ – Language summary

The story
Another tugboat has arrived to help the growing effort to refloat the giant container ship which has been blocking the Suez Canal since last Tuesday.
There are now twelve tugs trying to dislodge the Ever Given, which has stopped all shipping along one of the world’s most important trade routes.

Key words and phrases:
stricken
strongly affected by problems
– The rescue team finally reached the stricken survivors.
– Her face was stricken with grief throughout the funeral.

budges
moves
– Can you help me move this table? It won’t budge!
– The sellers of the house refuse to budge below the asking price.

stretches
becomes longer than before
– Be careful! This jumper stretches easily, but it is very delicate.
– It will be a stretch to get all this work finished by Thursday!

Test your understanding on our website at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-17/session-187

[Cover: Getty Images/BBC]

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40 Comments
  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English June 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Related videos:

    Stranded female penguin mystery solved – https://youtu.be/lUg_AOeml2w

    Not budge an inch – https://youtu.be/uoevk9BDghY

  2. Katrin, katrin ,katrin…🥰🥰😙😙🥰🥰❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰🥳🥳🥳🥳❤️❤️🥰❤️❤️😭😭😭❤️😭❤️❤️🥰

  3. I like Catherine, i like how she explains things, her pronunciation, the example she gives, her sense of humour

  4. 1. After his parent passed away, he was stricken with grief. 2. I can't open this bottle. It won't budge. 3. I usually do leg stretching every morning before studying online to make sure I got full of energy. Can you help me do this exercise?- Sorry, It's a bit of stretch because I'm busy now

  5. please provide us with the type of word (noun or verb etc) and the pronunciation of it on the PDF material

  6. Great effort

  7. Delays continue. Could we use two verbs as adverb and verb in the sentence too ?

  8. Thanks

  9. Hello everybody,catherine you explained theese headlines so clearly thanks a lot.i would like to listening your new videos good luck,stau safe take care.

  10. Reply
    Nguyễn Bình Thiên Quốc June 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

    I love it. I wish that both could give us more everyday vocabs. Thanks a lot. I really appreciate your works.

  11. I really appreciate your efforts
    Thank you so much

  12. I definitely refuse to budge from my chair when another video is released

  13. hi my from kurdstan. I like BBC Learning englesh😍😍 ،bay.

  14. Reply
    Soledade Arcoverde June 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

    I love your way of teaching. Thank you, very much. I also enjoy " English by Dr. Cooper" . He is a British who teaches English to brasilian people .

  15. Reply
    marco antonio tellez June 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Congratulations the lessons are interesting I think Catherine knows too much about English and she is beautiful. I like this program, thank you

  16. Nowadays, more and more big cities are stricken with criminality that is growing at a staggering rate. Thus, the government have to shoulder the responsibility to promote public awareness towards clamping down on offenders; otherwise, consequences will be disastrous. However, it is highly likely to be a stretch to ameliorate this problem as there are a myriad number of people who refuse to budge.

  17. Thank you

  18. I LOVE so much the accent of Tom & Catherine. This couple is wonderdul!!!

  19. Reply
    Nazmul's English Care June 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

    I love you Catherine, ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  20. Great Kate and Tom!!, you are enjoyable that i wouldn't Stretch the time in orden to see you on Tuesdays. Hugs from Lima Perú

  21. Reply
    Himara MOHAMAD LOPEZ June 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

    The Venezuela situation IS stretches

  22. Reply
    Himara MOHAMAD LOPEZ June 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Congratulations, you are very good Professors. For example, Venezuelan people are so striche and the government doesn't budge?

  23. The world is stricken by COVID-19.

  24. Give mi link in podcast

  25. Catherine's hair is so pretty. She's a very pretty woman ☺️

  26. I love these videos and the beautiful British accent 🙂

  27. Great I have memorized three new words . budge. stubborn and stretches

  28. Good job thank you !

  29. I am improving my English day by day with you ❤️❤️

  30. 🌹🌹

  31. ❤️❤️

  32. add the subtitles , if you please .

  33. i m not gonna missout every bbc english lessons
    thanks

  34. Io adoro Catherine… I love you!!! 😘😘😘

  35. Thank you for the nice video! I am watching this video from Japan. The summary of the vocabulary was especially helpful!

  36. I have to say Catherine is such a perfect presenter to learn pronunciation from… it's very clear to see how her mouth moves (I feel it's incorrect to use 'budges' here?) when she speaks… A mirror will be placed next to my laptop when Catherine comes back next time 🙂 for me to practise my pronunciation… and good guitar Tom, why do I remember Neil has one on his wall too… guess he was channelling the spirit of Jimi Hendrix at home while you were recording… haha 😀 Many thanks to all of you… brilliant work, always most entertaining and instructive!

  37. Egypt ✌️🇪🇬🇪🇬

  38. While Catherine is speaking, it seems Toms is memorizing something by seeing his lips.

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