Tiny 'cousin' of T.rex discovered – News Review reviews

May 26, 2022



Scientists who study fossils have discovered a new species of tiny T. rex which shows its ancestors were a bit less terrifying. Learn about this story and English words in the news in this free English lesson.

The story

A new dinosaur – a diminutive ancestor of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex – has been identified by a palaeontologist who first discovered the bones as a teenager in New Mexico more than 20 years ago. The creature dates back 92 million years, about 20 million years earlier than T.rex, and would have been less than a metre tall. Scientists are not certain how the small tyrannosaurus-type dinosaurs evolved into some of the largest and most fearsome creatures ever to walk the Earth.

Key words and phrases

imposing
appearing large and impressive
Examples:
* Professional body builders are imposing figures
* The bank was an imposing building. It seemed to dare thieves to try robbing it.

trod lightly
spoke or acted carefully to avoid making a mistake
Examples:
* He trod lightly as he arrived. He didn’t want his wife to know he’d come home late.
* The boss is in a terrible mood today, so tread lightly! No bad news!

stepping stone
action or event that helps (someone) advance towards something
Examples:
* Study hard, class. Each level of education is a stepping stone to your final career.
* Each failed design was a stepping stone in the invention of the light bulb.

Language challenge
Which of the following is a synonym of ‘frightening’?
a) fearful
b) fearsome
c) fearless

For the answer, watch this on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-11/session-105

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36 Comments
  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English May 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    🐙 The octopus uses its senses of vision and taste like we do. Its large nervous system is a sign of intelligence. Listen to a programme about this interesting animal and learn new vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=u6Ke0rdjKEg&ar=1566918068089

  2. subtitles not available

  3. Thanks.

  4. A live sighting of a Dinosaur type Small Theropod that ran across a camera in a Florida back garden has been sigted and which may be a walking lizard mixed with a iguana

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    abdurezak mohammed May 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    each of your imposing clip is stepping stone towards motivational speaker therefore every one should tread lightly watch every single lesson.

  6. BBC programmes are always best.

  7. Reply
    Akhila Palakattil May 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    To be honest ,there are a lot of channels which promise english education but I found this is the one usheer a wide knowledge in concised manner , limited the video in 6 minutes. The way of broadcasting is excellent and worth to get praise.Among all other channels the BBC is imposing which treat people tread lightly for easy learning .May this channel be a stepping stone for many a english learners

  8. I’ve noticed the English language is rich in words with the same or similar meanings. When you two mentioned ‘stepping stone’ it triggered to memory the word ‘breakthrough’

  9. thank you.

  10. Reply
    عبدالله محمد May 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you BBC

  11. Reply
    Krystyna Mylostna May 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Are you promoting New sock Relieves Foot Pain, video time 2:20.?

  12. Reply
    Are you for real? May 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I love when Dan waving his hand in the beginning of the clip.

  13. 👍

  14. Congratulation Dan. Not “my girlfriend” anymore, now you can happily smile when you mention her, “my wife”.

  15. Reply
    Saikal Esenturova May 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Huuuuuuge thanks! Greetings from Kyrgyzstan

  16. Thnaks a lot from ECUADOR!!!
    Great channel… great job!!

  17. does "imposing " also mean important and very (as an adverb) ?

  18. Reply
    The Guds Production May 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    KAI has a new imposing train set that was bought from PT. Inka.

    The manager trod lightly to the café staff so as to make them work genuinely.

    The final exam is a stepping stone to the university graduation.

  19. I hope these videos can have subtitle because my listening is not good, i can't understand all the content of the news. But I really thank BBC for making a lot of useful video for us to learn English, my English is not very good but it's better than before. I will always support you.

  20. so nice 😉 from Vietnamese with love <3

  21. You guys shouldn't give the example of a phrase in the past tense "trode lighlty" it should be "tread lightly", then in e.g. you could use a past tense of that verb underlining it or make it in a different colour. That way you do not confuse people who see that verb for the first time and in examples you also teach them the past form of it. Just a hint from an ESL student 🙂 / Keep up the good work, luv from Poland :*

  22. Thank you, BBC. 💚

  23. Keep uploading❣

  24. À lots of thanks everything is so clear

  25. watching BBC learning English is an important stepping stone to me during my journey in English language because it has an imposing persons deserving huge thanks for their effort to help us improve our skills.
    Please, always focus on compound words that are used as one word.

  26. thank you bbc your video makes me help for learning english and also helps me store of vocabulary which means whenever english writing competition in my college then i get a magnificent score.

  27. What a beautiful voice

  28. I'm so pleased by your emission everday i listen to it and gain 3 news vocabulary .It's for me a stepping stone to become fluent in english .Thank you so much Grettings from Burundi

  29. Missing tom in the show.

  30. Thank you, BBC LE! Dan and Catherine, please, stay here with us ))), no prime time news, please )))!

  31. It's really an imposing channel than any other channel on YouTube. It's a stepping stone to improve my english skills. Thanks a million. 👌👌👍👍

  32. Could you please add subtitles to these videos?
    If me,like.

  33. THANKYOU GREETINGS from México

  34. Can u take my one request plz .
    Please write date on ur videos then it will easy for easy for us because sometime s we don't which we have seen or not
    Hope for favorable reply

  35. This is an imposing channel among many English teaching resources nowadays. It's a stepping stone for every learners

  36. Brother Dan , you are a good husband 👍🏻.

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