Trump acquitted – News Review reviews

May 30, 2022



The former US president Donald Trump has been found not guilty of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol last month. Mr Trump is the first president in US history to face two impeachment trials. Tom and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

Related stories:
Trump impeachment trial comes to a close: BBC News Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o7blHbvtUc
Day 1 of Britain’s EU divorce talks: https://youtu.be/qewnaAmcLwQ

Video chapters:
0:00​​​ – Introduction
0:33 – Story
1:34 – Headline 1: Trump acquitted, Biden calls it ‘sad chapter’ for democracy
4:21​ – Headline 2: Senate acquittal exposes deep Republican rifts over Trump
8:01​ – Headline 3: Johnson: US democracy strong after Trump impeachment ‘kerfuffle’
9:36​​​ – Language summary

The story
Donald Trump has suggested that he will return to politics after he was acquitted in his second impeachment trial in the United States Senate.

The Senate fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to find him guilty of incitement to insurrection over the attack by his supporters on Congress last month.

Key words and phrases
sad chapter
negative period
Living alone for the first time in years was a sad chapter in my life.
The death of a student marked a sad chapter in the history of the school.

rifts
serious breaks or separation
Her husband’s affair had opened a serious rift in their marriage. She could never trust him again.
Observers are warning of a rift between public approval and government action.

kerfuffle
disturbance or fuss over a minor issue
These meetings are endless and they never solve anything. They’re just a big kerfuffle.
Nobody has stolen your biscuits. Now stop shouting – you’re creating a kerfuffle.

More here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-17/session-181

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English May 30, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Related stories:

    Trump impeachment trial comes to a close: BBC News Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o7bl…​

    Day 1 of Britain's EU divorce talks: https://youtu.be/qewnaAmcLwQ

  2. love donal trump

  3. The sad chapter was the attempted impeachment’s for hatred with no evidence or crimes

  4. Thank you/

  5. I TELL BIDEN THE SAD CHAPTER WHEN HILLARY CLINTON SUGGESTED TO SEND ISS TO IRAQ AND NO ONE JUDGE HER.

  6. it took me a lot of time to understand and there are a lot of words i don't know before. i copy them from my notebook so that other Chinese who is the same level as me can full understand it quickly 。

  7. sad chapter: negative period
    getting divorce is a sad chapter in her life
    rift noun. serious break or separation.
    as the child grew up, there is a rift between him and his father.
    kerfuffle a disturbance or fuss over a minor issue.
    there's no need to create a kerfuffle, stay calm and peaceful
    thanks a lot for releasing excellent videos and i really appreciate it.

  8. I found Tom a bit nervous in other episodes especially in one episode he drank water two times and i didn't think he was so thirsty that he had to drink water two times in such a short time . it implied he was too nervous and it seems Tom is more comfort now

  9. Very nice vedio when I was at school I don't like studying English because of we studying franch and Arabic language English was for me .very difficult in the biggin. But now I'm ok thanks

  10. Thank you so much.

  11. He looks so nervous

  12. Poor Rob, they constantly use his weakness for biscuits in their examples lol

  13. Thank you very much for a video. I have learnt nice new vocab.❤️

  14. Thanks so much Catherine & Tom! Watching your videos will definitely enhance my learning English language! 👍👍👍👍👍

  15. Catherine is so beautiful in this video 🤧❤️

  16. Reply
    Brigitte saint-pé May 30, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Hello to both of you
    Until now, my favorite English word was "discombobulated" but, since I watched your video, I can claim it is : Kerfuffle, I am crazy about this word , I don't know why. It springs many funny situations to my mind, By the way, in French, we say : quel bordel !! but it's not so exciting 🙂

  17. a rift between men and Jesus is caused by sins

  18. Every human has sad chapter in their life.
    A rift in marriage effects on children, family and society.
    What a kerfuffle it is for this cheap one.

  19. Just brilliant

  20. I picked up the nice words, Sad chapter, rift, kerfuffle.
    Thank you!

  21. Tom did not speak fluently, he seemed reading from somewhere. It brought a really inconvenience for watchers and viewers. It is not natural and learners will find it hard to use those words

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