Donald Trump has become the first ex-US president to be arrested and charged with criminal offences. Neil and Beth teach the language around this story to help you use it.
Donald Trump has become the first ex-US president to be arrested and charged with criminal offences. He’s accused of business fraud connected to money he paid to an adult film actress shortly before he won the presidential election in 2016. The case comes as he campaigns to become president again, in the 2024 election. Trump pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court on Tuesday.
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Key words and phrases:
🔎 mugshot – photo of a person’s face taken by police after their arrest
– The famous actor’s mugshot appeared in all the newspapers after his arrest.
– She felt humiliated to have a mugshot taken for a driving offence.
🔎 unfolded – developed; became clear
– The story unfolded slowly. It took ages to understand what was happening!
– As events unfolded, it became clear it was a major terrorist attack.
🔎 rails against – complains angrily
– My dad rails against politicians of all parties. He thinks they’re all liars.
– Social media was full of people railing against their broadband provider for yet another service failure.
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✔️ 0:00 – Introduction
✔️ 0:26 – Story
✔️ 1:27 – Headline 1: Donal Trump campaign releases ‘mugshot’ t-shirt – The Telegraph
✔️ 3:03 – Headline 2: Surrender, arrest and then a rally: How the day unfolded for former US president Donald Trump – The Times of India
✔️ 4:30 – Headline 3: Trump rails against charges in post-arraignment speech at Mar-a-Lago – The Hill
✔️ 6:03 – Language summary
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