Trump impeachment trial comes to a close: BBC News Review 2022

June 15, 2022



The impeachment trial of Donald Trump is nearing its end. A ‘not guilty’ verdict looks likely in the Trump impeachment trial. Dan and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

The story
Final arguments have been heard in the impeachment trial of President Trump. The Republican-dominated US Senate then adjourned. The chamber will now almost certainly vote to acquit the president in its concluding vote on Wednesday.

Key words and phrases:

sputters
continues weakly

• The engine sputters and shakes, but it never stops going!
• The relationship sputtered to a halt 6 months later and they broke up.

sham
false, fake or bogus

• The government is cracking down on sham marriages for visas.
• The whole situation was a sham. He just wanted to steal her money.

constrain
control or limit

• Local regulations constrain the height of new buildings
• The school wants to do more but we’re constrained by our budget.

For a quiz and to download the audio, go to our website http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-12/session-128

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21 Comments
  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English June 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    We've talked about Trump before in News Review. This is when some of his Tweets were branded 'racist' https://youtu.be/Nf2nuM9VD_E

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    Tanisha Chaturvedi June 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Where are you now Dan ? Have you left BBC ?? Hope you are doing well.

  3. Thanks for new vocabulary
    Dan n Catherine both are doing great 👍

  4. I think the phase verb ‘stew over’ is worthy your explanation.

  5. Thanks for making efforts that help us to learn our english

  6. Cathrine, you looks very beautiful Thank you so much for your vocabularies

  7. Russia Russia RUssia impeachmen impeachment BBC sucks stay on the Island

  8. Hi,guys I just follow the programs recently I hope improved my listening and speaking day by day bcs I am struggling both of subjects I hope one day I will gain them.Many thanks

  9. Reply
    Bayron Castillo CH ! June 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    WHAT A GREAT COUPLE! GUYS !

  10. Reply
    đông nguyễn hải June 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    my motorbike seems to sputter and wont use in the next few months, but all of this is a sham. I can ride with a long trip without any problems !

  11. What a lovely voice Fei Fei!

  12. omg Sham @_@

  13. Beware, paid traitors for Trump and Patriots for Putin in the comments section.

  14. Thank you, BBC Learning English
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  15. This is such a great news review video. The topic is timely and the etymologies are well-explained. Now, the words that will be used on the headlines of our channel would not be sputtering! Thank you.

  16. Great video, but it would be super with subtitles, and I wouldn't miss any word. Also I'd like a brief etymology of each new key word. That's an interesting information that helps me to uderstand and memorize words.

  17. Good post

  18. Lets talk about the truth: – The Democrats in Congress abused their power because President Trump has not committed any crimes, it was not bipartisan as only Democrats voted to impeach, corrupt Democrats REFUSED President Trump to have ANY witnesses, corrupt Democrats REFUSED President Trump to any attorneys at the hearing, corrupt Democrat REFUSES to release the testimony taken in the sciff, WHY?
    In the past the Senate only recalls witnesses that were heard in Congress not new, Congress should have proof of any crimes committed which they had not as NO CRIMES were committed.
    Once again propaganda machine Bias Broadcasting Corporation failed to tell the truth. 0/10 for trying.

  19. I request America all Christian country Muslim country you are seeing what is happening in India we are fade up by this government we won't Congress government in India we all are with you

  20. The explanation of sputter was amazing

  21. I watch the BBC as I want to be able to understand the British accent but I believe Catherine's is not a British one sooo not interested anymore! Where's she from!!!!

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