Turkey and Syria earthquakes: BBC News Review 2022

June 16, 2023

The story:
Turkey has been hit by another powerful earthquake.
Two weeks ago, tremors affecting Turkey and Syria killed over 44,000 people and left thousands homeless. The latest quake has caused many buildings weakened by earlier tremors to collapse.

Getty/Chris McGrath, Sameer Al-Doumy, Celestino Arce, Bulent Kilic, Murat Saka

Test your understanding in the quiz on our webpage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2023/unit-1/session-8

Key words and phrases:
fresh – new or different
• You didn’t drink your tea! I’ll make you a fresh one.
• I’ll take a fresh look at my notes before the exam.

rattle – move quickly, often loudly
• The wind was so strong that it rattled the windows.
• The explosion rattled the cups on the table 5 km away.

wind down – gradually end, often in stages
• The company are winding down their international operations to save money.
• The party started to wind down around 11 and, by midnight, everyone had left.

0:00 – Introduction
0:29 – Story
1:10 – Headline 1: Fresh tremors hit earthquake-devastated province in Turkey – Financial Times
2:55 – Headline 2: Hospitals evacuated right after new tremors rattle Hatay – Hurriyet Daily News
4:40 – Headline 3: Death toll from Turkey-Syria earthquakes rises to 46,000, as rescues wind down – Washington Post
6:00 – Language summary

To download a transcript and audio, go here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2023/unit-1/session-8

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English June 16, 2023 at 9:58 am

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  2. Can someone help me summarize the content of the video please

  3. Good show to learn vocabulary

  4. I had to study synthetic phonics for my son as unfortunately his school (here in Egypt) still applies the old balanced literacy approach leaving kids to guess out on their own the sounds to letters correspondence.
    I watched many teachers saying we should avoid adding the schwa souding to the initial sound of letters. So why do you say də if it is more precise to just say /d/?

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  7. Thanks BBC family !

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  10. Reply
    Наталия Уолсер June 16, 2023 at 9:58 am


  11. Thank you, Neil and Beth

  12. I am attending the class

  13. Not turkey,Türkiye

  14. Sending love ftom Syria ❤

  15. Words which learnt fresh rattle wind down

  16. I enjoyed this video

  17. Very useful studing English programme, and esay to understand it to learn the new vocabularies , thanks for your effort work, Neil and beth.😀

  18. Is tremors same as aftershocks?

  19. I've seen a lot of English lessons video.
    But all lessons from bbc learning English are unique.
    Specially News review
    Very good and clear explanation

  20. Reply
    Canan KARABULUT Alopesi Günlüğüm June 16, 2023 at 9:58 am

    God forbid anyone experience such a disaster… We were all so scared. We're still so afraid…

  21. finally seeing I am Neil and I am Beth

  22. I'm always support BBC learning English Channel, for reason is that i have Learn english language,,, from this channel,,,,,,Appreciated ❤️

  23. I've written a comment about that and now, I am just thankful to you BBC.

  24. a very strong earthquake..

  25. Америкалыктар силер кылдыңар ушуну

  26. 지진예방 빨대를 꽂아라=개스 석유시추 지역 지진 없음

    Insert an earthquake prevention straw=Gas Oil Drilling Area No Earthquakes

  27. Teacher Beth were you sad in this video?
    And what about you teacher Nail?, You were so serious!
    I like when you all smile and do a funny class

  28. Where are pictures with a meaning of new words?

  29. Poor turkey and syria 🙁

  30. I watched Syria

  31. It's sad to be you as the story for this lesson😪💔 Anyway. Make prayers for us 🙏💚

  32. Hey,guys!Kindly remider it is not turkey it is Türkiye now.

  33. Thank you guys!

  34. 💬 Sara doesn't like this one, I'll give her a fresh one.
    💬 This car rattels up and down many times. It must have been an awful accident.
    💬 The concert started to wind down around 9 and, by 11 pm everybody had left.

  35. are you kidding with our earthquake !!

  36. I am very sad for Turkey, I am praying for all the victims.

  37. Yeah, that's so sad that those things happend.😔

  38. Corrupt politicians are most responsible for the disaster. Most people in Turkey are not aware of this and they think it's fate.

  39. I watch you from Turkey and I am Syrian and I want to tell you that you are amazing. I enjoy listening to your programmes alot. Also I improved a lot since I started following you.

  40. Reply
    Jk Info & Language skills June 16, 2023 at 9:58 am


  41. Any ssc aspirants

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