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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