Several countries have now said that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen at any time. This follows some countries urging their citizens to leave Ukraine – and some embassies being evacuated. Roy and Neil discuss this news story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.
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0:00 – Introduction
0:26 – Story
1:23 – Headline 1: Russia vs Ukraine in charts and numbers: How a full-blown conflict could play out
4:45 – Headline 2: Australia evacuates embassy in Kiev and calls on China to not remain ‘chillingly silent’
7:35 – Headline 3: Russia invasion of Ukraine ‘imminent’, minister warns as Moscow ‘plots false flag attack to provoke war’
10:24 – Language summary
* After a small disagreement, it soon became a full-blown argument between the two colleagues.
* I only invited a couple of people for dinner, but it seems like the whole village turned up and it became a full-blown party.
* The old house was chillingly silent as we walked through the door.
* They told a chilling story of the time they got lost for days in the forest.
invented excuse for an attack
* A false flag operation was used to justify an invasion.
* She ran for office under a false flag of environmental policies, but in truth, she didn’t care.
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