Ukraine: US tells embassy families to leave – BBC News Review 2022

April 24, 2022

The United States has told the families of staff that work in the embassy in Ukraine to leave. It has also told its citizens not to travel to Russia.

This all relates to fears that there will some kind of military action by Russia against Ukraine. Russia denies planning this.

Rob and Roy discuss this news story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:33 – Story
1:42 – Headline 1: U.S. tells diplomats’ families to leave Ukraine, weighs troop options
4:50 – Headline 2: U.S. embassy families in Ukraine ordered to leave country as war fears mount
7:07 – Headline 3: US Embassy in Ukraine requests departure of nonessential staff, report says
10:09 – Language summary

weighs options
considers value of potential plans
* She will weigh all options before deciding whether to apply for the new job or not.
* The potential outcomes will be weighed up before any decision is made on a new deal.

fears mount
concerns gradually increase
* Tensions between the two business parties have seen fears mount that a deal will not happen.
* Excitement mounted as his birthday approached.

nonessential staff
employees who are not necessary for critical functions
* All nonessential staff were told to abandon the ship after it started sinking.
* There aren’t any nonessential staff here over the weekend.

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  1. Weighs option= Valueable or Emphasising options
    Fears Mount = gradually increasing or growing fear.
    Nonessential staff= Employees or workers who are not much important to Function critical or important tasks/Job/works..
    Thank you so much for this enhancing english news update bbc. Love from india..
    25/01/2022 Tuesday 09:23PM

  2. fears mount

  3. weighs option

  4. Thanks for the content, Im growing up faster with you😃😀I love you BBC Learning English

  5. Reply
    Ngọc Thạch Trương April 24, 2022 at 6:56 am

    My fear mount when I listen to English and there is a new word poped up but I don't know its meaning.

  6. thank you so much

  7. Reply
    Екатерина Каминская April 24, 2022 at 6:56 am

    I am Ukrainian I live and work in Ukraine. Of course me and my family and my friends do not want a war. but Russia do not stop to collect its soldiers on borders near Ukraine.

  8. A solution to the Ukraine crisis seems an onerous task.

  9. So amazing story

  10. These are very difficult words :((

  11. Uk is shit makers ))

  12. Those two fuck'n Anglosaxons speak about war with smile on their fuck'n anglosaxons faces.
    Strange people.

  13. Fuck'n anglosaxon propaganda.

  14. weighs option: consider what is important or not
    Fears Mount: gradually increasing or growing fear
    Nonessential staff: employees or worker who don't take over the chief tasks

  15. Could "nonessential staff" also mean people who can work remotely?

  16. Nonessentials are something we don’t need it or such unnecessary staff for our everyday activities
    Or something we can easily get rid of it and didn’t feel the consequences

  17. Weighs option: we use this phrasal verb, when we consider that has number of options to get done

  18. Fears mount:
    We use this phrasal verb, whenever we want to express our fears gets to high degree

  19. Very helpful!! 😍

  20. Reply
    Ярослав Рева April 24, 2022 at 6:56 am

    In Ukraine we hear about potential big war with Russia every day from TV, Facebook. Thanks for reviewing this important news about my country. It’s important to feel and know about supporting.

  21. Weighs options= sopesar
    Fears Mount = miedo creciente
    Nonessential staff = parte del equipo de trabajo que no es imprescindible

  22. Hi guys

  23. Reply
    Рита и Тая April 24, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Russian invasion😂
    I am from Russia. I am very shocked how you can publish such unreliable information for learning English🤦🏼‍♀️

  24. Я з України. 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦Дякую вам!!!

  25. Please create more lessons on Russian Security Draft Treaty, submitted by Ryabkov.

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  27. Reply
    Best Videos to be watched April 24, 2022 at 6:56 am


  28. Some refuse to leave…they say all appears normal. They might want to ask that same question when 120-150k Russian soldiers come plowing in suddenly. Duh!

  29. Thank you so much. Kh

  30. What an amazing lesson, it's just so enjoyable and at the same time so helpful to learn English this way cuz I find it a little bit challenging to read the news but you've made it easy thank you so much and I can't wait for another lesson ☺☺☺❤

  31. Reply
    Vickielindstrander April 24, 2022 at 6:56 am

    The most effective economic sanctions against Russia are the use of more and more U.S. shale gas and oil.
    Temperatures will drop next year due to the effects of Tonga. Shale gas should also be used to avoid cold damage.

  32. You are excellent!

  33. Reply
    Анна Пугачева April 24, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Shame on you!

  34. Reply
    Илья Нестеров April 24, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Thank you for the topic and the learning material. Yet, I'm Russian and it seems here that Ukraine is going to invade Russia. At least it seems so here. Because we don't need anything from Ukraine. It left USSR in 1991 and I'm not interested in it at all.

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