The US and now Canada have banned TikTok from government phones. They are concerned that the Chinese app could be a security risk. Chinese authorities have criticised the move, saying that it is an overreaction.
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Key words and phrases:
✔️ purging – removing something that you don’t want
* We will purge corruption from this organisation.
* The new leader purged his opponent’s supporters from the party.
✔️ citing – giving as the reason for something
* More people are leaving their jobs citing stress.
* Make sure you cite any research you mention.
✔️ overstretching – getting something to do too much
* I’m going to stop now. I don’t want to overstretch myself.
* We’ve overstretched our budget – we have no money.
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0:23 – Story
0:58 – Headline 1
2:42 – Headline 2
3:56 – Headline 3
5:17 – Language summary
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