US election day 2020: BBC News Review 2022

September 9, 2022

Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been travelling across the nation as the US election race enters its final hours. Republican President Trump visited five battleground states while his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, spoke at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where the race also looks tight.

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Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:44 – Story
1:49 – Headline 1: Trump and Biden in final swing state blitz under shadow of Covid
4:20 – Headline 2: Trump and Biden race to shore up votes in final hours before Election Day
6:44 – Headline 3: Biden, Trump campaigns enter final sprint: US elections news
9:15 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:
organised special effort to deal with a problem quickly
– The police had a blitz on cyclists ignoring traffic lights.
– This weekend we decided to blitz the kitchen – it looks so clean now.

shore up
help support something to make sure it doesn’t fail
– She used hard evidence to shore up her argument.
– The government promised they would shore up unemployment benefit during the Covid-19 crisis.

final sprint
last big effort in a campaign
– The negotiations enter a final sprint before the deadline tonight.
– The marathon runner pushed himself for the final sprint.

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English September 9, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Related programmes:

    BBC English Class: Phrasal verbs –

    News Review: Kanye West says he'll run for US president –

  2. 🏕️ In September 2021, I decided to blitz the kitchen, the bathroom and the corridor in my old house. They look new now.
    🏕️ The lawyer shored up all the evidence she got to the court of appeal.
    🏕️ The sales man did a final sprint to get the deal.

  3. Reply
    Фриск Дримурр September 9, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Praying for the precious people in Haiti ❤️🙏🏼 |

  4. Reply
    Rose1450lover Orozco September 9, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Its going faster than I thought it would also! It should have taken at least a few more days. Wow, some one knows how to do it! |

  5. Hai Dear. I am English how to start from vocabulary?or News? or grammer?or drama?….Please reply dear

  6. You are the best.

  7. Thank you, BBC>

  8. Morsowałem

  9. It seems that this British channel, whose primary watchers are non-native speakers of English, has a section specially dedicated to a foreign (American) political event for the first time. I haven't expected this before. Quite interesting.

    Does that mean the US presidents are becoming the leader of the entire world (laugh) (lachen) (rire) (reír)?

  10. Lady is bit confuse

  11. The best channel to learn English
    Thank you

  12. Interesting.

  13. Reply
    لا تنس ذكر الله September 9, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Sometimes you need to shore up your knowledge in any field by joining courses
    we decided to blitz our living room but we haven't started yet.
    They came to a final sprint one week before the exam

  14. Thank you for lesson

  15. Celebrities do charity work just to shore up their troubled image.

  16. To have a blitz on something.

  17. Neil you are looking very good as your English and Georgiana is very good as Catherine.

  18. May I get English partner?

  19. Thanks

  20. An entertained way to improve vocabulary, thanks guys

  21. To enshore it goes well. 😉

  22. yass this is what I am waiting for, thanks

  23. As they entered the final sprint in the debates, they had to blitz on their arguments to shore up their position.

  24. Hello to Both of you
    I can't stand waiting the result..Thanks for speaking about other subjects than the Covid . By the way, I noticed that some people in the comments are criticising the style of Neil. So, Neil, I am a French woman living in Biarritz, in the West South of France, capital of Surfing. In these hard times, not only do I find your style perfect but also very soothing. You look a bit like a surfer . Anyway, we are here to listen and learn, not to judge the appearance. So, Keep up the great work. and thanks for everything

  25. What does electoral college mean?

  26. great job i appreciate that

  27. hay quá bạn ơi

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