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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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.
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.
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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