Warmest January day ever: BBC News Review reviews

January 8, 2023



The story
The hottest January day ever in Europe.
At least seven countries reported the warmest New Year’s Day on record.
One village in Poland recorded 19C compared to its usual temperature of around 1C.
Climatologists are calling it the most extreme heatwave ever seen in Europe.

Key words and phrases

topples
falls because it is unbalanced
• The tree toppled over in the storm.
• The corrupt president was toppled by the opposition.

go downhill
become worse
• My grandma’s health has gone downhill since her fall.
• The business is going downhill – it isn’t making a profit anymore.

shattered
broken dramatically
• He shattered the record by finishing the marathon in under two hours.
• The number of university applications this year has shattered previous records.

Images: Getty

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37 Comments
  1. Hy guys thanks. This videos are very useful for a guy like me, you have a perfect pronunciation I don't find it in no native speakers.

  2. Good afternoon from South America. I hear "Go down hell" not "Go down Hill". Am I wrong? Are they homophones? Thanks in advance for the answer. God bless you.

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  7. Good morning everybody…

  8. Thank you for helping my English process!

    ●My son has started walking and He hardly topple over!
    ●Some company has gone downhill due to covid19.
    ↑Which is better way to say "due to" or "by"?

    ●Younger brother shattered the toy building his older brother made.

  9. ох елки палки! век живи – век учись, что называется

  10. Temperatures reached a record 19.6 degrees Celsius (67.3 Fahrenheit) in the Czech town of Javornik on January

  11. Reply
    clan orange chicken January 8, 2023 at 2:36 am

    they fail to point out that the coldest temps are happening as well….lies…

  12. Thank you BBC

  13. What the….
    In Bangladesh, the opposite is true

    We have the coldest winter Ever……Break the records……

  14. Very useful vdo

  15. Reply
    Кира Богатырева January 8, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Your English could go downhill if you don’t study regular so stick with us. 😂❤

  16. Thank you
    From India

  17. Reply
    Canan KARABULUT Alopesi Günlüğüm January 8, 2023 at 2:36 am

    Thank you for helping me with my English learning process. ❤️

  18. We must celebrate January the 6th the brave heroes were so close to killing Biden and his fellow Nazis and Perverts who believe in climate change and restoring democracy and Donald Trump to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN and prevent these wars.

  19. thank u so much for the vocabulary

  20. Nothing makes the public feel safer than a dead pervert who believes in climate change

  21. Topples: Falls because it's unbalanced e.g the tree toppled over in the storm
    Go downhill: Become worse e.g my grandma's health has gone downhill since her fall
    Shattered: Broken dramatically e.g He shattered the record by finishing the marathon in two hours

  22. Hollo my name is Aisha, I hope be English Tutor ago small

  23. Happy new year 2023 🎉🎉

    🎀 The building toppled without warning shots, but for sorry we have some of the death toll.
    🎀 After a few years of travelling, everything went downhill.
    🎀 Tina is the GOAT. She shattered the record by finishing the race in under 30 minutes.

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  25. You give me three new vocabularies that I don't know. So thanks a lot.

  26. Reply
    Людмила Буечка January 8, 2023 at 2:36 am

    You both are so cute!!! All your reviews bring me much pleasure!!!

  27. Good. Beats the cold any day.
    Everything is doom and gloom no matter what the weather. If its not raining its a drought, if it is, its a flood. Too much snow is climate change, not enough is global warming.
    I look forward to the day when there's no weather so they can't put a political spin on things to lecture you that its your fault.
    Dress accordingly and take obvious precautions and these fools become obsolete.

  28. From Poland. On New Year's Day, instead of skiing, I could go jogging without a hat – it was so warm that a hat was unnecessary, also two shirts 😉

  29. Thanks a lot. Greetings from Mexico.

  30. It's really very useful for people like me who struggle in learning English. Thank you so much♥️

  31. Reply
    Tumurkhuu Davaadorj January 8, 2023 at 2:36 am

    I like your videos

  32. Wow.Amazingly elaborated..Its mindblowing🤗

  33. Here it's cold 😌

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  35. And we have the coldest one I think

  36. From India and I love this techniques how you guys help us to learn many more vocabularies .. it is very useful though I'm poor in English bt I try my best to learn from this ..

  37. Reply
    ثابت العراقي January 8, 2023 at 2:36 am

    The first of all thank you please what is the difference between often and sometimes and all the adverbs of presnt simple

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