What is the future for fuel? – BBC News Review 2022

April 24, 2022



There have been calls for the transition to alternative and renewable energy sources to be speeded up. The War in Ukraine has made many people question their reliance on oil and gas.

Rob and Roy look at the vocabulary used in the headlines.

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Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:45 – Story
1:48 – Headline 1: Europe’s fuel crisis re-energizes debate over natural gas
5:05 – Headline 2: UK renewable energy projects should be accelerated to mitigate impact of Ukraine conflict
7:50 – Headline 3: Is the UK government finally seeing sense on renewables?
10:32 – Language summary

Vocabulary:
re-energise
give new energy and life to something

* The new evidence re-energised interest in the case.
* I felt re-energised after my weekend at the spa.

mitigate
lessen negative effects

* The new scheme was designed to mitigate the effects of the tax increase on low-income families.
* The new ad campaign was created to mitigate the bad publicity from the original adverts.

seeing sense
understanding something logical

* No matter how many times I tell him he needs to stop shouting in the office, he won’t see sense.
* I just wish you’d see sense and let people off the train before you get on it.

To download the audio and a transcript and test your understanding, go to our website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2022/unit-1/session-10

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26 Comments
  1. To mitigate the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war, mediations between the two countries should be re-energised. I wish the leaders would see sense.
    Today was the first day I felt the negative effect of this war while I'm in Africa -food prices have increased.

  2. We can re-energise by taking a short break

  3. A quality and timely topic!!

  4. How do they clearly explain each word . WOW

  5. Nếu thích bản cover này của Đức Phúc thì hãy chia sẻ thật nhiều ạ. Ekip sẽ có động lực tiếp tục ra mắt nhiều ca khúc tiếp theo nè ❤

  6. I really love news review series. It is so helpful that improve my vocabulary, listening and speaking.Thank you very much☺

  7. Thanks

  8. It's so best process to help us learn english

  9. It is bad when you rush politicized education under the policy of hatred of countries to achieve your ambitions

  10. Reply
    Анна Мосиенко April 24, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Greetings from Ukraine 💛💙

  11. thank you so much for this video. and I would like to tell you this is a great and superb channel to improve our vocabulary skills and English knowledge

  12. I love .english,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  13. What a great video; such efficient communicators, masters of the English teaching "art". Thank You guys!

  14. World leaders have to re-energize diplomacy to mitigate the impact of the war.

  15. Thanks for your effort and hard work. Just one oppinion, since all the new words are displayed on the screen, there’s no need to pronounce it letter by letter😊

  16. Please write English subtitles!

  17. Excellent BBC English teachers. I will memorize the contents.

  18. Subtitles White colour

  19. Reply
    Яна Дмитренко April 24, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🙏

  20. It's very good lesson for re-energising myself to lern english.

  21. Good job guys

  22. BBC Learning English is the best one for English learners!

  23. Reply
    Asari Kanaharaarachchi April 24, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Why is Roy always wearing same t shirt?

  24. Reply
    Muhammad Majid Akram April 24, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    100% you both are reading 📖 if m not wrong
    Just a comment

  25. Thank you so much. Both of you are rock 🙂 and what a beard!!! :))))

  26. Seeing sense. Recognizing the validity of the matter!
    To lessen the impact of the damage, we may mitigate of our demand.

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