Why are female penguins getting stranded?: BBC News Review reviews

June 21, 2023

Scientists think they may have discovered why thousands of penguins who get stranded on South American coasts are predominantly female. Neil and Tom teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.

Key words and phrases
travel somewhere dangerous or unknown
• The penguins left the land to venture into the sea in search of food.
• We plan to increase annual profits by venturing into the Asian market.

make someone or something very tired
• Long car journeys can exhaust children.
• Can we stop walking for a while? I’m exhausted!

washing up
being moved somewhere by water
• There’s always rubbish washing up on this beach! We need to clean it!
• The sailors were rescued after their boat washed up at a nearby port.

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  1. Reply
    English Speaking Time June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am


  2. Reply
    Шиш Иванович Здравствуйтев June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am

    😁Why do your biscuits apply get exhausted frequently? Who does it? 😉

  3. Stranded and washed up …..is there some similar meaning?

  4. excellent presentation

  5. Reply
    Devin Elysia Dhywinanda June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am

    I've spent my time watching this program since the beginning of the quaratine. Thanks, BBC Learning English. 🥰

  6. we want every topics with english subtitle sir

  7. Excellent!

  8. Everyone is busy in learning English while the real problem remains unsolved, has anyone thought why these penguins are venturing so far away from the their breeding grounds?why can't the they get enough food near their breeding ground itself? has uncontrolled fishing affected these majestic sea creatures? Is your amount of fish ok your diet impacting lives of penguins ?
    If you have not thought about it, give it a shot .

  9. 'Venture' can also be used to ask for something politely. "May I venture, honoured sir, to engage you in polite con-

    versation?" From Crime & punishment

  10. The fuel exhausted , and the lynch had been washing up by the strong waves towards adangerous area ,i was terrified , i ventured into the sea without thinking

  11. Thank you BBC, from Indonesia

  12. Can i use possible preposition for venture out?

  13. Thank sirrr😍

  14. Please help!
    I want to find subtitle to practice listening skill. Can any people help me ?
    Many thanks!

  15. I really appreciate your great efforts……..you make us aware about different things …….its really fruitful for everyone….thanks a lot

  16. I used to listen to news review a long time ago. And now watching Neil it is like meeting with old good friend. Thank you.

  17. Washing up! This is clear new idea.

  18. Fantastic, congratulations

  19. Reply
    Sandra Cano Valencia June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Very nice to hear and see you! You're so kind! 😊

  20. Reply
    Wesley Gustavo Peterman Rodrigues June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Hi guys! I believe there's a misspelling on the board at 5:57; The plural of the word 'journey' is written with the letter 'i' (journeis); Anyway, thanks for all the content you've been produced, I'm learning a lot with them (if you guys see any mistake on this comment, please, feel free to point it, I'll be grateful).

  21. Venture, exhaust, washing up.

  22. very interesting and useful lessons from BBC! Thanks a lot

  23. Thanks you very much, this is a firsr video which i can understand all content. 😄😄

  24. Thank you BBC team I'm from Nepal!!

  25. Reply
    𝘾𝙚𝙢𝐫𝐞𝐦 June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Hi guys. I have been following you for 5 years from the app. I know your voices. But this is the first time i watched you and met you. Thank you for your efforts. Your are doing awesome job. Thanks to you i improved my listening skills.

  26. Thank you so much. Greetings from Peru.

  27. No wonder Tom is exhausted. He's done an exhaustive research of the word 'exhaust'. That's really exhausting. Cleaning a beach where tons of rubbish have been washed up on it, must be exhausting, even more, when volunteers' supplies might quickly exhaust. Actually, I wouldn't venture into that sort of venture.

  28. Splendid 👌

  29. Happy New Year! 2:42,What Neil said?"going somewhere without (? sentence??) risk danger",What is the word in the bracket?And anther one,what Tom said in 3:10?(?what?)danger…… Thanks!

  30. Happy New Year BBC Team.I am learning English through your current news.This conversation very helpful for me.Thanks BBC Team.

  31. Reply
    Thanh Vân Nguyễn June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am

    very useful, thanks a lot

  32. Thank you for coming up with such an exciting lesson!…. I really appreciate that American English is shared ( wash up) along the course…. It really helps further clearing up my confusion… Thank you. I'm going to wash up after doing washing up in the kitchen before going to fetch my child.

  33. Neil is so good at asking questions, from the English learners' point of view.

  34. Could someone please explain to me what stranded mean?

  35. Reply
    Hoa Nguyễn Quỳnh June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am

    predominantly = mostly, mainly and largely ^^
    >< partly

  36. Reply
    Dr. Gustavo Lopes de Araujo June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am

    You are great. Thanks for teaching us!

  37. Thank you for explaining the different meanings of ''wash up'' between the UK and North America.

  38. Thanks, everyobe! I love the amount of effort you all put into those programs. Cheers!

  39. Happy new year to all the team BBC learning English and thanks for this useful video 😍
    – I consider venturing to unknown places risky but exciting at the same time.
    – I never feel exhausted doing the washing up because I find it an anti-stress exercice 😂😂😂

  40. I'll never get exhausted watching BBC news review !

  41. Thanks. Nice topic because I love penguins. By the way, I have a question about the usage of exhaust. If it means 'run out', can I say like this – our stock will be exhausted soon? If I use 'run out' , can it be also said like this – our stock will run out soon?

  42. Thank you guys; you talk very clearly!
    I appreciate!

  43. Thanks guys so much .you make a big effort .really bbc learning english is the best website its content is Rich

  44. Reply
    Angelocheck Light Gurova June 21, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Hey guys, you are so smart! It's a great pleasure listening to you. Thanks 🎈🎈

  45. Nice news review. Thanks great BBC

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