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i am on course/track/pace to get the first rank in my class
he prefers sweltering/scorching/sizzling food
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Hello, and welcome to News Review , the program where we show you how to use the
language from the latest news stories in your everyday English.
Hi, I'm Sian, joining me today is Catherine. Hi, Catherine? "Hi, Sian, Hi,
What stoires do you have for us today?
Today some we have story about very hot topic.
oh, can you guess what it is.
Let's find out from this BBC Radio 4 News Bulletine.
Reading News articles on screen
so, a story there about earth's temperature and twenty and sixteen is almost
definitely going to be the hottest year since human started recording the
ok, so, a worring story. "it's quite serious. yeah"
so, what words and phrases are being used by News site online to talk about the
ok, we're going to look at two groups of words.
the first group of three words , all have very similar meaning.
and words are sweltering , sizzling , and scorching.
and our second group of phrases also have very similar meanings each other.
and they ared on course, on track, and on pace.
ok, how are the first group of words appearing in the News stories?
ok, Let's look at the Headlines, we have ,Global News website, tells us.
"Scorching 2016 on pace to be hottest year on record"
secondly , on Australia website IN Daily.
we have " Sweltering 2016 to set heat record"
alright, we have scorching, sizzling, and sweltering which are all extreme
adjectives meaning very very very hot! "very very very hot yup!"
and they all have pretty much similar meaning.
it's not that one's more extreme than the other? is it?
No, not at all. all of the mean are very very very hot.
they are not particulary graded ,so if you want to describe of situation where
something is extremely hot , use one ,use it of your favorite
um, it's quite nice because Headlines can vary their language with all these
They do, and they're all quite dramatic as well. so good for Headlines. yeah.
and as well they're extreme and we have to use an extreme adverbs
we can't use "very sweltering"
not at all, No, you would say absolutely scorching.
um, we've both got quite thick jumpers on today.
( it's COLD &^$^$#^%&__&^%^% this morning )
yes, it was. but in this office , it's sweltering with all this lights.
yes, it is actually I'm feeling quite warm as well. actually, more than quite
warm, this office ,studio is sweltering.
sweltering, sizzling, scorching.
and now sizzle the verb sizzle makes me think of bacon ,sausages,
cooking , cooking in a frying fan in particular
if you've got a fan, you're cooking your dinner.
lots of oil in the fan , and something that's quite fatty.
so when you put it in the fan , they goes spitting ( %$%%$#%$## )
bubbling and smelling lovely, and the noise makes it in particular sound like the
so sizzle means cooking something so that it is spitting and making lot of frying
so, sausages sizzle. "sausages sizzle , yeah, you're making me hungry"
I'm getting hungry as well.
ok, let's move on to the next group of words , then.
what do you have for the next group of words?
ok, let's go back to our headlines, and we're looking at USA Today.
"2016 on track for hottest year on record"
alzagira tells us.
"2016 on course to be hottest year on record"
and our final one back to Glabal News. and we have
"Scorching 2016 on pace to be hottest year on record"
so, almost identical Headlines there tells which tells us with words that's
yes, we have on course , on track, and on pace
and they mean happening in a way we expect based on what's been happening until
now. isn't it?
yeah, exactly,. so there's kind of you know what's gonna happen and the result
will be because what's happened leading up to this moment.
often it's used for plans. and plans, all things you want to happen.
for example if you are at school. you want to get a final grade A at the end of
you look at all your essays and your grades you have got so far,
if you have four A's and two B's.
so looking at that, you're likely to get a final grade A,
you're on course to get a final grade A.
because you have quite( this part I'm not sure ) , if you're grade A's up to
it's often quite positive but in these stories , it's not positive usages, is it?
it's used for something quite negative
it is !!, it's quite unusual , but I think it works the way they use it
because we're talking about the hottest year on record
so, it's kind of record which actually is somthing that's never done before.
it's often that's quite positive
if you think of olympic athlets breaking records.
so even though this result will be negative,
we're using it in this kind of record way, so generally speaking on course on
track, of positive things
here it's been (%^$%#$%#%^#)
we're using it here, because 2016 isn't over yet. we're in November.
so we can't say for definite, cause something may happen .
we may have cold ( ) in December. then they may change it.
but it's looking likely.
yeah, it's looking very very likely.
and that's a key with on course on track on pace , it's looking very likely
on course , on track are more common , aren't they? than on pace?
yeah, much more common, on course on track, those one that we see more often.
and News paper chose on pace but I think it's less common. yeah.
yeah, it's kind of, if you think of literal meaning of on course on track.
it makes sense, doesn't it?
if you're on course on track, you're on a journey somewhere on a route.
yeah, a course, on the part , it's often literally like pavement or
if you go to an stadium. there's a running track where athlets run
so it's literally what you move on.
and of follows, if you want to use it as a noun, or a verb
what's structure we use?
yeah, with on course, on track, you can use , you can follow them by for + noun
phrases ,. or you can follow them both by to be + and verb phrase.
and it's same for on pace. but again, it's just a little more unusual to see
ok, thank you very much.
This transcription written by me is for my listening skills to improve.
so there are many faults in it which are mainly because of article A, The and singular , plural.
but if you are at beginner level , it can help you get the overall understanding of this program.
and if you reply some comments about faults in it to my transcripts
It'd be really helpful for all of us.
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