News Report

Intermediate level

Brexit: PM meets Euro leaders

Episode 160628 / 28 Jun 2016

Step 1: Listen

You're going to hear a genuine BBC news report from 28 June, 2016. Before you listen, read these three summaries:

1. European leaders will be discussing Britain's future relationship with the EU in meetings with the British prime minister.

2. European leaders will not be discussing Britain's future relationship with the EU in meetings with the British prime minister.

3. European leaders will be starting the process of Britain leaving the EU in meetings with the British prime minister.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

How was that? Try listening again. Here are three definitions of key vocabulary items which may help you.

face
(here) deal with

triggers
starts a process

mechanism
(here) way of doing something; process

Step 3: Transcript and answer

The British Prime Minister David Cameron will face European leaders at an emergency meeting in Brussels shortly for the first time since Britain voted to leave the EU.

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy have said there will be no talks on Britain's future relationship with the EU until the government in London triggers the formal legal mechanism to leave. 

Answer

2. European leaders will not be discussing Britain's future relationship with the EU in meetings with the British prime minister.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio.

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