세션 44

A proposal for new powers for chemical weapons inspectors is being put forward - but not everybody is in favour.

이번 유닛의 세션들

세션 44 점수

0 / 3

  • 0 / 3
    엑티비티 1

엑티비티 1

News Review

New powers for chemical weapons inspectors?

Britain wants chemical weapons inspectors to have new powers which would allow them to say who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks – particularly in relation to Syria.

But the proposal is being opposed by Russia.

Language challenge

Which body part completes this phrase, which means 'take responsibility for a problem or accident? '______ the blame'

a) nose
b) elbow
c) shoulder

영상보고 엑티비티를 하세요

___________________________________________________________________________________

NEWS REVIEW PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE - SUBSCRIBE HERE

___________________________________________________________________________________

Did you like that? Why not try these? 

Mexican salamander NO credit 6minvocab_li_21_multi_word_verbs.jpg 1920_1080_YOUTUBE.jpg_________________________________________________________________________________________________

The story

Britain will risk a fresh confrontation with Russia today when it seeks new powers for chemical weapons inspectors to say who is responsible for nerve agent attacks in Syria.

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will use a special meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Hague to table the proposals, which are opposed by Moscow.

Key words and phrases

square off
prepare to confront someone

• The two drivers are expected to square off in the final race of the season.
• They squared off for a moment before one man punched the other in the nose.

discord
disagreement

• The political party is ineffective because it has been weakened by internal discord.
• The planned casino created strong discord within the community.

politicised
made political

• Plastic has become a highly politicised topic due to the ecological damage it causes.
• It was just a simple jumper, but the newspapers politicised it and turned it into an issue.

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

잘하셨습니다 퀴즈를 다하셨습니다
Excellent! Great job! 네 안타깝군요 이번 점수입니다:
x / y

Downloads

You can download the audio and PDF document for this episode here

Language challenge - answer

c) shoulder

More

We hope you enjoyed News Review. You can find more episodes here.