جلسه 2

Donald Trump has announced his plans to end an agreement. Join Sian and Catherine to discover the language from the headlines you can use in everyday life.

جلسه های این واحد

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News Review

The end of a partnership

Donald Trump has announced that he will end a partnership on his first day as President of the United States. 

Language challenge

Which word that rhymes with 'Trump' do you think goes in this gap:

Trump to ______ the TPP trade deal.

a) pump
b) jump
c) dump

The answer is below the video (no peeking!)

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The story

The US President-elect Donald Trump has said that on his first day in office he will issue an executive action to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

In a video message outlining his plans for his first 100 days, he said he would rather negotiate bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back to the United States.

Key words and phrases

pull the plug on something
stop something from continuing or happening

scrap; ditch; dump
stop doing something or get rid of something that is no longer wanted or needed.

renounce
formally say that you no longer support or accept something; formally give something up

a (bath/sink) plug 
a round piece of rubber or plastic that fits into the hole in a sink or a bath

a plug
a part at the end of an electric cord with metal pins that connects the cord to electricity via a socket

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

تبریک می گوییم
Excellent! آفرین! نمره شما Bad luck! :
x / y

Downloads

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

Language challenge - answer

The correct answer is c) Trump to dump the TPP trade deal.

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Lingohack - our video which teaches you words from the news using the latest BBC World News bulletins.

واژه های تازه این جلسه

  • pull the plug on something
    stop something from continuing or happening

    scrap; ditch; dump
    stop doing something or get rid of something that is no longer wanted or needed.

    renounce
    formally say that you no longer support or accept something

    a (bath/sink) plug
    a round piece of rubber or plastic that fits into the hole in a sink or a bath

    a plug
    part with two or three metal pins at the end of an electric cord to connect it electricity