Learning English - Words in the News
03 October, 2007 - Published 13:44 GMT
Korea leaders in historic talks
The leaders of North and South Korea have begun formal talks on the second day of their historic summit in Pyongyang. However, correspondents say expectations for any lasting progress between the two countries are modest. This report from John Sudworth:
The second day of this rare three-day meeting of the two Korean leaders has been set aside for the main negotiations, but very little information has been released about exactly what President Roh Moo-hyun and Chairman Kim Jong-il will be talking about. It's thought the two leaders may discuss some contentious military issues - the location of the sea boundary between their two countries for example, and proposals to strengthen economic ties.
Meanwhile, the body language between the two leaders during their public walkabout in Pyongyang is being heavily scrutinised, with some commentators suggesting Kim Jong-il's frosty demeanour conveyed a lack of enthusiasm and sincerity. The South Korean government has responded, saying it is receiving a wholehearted and appropriate welcome.
John Sudworth, BBC News, Seoul
the main negotiations
the sea boundary
the body language
Try a comprehension quiz based on this story
Download lesson plan 84K