News Report

Intermediate level

Third Greek bailout

Episode 150713 / 13 Jul 2015

Step 1: Listen

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

a) Eurozone leaders have agreed not to offer Greece a bailout of up to US$95bn.

b) Eurozone leaders have agreed to give Greece a bailout of up to US$95bn.

c) Greece is going to have a fight with Eurozone leaders over another bailout deal.

Now listen and decide which one is correct. Listen again if you need to.

Step 2: Learn the key words and listen again

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

agreed and supported by everyone

(here) lasting for a long time

change (to improve the situation)

put in place

Step 3: Transcript and answer

Still not sure? This time you can read the transcript. The answer's underneath.

Eurozone leaders have agreed unanimously to offer Greece a third bailout deal after a marathon summit in Brussels.

The European Council president Donald Tusk said everything was now ready for serious reform and financial support for Greece. Athens will have to implement tax rises, pension cuts, changes to labour laws and have a dedicated debt repayment fund. In return, a bailout of up to US$95bn will be available over the next three years.

The Greek Prime Minister, Alexi Tsipras, said Greece had fought a good fight to the end but now face difficult decisions.


The correct answer is:
b) Eurozone leaders have agreed to give Greece a bailout of up to US$95bn.

This bulletin comes from BBC World Service Radio



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