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Session 181

Donald Trump has been found not guilty of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol last month. Tom and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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News Review

Trump acquitted

The former US president Donald Trump has been found not guilty of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol last month. Mr Trump is the first president in US history to face two impeachment trials. Tom and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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The story

Donald Trump has suggested that he will return to politics after he was acquitted in his second impeachment trial in the United States Senate.

The Senate fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to find him guilty of incitement to insurrection over the attack by his supporters on Congress last month.

Key words and phrases

sad chapter
negative period

  • Living alone for the first time in years was a sad chapter in my life.
  • The death of a student marked a sad chapter in the history of the school.

rifts
serious breaks or separation

  • Her husband's affair had opened a serious rift in their marriage. She could never trust him again.
  • Observers are warning of a rift between public approval and government action.

kerfuffle
disturbance or fuss over a minor issue

  • These meetings are endless and they never solve anything. They're just a big kerfuffle.
  • Nobody has stolen your biscuits. Now stop shouting - you're creating a kerfuffle.

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