Reino Unido tiene nueva primera ministra
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Aprende inglés: Reino Unido tiene nueva primera ministra

En esta nueva serie, los periodistas de la BBC te ayudan a practicar inglés con los titulares de las noticias de la semana. Mira el video y aprende nuevo vocabulario.

Titulares y transcripción en inglés

  • The UK has a new PM
  • Train crash investigation in Italy
  • Indian state introduces 'fat tax'

Today, a lot sooner than expected, the UK government's Home Secretary Theresa May will become the country's next prime minister. Perhaps her most pressing task: to supervise Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Emergency teams have been working through the night and into this morning at the site of a high-speed crash between two trains in Southern Italy. Visiting the scene, the country's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised a full investigation into how the two trains came to be on the same single track near the city of Bari. At least 27 people were killed. Some of the injured are in a critical condition.

Malnutrition is still, of course, a major problem in India, so it's perhaps surprising that many Indians are seriously overweight. In fact, obesity has become such a major concern there, one state has proposed a so-called fat tax of 14.5% on restaurants that sell fast food, to try to make people more health conscious.

Vocabulario:

pressingneeds quick action

scene (here) place where an incident happened

malnutrition bad health caused by a poor diet

so-called (adjective) named informally by many people

Ejercicio:

Use one of the words or phrases from Lingohack to complete each of these sentences. Note that you may have to change the form of a word or phrase to complete the sentence correctly.

pressing / scene / malnutrition / so-called

1. Humanitarian convoys have uncovered emergency levels of severe __________ in northern Nigeria.

2. The thief smashed the shop's window, grabbed the merchandise and fled the __________.

3. I don't know how effective this __________ miracle diet is. 4. Many people believe that the cost of living is the most __________ problem of the day.

Respuestas:

1. Humanitarian convoys have uncovered emergency levels of severe malnutrition in northern Nigeria.

2. The thief smashed the shop's window, grabbed the merchandise and fled the scene.

3. I don't know how effective this so-called miracle diet is. 4. Many people believe that the cost of living is the most pressing problem of the day.