В разделe Learning English мы публикуем видео- и аудиоуроки английского языка.
В этом видеоуроке, подготовленном на основе новостей Би-би-си:
- Главы европейских и африканских государств обсуждают кризис с мигрантами
- Угроза российского оружия
- Розовый бриллиант ушел с молотка за $28 млн
More than 60 leaders from Europe and Africa are in Malta for a two-day summit on how to stem the flow of migrants into the European Union. The European Commission is offering €1.8bn to start a trust fund for development in Africa.
President Putin has declared that Russia is working on weapon systems that can penetrate any anti-missile shields: relations with the West, it seems, still deteriorating. Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern over the expansion of an American ballistic missile defence system into Eastern Europe. At a meeting of Russian defence chiefs, he said his country would take all necessary retaliatory steps.
A rare pink diamond – the largest of its kind ever to appear at auction – has sold for $28.5m. The cushion-shaped diamond weighing 16 carats and graded vivid fancy pink was the star lot at a Christie's jewellery sale in Geneva. The price narrowly beat its pre-sale estimate that was $23m to $28m. The diamond, owned by an American family, has been bought by an unidentified Hong Kong buyer who is said to have named it 'The Sweet Josephine'.
- to stem the flow - остановить наплыв
- to deteriorate - ухудшаться; портиться
- retaliatory steps - ответные меры
- star lot - суперлот