В разделe Learning English мы публикуем видео- и аудиоуроки английского языка.
В этом видеоуроке, подготовленном на основе новостей Би-би-си:
- Уйти или остаться: о чём Британия торгуется с ЕС?
- Гуанчжоу: 50 тысяч пассажиров застряли на вокзале из-за непогоды
- Сурок Фил предсказал раннюю весну
Has a deal been reached that will persuade British voters to stay in the European Union? The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has hailed a draft EU reform deal as delivering what he calls 'substantial changes'. Among other things, the proposals would allow the UK to suspend some welfare payments to workers from other European countries. He will now need to persuade the leaders of the other 27 EU member states to agree to it.
Now, if you've had a tough commute recently, spare a thought for these rail passengers in China – 50,000 of them have been left stranded in the southern city of Guangzhou. Bad weather is hampering the country's busiest travel period, the Lunar New Year getaway. Extra trains are being laid on to try and clear the backlog.
If you're fed up of winter, here's some good news for you from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. They've just had their annual Groundhog Festival at Gobbler's Knob and it's all to record the weather prediction of this chap here, the resident groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, to the crowd's delight. Phil failed to see his own shadow so that means that he believes there's going to be an early spring.
- to hail - приветствовать
- to hamper - затруднять
- backlog - отставание
- prediction - прогноз или предсказание