Темы урока Lingohack
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Lingohack: английский по новостям

  • 25 марта 2016

В разделe Learning English мы публикуем видео- и аудиоуроки английского языка.

В этом видеоуроке, подготовленном на основе новостей Би-би-си:

  • Бельгия в трауре после смертоносных нападений
  • Бразилия борется с вирусом Зика
  • В Китае идею измерять талию листом A4 оценили не все


Belgium's begun three days of national mourning. The monarch, King Philippe, called the attacks a cowardly and odious assault. More than 30 people were killed in the attacks and more than 200 others injured. Extra troops have been deployed. Police have seized explosives, pre-cursor chemicals and an Islamic State flag during raids on properties in Brussels.

Brazil had identified more than 900 cases of microcephaly since the outbreak of the Zika virus in October. Many more are suspected but they're not yet officially confirmed. Scientists in Brazil say the increase in microcephaly, in which a baby is born with an abnormally small head, is linked to the mosquito-born virus.

The A4 waist challenge that has everyone talking. The challenge to show your waist fitting behind a piece of A4 paper has gone viral in China and further afield but now there's a fight back happening online. It's been labelled, of course, unrealistic, damaging and a whole new low for viral body image challenges.


mourning - траур

odious - гнусный, отвратительный

abnormally - аномально

unrealistic - нереальный или нереалистичный