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  • he's a review from BBC Learning English Hello and welcome to News Review The program where we show you how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English I'm Dan and joining me today is Neil.

  • Hi Dan A meal.

  • So what's a story about?

  • So we have a story about corruption in Brazil, corruption in Brazil?

  • Okay, let's go to the headline from the World Service.

  • The Brazilian president, Michel Temer, has asked the Supreme Court to proceed with an investigation against him for obstruction of justice and corruption.

  • Mr.

  • Temer's lawyers say they're confident that he will be acquitted, so the story is that the Brazilian president has been accused off corruption.

  • However, he says he's done nothing wrong, and he's so confident that he has done nothing wrong that he has said that he's happy for the Supreme Court to investigate him.

  • And, wow, he must be very confident.

  • India sounds like so which it words and expressions have you found in the headlines this week?

  • Yep.

  • So I've been looking around at this story.

  • The three key was I think, uh, oust, crumbles and glimmer of hope.

  • Okay, oust, crumbles and glimmer of hope.

  • All right, So what's our first headline?

  • Our first headline here comes from U S news dot com, and it is Brazil President Temer.

  • I won't resign.

  • Oust me if you want oust, force someone out of a position of power.

  • Yes, And this is an example of a word that you will see a lot in headlines because it's short on dramatic.

  • However, just because a word is high frequency in headlines, it doesn't mean that we use it in our everyday speech.

  • So you would probably use an alternative if you were writing an email or if you were talking to a friend about this story.

  • Okay, so in both of those cases, what would I say?

  • So if you ah, reporting on this or sending an email, Teoh described what had happened.

  • You might use the word eject or expel on for a friend and for a friend.

  • Or there's someone you were informally talking to you would probably use kick out.

  • So have you heard they're going?

  • Teoh, try to kick out the Brazilian president.

  • Well, okay.

  • And is this just for politics?

  • No.

  • So you can oust anyone who's in a position it.

  • It just means removed from a position, regardless of what that position is.

  • So a CEO of a company, for example, for example, or maybe the president of a tennis club or the president of a tennis club?

  • Yes, I see.

  • Or even have you ever been ousted near?

  • Yeah, Dan, you're sitting in my seat.

  • I've been ousted from my position as the main presenter of this program.

  • I completely understand what you're like.

  • Sitting is remarkably comfortable.

  • It's got nice armrest.

  • I don't think I'm going to give it up.

  • Don't get Teoh right?

  • Well, before we get ousted from the air for talking too much about this subject, let's move on to the next headline.

  • What have we got?

  • Okay, so we have here from Bloomberg.

  • Quint.

  • The headline.

  • Pressure mounting on Brazil's temer as support crumbles, crumbles, becomes weaker in power or influence.

  • Now it might just be the chair speaking Neil, but I'm confused that this crumbles have anything to do with crumbs.

  • Well, that's a very useful way off remembering the meaning of this.

  • Imagine yourself, Dan.

  • Your in bed eating biscuits don't want to eat biscuits in bed.

  • Near you know what happens.

  • What happened?

  • The crumbs on the sheets, Crosley crumble crumbs crumbs are little small pieces of something that was bigger and more solid.

  • So if you can imagine that something solid becomes little pieces falls apart.

  • It means that that has become weaker.

  • And that's what we're saying in this headline.

  • Here is that his support has crumbled.

  • It's become weaker, fallen to pieces, I see.

  • And ah, is this only for biscuits and power when we do it?

  • For example, with the building?

  • Yes, exactly.

  • We could also use it to describe a very old building, which is no longer a strong as it was.

  • It's falling apart.

  • It's going to pieces literally.

  • It's crumbling.

  • I see and correct me if I'm wrong.

  • But I can say biscuits crumble or I crumbled The biscuit.

  • Is that right?

  • You can.

  • And that's an example off two examples which illustrate that the verb is both transitive and intransitive.

  • I see well before our viewers crumble away.

  • Let's move on to our next headline.

  • Okay, so our final headline from the Week the headline is the glimmer of hope in Brazil's terrible crisis, a glimmer of hope, a small sign of something positive to come.

  • Yeah.

  • Okay.

  • Explain it to me.

  • Have you ever broken down in your car?

  • I have many times.

  • Yes.

  • So you're driving along.

  • Let's say it's at night.

  • He break down and you run out of petrol and you got to get out and try and find somewhere.

  • It's dark.

  • It's pitch black, but in the distance, in the far distance, you see a tiny little light, a weak and unsteady light.

  • Yeah, on we call that a glimmer.

  • How does it make you feel when you see that?

  • Well, if I'm in the middle of nowhere and it's pitch black and I have no phone reception than that glimmer of hope is that glimmer of light.

  • Excuse me, is Ah, hope exactly.

  • It gives you hope.

  • That's right.

  • And as it says in the headline, the glimmer of hope in Brazil's terrible crisis, there's a little chance that it might not be as bad as you think.

  • Ah, now that that sounds familiar to me, because the other day I was doing some jujitsu moves at my class.

  • I have an exam coming up very soon, and I thought I'm not gonna pass this exam And then I pulled off a really, really nice throat and I thought to myself out, Actually, there's a small chance that maybe I'm going to be OK.

  • There was a glimmer of hope that I'm gonna pass my exam.

  • Well, good luck.

  • Thank you very much Way.

  • Recap the vocabulary.

  • It's time for our Facebook challenge.

  • Let's review the question.

  • Brazilian President Michel Temer is accused of corruption.

  • If he is found guilty, he may be removed.

  • Which word describes the forceful removal of a public official from power?

  • Is it a impeachment?

  • Be resignation or C abdication?

  • How did they do?

  • Well, it was quite mixed this week.

  • Actually, yes, we got a few that weren't right.

  • Unfortunately, hair a kazoo condo thought that it was C on da Sabir mill.

  • Yoga Asan thought that it was be.

  • However we did, as usual.

  • Gets, um, right answers so well done to G one.

  • So says absolutely.

  • It's a impeachment.

  • Recently, the president of South Korea was impeached due to her corruption and abuse of authority.

  • Alison Kamiya also got it right so well done to them.

  • Well done.

  • Fantastic.

  • Right knee.

  • Um, could you quickly recap the words we've heard today, please.

  • Yes.

  • So today we had oust meaning for someone out of a position of power crumbles becomes weaker in power or influence and a glimmer of hope, A small sign of something positive to come.

  • Thank you very much.

  • Now, if you'd like to test yourself on today's vocabulary, there's a quiz that you can take on our website, BBC Learning english dot com.

  • And if you go there, you'll also find lots of videos and activities to improve your English.

  • Thank you very much for joining us and good bye, good bye.

  • He's a review from BBC Learning English.

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