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  • 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 this morning is Catherine.

  • Hi, Catherine.

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  • Hello, everybody.

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  • Thank you very much.

  • S So what's the story about the story?

  • Today is about a controversial comment from President Trump.

  • Okay, let's hear more about that from this BBC World Service bulletin.

  • A group of Democratic Congress women criticized by President Trump in a series of racially charged tweets have accused him of pursuing a white nationalist agenda.

  • At a joint news conference, the four women, none of them white, condemned what they called the president's xenophobic comments.

  • One of them, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, said that all American citizens have a right to be in the US, no matter the color of their skin or their religion.

  • So President Trump has attacked four U.

  • S Congress women in a series of tweets that many people have said, Oh, racist Now the four Congress woman, none of whom are white, said that the comments were unacceptable.

  • One of them stated that all American citizens have a right to be in U.

  • S regardless of their skin color or indeed their religion.

  • Okay, and we've got three words and expressions that our viewers can use to talk about this story.

  • What have we got for them, Catherine?

  • We have circulating rant on Dhe.

  • Take the bait circulating rant and take the bait.

  • Okay, let's have our first headline then please On.

  • We'll start with complex.

  • People are circulating the hashtag races President in the wake of Trump's vile remarks circulating passing around and through a group or system.

  • Now this sounds like circle.

  • It does yes, circle the shape, the round shape.

  • So if you circulate something and circulate here is a verb, you pass it around and through a group of signal system.

  • So in this case, from person to person, this hashtag is going from account to account to account to account.

  • So going around a lot of people in this case, okay, but it doesn't necessarily have to be at actual circle.

  • Don't know.

  • It just means spreading around further and further.

  • It might actually come back to the original sender is important.

  • Okay, but yeah, it just means spreading, spreading, spreading, spreading from person to person.

  • And it's about often we use to circulate something.

  • It's often about information.

  • You can circulate news.

  • You can circulate messages you can circulate.

  • Hashtag.

  • You can circulate rumors they often circular file themselves, don't they?

  • When the way people talk, they kind of they appear to Yes.

  • What?

  • I don't know.

  • It wasn't may.

  • I didn't say I never said a word.

  • Yeah, the passage spreading of information.

  • Okay, So, apart from information, what else can circulate?

  • Well, it's about system circulated.

  • It's often related to things passing wrong system so you can talk about the blood circulates around your body.

  • You can talk about your blood circulation.

  • That's because it starts in the heart and goes back to the heart, isn't it?

  • It's innovative.

  • It's a loop.

  • I don't have it start in a particular place.

  • My blood starts in the heart point.

  • It goes through the heart and air concert kya late round an air conditioning system.

  • Ventilation system.

  • Um, you can talk about people circulating at a party or a social event.

  • That doesn't mean they're being passed around the group.

  • No, it doesn't.

  • It means that you go from you move around the party talking from one person to another place.

  • If you're a social butterfly, okay, or a networker, you'll go from person to person.

  • It is also event talking.

  • And you, much of a circulator at a party depends on the modem.

  • And sometimes I'm a circulator, and sometimes I just sit there and wait for them to come to May.

  • I completely understand that.

  • Thank you very much.

  • Let's move on to our next headline, then please.

  • Okay, so we'll go now to have post Trump campaign official claims People are lying about Trump's racist Twitter rant, rant loud and angry.

  • Complaint.

  • What kind of wood is this rant?

  • R a n t can be unknown and it can also be a verb.

  • Okay, on a runt is if you run, you speak or you write a loud, angry complaint on.

  • Do you have to make it quite a long complaints usually saying the same thing several times, often getting more and more angry.

  • I'm getting flashbacks of when I was a child of my mother was telling me to clean my bedroom, tidy ever 50th time, and you had to stand there and listen to the anger.

  • Yes, and how did it make you feel?

  • Well, bad?

  • I felt bad, that's what That's the purpose of around one of the purposes.

  • But sometimes it's all about the way you feel.

  • If you're doing the Ram, you're just making your feelings known.

  • Okay, doesn't always make you feel better.

  • Sometimes people feel equally angry at the end of the ramp, but it's a way of expressing strong feelings at length.

  • Length is a key thing about around.

  • I think you feel good after a rent, you got the armor system.

  • Maybe everyone's different, but you find that someone who runs well usually run habitually.

  • Okay, it might be a ranter now, isn't this isn't this?

  • Isn't there a kind of this idea that a rant can sometimes be unreasonable or confusing?

  • It can be Yes.

  • You know, if you go on to social media, you could sometimes a very, very long posts getting more and more angry, and sometimes you read them and think, Well, I'm not really sure where this is all leading to be fairly kind of confusing.

  • And alienating often around isn't always an effective way of getting a message across.

  • Often short is more effective, Runs tend to be long and you get bored and you don't read.

  • All of them can be okay.

  • What propositions to be use rent.

  • Well, you can run about something or you can rant on about something.

  • You can run at someone you can rant on at someone, or you can run to about something and you can around against something.

  • A lot of ways, a lot of propositions with runt.

  • And, of course, let's not forget ranting and raving rant and rave, fantastic expression, rant and rave if you runt and rave you runt passionately is just another way for around.

  • Really?

  • Yeah, angrily as well.

  • If you're ranting and raving, you're becoming very, very angry and not reasonable.

  • Yeah, the raving part certainly emphasizes the kind of thing.

  • Unreasonable ity making up a word reasonable that you give me all I read rave as lovely binomial or bite nominal is some people call it.

  • These a pair of words joined with an on dhe sometimes.

  • Oh, it's called a binomial on the very, very fun to use in English and great little couplets.

  • Right?

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  • Can we please have our third and final headline?

  • Yes, baby.

  • See Trump Tweet route.

  • Don't take the bait.

  • Congress Women's.

  • They take the bait, react to provocation.

  • Now bait is a fishing term, isn't it?

  • It is a fishing term B A I t.

  • And indeed for just catching her hunting 200 catching animals.

  • Bait is a small piece of food that you put on the end of a fishing hook or in an animal trap.

  • The animal or the fish knows the food is that comes to eat it and you catch the animal.

  • Okay, so the bait is the food that attracts the animal to your trap.

  • So President Trump is he's not trying to catch the congresswoman.

  • I don't think so.

  • No, but what?

  • What the congressman they're saying is almost like, don't respond.

  • This is not exactly a trap, but there, there there is.

  • It's a provocative comment.

  • It is going to produce a reaction.

  • If you give the reaction, it's not going to turn out well.

  • You make things worse.

  • My might make things with, so that's a just ignore it.

  • It could also be an element of Don't feed this debate.

  • This argument, so don't respond means don't respond to the provocation.

  • Don't take the bait or don't rise to the bait is another word.

  • To rise to the bait is to respond to provocation.

  • Okay, now is take the bait.

  • Always negative.

  • I mean, I've heard that shoppers will take the bait.

  • Yes, well, if there's a special offer in the shop.

  • 20% discount and you go in and buy that thing because it's a bit cheaper.

  • Or maybe you get a discount on your next time you're in the shop.

  • You took the bait on.

  • If you're a shop is your business business and you want your customers to take the bait and it's not as negative is taking the bait in the other sense of responding to provocation.

  • So this is more about accepting an offer, isn't it?

  • Yeah.

  • Accepting enough for you to take the bait.

  • The most common meeting, though, is in the first meeting off respondent to propagation.

  • So when I was arguing with my brother a lot, my mother always said to me that he shouldn't take the bait now.

  • Which, which meaning is that the offer one?

  • Well, that's a provocation one, isn't it?

  • Because I'm sure that you actually were horrible, brother.

  • You know you're not lying about that, you know?

  • So when you were poking here were saying horrible things cry and fight with you?

  • Yeah.

  • You mother said to your brother don't take the bait.

  • That means don't react, Don't respond.

  • And then presumably she took you aside and ranted and raved at U s.

  • I certainly got a lot of ranting and raving.

  • Yes, my poor brother to love you, bro.

  • Now, Katherine, would you mind recapping our vocabulary, please?

  • Sure.

  • We had circulating passing around and through a group or system runt load and angry complaint on dhe.

  • Take the bait.

  • React to provocation.

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