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he's review from BBC Learning English Hello and welcome to News of Youth program, where we give you the language.
You need to talk about the news.
Hi, I'm nail.
Joining me today is Rob.
Hi there, Rob.
What's our story?
Well, today story is about power at the very highest level power the very highest level.
Okay, let's find out a little bit more from this BBC World Service News Bulletin Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have clashed over their policies on their characters in the first televised debate of the US presidential campaign.
The broadcast covered a range of issues, including the economy, race relations, UN security.
So as you heard the two people who want to be president of the U.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, they've met in a live TV debate.
The first TV debate, actually.
Okay, now you've been, ah, checking out this story online.
Obviously, it's dominating the news agenda today.
One of the words and expressions and phrases that you've picked out that will help people understand and talk about this story.
Okay, where we've got first of all clash, then the phrase head to head and then lose your cool.
Okay, Clash.
Head to head and lose your cool.
Let's start with Clash.
Okay, Well, first headline comes from the BBC, its presidential election debate, Trump on Clinton Clash and another headline as well on the same theme from the Los Angeles Times, Clinton and Trump clash over their pasts and their plans in ferocious opening presidential debate.
So there's the word clash, which really means tohave an angry argument.
Yeah, so they've met together on they've exchanged some strong words.
They've had a strong argument live on TV.
Okay, now this word clash.
Quite journalistic, isn't it?
Oh, definitely.
It's a very dramatic word you get almost like the sound of swords clashing and metal clanking together in the Clash.
Of course, they're not physically clashing.
It just their words that a clashing I suppose we wouldn't use it everyday, everyday conversations and journalistic.
Where did you say we wouldn't say?
We clashed over a car, for example?
Yes, that once again you stole my coffee and I didn't.
We had words, you know.
We had a bit of a argument about it.
Way did, But we had a disagreement.
But we didn't clash.
It would be too strong to say We clashed into journalistic.
And that's kind of a warning, isn't it?
Because a lot of these words that you see and hear in the media are very journalistic and not the kind of thing that we use in our everyday speech.
Yeah, they have great effect on you.
See the written down on a newspaper headline But you sound a bit odd if you use them in the conversation over the top.
Probably so the use of clash If we want Teoh describe the thing that were clashing about we use, we use the word over And Lee so we don't say about They didn't clash about their pasts and their plans they clashed over over tends to go with the word clash.
When you talking about the subject, their clashing about and that's in there.
And that headline there from the L A times Okay, Head to head is our next.
Yeah, Okay, heads ahead.
Well, this has appeared in the National Post.
Clinton and Trump go head to head in opening Brule for the presidency.
Head to head.
That means in direct competition.
Yeah, so again, they're not physically going head to head and Clinton put their heads together, which you might get, for example, in wildlife.
You get two stags, too big, dear clashing with their antlers, locking horns in a fierce battle.
We're here.
Of course.
They're not physically fighting.
No, but they're going head to head in a debate and discussion with their words.
Um, you can use Ah, this with go, can you?
So it's to go head to go head to head, correct on or used as an adjective.
It's a head to head battle.
Yeah, Okay.
And by the way, we're going to go head to head on.
Way are?
Because you started running.
You're training for 1/2 marathon.
I want to do some running.
So I've been practicing as well.
And I suggested that on Friday We have have a race.
Yeah, we go head to head.
Yeah, Let's go head to head on Friday and see who's the fastest.
On one condition that you don't lose your cool when I beat you.
That's That's a nice linking to the next phrase, isn't it?
Well done.
This headline comes from the Guardian newspaper.
Clinton stays calm while Trump loses cool during first presidential debate Losing your cool It's an interesting phrase, isn't it?
Because cool can have many meanings.
Of course, school has loads of different meanings in English.
We've got cool describing the temperature so it could be quite cool as opposed to being very hot.
So you might wear a jumper if you're cool.
If you're not very friendly towards me, as you sometimes are when you use my coffee, you're a bit cool on you.
You're not woman friendly, your cool something.
We know a lot about call courses being fashionable.
You could be very cool.
Yes, when you were very fashionable.
Guys like us during the latest clothes.
So that's another Another example of cool of the use of cool And, of course, cool comedian Your calm and relaxed.
Yes, it's quite laid back.
So this is the sense for this particular example, isn't it?
Indeed, yes.
So Trump may have bean cool and relaxed up till now, but in this this heated TV debate, he lost his cool.
He loses his cool, so he got angry, possibly lost his temper, according to the Gardi, according to the Guardian headline And you know it's something that happens to me sometime.
Do you lose your cool summarizing?
I'm usually quite a calm, relaxed, laid back kind of.
So when do you lose your cool?
What I'm driving on the motorway Because if people cut me up, yeah, well in front of me or they're going to slow, it really gets me angry and I'm on the horn, flashing the lights, a bit of road rage you call.
It's okay, and that's when I lose my cool.
Only then you're beginning to scare me.
Anyone who does visit the UK trying to avoid rob on the road because if there's a place when you should become angry, it's probably not the motorway.
Let's find out a bit more about this story from the BBC's Nick Bryant.
Listen out for his use of head to head Americans never seen a reality show like this.
A former first lady head to head with a Manhattan property tycoon and certainly another presidential debate that was so aggressive and so personal.
It quickly became fight night with Hillary Clinton attacking Donald Trump for failing to release his tax returns on for stiffing people that he did business with Donald Trump rib Utor over her use of a private email server on for supporting trade deals that exported jobs abroad.
OK, now it's time for our Facebook challenge in our program.
Today we have heard the expression head to head.
Now there is also a French expression that we use in English, and this happens quite a lot.
We borrow phrases and expressions from French and use them in English.
And this one that we're talking about literally means head to head, although it has a different sense to the one that we've discussed today.
So this French expression that literally means head to head.
Is it a deja vu?
Be Tet a Tet or see bon voyage there?
What's the reaction been?
Well, we've had a good reaction, and most people seem to get it right.
A lot of people claiming that it's a very easy question.
All right, let's have a look.
A tongue drunk, Tongue said.
You can see clearly in accordance with the structure of head to head that B is being of the same one.
So let's hope the answer is B.
Geraldo Tajura said.
Be today.
It was an easy language challenge.
At least for me, it was be, uh Hooda Hooda Hooda said.
No idea on Marcos Raj era George Ario says, I guess it's letter B.
Well, you are right.
It is be Tetteh s says attack, which means private conversation or, ah, private chat and not a head to head battle, like the expression so aggressive we looked at and we've been having a nice Tetteh.
Unfortunately, it must come to an end.
But before we finish, can you recap the words that we've looked at today?
Of course.
Yes, we had the word clash, which means tohave.
An angry argument, the phrase head to head, which means in direct competition on the phrase Lose your cool to become angry or lose your temper.
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