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  • Hi, I'm Neil.

  • This is news review from BBC Learning English.

  • Joining me is Katherine.

  • Hi, Catherine.

  • Hello, Neil and hello, everybody.

  • Yes, it's official.

  • The worlds of music and politics meet as American rapper Kanye West confirms he is going to run for the presidency of the United States.

  • If you want to test yourself on the vocabulary that we cover in this program, you can find a quiz on our website at BBC Learning english dot com.

  • But now let's hear some more about that story from this BBC Radio One News beat Report on Over in the US Kanye West has officially launched his campaign to run for president.

  • He cried on stage about abortion but said it should stay legal.

  • Some think it's all a publicity stunt, though we don't know if you'll get enough support to actually get on the voting papers.

  • So American Rubber Kanye West has officially launched his attempt to become the next president of the United States.

  • Now it's not certain whether he will be able to take this law this attempt to the second stage because he needs a certain amount of support if he gets that support his name will appear on the voting papers.

  • We'll have to wait and see.

  • Okay, So what's the language being used in the media to talk about this story?

  • Yes, We have launches a bit rambling on chaotic launches.

  • A bid rambling on chaotic.

  • Let's hear your first headline, please.

  • We're starting with the BBC here in the UK today On the headline US Election 2020 Kanye West launches unconventional bid for presidency launches a bid starts an attempt to achieve something.

  • Yes, three word expression here launches L A u N c H e s.

  • The second word is Ah, on the third word.

  • B i d bid.

  • Now you will notice in the headline The word are is missing Headline writers, as we know, like to drop small words like a on on the But the full phrase is launches a bit.

  • Now.

  • First thing, Neil, do not confuse the word launches with lunches.

  • No, There's a different sound, isn't there?

  • There's the aw sound in that word launches we're looking at Yes, along or launch is not the short lunches.

  • Lunches are midday meals, but launch.

  • If you launch something, you officially start it now Launch often is referred to things like businesses.

  • If you launch a business, you start a business.

  • If you launch an attempt to do something, you start an attempt to do something.

  • And that attempt to do something is often known as a bid.

  • So if you want to do something which is often quite difficult on competitive on often in a visit, um, official sense, you launch a bit to do some.

  • Okay, so I've got plans to go for a run after work today.

  • Could I say that I'm launching a bid Thio run five kilometers?

  • Not really, Neil.

  • No, I'm afraid you're not important or official enough.

  • Launching a bit often is referring to really kind of big things, often in the public arena.

  • So you could say that many companies and organizations are launching bids to be the first people to reach the planet Mars.

  • Just this week, the United Arab Emirates have sent a rocket into space attempting to get to Mars.

  • So this official attempt to do something is when we launch a bid, Okay, And we also, as you mentioned here, this a lot in the world of business, you can hear about a company launching a takeover bid.

  • Yes, a takeover bid is very, very common.

  • You launched a takeover bid.

  • One company tries to dominate and take over and own another smaller company.

  • Usually.

  • Okay, let's have a summary.

  • If you would like to practice the or sound, we have a program all about it from our Siri's sounds of English.

  • Where can they find it?

  • Catherine.

  • You can find more practice of the long or sound by clicking the link.

  • Okay, what's your second headline?

  • Second headline comes from the Telegraph again.

  • Here in the UK, a tearful Kanye West launches presidential campaign with rambling rally, rambling, confusing and too long Yes, rambling or a M B l i N g.

  • Now, Neil, have you ever been for a ramble in the countryside?

  • I have been for many a ramble in the countryside.

  • Um, this word means ah kind of walk where Perhaps you're not entirely sure where you're going.

  • You're you're taking your time.

  • It might be a little bit aimless.

  • Let's say Yeah, quite a long walk.

  • Often you walk for quite a long time.

  • Yeah, I'm not sure where you're going.

  • That's right.

  • It doesn't really matter anyway.

  • That's the literal meaning, isn't it?

  • That is the literal meaning.

  • If you ramble, you have a long walk somewhere.

  • You don't really know where you're going.

  • But in this sense, when we're talking about speech in particular, when people are rambling, it means they're talking for a long time.

  • They're not always focused in what they're saying.

  • They change direction in their speech, they go off topic.

  • Maybe they repeat themselves.

  • It's sometimes quite hard to follow what they're saying, or they're saying the same thing over and over again.

  • This way of speaking a really good way to describe this is they are rambling.

  • Yes, and if anybody watching news of you saw our rehearsal, they would really understand what rambling is.

  • Yes, we really do ramble in our rehearsals.

  • They take a lot longer than the actual show, and we talk about all kinds of things which aren't to do with news review.

  • And then we practice them over and over again.

  • It z really quite a rambling rehearsal sometimes, but when we like to think we get it right in the show itself.

  • Yeah, we hope that this version isn't rambling.

  • No, too.

  • But anyway, let's have a summary.

  • Now it's an interesting fact that some people's political views change as they age, isn't it, Neil?

  • Absolutely.

  • And if you would like to hear a program about how people's opinions change with age, they can click in the link below.

  • What's our next headline on our third headline today Comes from the Guardian again in the UK it reads like this God, abortion and better acoustics.

  • Kanye West launches campaign with chaotic rally Chaotic without order, Confused?

  • Yes.

  • Chaotic C H a O T.

  • I C.

  • The C H is pronounced not chaotic.

  • Now.

  • Chaotic is an objective.

  • The noun form is chaos.

  • C H a O.

  • S.

  • If something is chaotic, it has no organization or bad organization.

  • It's noisy, It's messy.

  • It's about an event that is really kind of out of control.

  • You don't really know what's happening.

  • It's very, very disorganized.

  • Yes, Have you ever seen shopping Catherine on the Black Friday sales Black Friday When it's a few weeks before Christmas, isn't it when everything's really, really cheap in the shops?

  • No, Neil.

  • I never have bean into a shop on Black Friday, and I never will.

  • Have you seen what it looks like on TV.

  • That's the reason I won't go.

  • It's completely chaotic.

  • There's people fighting in the shops.

  • There's too many.

  • No shop assistant says things fly in everywhere.

  • Sometimes they even have to call the police.

  • Because the shops are so chaotic on Black Friday, it sometimes looks even quite dangerous.

  • So I don't go.

  • I don't go.

  • And what about the kids parties near Children's parties?

  • How are you enjoying those these days?

  • Even more chaotic than Black Friday.

  • Okay.

  • Do you call the police is Well, I'd love Thio.

  • Okay, let's have a summary time now for a recap of our vocabulary.

  • Yes, we hard launches a bid starts an attempt to achieve something We had rambling, confusing and too long.

  • Finally, we had chaotic without order, confused.

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  • Stay safe and see you next time.

Hi, I'm Neil.

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