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Welcome to News In Slow English! Tune in every week to hear the latest stories, delivered in clear, slow English that’s perfect for intermediate language learners.

On the Podcast page you’ll find the latest episode, and all the previous ones in case you missed one.

Additionally, on the blog you’ll find comprehension questions based around every episode so you can check how much you understood, and the transcript to help you with any difficult vocabulary. Enjoy!




First, read through these questions. Then, listen to the podcast and try to answer the questions. If you find it difficult, read the transcript while listening to the podcast, and focus on the way the words are pronounced.

What two theories have the french media proposed to explain England's recent success in cycling?
They suggested that extra team GB have more funding available to them, and that they have superior muscle power.
How old is the former head of the European Olympics Committee?
He is 71.
What is the verb used to mean 'selling a ticket for more than its face value'?
Ticket touting: to tout tickets.
What has caused the recent fall in the value of the pound?
The recent referendum which decided that Britain would leave the EU.
[Which members of the government are currently not in office, and why?»]The Prime Minister, Chancellor and Health Secretary are all on holiday.[/accordion_item]
What is the most positive part of the new children's health plan?
Despite being generally disappointing, it does at least promote sport.
What has Germany's immigration policy been for the past year?
They have been welcoming refugees in an ‘open door’ policy.
Why has Angela Merkel been criticised recently regarding immigration?
Two of the three recent violent attacks in Bavaria were comitted by asylum seekers, which has caused some people to distrust immigrants.
How long was the previous longest aircraft in the world?
92-8 = 84 metres
What are the two main planned uses of the new Airlander?
Military surveillance and aid work.

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