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    ‘The SNP ignores Scottish Brexiteers!’ BBC’s Nick Robinson savages Sturgeon’s ‘hypocrisy’ – News 24

     Nick Robinson took the SNP’s position on Brexit to task this morning, questioning why Nicola Sturgeon ignored Scottish Leavers Robinson insisted the SNP should respect the 38 percent of Scots who voted to leave, during an interview with the party’s deputy leader in Westminster The BBC political host also hit out at the SNP for their plan to stay inside the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy   More than a million people in Scotland voted to leave the EU during the 2016 referendum, making up 38 percent of Scotland  Speaking to Kirsty Blackman on the Today programme, Robinson suggested that the SNP was “hypocritical”  He said that the support for independence was not…

  • Why take a gap year? Listen to 6 Minute English
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    Why take a gap year? Listen to 6 Minute English

    Neil: Hello. This is 6 Minute English and I’m Neil. And joining me to do this is Georgina. Georgina: Hello. Neil: Now, Georgina, I know you went to university to study for a degree but before you moved from college to university, did you take a year off? Georgina: I did. Neil: Well, you’re not alone. Many students choose to take a break from their studies to travel or gain work experience before moving on to university. Georgina: Yes, and this is what we call a ‘gap year’. Neil: And in this programme we’re talking about taking a gap year and why doing this has become more important than ever.…

  • How seven kids came back from the dead – BBC Stories
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    How seven kids came back from the dead – BBC Stories

    In that moment I thought ‘OK, now I’m going to die.’ This man comes running towards us. And he repeats the same words. They’re all dead. They’re all dead. They’re all dead. They felt cold. They were ice cold. They’re clinically dead… young teenagers. I remember now. It was… so freezing – it was so cold. And there was… ice on the water. Yeah. Sorry. It was hard weather. It was very windy. The boat flipped in the middle of the sea. Then… all the people fell out. I landed under the boat. And when I came… up from the water… the nightmare began. Everybody was screaming and everything was……

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    The joy of free diving: 6 Minute English

    Neil: Hello. This is 6 Minute English, and I’m Neil. Georgina: And I’m Georgina. Neil: Now Georgina, what do you know about free diving? Georgina: Free diving is a sport where people dive underwater as deep as they can without carrying air tanks, so just by holding their breath. Neil: That’s right. We’re going to find out today about a world record free diver. But first a question – and this is a physics one. On dry land, at sea level, the pressure or weight of all the air above us is known as an atmosphere. How far underwater do you have to go until the weight of water is…

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    The joy of free diving: 6 Minute English

    Neil: Hello. This is 6 Minute English, and I’m Neil. Georgina: And I’m Georgina. Neil: Now Georgina, what do you know about free diving? Georgina: Free diving is a sport where people dive underwater as deep as they can without carrying air tanks, so just by holding their breath. Neil: That’s right. We’re going to find out today about a world record free diver. But first a question – and this is a physics one. On dry land, at sea level, the pressure or weight of all the air above us is known as an atmosphere. How far underwater do you have to go until the weight of water is…

  • Iorek’s FIERCE take down of Magisterium guards! | His Dark Materials – BBC
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    Iorek’s FIERCE take down of Magisterium guards! | His Dark Materials – BBC

    This is not good. He’s gonna tear everything apart! We’ve got to stop him. Iorek! Stop! Iorek! Clear the square. Move! Look alive then boys. Level him. Fire! Reload. Reload immediately! Stop! Let go of him! I told you. If they fight, they die! You owe me a debt. Now you can repay it. Do as I ask. Don’t fight these men. You owe her a debt too? Damn Iorek, you’re wracking up debts faster than me. Heard there was some action occurring, I thought I’d come see what’s going on. Hello again, Mr. Syssellman. You having fun? I hope so. Just turn around and walk away with me. Please.…

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    6 ways to use ‘late’: what does ‘late’ mean? – English In A Minute

    Hi, everyone! ‘Late’ is a very useful word. Find out why on this English In A Minute. The most common meaning of late is ‘after the correct time’. It can go before a noun as an adjective. I had a late breakfast so I took the late train. Or it can modify a verb as an adverb. I arrived late to class because the train came late. And don’t forget, you can be ‘late for’ something. I’m going to be late for my own wedding! ‘Late’ can also mean ‘near the end of a period of time’. We didn’t go to bed until late at night. We often talk about…

  • What does ‘big data’ mean?
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    What does ‘big data’ mean?

    Feifei: Neil, what are you doing? That’s the biggest spreadsheet I’ve ever seen! Neil: Hi, Feifei. Yes, just you wait. I’m developing a product that will revolutionise English teaching! Feifei: Great. So why are you looking at screens of numbers? Neil: Not numbers, data. Big data! This is what I need. And that is the expression we’re talking about in The English We Speak. Feifei: How do you plan to use this data? Neil: I haven’t figured it out yet. But that’s not important. Everyone’s talking about big data. Feifei: It is a hot topic. But big data is all about analysis. You need to know what to do with…

  • My Melancholy Blues [Video, bbc session] 1977/News Of the World Tour (With Subtitle)
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    My Melancholy Blues [Video, bbc session] 1977/News Of the World Tour (With Subtitle)

    I mean like doing melancholy blues One particular storm that it’s it’s so different from anything that we’ve done before It’s nice. I mean, you know, it’s nice. It’s really difficult at the same time, but it’s something that we’re not used to Another party’s over And I’m not cold sober, my baby left me somebody new I don’t wanna talk about it, Want to forget about it Wanna be intoxicated with that special brew So get me Let me So Don’t expect me To behave perfectly, And wear that sunny smile My guess is I’m in for a cloudy and overcast Don’t try and stop me ‘Cause I’m heading…