Gerry's News Digest (English)

GarethHughesOnce a month, Gerry takes a look at stories in the news in Britain, Switzerland and around the world. He comments on stories and topics in the media. He deals with things that affect us all in a personal way and gets us thinking about topical issues. This podcast is for learners at B2 level or above. 

Gerry's News Digest is for more advanced users of English (at level B2 and above). The English is not simplified in any way. In his News Digest Gerry takes a personal look at some of the stories and topics from the news media in Britain, Switzerland and around the world. Sometimes it's the big political stories of the day, but more often he deals with things that affect us all in a more personal way - social issues, health matters, fashion, sport or culture. Anything that might catch your interest and get you thinking.

 

 

 

 

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Gerry’s News Digest 187: Referendum news, high heels trouble, sugar tax (3rd June, 2016)
Gerry’s News Digest 186: Sicilian driving culture, luck and punctuation (9th May, 2016)
Gerry’s News Digest 185: The 1916 Easter Rising, parental leave, NZ referendum (8th April, 2016)
Gerry’s News Digest 184: Referendum, British eating & drinking trends, new words (11th March, 2016)
Gerry’s News Digest 183: A wrong word, Millennials, a car story, a bike story (12th February, 2016)
Gerry’s News Digest 182: Predictions, leadership problems, alcohol and Swiss tipping (15th January, 2016)
Gerry’s News Digest 181: VAT, from rags to pads, Syria (18th December, 2015)
Gerry’s News Digest 180: State visits, energy policy, a church ad and Hillary (4th December, 2015)
Gerry’s News Digest 179: Tipping, anti-social hours, medals and refugee photos (20th November, 2015)
Gerry’s News Digest 178: Sugar, Westminster repairs and a rant about US jargon (6th November, 2015)
Gerry’s News Digest 177: The housing crisis, Nadiya, the Celts (23rd October, 2015)
Gerry’s News Digest 176: A new Labour leader, London traffic, Dutch cheese (9th October, 2015)
Gerry’s News Digest 175: Welsh beer, isolation, ladies’ carriages, cousins (25th September, 2015)
Gerry’s News Digest 174: Chilcot Inquiry, Banksy, migrants, thoughts from the shower (11th September, 2015)
Gerry’s News Digest 173: Transylvania, post-communist humour, the key to creativity (28th August, 2015)