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.

 

 

 

 

Subscribe to this podcast:
  • image description
  • image description

ARCHIVES:

Gerry’s News Digest 148: Historic sexual abuse, football and Merkel’s new word (18th July, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 147: 4th July and the Tea Party, e-books vs paper (4th July, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 146: Abdication, Gibraltar, Scotland & EU, how Americans talk (20th June, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 145: Google at the European Court, Irish pubs, more new words (6th June, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 144: Eurovision Song Contest, modern teenagers, Schottenfreude (23rd May, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 143: UKIP etc, motorbike adventure, inaudibility and Welsh names (9th May, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 142: Prenups, old-time recycling, vegetarian sausages (25th April, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 141: World War I, plain words and the European debate (11th April, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 140: Discrimination against women, skiing apps, skin colouring (28th March, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 139: Beer, police and “assortative mating” (14th March, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 138: The über-middles, traffic signals, Scottish referendum (28th February, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 137: The BBC, a famous legal case, water cannons (14th February, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 136: A company that makes bags, Hotel Mama and Thomas Cook ( 31st January, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 135: Looking back (numbers and words from 2013) and forward (17th January, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 134: Anti-smoking laws, German humour again and communities (20th December, 2013)