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 154: Ada Lovelace, René Laennec, Ig Nobel, political crisis (7th November, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 153: Antibiotics, pasta, chores and good husbands (24th October, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 152: The Longitude Prize, a letter to the editor, Indian words (10th October, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 151: Scottish referendum, the risks of sitting, vaping (26th September, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 150: Trouble in the skies, problems with the police, your clothes (12th September, 2014)
Gerry’s News Digest 149: Everyday sexism, Commonwealth Games, to be honest (29th August, 2014)
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)