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 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)
Gerry’s News Digest 133: Word of the year, cycling in London, popular TV programmes (6th December, 2013)
Gerry’s News Digest 132: World population, Plebgate again, confidence, writing tips (22nd November, 2013)
Gerry’s News Digest 131: China and its art, its history and social issues (8th November, 2013)
Gerry’s News Digest 130: E-cigarettes, school dinners, Swiss airline (11th October, 2013)
Gerry’s News Digest 129: Tunnelling, chocolate, Welsh women bishops (27th September, 2013)
Gerry’s News Digest 128: David Frost, Hardin vs Ostrom, living in Germany (13th September, 2013)
Gerry’s News Digest 127: Tourist destinations, a Welsh memorial, office life (30th August, 2013)
Gerry’s News Digest 126: European Day of Languages, global English and Chinese bronzes (19th July, 2013)
Gerry’s News Digest 125: The G8 photo, the miserable French, cryptic crosswords (5th July, 2013)