Learn English with the News – Pope says gossip is a ‘plague worse than Covid’

Pope Francis, known as one of the most (if not the most) revolutionary popes in all history, has recently said that gossiping is worse than the coronavirus! A dramatic stance to say the least, it is certainly nothing short of controversial. Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Pope says gossip is a 'plague worse than Covid' | Definition Match

Match the words to the correct definitions.

Pope says gossip is a 'plague worse than Covid' | Fill in the Blank

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Pope says gossip is a 'plague worse than Covid' | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false.

 

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On Sunday September the 6 th, Pope Francis told his supporters that gossiping is a ‘plague worse than COVID’, and that it is seeking to divide the Roman catholic church. He urged people to keep away from anyone who gossips, and to avoid doing it yourself.
He originally had a different text prepared for his holy mass, but instead doubled down on his
frequent complaint about gossiping within the Vatican and the church communities as a whole.
Francis then went on to say that the devil is the ‘biggest gossiper’ who wants to split the church
with his lies.
As part of his effort to stop gossiping, he asked his followers ‘please brothers and sisters, let’s try not to gossip. Gossip is a plague worse than COVID. Worse. Let’s make a big effort: No gossiping!’
The pope has regularly warned of the risks of gossiping and has also protested against Internet trolls.
“If something goes wrong, offer silence and prayer for the brother or sister who makes a mistake,
but never gossip,” he said on Sunday.

Learn English with the News – More than 300 artists sign letter in support of striking London gallery workers

Uproar in the museum and arts industry makes its way to London! Check out the latest in what’s happening all over the news with Scrambled Eggs’ “Learn English with the News.” Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

More than 300 artists sign letter in support of striking London gallery workers | Definition Match

Match the words to the correct definitions.

More than 300 artists sign letter in support of striking London gallery workers | Fill In The Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

More than 300 artists sign letter in support of striking London gallery workers | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false

 

And that’s it for today’s English lesson, where you can improve your English with the news and current events. Do you have any comments or special requests for us for the next edition of Learn English with the News? Be sure to leave any feedback you have in the comments section below, as we would love to help you on your quest to learn the English language!

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Full Text:

“An open letter signed by more than 300 artists, including several former Turner prize winners, in
support of striking Tate workers has demanded the organisation uses 10% of the £7m it received
from the government to stop redundancies. The Tate is one of the most visited art galleries in
London.
Last year’s four Turner prize winners are among the signatories, who support the letter which says
multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multilingual, workers from low-income backgrounds will be cut out of
the arts sector without action.
The workers, who are on strike over the 313 job cuts across Tate Enterprises (TEL), say the money
awarded to the organisation as part of the government’s £1.57bn arts support package is not
being used to save jobs and the most precarious workers across the culture sector will be
expected to pay for the Covid-19 crisis.
They urge TEL to stop the redundancy process immediately and to start exploring new imaginative
ways to save jobs and avoid outsourcing. Tate has previously given TEL £5m from its reserves
which Tate said has prevented the TEL business from closing with the loss of all jobs, but the
workers are calling for funds to be used to save existing roles.
In response Tate said the decision to restructure TEL was a last resort and that it is offering
preferential treatment to those made redundant for any vacancies at Tate. It added that with
drastically reduced visitor numbers, there is simply not enough work to employ the same number
of people in our shops and catering outlets as before.
A spokesperson for Tate said that theTate is facing a £50m shortfall in self-generated income this
year and that they are doing all they can to mitigate the impact of that. They are halving all
budgets, freezing all but essential recruitment, a voluntary 10% pay cut has been taken by the
executive group, and they continue to argue for more government support.”

Learn English with the News – Oatly gets a sprinkling of stardust as it rides the wave of alt-milk

Oat milk is revolutionizing the industry of one of the most popular drinks across the world. As celebrities serve as living sponsors for the drink and younger generations tend to choose milk alternatives as a response to the global environmental crisis, Swedish oat milk Oatly is growing at an astronomical rate. Let’s learn about it with todays “Learn English with the News” segment, and don’t forget to check out our website for the accompanying English language exercises to improve your English!

Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Oatly gets a sprinkling of stardust as it rides the wave of alt-milk | Definitions Quiz

Match the word to the correct definition

Oatly gets a sprinkling of stardust as it rides the wave of alt-milk | Fill In The Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Oatly gets a sprinkling of stardust as it rides the wave of alt-milk | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false

 

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Full Text:

“As tastemakers go they don’t get much bigger than celebrity power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, with Jay-Z’s investment in the Oatly drinks brand sprinkling stardust on the booming alt-milk industry. Last week, the Swedish oat milk-maker was valued at $2bn (£1.56bn) after it sold a 10% stake to a star-studded cast of investors that included Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation, Natalie Portman and US private equity firm Blackstone. The $200m-share sale is a big moment for the food business, which, after several decades in the Swedish wilderness, is enjoying stratospheric growth thanks to a combination of guerrilla marketing and good timing. Sustainability reports are typically a dry affair but Oatly’s cut to the chase, offering a no-nonsense translation of what its promise to be “a good company” means. In short: “Don’t be evil!” This irreverent style has made oats sexy to under-40s trying to make more sustainable food choices. Oatly’s sales nearly doubled to $200m in 2019 and they see similar growth this year albeit with a coronavirus-sized caveat. The cash injection will be used to build a global network of factories. With the US now its biggest market. a second site is being built in Utah while a plant in Singapore will help its push into Asian markets. Although founded in the early 1990s, Oatly was little known outside Sweden until the arrival of their CEO Toni Petersson in 2012. The entrepreneur has made the brand stand out by hammering home the message that oat milk is better for the planet than producing cow’s milk, which generates higher greenhouse gas emissions. Oatly has come a long way from the labs of Lund University where in the early 90s Prof Rickard Öste – who co-founded the company with his brother Björn – set out to develop a plant-based alternative to cow’s milk. Öste’s patents underpin the manufacturing process and the academic remains the company’s head of science. The company is being tipped for a stock market listing although Petersson is tightlipped about what the future could hold. Big investors have been pouring money into plant-based food companies such as Beyond Meat, gambling that the number of people embracing vegan and vegetarian diets or becoming flexitarian (reducing their meat intake) will continue to grow. Many investors believe demand for plant milk will grow for a very long time. The naysayers however, say we are less than five years away from peak plant milk. While oat milk sales are booming, the demand for soy and almond milks has already plateaued in the UK. But Petersson bats away suggestions that oat milk is a fad, insisting the market is only in its infancy.”