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Mobilize equipment!

1 Worker worked in a new hospital building in himself for 10 days to treat patients from a virus outbreak in Wuhan in central Hubei province of China.
The above description relates to a deadly virus outbreak in China at the moment. Causing government health agencies to deal with it urgently Initially, the hospital was built to accommodate thousands of patients as well as it can.
Moreover, there is a state command to close the Wuhan city both enter and leave in a long time.

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January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020
A look at the best news photos from around the world.

Excavators work at the building site of a new hospital being built in 10 days to treat patients from a virus outbreak in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.
1Excavators work at the building site of a new hospital being built in 10 days to treat patients from a virus outbreak in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a gift from Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan during the official opening ceremony of Turkish-German University's new campus in Istanbul, Turkey.
2German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a gift from Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan during the official opening ceremony of Turkish-German University's new campus in Istanbul, Turkey.
Camel-mounted soldiers gather during rehearsals for the upcoming Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina hill, which houses India's most important ministries and the presidential palace in New Delhi, India.
3Camel-mounted soldiers gather during rehearsals for the upcoming Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina hill, which houses India's most important ministries and the presidential palace in New Delhi, India.
Hindu devotees arrive to take a holy swim at Sangam, the meeting point of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the bathing day of Mauni Amavasya at the yearly Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India.
4Hindu devotees arrive to take a holy swim at Sangam, the meeting point of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the bathing day of Mauni Amavasya at the yearly Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India.
Japan's Naomi Osaka sits with her towel over her head during a break in her third-round loss to Coco Gauff of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.
5Japan's Naomi Osaka sits with her towel over her head during a break in her third-round loss to Coco Gauff of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.
Children play in the snow in Kabul, Afghanistan.
6Children play in the snow in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part in a climate strike protest during the 50th World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
7Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part in a climate strike protest during the 50th World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he watches Chinese Lions perform, as he hosts a Chinese New Year reception at 10 Downing Street in central London.
8Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he watches Chinese Lions perform, as he hosts a Chinese New Year reception at 10 Downing Street in central London.
Swiss artist Alain Roche plays the piano hanging from a crane during a concert at a construction site in Munich, Germany.
9Swiss artist Alain Roche plays the piano hanging from a crane during a concert at a construction site in Munich, Germany.
 

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6 Minute English

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Women in politics

EPISODE 200123 / 23 JAN 2020

 

Introduction

Thousands of women have signed up with 50:50 Parliament to register their interest in standing as an MP (Member of Parliament) in the UK. What's inspiring them to get involved? Sam and Georgina discuss the engagement of women in politics and teach you related vocabulary.

This week's question

Which country has the highest percentage of women in its parliament? Is it:

a) Rwanda

b) Sweden 

c) New Zealand

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary

to stand
to be a candidate in an election 

to see yourself (doing something)
to imagine that it is possible for you to do something 

the prospect of
the possibility of 

jargon
vocabulary and expressions related to a particular job 

a disadvantaged background
growing up in a family situation without much money 

to tailor (what you say)
to change (how you speak) to make it suitable for a particular group

Transcript 

Note: This is not a word-for-word transcript     

Sam
Hello. This is 6 Minute English, I'm Sam. 

Georgina
And I'm Georgina. 

Sam
How do you do feel about politics, Georgina? 

Georgina
Well, there’s a lot around at the moment! 

Sam
Yes, indeed! 

Georgina
One thing I would like to see in politics, particularly British politics, is more women in parliament. About 34% of our MPs are women, which is the highest it’s ever been, but it’s still not close to 50%. 

Sam
In order to be elected though, you first have to stand, don’t you? 

Georgina
Yes, we use the verb stand when you are a candidate someone can vote for. 

Sam
Women in politics is our topic today. Before we get into it, today’s question. Which country has the highest percentage of women in its parliament? Is it:
a) Rwanda
b) Sweden
c) New Zealand
What do you think, Georgina?

Georgina
I’m not sure. I know New Zealand was one of the first countries to allow women to vote and they currently have a female prime minister – but I think it’s actually an African country. So I’m going to say Rwanda. 

Sam
OK. We’ll see if you’re correct at the end of the programme. There are a number of projects in the UK at the moment trying to get more women interested in standing for parliament. One of these is the campaign ‘sign-up-to-stand’ from an organisation called 50:50 Parliament. Lucrece Grehoua is someone who has taken up that challenge and is hoping to stand in upcoming elections. She was a guest on the BBC Radio programme Woman’s Hour. She wasn’t always interested in politics, though. How does she describe it? 

Lucrece Grehoua
I didn’t really see myself in the Houses of Parliament. When we see it on TV it looks extremely boring, politics looks boring, especially as a young person and so when I saw that 50:50 Parliament were including women and including young women, including a diverse range of young women, I thought ‘wow, this is really for me and it can be for me’. So I decided to #signuptostand. Ever since I’ve just been excited at the prospect of me standing for parliament.

Sam
What was her original feeling about politics? 

Georgina
Boring! She thought it was boring, particularly as a young person. In fact she couldn’t see herself as a politician. She couldn’t imagine herself doing it. 

Sam
She says that she is now excited at the prospect of standing. What does she mean by that? 

Georgina
The prospect of something is the possibility of something. So before, she thought it was boring, now she’s excited at the possibility that she could be a member of parliament. 

Sam
So, what was it that made her change her mind and think that politics wasn’t so boring after all? Here’s Lucrece Grehoua again. 

Lucrece Grehoua 
I think everybody has a politician within them because we all get anger about something but unfortunately when we see it, it’s all jargon, it’s not very… words that we can understand. Even just as a working class person who hasn’t, you know, been to a private school and who’s come from a disadvantaged background and so I realised politics is for absolutely everybody, it’s just the way that you speak about it has to be tailored to everyone. 

Sam
One of the things she didn’t like about politics was the jargon. 

Georgina
Well, no one likes jargon, do they? Jargon is the very specific language and vocabulary relating to a particular profession. Inside the profession people know what it means, but from outside it can seem very complicated and confusing. 

Sam 
Lucrece said she came from a disadvantaged background. This means that when she was growing up her family didn’t have very much money and that made life and study very difficult. 

Georgina
But even though, or maybe because, she came from a disadvantaged background she has become interested in politics and thinks that it can be something for everyone, but rather than use jargon you have to tailor the way you speak for everyone. To tailor something is to make it fit – in the same way that a tailor makes clothes fit, you can tailor your language to make it easy for everyone to understand. And one way to do that is to cut out the jargon

Sam
That’s just about all we have time for today. But before we review the vocabulary, it’s time to get the answer to today’s quiz question. Which country has the highest percentage of women in its parliament? Is it:
a) Rwanda
b) Sweden
c) New Zealand
Georgina, what did you say? 

Georgina
I made an educated guess of Rwanda. 

Sam
An educated guess and a correct guess. Well done. And well done to everyone else who got that right too! According to 2019 figures, Rwanda’s parliament has over 60% women MPs. Go Rwanda! OK, let’s remind ourselves of today’s vocabulary. 

Georgina
Of course. To stand is the verb we use when someone is a candidate in an election – when someone stands for election you can vote for them. 

Sam
If you can see yourself as something, it means that you can imagine yourself doing that thing. 

Georgina
The prospect of something, is the possibility of something, so for example, the prospect of becoming an MP is something that excites Lucrece. 

Sam
Something that we all hate, except when we use it ourselves, is jargon. Words and language that are very specific to a particular job and which are difficult for people outside that profession to understand. 

Georgina
People who grow up without enough money and without access to education can be said to come from a disadvantaged background

Sam
And finally, to tailor something is to change it to make it suitable for a particular purpose. 

Georgina
So for example, if you want to make politics accessible for more people, you have to tailor your language and cut out the jargon

Sam
Indeed! Well, it’s time for us to go now, but do join us again soon. Bye for now. 

Georgina
Bye!

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After days of concern, Bangkok air quality now ‘excellent’

Jan 25. 2020
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By THE NATION

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) has reported air quality in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces are at "excellent" to "moderate" levels with PM2.5 under the safety standard used by the department.

Charts from the PCD show that air quality in Bangkok is mostly in "blue" (excellent) and "green" (good) levels, while certain districts such as Wangthonglang and Bang Kho Laem were "yellow", which means the air quality is at a moderate level. The department said that all outdoor activities are safe for all groups.

People can monitor the PM2.5 situation through Air4Thai.com, ‘Air4Thai’ mobile application, and bangkokairquality.com.

 

Air purifiers installed around Victory Monument

Jan 24. 2020

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By THE NATION

The Rajaprajanukron Foundation, under Royal Patronage, installed four air- purifiers on Friday (January 24) in the vincinites of Victory Monument in a trial of their effectiveness in filtering out PM2.5 dust particles, said Silpasuay Raweesaengsoon, permanent secretary of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), on Friday (January 24).

The machines can purify polluted air at the rate of two cubic metres per second. Placed in areas with heavy traffics, they help reduce the level of pollution caused by vehicle emissions.

The purifiers will be switched on daily from 5am to 12am, and 2pm to 8pm.

“If the air purifiers prove practical, they will be installed at bus stops, schools, and other busy places, ” the permanent secretary said.

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FINISHED

January 25, 2020

 


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