Queen agrees Harry and Meghan plan: BBC News Review

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Learn English vocabulary from the news: The Queen has said she supports Harry and Meghan's plan to divide their time between the UK and Canada. But she has told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex there are details still to work out. Learn the vocabulary the world's media is using to discuss this story in our new-look News Review.
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Key words and phrases:

shrewd
showing good judgement that leads to an advantage

I made a shrewd investment and used the profit to buy a car.
Getting both parties to agree on a ceasefire was a shrewd move.

progressive
modern and encouraging change

It's a new political party that has very progressive policies.
At one time mixed-sex schools were considered progressive.

railroaded
forced into doing something

I was railroaded into signing the contract before I read it properly.
The first offer was cheap, but I was railroaded into buying the upgrade.



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Very good lesson. Moreover, the new style is well come. You two make a good team. I can feel the good vibrations between you two.

Author — Inigo Galo

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Much more interesting this new format!

Author — Vinicius Serra

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WHY CANADA
CANADA DOES NOT NEED ANY ROYAL EXPENSE! - THEY SHOULD PAY THEIR OWN WAY - NOT THE TAX PAYERS

Author — Liz Leveillee

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I just love how they know shrewd it's an unusual word and they constantly repeat it in order to the audience to get familiar with it.
Well done BBC Learning English team.

Author — Luis Baldassari

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I always follow your News Review with great pleasure. Dan and Catherine: you're great.. and even greater in this talk-show version

Author — Nicola Siliprandi

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I made a shrewd decision when I worked abroad, because, I was able to sent my son to college.
my decision made my son progressive because his kind of work is a little bit decent than mine
my decision to work abroad was quite railroaded because I don't like to work far from home

Author — Elizabeth Armada

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It's the first time that I watch a BBC News Review video and it was very educational.
Thanks for creating this kind of content!

Author — Jorge Alaniz

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I love News Review, so well explained, if it had subtitles would be perfect.

Author — Edith Esther Arari

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Really love this session. Learn new words and how to use it in various situations.

Author — Vongsokunthy Koun

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Thank you, glad I found this channel.

Author — Tiffani Vu

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Wow, great! The format is very very interesting and I'm railroaded to watch the other videos :)

Author — Andressa Rodrigues

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0:17 'The Queen is backing a plan..', what the word 'backing' means here, does it come from ^back' ??

Author — Candy Twiggy Twist

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I absolutely love this, so glad I bumped into this video, thank you.

Author — Miriam Hernandez

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Shrewd
Railroaded
Progressive
Went off the rails
Opens up
Stiff upper lip

Author — Amany Elashry

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Actually I have a brilliant solution! People like them can pay for themselves! what do you think?

Author — Malgorzata Burkiewicz

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The new style of news review is awesome ! Pretty like a quality talk show or a conversation channel. Really like it. Thanks BBC Learning English !
Dan and Catherine are the best😀

Author — 79 Cyclamate

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Dan
ur laugh is therapeutic 😍😍😍😍😭😭😭❤😘

Author — Yagin Abdallah

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“He was a strong-minded man, sir, SHREWD, practical, and as unimaginative as I am myself.” (Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Hound of the Baskervilles”)

Author — Ferat Bey

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Thank you!!! I'm getting better everyday!!! it's really helpful to increase vocabulary!!!

Author — nefertiri1106

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Oh, I just love it! Thank you!!!! words are so much fun!

Author — Oksana Tymoshenko