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127. What is Happening in Kazakhstan?: Massive Protests Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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127. What is Happening in Kazakhstan?: Massive Protests Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson)

7 Januari 2022

Massive protests, the resignation of the government, widespread violence, and Russian-led security forces. What is happening in Kazakhstan? Let’s talk about it on today’s episode of Thinking in English!! TRANSCRIPT -- You may also like... 126. The Most Unstable Country in the World?: What is Happening in Sudan? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 125. New Zealand’s Smoking Ban Explained!!: Should We Ban Cigarettes? 124. Who was Desmond Tutu?: The Life of an Extraordinary Man Explained!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) 123. Should We Boycott China’s Winter Olympics? (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List Take to the streets (phrase) - when people take to the streets, they express their opposition to something in public and often violently Thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against food shortages Steppe (n) - a large area of land with grass but no trees, especially in eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia The people have lived for centuries on the Central Asian steppes Landlocked (adj) - Completely surrounded by other countries, with no ocean borders Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country Swathe (n) - a large areas especially of land Huge swathes of rainforest are being cleared for farming and mining To emerge (v) - the become known or develop as a result of something New business opportunities will emerge with advances in technology Consolidated (adj) - made stronger and more certain He was re-elected for another four years and his power was consolidated To rock (v) - If an event rocks a group of people or society it causes feelings of shock The managing director’s resignation rocked the whole company Blackout (n) - an action taken to make certain that information about something is not reported to the public There was a news blackout after the revolution Peacekeeping (n) - the activity of preventing war and violence, especially using armed forces not involved in a disagreement to prevent fighting The UN sent a peacekeeping force to Rwanda


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