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120. Bye Bye Queen!: Why Did Barbados Become a Republic? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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120. Bye Bye Queen!: Why Did Barbados Become a Republic? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

3 Desember 2021

On the 30th November 2021, Barbados became the world’s newest republic. They said goodbye to the British royal family, and after 400 years are now completely free from the UK! On today’s episode, let’s discuss why Barbados made this decision, and whether other countries might follow in their footsteps? TRANSCRIPT - You may also like... 2021 Word of the Year!! ‘NFTs,’ ‘Cheugy,’ and ‘Regencycore’ (English Vocabulary Lesson) 119. Should 16 Year Olds Be Allowed To Vote?: Voting Ages explained!! (English Vocabulary lesson) 118. What is the Great Resignation?: Why are Millions of People Quitting Their Jobs? (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List Easternmost (adj) - furthest towards the east of an area Lowestoft is the easternmost town in Great Britain Head of state (n) - the official leader of a country, often someone who has few or no real political powers (like a constitutional monarch or president) Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state in 15 countries Republic (n) - a country without a king or queen, usually governed by elected representatives of the people and a president A majority of Jamaicans want the island to become a republic Follow in (sb’s) footsteps (idiom) - to do the same thing as someone else She followed in her mother’s footsteps and started her own business Unique (adj) - being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual, or special in some way I’d recognize your handwriting anywhere - it’s unique To acknowledge (v) - to accept, admit, or recognize something, or the truth or existence of something He didn’t even acknowledge my presence Ruthlessly (adv) - in a way that shows no thought or worry about pain caused to others when deciding what you need to do She ruthlessly pursued her ambition, letting nothing get in her way To grant (v) - to give or allow someone something, usually in an official way They granted her an entry visa Reparation (n) - payment for harm or damage The company paid reparations to the victims of the explosion


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