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157. Why Do Countries Change Their Names? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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157. Why Do Countries Change Their Names? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

27 Juni 2022

CLICK HERE TO DONATE OR SUPPORT THE PODCAST!!!! - Sometimes a country will change its name. In recent years, Swaziland became Eswatini, Cape Verde became Cabo Verde, and Turkey is now Türkiye! But why do countries change their names? Let’s discuss this today on Thinking in English! TRANSCRIPT --- You may also like... 156. Should Owning a Dog Be Illegal!?!? (English Vocabulary Lesson) Learning English From the News?!? (with SEND7 Podcast) How to Improve Your PUBLIC SPEAKING! 155. What is an Endangered Language? (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (  Blog - Vocabulary List Intention (n) - something that you want and plan to do It wasn’t my intention to exclude her from the party - I just forgot her Anglicised (adj) - made English in sound, appearance, or character Immigrants to the US often anglicised their names Pride (n) - feelings of worth and respect The country’s national pride has been damaged by sporting failures Synonymous (adj) - having the same meaning The words “ annoyed” and “irritated” are synonymous To adopt (v) - to accept or start to use something new I think it is time to adopt a new approach to climate change To ditch  (v) - to get rid of something that is no longer wanted The criminals ditched the stolen car in a different town To signal (v) - to show that you intend or are ready to do something The death of Chairman Mao signalled the end of an era in Chinese history Long-standing (adj) - having existed for a long time He broke our long-standing agreement


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