English BBC

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jonbr.84
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English BBC
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2011-11-17 23:44:08
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English vocab from articles from BBC Learning home page
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  1. behind closed doors
    in private

    Ex: In general the US government has preferred to make its feelings known behind closed doors.
  2. undervalued
    been kept at a lower rate in relation to major currencies

    Ex: Mr Obama said many economists believed the yuan was undervalued by between 20 and 25%.
  3. counterpart
    in the equivalent post

    Ex: President Obama was told by his counterpart, Hu Jintao, that the problems in the American economy wouldn't be solved by an appreciation of the yuan.
  4. flagging
    performing weakly

    Ex: With the American economy still flagging, calls from politicians are mounting for tougher measures to be taken to force China to change its stance.
  5. mounting
    increasing

    Ex: With the American economy still flagging, calls from politicians are mounting for tougher measures to be taken to force China to change its stance.
  6. stance
    position

    Ex: With the American economy still flagging, calls from politicians are mounting for tougher measures to be taken to force China to change its stance.
  7. rhetoric
    language designed to persuade

    Ex: And with President Obama entering an election year, he may feel now is the time to raise the rhetoric.

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