English In Use – ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’

A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in a way that you might think is intended to confuse but it’s all perfectly clear to the native speaker.

News Round Up 39

News Round Up

by Patrick O’Connor

INTERESTING theory put forward this week by the former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine that British people may be so wealthy that they lack the ‘national will’ needed to secure an economic recovery,.

Lord Heseltine told The Independent said that one theory why Britain’s growth was sluggish compared with India and China was because – unlike the UK – those countries had ‘real problems’.