Monkeypox: New disease spreads - BBC News Review

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New cases of Monkeypox virus are being discovered in the UK every day.

Outbreaks of the virus, which is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa, have now been outbreaks in at least 15 countries around the world. Global health authorities are meeting to discuss the situation.

Neil and Roy look at the vocabulary used in the headlines about this story.

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Video chapters:
0:00 - Introduction
0:28 - Story
1:32 - Headline 1: UK to announce more monkeypox cases as efforts ramp up to contain outbreak
3:55 – Headline 2: Monkeypox news – live: WHO says world faces ‘formidable’ challenges from virus as cases near 100
6:10 - Headline 3: POX SPREADS: Monkeypox outbreak explodes across Europe as cases in Spain and Italy traced to island festival with 80,000 revellers
7:45 - Language summary

Key words and phrases:

ramp up
increase level of something dramatically

* The company decided to ramp up production of the new phone after high demand.
* After being told his work wasn’t good enough, Clive decided to ramp up his efforts.

describes something that causes fear because it is difficult

* Marcela faced formidable challenges to get her project funded after the financial crash.
* The politician was forced to resign after her formidable opponent accused her of lying.

increases rapidly

* The number of people working from home exploded during the pandemic.
* Sales exploded after the celebrity was seen using the new phone.

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Trailblazer Aung

08.08.22 в 01:31

formidable and forbidding are same? please, could you explain me?

Moses Timothy

24.07.22 в 04:38

Dear President Putin,
I pray a good health to you.
God bless you
It is not cancer ♋️
Or kidney failures , or any serious problems,
But ordinary fever

Robert Pollock

05.07.22 в 13:05

WHAT A SILLY VIDEO! Do you think we are idiots?

meryem Da

25.06.22 в 15:25

I need to ramp up my English vocabulary as soon as possible to write well-developed essays. Also, a formidable knowledge from this channel will be sufficient to do so.

هبة الله

19.06.22 в 20:57

Where's the quiz


19.06.22 в 04:27

What the name of the man who is saying the bbc news report ?? His voice is fabulous ❤


12.06.22 в 20:27

It's extremely beneficial to recap what was being said in videos, it helps me stick the memorized words in my mind.
Thanks so much!


07.06.22 в 20:05

Find another word for witch-hunt. 11 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for witch-hunt, like: persecution, fishing-expedition, class war, treasure-hunt, inquisition, pogrom, witchhunt, reign-of-terror, tirade, smear campaign and mccarthyism.
BBC (Brussels Broadcasting Company ) programmes ?

Hama Sirwan

06.06.22 в 16:07


06.06.22 в 07:12

Brussels Broadcasting Company (BBC) ?
1995 population 57.9 million people
2022 population 67.9 million people
Liberal & labour open door political system has created
A housing crisis
NHS meltdown
Lack of school places
No gp’s
Crime crisis
Grooming gangs
Power shortage
Nhs waiting lists
5 million a day housing illegal immigrants
High house prices
Terror attacks on streets
Free speech outlawed
etc, etc


05.06.22 в 21:50

Awesome, we have both actualities news and english class. It's so cool, thans very much

Ipk1s btw

04.06.22 в 19:59

I sincerely appreciate you Dr Obulor on YouTube, I wonder what could have become of me if you weren't the one who handled my case.thanks for curing my monkeypox with your herbal medication, am grateful Dr..

Cynthia Alvarez

02.06.22 в 22:42

Thanks a lot for your videos. You´re great teachers!

Vicky Sunday

31.05.22 в 23:31

I’m very much excited to have come across Dr Igudia on YouTube who cured my Genital Herpes infection with his natural herbs medication which I ordered from him. All thanks to Dr Igudia

amrane abdellatif

31.05.22 в 19:27

We have learned three new words. Formidable, ramp up and explodes.

amrane abdellatif

31.05.22 в 19:24

Thanx you BBC for your intersting videos, its very helpful for learning more vocabularies.

Zohid Jumanazarov

31.05.22 в 18:17

Roy N1

Vivian Jennifer

30.05.22 в 22:28

I had Herpes Virus for over 11 years and over all these years was my worst experience in my life but all that changed when I came online and saw a lot of people talking about this great Dr Igudia on his YouTube channel who has the cure to Herpes virus. After ordering his herbal medication that was indeed the total end of my Herpes infection

Thanh Hà

30.05.22 в 12:40

Ivan Bodurov

30.05.22 в 10:46

I am still paying my tv licence.. what is the meaning of licence?

Ivan Bodurov

30.05.22 в 10:43

Thank you! You can do the same for hepatitis and anthrax..More words we need!And also formidable fear, if we have such


30.05.22 в 08:57


Mai Anh Nguyen

30.05.22 в 07:12

I can't access the link for script & audio :( Anyone here knows why? :(

For Yt

29.05.22 в 10:17

My favorite channel ,


29.05.22 в 05:54

actually English is such a formidable subject to learn , also to ramp up in short time.

Torque the prisoner

28.05.22 в 19:07

fearmongering is spreding it faster


28.05.22 в 13:21

all wish succes☺

Ingrid Donis

28.05.22 в 05:36

Hay thật sự, cảm ơn Đức Phúc mang cho mình dòng cảm xúc này!


28.05.22 в 02:17

Human-to-human transmission is thought to occur primarily through large respiratory droplets. Put your masks back on.


27.05.22 в 18:06


Scott S.

27.05.22 в 15:35

... why are they spreading monkeypox?
... do you remember Philadelphia?
.... are you able to put two and two together?
...A researcher at a Merck facility outside of Philadelphia found several vials that were labeled “smallpox,”
...Monkey on loose in Pennsylvania after crash on way to laboratory
...Missing monkeys captured after truck carrying 100 crashed in Central PA
....A pick-up truck transporting 100 labratory monkeys collided with a dump truck in Pennsylvania
....Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in colonies of monkeys kept for research.
...The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) partnered with the Munich Security Conference for its annual exercise on March 17, 2021—NTI's decision to use monkeypox for the fictional scenario and the timeline outlined in the non-profit organization's report has led some to the conclusion that it CREATED the current outbreak

Татьяна Вячеславовна Петрова

27.05.22 в 13:41

Thanks for the video! Ramp up and explode seem to be synonyms, don't they?

Тязегуль Язмедова

27.05.22 в 13:01

Hello everyone) I wanted to ask) Rump up can be used only in negative meaning or not

Πετρος Νικου

27.05.22 в 12:05

Formidable ramp up

Edward Kyle

27.05.22 в 07:29

It’s called DONKEYPOX

Joy Emeka

27.05.22 в 06:15

May God bless Dr Igudia on YouTube who cured my Herpes virus permanently with his natural herbs supplements after suffering from HSV2 for so many years.

Da Rev

26.05.22 в 23:54


Sabrina XX

26.05.22 в 17:24

How can the SAME SPECIES of so called hue-man without or little hue/color claim others are infected with monkey pox when we know white pregnant so called hue-man women MUST receive a VAX for the "Rh- factor" which means that THEY are the ONLY MONKEY POX SPREADERS since "Rh" stands for "RHESUS" MONKEY???

Артур Богданов

26.05.22 в 16:54

I hope Roy will get well. He looks not good

Trevor Smith

26.05.22 в 16:37

Demo side is going on. Look it up in the dictionary. Know what is going into your bodies in the name of 'health', people!

Vida Maria Ixchel

26.05.22 в 11:11

Money pox: just another side-effect from those toxic C-19 jabs.

Albert Einstein 2.0

26.05.22 в 07:01

Welcome all viruses desease globally, USA, Asia, Africa, Europe,astrilia,, india,china, pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, maxico Nigeria Nigar, Sudan, japan,Taiwan,Sri Lanka, UAE,arbi ,israil killing all 50% human..


26.05.22 в 06:40

2022 be like:

Jim Koolman

26.05.22 в 06:15

I Kid You Not,
Back in March 2021, The Nuclear Threat Initiative teamed up with the Munich Security Conferance.
They ran an exercise on global Pandemic preparedness.This included 19 senior leaders and experts from Europe, Asia,
Africa and the Americas.Combinig decades of combined experience in public health, bio technology,international security
and philanthropy.
The exercise scenario portrayed a deadly global pandemic invoving an unusual strain of monkeypox virus,that first emerges
in the fictional country of Brinia and eventually spreads globally.
As part of the scenario development process, a virtual conultation with experts was also run by NTI in december 2020.
Call Interpol weve been had.

Vadin Brykalov

26.05.22 в 05:45

My favorite in Spotify! thank you so much

To-ad W

26.05.22 в 05:03

Neil, I like your hair, if you could shave off your beard, you would be even more handsome

Noneofyour Business

26.05.22 в 00:45

Saying that monkey pox is completely idiotic… do your damn research…

Sun Shine!

25.05.22 в 22:10

When is yersinia pestis making a comeback? Antibiotic resistance is growing..

Nikita Y

25.05.22 в 20:08

It is the new world order, to immunize yourself just use natutal stones, crystals, they can cure diseases


25.05.22 в 17:33


25.05.22 в 16:11

Ramp up could be used it in formal writing?

Candee Jordan

25.05.22 в 14:15

Why is it called monkeypox? I see it comes from africa is that white people's way of being racist. It's a thousand thing's they could've named it.

Youstina Daoud

25.05.22 в 12:30

I would to thank all BBC team for great effort to make English language easier.

Youstina Daoud

25.05.22 в 12:30

I would to thank all BBC team for this great effort to make English language easier.

Youstina Daoud

25.05.22 в 12:30

I would thank all BBC team for this great effort to make English language easier.

gavin nall

25.05.22 в 12:00

They ramped up their efforts to make this video last longer by filling it with nonsense

Who Knows Anymore

25.05.22 в 11:36

So what lab in what country has created this one.

Dmitry Redkin

25.05.22 в 11:02

This is a WEF plot to control the sheeple. People are so damn stupid. HA HA HA.

Chheng Ravuth

25.05.22 в 10:49

Thanks for your great video


25.05.22 в 10:46

The NHS just edited their Monkeypox page…to make it scarier

few days ago the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) edited their Monkeypox page to alter the narrative in a few key ways.

Firstly, they removed a paragraph from the “How do you get Monkeypox?”section.

Up until a few days ago, according to archived links, the Monkeypox page said this, regarding person-to-person tranmission [emphasis added]:

It’s very uncommon to get monkeypox from a person with the infection because it does not spread easily between people.

…this has now been totally removed.

Secondly, they’ve removed this paragraph, which was present up until at least November of 2021 (and maybe much more recently, there are no archives between November and May) [emphasis added]:

Monkeypox] is usually a mild illness that will get better on its own without treatment. Some people can develop more serious symptoms, so patients with monkeypox in the UK are cared for in specialist hospitals.

The new “treatment” paragraph reads [again, emphasis added]…

Treatment for monkeypox aims to relieve symptoms. The illness is usually mild and most people recover in 2 to 4 weeks […] You may need to stay in a specialist hospital, so your symptoms can be treated and to prevent the infection spreading to other people.
So, they remove that it will “get better on its own”, and again reinforce the idea of spreading the disease despite this being described as “very uncommon” as recently as last week.

They even add a line about self-isolating, which was never mentioned before:

as monkeypox can spread if there is close contact, you will need to be isolated if you’re diagnosed with it.

Finally, they now include a warning you can get Monkeypox by eating undercooked meat, which will doubtless feed into the anti-meat narrative too (oh, wait, it already is).

To sum up, history is being re-written a little here.

Before, monkeypox “did not spread easily between people”. Now it does.

Before, monkeypox would “get better on its own without treatment”. Now it won’t.

It’s early days to say that Monkeypox is going to be the “new Covid”, and maybe this rollout will stall and be forgotten in a couple of weeks, but there’s no doubt they are taking some tips from the Covid playbook so far.

Kim Son

25.05.22 в 10:08

Thank you Neil and Roy and BBC Learning English so much for your very useful and interesting videos !

squeeze bag

25.05.22 в 10:03

Monkeypox, or shingles from the V?

Tiến Đèn Dầu

25.05.22 в 10:00

The number of English words after watching News Review is ramping up. Eventually, you have a formidable knowledge of English and explode in popularity

Glory Glory Blessed Hope...

25.05.22 в 08:13

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures


Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repent and turn away from your sin.
Romans 3:23 - "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Believe that Jesus is God's Son and that God sent Jesus to save you from your sins.
John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Confess Jesus as your Savior and Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 - “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”


25.05.22 в 07:02

Fake news

Rayhan Ahmed

25.05.22 в 05:08

Sry, I'm not sure that what Crash means?
Please elaborate this word and give one example how to use this word.
Can i use.. Ramp up, Exploded, Formidable this word in ieltes writing?

Farjana Yeasmin

25.05.22 в 04:44

Ramp up is a noun and It's a phrase.
Basically It's means increase sharply anything.

Nitin Jaiswal

25.05.22 в 02:37

Rise of the planets of the Monkeys

Beautiful Kashmir

25.05.22 в 02:19

I'm the person who are not understanding English.
But with help of BBC learning English
I'm in excited state rather than ground
Love you#BBClearningEnglish

youssef Jalabi

25.05.22 в 00:09

Where is your air Rony?

Frescuras e Vaidades

24.05.22 в 22:15

I always listen the podcast with Neil. So nice see his face hahahahah

Loredana Tagliaferri

24.05.22 в 19:41

Formidable stems from formidare ( latin) which means "be afraid of".

Raquel Perez

24.05.22 в 17:33

Besola Sebi

24.05.22 в 17:17

People who had vaccine -they will have monkeypox soon.
Doesn’t spread as u said .

mantas norvilas

24.05.22 в 17:08

I love you two voices.

Sueli Ishiyama

24.05.22 в 16:53

Today I learned the other meaning of the word "formidable'. Because until now I've known it only the positive side of this word. Thanks :))

Vince Wong

24.05.22 в 16:31

Roy has a fresh haircut. And does "suddenly ramp up" be an alternative to "explodes"?

Hieronymus Jacabus Princeps OSe

24.05.22 в 16:24

It's journalists spreading this like the other lies they tell daily.

Безнамордник Из Москвы

24.05.22 в 15:19

Stand for monkey!

Neo (Reloaded)

24.05.22 в 14:40

There was a sharp rise in cases at the beginning of the pandemic, which forced everyone to work from home.

serajeddin alassar

24.05.22 в 14:36

thank you so much

Neo (Reloaded)

24.05.22 в 14:36

My conclusion is that the words ramp up and explodes kind of mean the same, but when something explodes is like you have no control, meanwhile for ramping up you want the increase and make the effort to achieve that.

Neo (Reloaded)

24.05.22 в 14:33

I'm flabbergasted in Spanish we also have the word formidable, but I didn't know it has kind of opposite meanings. We would not say "a formidable obstacle" like in English. But we would say a formidable knowledge.

Neo (Reloaded)

24.05.22 в 14:26

You need to boost your efforts if you want to make a name for yourself in this changing world.

Neo (Reloaded)

24.05.22 в 14:24

With the new blockades, there has been a shortage of food. Hence, many companies are ramping up their production.

Wang Karry

24.05.22 в 14:23

Roy has a cool new hair cut

Neo (Reloaded)

24.05.22 в 14:22

The new sidewalk (pavement) in my street has ramps. It's amazing because it means we're becoming more inclusive.

Hasan Catalkaya

24.05.22 в 14:20

ramp up and explodes have similar meaning, differentiate with slight nuance

huajie666 liu

24.05.22 в 14:18

Ramp up. Ramp. Formidable teachers. Explode.

Nadia Prigol

24.05.22 в 14:04

Just many thanks as ever

Kim Bom

24.05.22 в 14:01

What's the meaning "reach out"


24.05.22 в 13:19

No to vacxine mandate hell no

Kaur Nihal

24.05.22 в 13:04

you both are looking very charming.
Thank you for this dominant information

Shaggy MP

24.05.22 в 13:01

Stop the monk

Shaggy MP

24.05.22 в 13:00


Miguel angel Perez

24.05.22 в 13:00

Thank you ! Very good explanation
Could be ramp up and explore synonyms in any case ?

Miguel angel Perez

24.05.22 в 13:00

Thank you ! Very good explanation
Could be ramp up and explode synonyms in any case ?

MD. Mahfilur rahman

24.05.22 в 12:56

Neil and Roy look so fresh today...

Tplay Tplay

24.05.22 в 12:54

Thank you for your helping

Jewel jibish Ponnu

24.05.22 в 12:54



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