US says it is ‘not responsible’ for the Turkish lira’s dramatic fall. Turkey accuses the US of ‘stabbing it in the back’. The White House says it is monitoring the situation. There are also fears of the effects reaching other economies.

Catherine and Dan discuss the key language from this story.

Key words and phrases:

perfect example of something
•After a textbook pass from Rob, Dan scored a textbook goal!
•The suspect was set free after a textbook legal defence made by her lawyer.

feelings of nervousness or anxiety
•Everyone gets jitters before an exam. Don’t worry. You’ll do well.
•He’s nervous. Speaking in public gives him the jitters. I’ll make him a cup of tea.

made more important than it should be
•Reports are talking about large numbers of people, but I think they are overblown.
•She’s got such an overblown ego! She thinks she’s the best at everything!

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