Learn English vocabulary from the news: The Queen has said she supports Harry and Meghan’s plan to divide their time between the UK and Canada. But she has told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex there are details still to work out. Learn the vocabulary the world’s media is using to discuss this story in our new-look News Review.

Key words and phrases:

showing good judgement that leads to an advantage

I made a shrewd investment and used the profit to buy a car.
Getting both parties to agree on a ceasefire was a shrewd move.

modern and encouraging change

It’s a new political party that has very progressive policies.
At one time mixed-sex schools were considered progressive.

forced into doing something

I was railroaded into signing the contract before I read it properly.
The first offer was cheap, but I was railroaded into buying the upgrade.

Test your understanding of the vocab and download the audio on our website here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-12/session-125

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