Improve your English vocabulary and listening in just 6 minutes! Angela Merkel has often been referred to as ‘mutti’ – which means mother in German. Where did this nickname come from and who is she really? That’s what Sam and Neil talk about, as they teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question:
Who was Germany’s first ever chancellor? Was it:
a) Otto von Bismarck
b) Helmut Schmidt
c) Or Franz von Papen

Watch the video to find out the answer.

person in the highest position in a government or a university

describes someone with traditional and strict beliefs that can’t be easily changed

put down
insult, used to make someone feel stupid or embarrassed

put in their place
made to feel less important than they are trying to be

phrases or ideas that have become meaningless because they’ve been overused

serious facial expression that shows no emotion

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