Aung San Suu Kyi, the deposed Myanmar leader, has been sentenced to four years in prison. This is the first in a series of verdicts that could jail her for life.

Rob and Roy discuss this news story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.

Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:33 – Story
1:32 – Headline 1: Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader to four years jail
4:38 – Headline 2: Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 years in prison
8:06 – Headline 3: Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison for incitement
10:03 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:

declares punishment for someone found guilty

  • The man was sentenced to 9 years in prison for the murder.
  • The official received a sentence of 3 years for their part in the corruption case.

expelled from a place or position

  • The leader was ousted from power after the financial scandal.
  • The police decided to oust the demonstrators from the main square after protests turned violent.

action of provoking unlawful activities

  • The incitement of violence in the capital has been blamed on the rebel group.
  • The court found the man guilty of inciting hate speech.

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