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127. What is Happening in Kazakhstan?: Massive Protests Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson‪)‬ Thinking in English

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Massive protests, the resignation of the government, widespread violence, and Russian-led security forces. What is happening in Kazakhstan? Let’s talk about it on today’s episode of Thinking in English!!



TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/07/127-what-is-happening-in-kazakhstan-massive-protests-explained-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/



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Vocabulary List


Take to the streets (phrase) - when people take to the streets, they express their opposition to something in public and often violently

Thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against food shortages

Steppe (n) - a large area of land with grass but no trees, especially in eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

The people have lived for centuries on the Central Asian steppes

Landlocked (adj) - Completely surrounded by other countries, with no ocean borders

Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country

Swathe (n) - a large areas especially of land

Huge swathes of rainforest are being cleared for farming and mining

To emerge (v) - the become known or develop as a result of something

New business opportunities will emerge with advances in technology

Consolidated (adj) - made stronger and more certain

He was re-elected for another four years and his power was consolidated

To rock (v) - If an event rocks a group of people or society it causes feelings of shock

The managing director’s resignation rocked the whole company

Blackout (n) - an action taken to make certain that information about something is not reported to the public

There was a news blackout after the revolution

Peacekeeping (n) - the activity of preventing war and violence, especially using armed forces not involved in a disagreement to prevent fighting

The UN sent a peacekeeping force to Rwanda


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Massive protests, the resignation of the government, widespread violence, and Russian-led security forces. What is happening in Kazakhstan? Let’s talk about it on today’s episode of Thinking in English!!



TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/07/127-what-is-happening-in-kazakhstan-massive-protests-explained-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/



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124. Who was Desmond Tutu?: The Life of an Extraordinary Man Explained!! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

123. Should We Boycott China’s Winter Olympics? (English Vocabulary Lesson)





INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)

Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog

Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com







Vocabulary List


Take to the streets (phrase) - when people take to the streets, they express their opposition to something in public and often violently

Thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against food shortages

Steppe (n) - a large area of land with grass but no trees, especially in eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

The people have lived for centuries on the Central Asian steppes

Landlocked (adj) - Completely surrounded by other countries, with no ocean borders

Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country

Swathe (n) - a large areas especially of land

Huge swathes of rainforest are being cleared for farming and mining

To emerge (v) - the become known or develop as a result of something

New business opportunities will emerge with advances in technology

Consolidated (adj) - made stronger and more certain

He was re-elected for another four years and his power was consolidated

To rock (v) - If an event rocks a group of people or society it causes feelings of shock

The managing director’s resignation rocked the whole company

Blackout (n) - an action taken to make certain that information about something is not reported to the public

There was a news blackout after the revolution

Peacekeeping (n) - the activity of preventing war and violence, especially using armed forces not involved in a disagreement to prevent fighting

The UN sent a peacekeeping force to Rwanda


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