32 episodes

From Colombian Independence Day to the first Malaysian astronaut in space – join us as we explore the high and low points in world history, discovering what happened on this day in years past. Join our host Sen on a trip through time, as you practice your English listening skills along the way! We'd love to hear what you think of the podcast. Send us an email at podcasting@babbel.com and remember to mention “Today in History (Intermediate)” in the subject line.

Today in History (Intermediate‪)‬ Babbel

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From Colombian Independence Day to the first Malaysian astronaut in space – join us as we explore the high and low points in world history, discovering what happened on this day in years past. Join our host Sen on a trip through time, as you practice your English listening skills along the way! We'd love to hear what you think of the podcast. Send us an email at podcasting@babbel.com and remember to mention “Today in History (Intermediate)” in the subject line.

    31 July

    31 July

    Fatima Jinnah’s birth, the end of the Malayan Emergency, and unity for African women.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. Email us your feedback to podcasting@babbel.com.

    Useful words
    nickname: an informal or fun name given to a person
    guerrilla fighters: an unofficial military group which fights against the government or official army
    to empower: to encourage someone or give them the means to do something

    These events are written in a simple way for intermediate learners of English. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3OeRaeu

    Content warning: violence

    • 7 min
    30 July

    30 July

    A soccer first, Julia Tsenova’s birth, and a deadly student protest in San Salvador.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. Email us your feedback to podcasting@babbel.com.

    Useful words
    contemporary: modern
    demonstration: people coming together to show their feelings for a person or cause
    peaceful: without violence
    repressive: controlling people by force
    dictatorship: a government ruled by a single leader with total power over the country

    These events are written in a simple way for intermediate learners of English. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3O7qMTy

    Content warning: violence

    • 6 min
    29 July

    29 July

    The death of Vincent van Gogh, and the birth of Indian businessperson J.R.D. Tata.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. Email us your feedback to podcasting@babbel.com.

    Useful words
    global enterprise: a company that operates around the world
    post-Impressionist: an artist of the Post-Impressionism movement, which focused on emotion rather than realism

    These events are written in a simple way for intermediate learners of English. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3NLg05O

    • 4 min
    28 July

    28 July

    Albert Namatjira and Fahmida Riaz are born, and a deadly earthquake hits Tangshan.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. Email us your feedback to podcasting@babbel.com.

    Useful words
    citizenship: the status of being recognized as a citizen – a member of a country who has rights
    First Nations: people who were the first to live in a country
    liberal: open to new ideas
    exile: when someone is forced to leave their country

    These events are written in a simple way for intermediate learners of English. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3zDldbt

    Content warning: violence

    • 7 min
    27 July

    27 July

    The births of human rights activist Gisèle Halimi and Malaysia’s first astronaut.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. Email us your feedback to podcasting@babbel.com.

    Useful words
    abortion: the ending of a pregnancy so that it doesn’t result in the birth of a child
    surgeon: a doctor who is specially trained to perform medical operations

    These events are written in a simple way for intermediate learners of English. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/39kcZKK

    • 4 min
    26 July

    26 July

    The birth of Erskine Hawkins, Barbadian labor rebellion, and the No Gun Ri massacre.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. Email us your feedback to podcasting@babbel.com.

    Useful words
    reform: a type of change which improves things
    labor: relating to work or workers
    refugee: a person who is forced to leave their country because of violence or war
    massacre: a painful word for the murder of many people

    These events are written in a simple way for intermediate learners of English. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3mJAtfs

    Content warning: violence

    • 6 min

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