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BBC World News

US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

Syria is planning another chemical attack, the US says, warning it would pay a "heavy price".

Brazil's Michel Temer charged with corruption

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

The charges follow a recording in which Mr Temer appears to encourage the payment of hush money.

Trump causes 'major' shift in global view of US: Pew

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

The US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe", a wide new survey says.

Newsround Latest

Harry Potter 20th anniversary: Top locations from the book

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017

From the reptile room, to King's Cross Station - it's the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, and we've been looking into some of the top locations from the book.

We asked kids what they love about the Harry Potter books

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017

It's been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book came out, and we've been asking kids what it is they love about the series so much...

Five facts about the Navy's biggest ever ship

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017

Here's all you need to know about the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will set sail for the first time today.

One Stop English

Film and TV: Sci-fi movies

Posted on Sunday June 04, 2017

In this lesson, students practise speaking, listening and using new language about sci-fi movies.

Podcast: Episode 8

Posted on Wednesday May 31, 2017

This month, the panel discusses grading language in class, teaching the etymology of words and activating schema. 

Live from London: Home

Posted on Tuesday May 09, 2017

This video includes interviews with Londoners talking about their homes.

English Idioms

Turn back the clock

Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017

If you turn back the clock, you try to recreate something from the past.

Leave the field open

Posted on Tuesday May 02, 2017

If you leave the field open for someone, you withdraw from something to allow another person to succeed.
('Leave the field clear' is also used.)

Go doolally

Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017

If someone goes doolally, they are behaving irrationally.