297 - The Train that Runs on Virtual Tracks!

June 23, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on what could be the future of rail transport in the 21st Century – track-less trains! A company in China has launched a prototype this week that creates the possibility of a train travelling from place to place without a human driver or any rail tracks to travel on. So how will this train operate? When will it go operational? How much will it cost?

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June 23, 2017
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291 - The Ambulance Goes ‘Moo’?

May 12, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a very different type of medical transport – an ambulance for cows! Five new ambulances have been introduced as part of a new special cow ambulance service in the north-eastern part of India. Each ambulance has up-to-date technology, specially trained drivers and an onboard doctor! Why has this service been started? How many cows are treated daily?

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May 12, 2017
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287 - World's First Ship Tunnel

April 14, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an exciting new engineering project – the world's first ship tunnel! The new project is an engineering marvel and when completed will allow ships to sail through a 1.7 km tunnel in Western Norway. How long will the project take? Why are the Norwegian Government building this tunnel?

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April 14, 2017
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282 - Nervous Flyer..? Don't Land Here!

February 24, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports a new list that highlights the most dangerous airports to land and take- off in the world! The 13 airports have been selected because they are the most difficult, or scariest airports to depart or arrive at. Some of the airports are high up in the mountains whilst others can only be used at certain times of the day. Why are these the 13 most dangerous?

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February 24, 2017
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273 - The Longest Flight

December 18, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on an announcement from Perth, Western Australia that sees the introduction of the longest non-stop flight in the world! The new service will be introduced by Australian airline – Qantas and will fly passengers from Australia to the UK via a 17 hour non-stop service. What to find out some more details?

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December 17, 2016
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