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1:36 Stay safe
2:35 Social distancing
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Ahh 2020. A year that most of us would prefer to forget.
But it did bring us some new vocabulary.
In the next seven minutes, we bring you a countdown
of the BBC Learning English top ten words
So of course this was the year that we all
turned to video conferencing to stay in touch
[Can you unmute yourself please?] as the world
went into lockdown
[press, press the mute button]
but a lot of us forgot to turn our
[mute, you’re on mute] and so this
word came into our lives:
Let’s hope that by the end of the year we’ll
all know where that mute button is and when
to use it.
[you’re on mute, Sam. Can you
unmute your microphone? Sure, hello. Can you
hear me now? Yeah, we can hear you now.]
This year’s coronavirus outbreak means we’ve
all had to get used to events being cancelled.
But this year the verb ‘cancel’ has also
been used to describe how people with unpopular
views are ‘removed’ from public life.
Here’s Feifei to explain:
‘Cancelling’ someone means to stop
supporting or following someone, particularly
a public figure, because of something they
have said or done.
It’s also known as a ‘cancel culture’.
If you’re watching this far, you haven’t
cancelled us yet –
and we’re happy about that.
This one’s a two-word phrase that many of
us used for the very first time in 2020 as
Coronavirus brought people together at the
same time as it drove us apart.
Whatever method we used to stay in touch with our friends, neighbours and colleagues,
we started ending our conversations with the
words ‘stay safe’
because we wanted them to do just that.
[Ok, stay safe. Stay safe!
Stay safe and join us next time. Bye.]
Despite everything that happened in 2020,
the global plastic mountain kept getting higher
and higher and we kept seeing and saying more
and more phrases with the word ‘plastic’
as we kept talking about ways of getting to
grips with the plastic problem.
Let’s hope it’s not too long before we’re living
in a post-plastic world.
Oh! Did I just make a word up?
2 metres, one metre, one metre plus… we’ve
all had to learn not to get too close to our
friends, neighbours, waiters, shop assistants,
delivery drivers, everyone really!
And we brought you some expressions to make sure we stick to the rules:
Could you just stand back a bit, please?
Shall we do the social distancing thing?
Not too close! Are we far
No, that’s not a spelling mistake.
As coronavirus spread from country to country,
leading the World Health Organisation to declare
a pandemic on the 11th of March 2020,
Some people began to think it’s all a big
Not everybody agrees, but either way, we’ve certainly seen a lot of this word this year.
You didn’t think we could get through this
list without talking about
the US elections, did you?
There were so many words we could have chosen
but one word that Donald Trump kept using
before, during and after the election was ‘fraud’.
Trump and his supporters claimed
that there was widespread fraud during the
US elections; others said there was little,
if any, evidence for this.
As the arguing continues, we’ve got a feeling we’ll still be talking about
these elections for quite a few years to come.
Royal watchers were stunned on the eighth
of January 2020 when Prince Harry and Meghan
Markle announced their intention to leave
the UK and go off to do their own thing across
And in a clever play on the portmanteau word ‘Brexit’,
witty commentators quickly came
up the the even wittier ‘Megxit’ and we’ve
been using it ever since.
We wish you well Harry and Megan, whatever you’re doing.
We could have gone for plain old ‘coronavirus’
for this one, but we’re all about the language
here and any word that is made up from three
words and a number has to be up there on our list.
The three words? The ‘CO’ from ‘corona’,
the ‘VI’ from ‘virus’, the ‘D’
from ‘disease’ and the number 19 from
the year 2019 when the virus first appeared
gave us a word that we just couldn’t stop
using in 2020.
There’s just one more word to go.
We’ve had a great year bringing you all the vocabulary
you need to talk about the world and everything that’s happened in it in 2020:
the good things as well as the not-so-good things.
We’d love to bring you more words but all we can do right now
is to tell you to visit us on BBC Learning English
to find great language learning content throughout 2021, whatever it has in store for us.
And now, the BBC Learning English word of
the year 2020 is….
As we all stocked up on essentials,
put on our loungewear and got used to workout
videos, zoom calls and weight gain, the one
word that summed up our pain, worry and fears
as well as our hope, kindness and patience
was ‘lockdown’ –
a noun made from the 2 words ‘lock’ and ‘down’
that summarised the changes to the world’s way of life for most –
and for many people – all of 2020.
So that’s it. We hope that you’ve enjoyed
this look back at some of the English words
– old and new – that we’ve used, perhaps
more than we thought we would, in 2020.
We’re sure there will be many more to come in 2021
– and we’ll be right here to explore them
with you. Goodbye.
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