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  • Can coffee be even more delicious?

    Neil コーヒーはもっとおいしくなる?科学者が遺伝暗号を解読BBCラーニング・イングリッシュのニュース・レビューでは、ニュースの見出しを英語で理解するお手伝いをします。ニールです。

  • Scientists crack its genetic code.

  • This is News Review from BBC Learning English, where we help you understand news headlines in English. I'm Neil.

  • And I'm Georgie.


  • Make sure you watch to the end to learn the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

  • Don't forget to subscribe to our channel so you can learn more English from news headlines.


  • Now the story.


  • Researchers in Italy have created a complete genetic map of Arabica coffee.


  • They say this will allow us to create new flavours of one of the world's most popular drinks.

  • It could also lead to coffee plants that can cope with climate change.

  • You've been looking at the headlines, Georgie. What's the vocabulary people need to understand this story in English?


  • We have 'shines new light,' 'buzz' and 'brews.'


  • This is News Review from BBC Learning English.


  • Let's have a look at our first headline.


  • This one's from Daily Coffee News:


  • Study Shines New Light on the Complex Arabica Coffee Genome.


  • So this headline is about a new scientific study in Italy into the coffee genomethat's the DNA of coffee.


  • We're looking at the expression shines a new light. It contains shines.

  • Now Georgie, the sun shines and the lights in this studio are shining on us. Can you tell us more?

  • Yes. Well, in a literal sense, when something shines, it gives out a bright light.


  • This lamp in the studio is shining a light on your big coffee stain on your script, Neil.

  • Yes, it's horrible and messy, isn't it?


  • OK, so lights and the sun can shine, but in this headline, it says that a study shines a light. How does that work?

  • Well, here, like in lots of news headlines, they are using the language figuratively.


  • To shine a light on something means to draw attention to something so that we focus on it.


  • Yeah. And in this headline, it says shines a new light. That just means that obviously there was some research before, but this is new research.


  • What else can we shine a light on?

  • Well, Neil, you did your driving test recently, didn't you? The good news is you passed the driving part, but unfortunately, you failed the written part.


  • This really shone a light on your laziness when it comes to study.

  • Thanks, Georgie, for shining a light on my laziness. Let's look at that again.


  • Let's have our next headline.


  • This one's from Nature Publishing Group:


  • New buzz about coffee genes: A more complete genome sequence of world's most popular variety.


  • So this headline, like the last one, emphasises that there's something new happening that people are interested in.


  • The word that we're looking at is buzz. It's a lovely word.

  • It sounds like what it is. It's the noise that bees makebuzz.


  • Yes, that is one meaning, but here it's used metaphorically to mean that there's excitement about this new coffee gene map.


  • It still reminds me of that sound buzzthere's a buzz of excitement.

  • Yes, and you've been looking at a buzzthat's a noun. But can it be used in other ways?


  • Yes, it's also an adjective. That word is buzzing and it means excited.


  • I imagine that people are excited or buzzing about the possibility of new coffee flavours.

  • It's also got a coffee-related meaning as well. When you drink too much coffee, you are buzzing. It means you are very awake.

  • The coffee gives you a buzz.


  • Well, I'm buzzing to find out what our next headline's going to be, but before that, let's get a recap.


  • Let's have our next headline.


  • This one's from the BBC.


  • New coffee genetic map promises better brews.


  • So we know what this story is about. We're looking this time at the word brews. Georgie, what is a brew?

    というわけで、この物語が何についての物語なのかは分かっている。今回は "brews "という単語を見てみよう。ジョージー、ブリューって何?

  • Well, brew or brews, as a noun, like it is in the headline, is a cup of tea or coffee, in this case coffee.

    見出しにあるように、名詞としてのbrewやbrewsは、一杯のお茶やコーヒー、この場合はコーヒーのことだ。新しい遺伝子地図はより良いコーヒーを約束する。イギリス英語では特に、I'm going to make a brew, do you want one?という言い方をする。

  • The new genetic map promises better brewsthere's a chance of better coffee in the future.

  • In British English especially, it's very common to say, "I'm going to make a brew, do you want one?" Which is usually about tea.

  • Are you offering? Actually, I prefer coffee.


  • No, Neil, that was just an example. But when we finish this, you can make me a brew.


  • OK, I'll make some coffee. I've got some of those new delicious Arabica beans.


  • But this word brew, is it used in any other ways?

  • Yes. Brew is also a verb which has two meanings, both involving making a drink.


  • The most relevant for us here is the process of making tea or coffee.

  • To brew tea or coffee, you mix them with hot water. You can also brew beer.

  • Yes, but that's a different process. Let's look at that again.


  • We've had shines a light -- draws attention to something.


  • Buzz -- an atmosphere of excitement.

  • And brew -- a cup of tea or coffee.

  • Now, if you've enjoyed this, we think you'll love this 6 Minute English book set all about coffee. Click here to watch.


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  • Thank you for joining us and goodbye.


  • Bye.


Can coffee be even more delicious?

Neil コーヒーはもっとおいしくなる?科学者が遺伝暗号を解読BBCラーニング・イングリッシュのニュース・レビューでは、ニュースの見出しを英語で理解するお手伝いをします。ニールです。

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