Episode Summary: I talk about corruption in politics and how we can solve this problem.

English Level: B1 🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1. How Hitler came to power (0:37)
  2. Politicians are the symptom (4:03)
  3. The root of the problem (6:53)
  4. How do we fix the problem? (10:31)
  5. Recap (14:27)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. to legitimize (verb): justify, endorse, approve
  2. Alien (noun): a hypothetical or fictional being from another world.
  3. Corporation (noun): a large company or group of companies authorized to act as a single entity and recognized as such in law.
  4. Reflection (noun): a thing that is a consequence of or arises from something else.
  5. Uncertainty (noun): Unsicherheit
  6. Culprit (noun): a person who is responsible for a crime or other misdeed.
  7. Scapegoat (noun): a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency.
  8. to blame (verb): feel or declare that (someone or something) is responsible for a fault or wrong.
  9. to originate (verb): create or initiate (something).
  10. to riot (verb): take part in a violent public disturbance.
  11. mistrust (verb): be suspicious of; have no confidence in.
  12. Admission (noun): a statement acknowledging the truth of something.
  13. flaw (noun): a fault or weakness in a person’s character.

Phrases to Remember:

  1. run a poll: record the opinion or vote of.
  2. tap into: understand and express beliefs or attitudes.
  3. coup d’etat: a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
  4. growing dissatisfaction: wachsende Unzufriedenheit
  5. clear-headed: alert and thinking logically and coherently.
  6. name-calling: abusive language or insults.

Mistake to Avoid:

(incorrect use of the verb to be) Fear and anger are what governs our decisions NOT Fear and anger is what governs our decisions

Comprehension Questions:

  1. What were the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany?
  2. What happened in 1929?
  3. Who do we blame for the Corona pandemic?
  4. What does Alcoholic Anonymous promote?


Question to consider:

Are you ready to be the change you want to see in the world? In other words, are you ready to actively participate in making the world a better place?


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