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How to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain

Learn the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.



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Intermediate: B1


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"I READ THAT RECENT STUDIES that some people who are regularly screened for cancer have undergone unnecessary surgery"
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That sentence is not quite correct and there are several ways in which it might be phrased. The two most likely, I would say, are:

I read in some recent studies that some people who are regularly screened for cancer have undergone unnecessary surgery.

Recent studies have shown/suggested that some people who are regularly screened for cancer have undergone unnecessary surgery.


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