BBC News Review: UK to start Brexit process

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Nine months after British people voted to leave the European Union, the Brexit process is about to begin. Neil and Dan look at the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story – and show you how you can use it in your everyday English.

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The story

The British government has confirmed a date when it will officially begin the process of leaving the European Union following a referendum vote to do so last year.

The spokesman for the Prime Minister Theresa May said she would trigger the relevant treaty clause, known as Article 50, on the 29th of March.

Key words and phrases

trigger
make something start

kicking off
starting

invoking
using a law to achieve something

Test how well you have understood this lesson by taking the quiz here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/english-you-need/unit-7/session-2

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