215. Should TikTok Be Banned? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
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Over the past few months, the EU, USA, and Canada have all taken steps to ban the popular social media application TikTok. Why? Today, I’m going to explain why countries are considering banning TikTok, and ask whether or not it should be banned!
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- To lip-sync (v) - Performers who lip-sync songs pretend to be singing them when in fact they are just moving their lips. Actors both sing and lip-sync to familiar tunes.
- Generation (n) - all the people of about the same age within a society or within a particular family. The younger generation smokes less than their parents did.
- Controversial (adj) - causing disagreement or discussion. The book was very controversial.
- Application (n) - a computer program or piece of software designed for a particular purpose that you can download onto a mobile phone or other mobile device. There are apps for everything, from learning a language to booking cinema tickets.
- Merger (n) - an occasion when two or more companies or organizations join together to make one larger company. The merger of these two companies would create the world's biggest accounting firm.
- To crack down (phrasal v) - to start dealing with bad or illegal behaviour in a more severe way. The library is cracking down on people who lose their books.
- Data (n) - information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help decision-making The data was collected by various researchers.
- To manipulate (v) - to control something or someone to your advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly. Throughout her career she has very successfully manipulated the media.
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