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I'm trying to understand what is said in this video between 00:27 and 00:35...

I can understand the beginning, "With religion, community relations and tolerance", but... And then?

I'm listening this part for about 20 minutes, and the closest i could get was "is much a news in the moment"... And if I'm not mistaken, this can not be right... And the rest of this part, (00:27-00:35) I didn't understand absolutely nothing...

Can you guys help me?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because, as helpful as we'd like to be, we are not a transcription service for random video / audio clips.
    – Hellion
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 0:13
  • @Hellion Yes, I know this is not a "transcription service for random videos / audio clips"... But I believe it is a service to help others who are trying to learn english... And listening is a very important part of understand a language... With all due respect, i can not view this question as off topic, and you really are not being helpful at all...
    – Ricardo
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 0:20
  • see this question on our Meta site: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/5368/…
    – Hellion
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 0:22
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    I can hear: “...community relations and tolerance much in (the) news at the moment”. It's perfectly grammatical :)
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 1:19
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    As much as I sympathise with your difficulty, these types of questions have to be off topic. If we allowed one, then before you know it, people will be asking users to decipher pop / hip hop songs; street interviews, radio programmes, standup comedians etc.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 1:29

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Having watched the video, I confirm that others' suspicions are correct: the speaker is saying "much in the news at the moment", but he sort of swallows the "in the" part. If you look closely, though, you can see that he does move his lips in two separate movements. The unclarity is easy to understand, if you consider that the transition from "in" to "the" is performed almost exclusively with the tongue.

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OP, be aware that

"is much in the news at the moment.."

is a completely common phrase in English.

It's absolutely commonplace that commentators talk in a very messy manner, on TV and videos. In particularly, it's utterly common that they mess-up (often in ahumorous way) idiomatic phrases.

IF the reader said it incorrectly (so, omitting or substituting a word), there's just nothing to this other than a "verbal typo" .. a misspeaking. OK?

You now know what the common phrase is.

This is an ESL question!

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  • Listen again....
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 1:23
  • Hi ML. Fair, but honestly I don't have time. OP should go to ESL site. Fact: "is much in the news at the moment.." is a common phrase in English. I can't help anymore here but am ready to supply my usual subtleties on any worthy questions arising tonight.
    – Fattie
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 1:24
  • ~~ smiley ~~ ...
    – Fattie
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 1:24
  • Then you shouldn't have answered. And this question is off topic on ELL as well. :)
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 1:25
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    No, it's not. "TOLERANCE much in the news...." There's no "is"
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 1:30

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