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  BBC Radio  

Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.

Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.

 

#142

The art of conversation

We discuss whether the art of conversation is being lost in the era of social media ... Read more

24 Nov 2022

06 MINS

06:19

24 Nov 2022


#141

Qatar's World Cup workers

Hear about the workers who built the World Cup stadiums ... Read more

17 Nov 2022

06 MINS

06:11

17 Nov 2022


#140

Controlling the weather

We discuss two different types of weather manipulation. ... Read more

10 Nov 2022

06 MINS

06:17

10 Nov 2022


#139

Meet the flavourists

Is designing a food flavour a dark art? We talk about the people who make flavours. ... Read more

03 Nov 2022

06 MINS

06:20

03 Nov 2022


#138

Are Halloween costumes too scary?

Some parents are complaining that some Halloween costumes are too scary. ... Read more

27 Oct 2022

06 MINS

06:18

27 Oct 2022


#137

Does climate change make you anxious?

We discuss how extreme weather events are affecting our mental health. ... Read more

20 Oct 2022

06 MINS

06:20

20 Oct 2022


#136

Translating recipes

How to adapt dishes from other countries? We talk about it and teach you vocabulary. ... Read more

13 Oct 2022

06 MINS

06:20

13 Oct 2022


#135

Are artistic brains different?

We talk about Mozart, Jimi Hendrix and teach you vocabulary. ... Read more

06 Oct 2022

06 MINS

06:19

06 Oct 2022


#134

Why are prices going up?

We discuss inflation and economics and teach related vocabulary. ... Read more

29 Sep 2022

06 MINS

06:21

29 Sep 2022


#133

English for dating online

We discuss language that gets used for dating online and new language that is emerging. ... Read more

22 Sep 2022

06 MINS

06:20

22 Sep 2022


#132

Man vs beast: Who is more efficient?

We discuss the advantages of the design of the human body, and teach you vocabulary too. ... Read more

15 Sep 2022

06 MINS

06:18

15 Sep 2022


#131

Are you following your dreams?

Hear about two people who dared to follow their dreams and are happy to have done so. ... Read more

08 Sep 2022

06 MINS

06:19

08 Sep 2022


#130

Do emojis make language better?

Are emojis turning us into lazy writers? ... Read more

01 Sep 2022

06 MINS

06:22

01 Sep 2022


#129

Being a beauty influencer

Hear about women who are using social media to change attitudes to beauty ... Read more

25 Aug 2022

06 MINS

06:19

25 Aug 2022


#128

Women in the workplace

Hear about the career-killing tasks that are holding women back in the workplace ... Read more

18 Aug 2022

06 MINS

06:18

18 Aug 2022


#127

Connecting remote communities

How do you connect the unconnected? ... Read more

11 Aug 2022

06 MINS

06:18

11 Aug 2022


#126

How pandemics end

Covid-19, The Black Death ... We discuss what happens when deadly diseases go global. ... Read more

04 Aug 2022

06 MINS

06:24

04 Aug 2022


#125

Confused by modern idioms?

We talk about some new expressions that have been introduced to English through the media ... Read more

28 Jul 2022

06 MINS

06:26

28 Jul 2022


#124

Which are more dangerous: Sharks or humans?

From monster killers of the sea to endangered species - we talk sharks and vocabulary. ... Read more

21 Jul 2022

06 MINS

06:24

21 Jul 2022


#123

Climate change and evolution

We discuss the impact of climate change on today's wildlife. ... Read more

14 Jul 2022

06 MINS

06:18

14 Jul 2022


#122

Preserving traditional recipes

We discuss the tastes of our childhood and teach new vocabulary. ... Read more

07 Jul 2022

06 MINS

06:18

07 Jul 2022


#121

Restoring trust in science

Modern scientists are under pressure from critics motivated by political views. ... Read more

30 Jun 2022

06 MINS

06:18

30 Jun 2022