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6 Minute English

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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.

 

#120

The Manhattan Project

Learn about the invention of the atomic bomb ... Read more

23 Jun 2022

06 MINS

06:21

23 Jun 2022


#119

Island life: Is it paradise?

Rob and Sam discuss some of the problems Pacific islanders face and teach vocabulary. ... Read more

16 Jun 2022

06 MINS

06:20

16 Jun 2022


#118

The technology of translation

What is the relationship between translation, technology and the human brain? ... Read more

09 Jun 2022

06 MINS

06:19

09 Jun 2022


#117

What is the Platinum Jubilee?

We talk about a very British tradition involving Queen Elizabeth II ... Read more

01 Jun 2022

06 MINS

06:17

01 Jun 2022


#116

People who can taste words

Can you imagine being able to ‘taste’ every word that you hear? ... Read more

26 May 2022

06 MINS

06:18

26 May 2022


#115

Finding your way in space

What’s up and what’s down for astronauts who are floating in zero gravity? ... Read more

20 May 2022

06 MINS

06:18

20 May 2022


#114

Can VR treat fears and phobias?

VR is helping people overcome phobias and even tackling more serious problems. ... Read more

12 May 2022

06 MINS

06:18

12 May 2022


#113

Life in the modern office

Great or awful? How do people rate office working? We talk about it and teach vocabulary. ... Read more

05 May 2022

06 MINS

06:17

05 May 2022


#112

Remembering Desmond Tutu

Deep convictions and a sense of humour - we talk about a man who helped end apartheid. ... Read more

28 Apr 2022

06 MINS

06:24

28 Apr 2022


#111

Discoveries of the Deep Sea

We talk about an extreme environment, and teach you vocabulary along the way. ... Read more

21 Apr 2022

06 MINS

06:16

21 Apr 2022


#110

Rhetoric: How persuasive are you?

We talk about an art that started with ancient Greek philosophers ... Read more

14 Apr 2022

06 MINS

06:18

14 Apr 2022


#109

Britain's love affair with coffee

It's not all about tea - Britons like coffee too. Learn vocabulary to talk about it. ... Read more

07 Apr 2022

06 MINS

06:26

07 Apr 2022


#108

Optimists vs Pessimists

Which one you are may be linked more to your birthplace and age than attitude. ... Read more

31 Mar 2022

06 MINS

06:19

31 Mar 2022


#107

The world of Agatha Christie

We discuss one of her most famous characters and teach you related vocabulary. ... Read more

25 Mar 2022

06 MINS

06:22

25 Mar 2022


#106

Mars: Mysteries of the Red Planet

Neil and Sam discuss our fascination with the 'Red Planet' and teach you related vocab. ... Read more

17 Mar 2022

06 MINS

06:18

17 Mar 2022


#105

Why laughter is the best medicine

Shouldn't we take laughter more seriously? We discuss and teach related vocabulary. ... Read more

10 Mar 2022

06 MINS

06:17

10 Mar 2022


#104

Is being kind good for you?

Neil and Sam discuss the benefits of kindness and teach you related vocabulary. ... Read more

03 Mar 2022

06 MINS

06:17

03 Mar 2022


#103

Eating bugs

Neil and Sam discuss eating insects and teach you related vocabulary. ... Read more

24 Feb 2022

06 MINS

06:19

24 Feb 2022


#102

The benefits of boredom

We talk about the positive side of boredom and teach you related vocabulary. ... Read more

17 Feb 2022

06 MINS

06:15

17 Feb 2022


#101

Sleepy in South Korea

Life in a place where people work longer hours and get less sleep than anywhere else. ... Read more

09 Feb 2022

06 MINS

06:19

09 Feb 2022