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6 Minute English

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.


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Looking for utopia

Rob and Georgina talk about how to create a happy place.
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Covid: One year on

Over a year on since the first outbreak, what have we learnt? We talk about the pandemic.
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Singing in tune

Neil and Georgina discuss singing and teach you related vocabulary along the way.
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Working for yourself

Rob and Georgina talk about the advantages and disadvantages of freelancing.
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How much heat do you lose from your head?

Rob and Georgina talk about percentages and teach you some English vocabulary.
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The woman whose cells never die

Rob and Georgina discuss medical research and teach you related vocabulary.
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What makes a good story?

Hear about storytelling and how it helps us to connect and communicate.
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For the love of foreign languages

Is learning languages good for head, heart and soul?
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Why can't we resist comfort food?

Neil and Rob talk about comfort food and what actually makes us eat it.
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What is fat-shaming?

We discuss where the attitudes behind fat-shaming come from.
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Coronavirus vs other pandemics

Hear about coronavirus and how it isn?t that bad compared to historical pandemics
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Are trees intelligent?

We talk about trees and how they can communicate and help each other.
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Can jellyfish help us solve our problems?

We discuss how these sea creatures could help us solve the problem of plastic pollution.
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Why do we choose to text instead of talk?

Communicating by text has become more and more popular. Neil and Georgina talk about it.
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Neil and Rob talk about loneliness and how some people prefer their own company.
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Is punctuality important?

We discuss people's attitude to being on time and why some people are always late.
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Could you be a victim of online fraud?

We talk about online fraud and teach you some useful vocabulary along the way.
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Melting ice sheet: Is it too late?

Many scientists are wondering whether it?s now too late to stop global warming.
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Walkman: the music player revolution

Neil and Georgina take a nostalgic look back at the 1980s and the birth of the Walkman.
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Could humans live in underwater cities?

Hear about projects to create liveable underwater habitats and learn new vocabulary.
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Hacking help for US elections

Rob and Sam discuss plans in the US to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks on election day.
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Do chimps have the same emotions as us?

Hear Jane Goodall talk about the deep connections between humans and the great apes.
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How can we make the web a better place?

Neil and Sam talk about the subject and teach you vocabulary along the way.
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Coronavirus: Dealing with mass unemployment post-pandemic

Neil and Sam discuss the post-Covid job landscape and teach you vocabulary along the way.
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Grandma therapy in Zimbabwe

Grandmothers are being trained to provide therapy to people in their community.
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Is there a future without bees?

The number of bees is declining at an alarming rate, with serious consequences for us.
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How to talk about conspiracy theories

We discuss what to do when you are confronted with someone who spreads falsehoods.
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What?s the point of blood types?

In this programme, we?ll be finding out all about blood and teaching you some vocabulary.
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Will Covid-19 change cities?

Rob and Neil discuss the future of our cities and teach you useful vocabulary.
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Is this the era of distrust?

In an era of fake news, could it be that we are living through a crisis in trust?
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No more bosses

Can companies operate better without managers? We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.
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The medicine of coronavirus

Neil and Georgina talk about Covid-19 and teach you related vocabulary.
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Food made in space

Find out how growing plants in space might help develop better crops.
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Sport against poverty

Neil and Sam discuss how sport is giving hope to young people leading the toughest lives.
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Covid-19: The office after lockdown

Companies are rushing to install technology to make offices safer. Neil and Sam discuss.
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Should we wear a face mask?

Can wearing masks in public help prevent the spread of coronavirus? Rob and Sam discuss.
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Millennials and business

Rob and Sam discuss the new generation's desire to make the world a better place.
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Is being thrifty a virtue?

Neil and Sam talk about being a saver in a consumer culture and teach you vocabulary.
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The food delivery revolution

Takeaway apps are changing food culture. We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.
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What difference has #MeToo made?

Sam and Georgina talk about the movement and teach you related vocabulary.
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Is the recycling system broken?

We talk about the over-reliance on recycling rather than reducing the use of plastics
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The soothing power of books

How can books help us relax and feel more alive during troubled times?
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Shocking facts about electricity

Neil and Georgina talk about how electrical systems differ from country to country.
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Internet - good or bad?

Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
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