6 Minute English

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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.

Episodios

Making old things last longer

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Shouldn't we stop throwing things away and start fixing them?

Building rapport with others

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We discuss four styles of communication and teach you related vocabulary along the way.

Food superstitions

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We talk about food superstitions and teach you vocabulary along the way.

The Rosetta Stone

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How the famous piece of rock became the key to decoding Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Compassion fatigue

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Has the pandemic made people tired of feeling sorry for others and themselves?

Hermits

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Why do people decide to be alone for long periods of time?

When males are not needed

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We talk about different animals which can reproduce without having sex.

Mermaids

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We talk about different variations on the concept of mermaids.

A quieter world

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Neil and Georgina discuss noise and whether it is bad for our health.

US and China vs climate change

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Can the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases work together?

Naked in nature

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Hear about why being naked in nature might be good for you.

The language of biscuits

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Rob and Neil talk about the origins and the language of this humble snack.

Is English really English?

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Neil and Georgina discuss where the English language we use today really comes from.

Astronauts on strike?

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Hear all about the Skylab astronauts’ disagreement with mission control.

Digital help for blind people

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Hear about digital technology which helps blind people improve their lives.

What’s the key to happiness?

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Hear about what small things you can do to feel happier about life.

Looking for utopia

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Rob and Georgina talk about how to create a happy place.

Covid: One year on

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

Singing in tune

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

Working for yourself

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Rob and Georgina talk about the advantages and disadvantages of freelancing.

How much heat do you lose from your head?

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Rob and Georgina talk about percentages and teach you some English vocabulary.

The woman whose cells never die

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Rob and Georgina discuss medical research and teach you related vocabulary.

What makes a good story?

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Hear about storytelling and how it helps us to connect and communicate.

For the love of foreign languages

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Is learning languages good for head, heart and soul?

Why can't we resist comfort food?

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Neil and Rob talk about comfort food and what actually makes us eat it.

What is fat-shaming?

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We discuss where the attitudes behind fat-shaming come from.

Coronavirus vs other pandemics

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Hear about coronavirus and how it isn’t that bad compared to historical pandemics

Are trees intelligent?

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We talk about trees and how they can communicate and help each other.

Can jellyfish help us solve our problems?

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We discuss how these sea creatures could help us solve the problem of plastic pollution.

Why do we choose to text instead of talk?

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Communicating by text has become more and more popular. Neil and Georgina talk about it.

Loneliness

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Neil and Rob talk about loneliness and how some people prefer their own company.

Is punctuality important?

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We discuss people's attitude to being on time and why some people are always late.

Could you be a victim of online fraud?

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We talk about online fraud and teach you some useful vocabulary along the way.

Melting ice sheet: Is it too late?

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Many scientists are wondering whether it’s now too late to stop global warming.

Walkman: the music player revolution

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Neil and Georgina take a nostalgic look back at the 1980s and the birth of the Walkman.