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

Is the planet warming up faster?

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Some extreme weather events are puzzling scientists.

Is technology harmful to youngsters?

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Can spending hours online affect the new generation's mental health?

Is chimp politics like ours?

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Just like humans, chimps live in social groups, have leaders and a desire for power.

Making sense of the census

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What's behind counting people in a country? Neil and Sam talk about the census.

The fear of numbers

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Are you afraid of maths? Neil and Sam talk about numbers and teach you vocabulary.

A future without doctors?

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We discuss if artificial intelligence could replace human doctors and nurses.

Lights! Camera! Kiss! - Intimacy on screen

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How actors are made to feel more comfortable when filming intimate scenes.

Head injury in sport

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Contact sports can be dangerous. The truth about the effects on players is coming out.

Inside the head of Jeff Bezos

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How does the founder of the web giant Amazon think? Listen to the programme to find out.

The history of swimming

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We talk about the history of swimming and teach you related vocabulary along the way.

Are humans a messy species?

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Learn the language of going to the toilet.

The loneliest man in history

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We talk about Michael Collins, who orbited the Moon in the command module Columbia.

How colour affects us

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Neil and Georgina add some colour to your life by discussing how colour can make you feel

Flexible working

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Is there a stigma attached to not wanting to work the 9-to-5 shift?

Hypnotism

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Hypnotism has always fascinated us, but can anyone be hypnotised?

Saving the white rhinos

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Conservationists are working on an artificial breeding programme to preserve the species.

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.