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6 Minute English

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

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Dancing for the brain
Not a dancer? You might change your mind once you hear the benefits! Beth and Neil discuss this and teach you some useful vocabulary. (Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT 
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06:13 4/18/24
Nudges: The secrets of persuasion
Are nudges good or bad? Beth and Neil discuss this and teach you useful vocabulary.TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240411.FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English ✔️ The English We Speak They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
06:11 4/11/24
Why sitting is bad for health
TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240404FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️ News Review ✔️ The English We SpeakThey're all available by searching in your podcast app.
06:13 4/4/24
Why everyone loves the underdog
TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240328 FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️ News Review ✔️ The English We Speak They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
06:13 3/28/24
Disability in music and theatre
The UK's Equality Act of 2010 guaranteed the rights of disabled people to equal access to education, employment, and services, including music, theatre and the arts. Despite this, it's still difficult for disabled musicians and music fans to perform and see live music. Neil and Georgie introduce you to some ways people are trying to change this, while teaching you some useful vocabulary. (Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240321 FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ Office English ✔️ News Review ✔️ The English We Speak They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
05:57 3/21/24
What makes a great library?
What makes a library a library? Neil and Beth discuss this and teach you some useful vocabulary.TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240314. FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFollow us ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️Learning English for Work ✔️News Review ✔️The English We SpeakThey're all available by searching in your podcast app.
06:14 3/14/24
Sewing to fight period poverty
TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240307FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFollow us ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️6 Minute English ✔️News Review ✔️The English We SpeakThey're all available by searching in your podcast app.
06:13 3/7/24
Plastic waste eaten by enzymes
Plastics can be difficult to recycle, could a recently discovered enzyme help? Neil and Beth discuss this and teach you some useful vocabulary.TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240229FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFollow us ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️6 Minute English ✔️News Review ✔️The English We SpeakThey're all available by searching in your podcast app.
06:13 2/29/24
Feed your brain
Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you learn English at bbclearningenglish.com
06:11 2/22/24
Food for new mums
What do mothers eat after giving birth? Does it depend on which country you are from?
06:22 2/15/24
Fighting loneliness with soup
Neil and Beth discuss a project in the Netherlands for helping lonely people.
06:37 2/8/24
What is the future of work?
Should we be worried about our jobs disappearing? Or is the future positive?
06:31 2/1/24
How the language of menus matters
Could french menu terms be going out of fashion?
06:13 1/25/24
The psychology of greed
Is it ever OK to be greedy?
06:13 1/18/24
Addicted to sugar
How has sugar become such an important part of our diets? Neil and Georgie discuss.
06:14 1/11/24
Our love of pets
Why do we keep, and love, pets? Neil and Georgie discuss this and teach new vocabulary.
06:07 1/4/24
Sexism: Female farmers fighting back
Female farmers in many countries face sexism. Some are finding ways to be fairly treated.
06:13 12/28/23
Learning lessons from the Moon
Summer 2023 saw two missions to the Moon. Why are scientists so keen to get there?
06:14 12/21/23
Could we live without plastic?
Is it time to start living without plastic? Beth and Neil discuss this.
06:14 12/14/23
Invasive species: Why don't we eat them?
Invasive species are causing problems for nature around the world, so why not eat them?
06:13 12/7/23
What and where is Little Italy?
How did Italian food become famous throughout the world? Find out with Neil and Georgie
06:14 11/30/23
Social media and teenage health
What are the risks of social media to teenage health and what can be done about them?
06:09 11/23/23
Mystery flying objects
What exactly did navy pilots see in 2004? The US investigates these UFOs now, in 2023.
06:13 11/16/23
Elephant-proof farming
What happens when an elephant wants to eat your crops? How can you stop it?
06:13 11/14/23
Should we farm octopus?
Is it OK to eat animals that can feel emotion? Learn vocabulary on this topic.
06:13 11/2/23
Ways to live for 100 years
More and more people are living to 100, but what is the secret of a long life?
06:13 10/26/23
How green is your money?
Should climate change make us think where to invest our money? Learn useful vocabulary.
06:12 10/19/23
Mushrooms: Medicine or myth?
Today the medicinal mushroom industry is big business. But are there actually benefits?
06:13 10/12/23
Saving dead languages
Some Australian languages have been saved from extinction. We discuss Barngala's revival.
06:14 10/5/23
Sounds that make you want to scream
Some sounds cause some people huge distress. Learn about 'misophonia' here.
06:11 9/28/23

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