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.

Astronauts on strike? March 25, 2021

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


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What is fat-shaming? Dec. 31, 2020
We discuss where the attitudes behind fat-shaming come from.
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Are trees intelligent? Dec. 17, 2020
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Neil and Rob talk about loneliness and how some people prefer their own company.
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