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.

Dog detectors March 30, 2017
Can dogs be used to detect cancer?
The rise of the emoji March 23, 2017
Are you an emoji person?
Tea comes in different forms – milky, sweet or spicy
The commute Jan. 28, 2016
Take a hike with Alice and Neil and learn new vocabulary
Are we afraid of food? Jan. 21, 2016
Neil and Alice talk about the growing fear of food and teach new words
Are artificial lights and late night TV ruining our sleep?
What does it take to be a good interviewer?
The way we look Dec. 31, 2015
How much does appearance really matter?
Christmas kindness Dec. 24, 2015
Neil and Alice discuss how some charities are helping those in need
Why do we take risks? Dec. 17, 2015
Alice and Finn talk about the passion some people have for danger
Alice and Neil discuss the psychological pressures of going to university
Robin Hood Dec. 3, 2015
Neil and Alice discuss the long-lasting appeal of this man with a bow
Do you hide money from your partner?
100 100 Women Nov. 19, 2015
The BBC broadcasts a season of programmes discussing women's issues around the world
What makes us laugh? Nov. 12, 2015
Are you good at telling jokes? What makes a good comedian?
The impact of plastic Nov. 5, 2015
Should we all pay for supermarket plastic bags?
Should the difficult language of Shakespeare be 'translated' into plain English?
Coffee is now the most popular drink in the world. But what about the economics and politics of coffee production? It's as complicated as getting the right flavour in your cup....
6 6min: The sun: 09 Apr 15 April 9, 2015
Rob and Neil put on their sunglasses to find out more about this special star and teach some related vocabulary. We promise you won’t be blinded with science!...
The UK has become the first country to approve legislation allowing the creation of babies with genetic material from three people. Listen to Neil and Harry's conversation and learn some related vocabulary....