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.

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....
The National Gallery in London has banned selfie sticks. This ban follows other galleries around the world, including the Smithsonian in Washington. Neil and Harry discuss the reasons why selfie sticks are not wanted....
An electronic device under your skin?! Workers in Sweden take part in experiment which allows them to get in and out of their office without a key, ID or password. Listen to Neil and Harry's chat and learn some related vocabulary....
The UK is marking the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death. He is known throughout the world for his role in defeating Nazi Germany but he also made mistakes. Listen to Neil and Mike's discussion, and learn new vocabulary....
We live in a richer world. But the gap between rich and poor is still very wide in individual countries. How to change this? Listen to Rob and Harry's discussion, and learn some related vocabulary....
The price of vaccines has escalated and some poor countries are struggling prevent children from catching certain life-threatening diseases, says Medecins Sans Frontieres. Listen to Rob and Neil's discussion, and learn some related vocabulary....
About 37,000 visitors are expected in the icy continent but is tourism spoiling the local environment? Listen to Rob and Neil's chat and learn some related vocabulary....
At a time when so many people compete for fewer jobs, are you sure you present your skills and abilities well to a potential employer? Listen to this programme and learn some related vocabulary....
Going to a party where you don't know anyone? Listen to Rob and Neil's advice and learn some related vocabulary...
We use computers for everything nowadays. Are we forgetting our own abilities - and losing our talent? Listen to Rob and Neil's discussion, and learn some related vocabulary...
Smoking in cars with children might be banned in England? Listen to Neil and Rob's chat and learn some related vocabulary....