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.

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....
Is bullying just an attempt to give a bad name to what is part of human nature? Listen to Rob and Neil's chat and learn some related vocabulary....
What would you put in your time capsule? Listen to Rob and Neil's chat and learn some memory-related vocabulary....
How can science fiction help the world? Rob and Finn discuss a project which aims to inspire through stories of a bright future...
Why is eating meat bad news?...
Do real-life superheroes exist or are they just cartoon characters?...
Rob and Finn discuss the World Health Organisation's recommendations on e-cigarettes...
Should we eat less sugar? Listen to Rob and Neil and learn new vocabulary....
Is learning English getting easier? Find out what's new....
Why do we buy so much food and not eat it all? Learn more about food waste....
Is it right to sleep at work? Rob and Finn discuss the benefits of sleeping on the job....