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.

Feifei and Neil learn how to deal with visitors and new colleagues. What should you say when you're showing people round the office?...
6 6min: Retirement: 27 Sep 13 Sept. 27, 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson did it in his 70s. David Beckham did it in his 30s. When is the right time to retire?...
Have you ever felt homesick? Jen and Finn discuss ways to keep in touch with home when you're far away....
Neil and Feifei practise the language of setting up meetings in this special business edition of 6 Minute English....
Why do people work abroad? Find out about global migrants in this programme....
How can make ourselves happier? A database shows we may be looking in the wrong places. Rob and Finn find out why....
Poor goods? Bad service? Feifei and Neil learn how to deal with customer complaints....
Are we getting angrier? Find out about research that shows our modern fast- paced life is making us mad....
Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born on Monday 22nd July. How do you announce the arrival of a royal baby?...
Do you enjoy the sound of singing birds? Find out what kind of effect it could have on you....
Would you buy a coffee for someone in need? Jen and Neil talk about the popular idea of suspended coffees....
Would you want your phone, glasses, camera and computer all in one device - that you wear on your face? Finn and Neil talk about 'wearable tech'....
Do you use a phone fixed to a landline or just a mobile phone? We discuss how the technology has moved on....
David Beckham did it recently and so did the British finance minister. What is it that the media still seems to be surprised about?...
How old were you when you started learning English? New research has found babies start learning language in the womb....
What makes you feel good about your country? We discuss the people and things that give us national pride....
What things irritate workers about each other in the office? Listen to this week's 6 Minute English....
How much can you learn when you're tired? Can lack of sleep have a negative effect on students' performance?
The Queen loses her temper: why noisy drummers angered Dame Helen Mirren.
Millions of pieces of junk are floating about in space. Rob and Jen talk about ideas to clean it up.