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.

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.
Could you live in a flat that was just 30 metres square? Jen and Neil discuss ways to cope with life in a tiny home.
Music streaming on the internet: why you never need to buy a CD again. Join Finn and Rob to find out more.
Music streaming on the internet: why you never need to buy a CD again. Join Finn and Rob to find out more.
Could the gelada monkey help us understand how human speech developed? Find out more in this programme.
In this week's programme, we discuss if sports and politics should mix. The British football club, Sunderland FC has a new manager, Paolo di Canio. His appointment has been controversial because of his political views. Some feel his fascist viewpoint makes him a racist, something he denies. But should someone’s …
City life can be noisy but would you prefer peace and quiet? Find out in 6 Minute English.
What if everyone had a car? Rob and Jen discuss in 6 Minute English.
What should be done to save some animal species from becoming extinct? Rob and Feifei discuss in 6 Minute English.
What films make you cry? Why do we enjoy seeing something that brings on the tears? Find out in this programme.
Russia is getting ready to introduce a tough new anti-smoking law, in a country where nearly one third of the population are smokers.