6 Minute English

By BBC Radio

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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.

Episode Date
Hacking help for US elections
382
Rob and Sam discuss plans in the US to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks on election day.
Oct 15, 2020
Do chimps have the same emotions as us?
377
Hear Jane Goodall talk about the deep connections between humans and the great apes.
Oct 08, 2020
How can we make the web a better place?
377
Neil and Sam talk about the subject and teach you vocabulary along the way.
Oct 01, 2020
Coronavirus: Dealing with mass unemployment post-pandemic
378
Neil and Sam discuss the post-Covid job landscape and teach you vocabulary along the way.
Sep 24, 2020
Grandma therapy in Zimbabwe
384
Grandmothers are being trained to provide therapy to people in their community.
Sep 17, 2020
Is there a future without bees?
377
The number of bees is declining at an alarming rate, with serious consequences for us.
Sep 10, 2020
How to talk about conspiracy theories
383
We discuss what to do when you are confronted with someone who spreads falsehoods.
Sep 03, 2020
What’s the point of blood types?
383
In this programme, we’ll be finding out all about blood and teaching you some vocabulary.
Aug 27, 2020
Will Covid-19 change cities?
363
Rob and Neil discuss the future of our cities and teach you useful vocabulary.
Aug 20, 2020
Is this the era of distrust?
378
In an era of fake news, could it be that we are living through a crisis in trust?
Aug 13, 2020
No more bosses
377
Can companies operate better without managers? We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.
Aug 06, 2020
The medicine of coronavirus
377
Neil and Georgina talk about Covid-19 and teach you related vocabulary.
Jul 30, 2020
Food made in space
377
Find out how growing plants in space might help develop better crops.
Jul 23, 2020
Sport against poverty
377
Neil and Sam discuss how sport is giving hope to young people leading the toughest lives.
Jul 16, 2020
Covid-19: The office after lockdown
377
Companies are rushing to install technology to make offices safer. Neil and Sam discuss.
Jul 09, 2020
Should we wear a face mask?
380
Can wearing masks in public help prevent the spread of coronavirus? Rob and Sam discuss.
Jul 02, 2020
Millennials and business
382
Rob and Sam discuss the new generation's desire to make the world a better place.
Jun 25, 2020
Is being thrifty a virtue?
377
Neil and Sam talk about being a saver in a consumer culture and teach you vocabulary.
Jun 18, 2020
The food delivery revolution
377
Takeaway apps are changing food culture. We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.
Jun 11, 2020
What difference has #MeToo made?
377
Sam and Georgina talk about the movement and teach you related vocabulary.
Jun 04, 2020
Is the recycling system broken?
377
We talk about the over-reliance on recycling rather than reducing the use of plastics
May 28, 2020
The soothing power of books
377
How can books help us relax and feel more alive during troubled times?
May 21, 2020
Shocking facts about electricity
377
Neil and Georgina talk about how electrical systems differ from country to country.
May 14, 2020
The importance of handwashing
379
Neil and Georgina tell you why handwashing saves lives and teach you vocabulary.
May 07, 2020
Tips for parents coping with kids at home
384
How do you cope with children at home during the lockdown? That's what we discuss.
Apr 30, 2020
The power of crying
377
Does crying make you feel better? We discuss crying and teach you vocabulary.
Apr 23, 2020
Are bucket lists always a good thing?
381
Do you have a bucket list? We discuss if planning our dreams is a good or a bad thing.
Apr 16, 2020
Is the pasty really Cornish?
383
We serve up a discussion about this tasty snack and teach some new vocabulary.
Apr 09, 2020
Touring bands and climate change
373
Music with a smaller carbon footprint. We discuss and teach new vocabulary.
Apr 02, 2020
How smart is artificial intelligence?
379
How clever is artificial intelligence? Should we fear it? Neil and Sam discuss.
Mar 26, 2020
How meditation changes the brain
381
Meditating changes your brain say some experts. Sam and Neil discuss and teach vocabulary
Mar 20, 2020
Will humans become extinct?
380
Does humanity have a future? We discuss and teach some vocabulary too.
Mar 12, 2020
The circular economy
378
Who should take responsibility for recycling the the goods we buy? Neil and Sam discuss.
Mar 06, 2020
Eating pond scum
379
Could microalgae be the answer to feeding the world in a sustainable way?
Feb 27, 2020
Could you give up fast fashion?
377
Is fast fashion harming the planet? We discuss this topic and teach you vocabulary.
Feb 20, 2020
How resilient are you?
377
Rob and Georgina discuss resilience and teach you related vocabulary.
Feb 13, 2020
Is it good to disagree?
378
Sam and Rob wonder if the art of persuasion is lost and teach you related vocabulary.
Feb 06, 2020
Cleaning the air we breathe
380
Sam and Neil discuss measures to restrict or ban polluting cars in city centres.
Jan 30, 2020
What's inspiring women to get involved in politics?
377
Sam and Georgina discuss the engagement of women in politics and teach you vocabulary.
Jan 23, 2020
Could you give up booze for a month?
377
Sam and Rob discuss the challenge of cutting down on alcohol and teach you vocabulary.
Jan 16, 2020
The decline of the apostrophe
378
We discuss this punctuation mark and teach you some vocabulary along the way.
Jan 09, 2020
Fake or real: What’s the best tree to have at Christmas?
379
What's the carbon footprint of your Christmas tree? We discuss which trees are best.
Dec 26, 2019
Ecotherapy: Can nature make you happy?
377
Learn how being in the great outdoors is inspiring a particular kind of therapy.
Dec 19, 2019
6 Minute English: Chatting to new people
377
Many feel uncomfortable about talking to stranger - but it could be good for you.
Dec 12, 2019
Why take a gap year?
377
Some delay university to take a year off travelling. Is it a good idea? Find out here!
Dec 05, 2019
The joy of free diving
379
We discuss this fascinating sport and teach you related vocabulary.
Nov 28, 2019
Can robots care for us?
379
Can technology look after us? We discuss robot carers being introduced into social care.
Nov 21, 2019
Can robots care for us?
379
We discuss robot carers being introduced into social care, and teach you vocabulary.
Nov 21, 2019
Mental health in the workplace
378
Neil and Georgina talk about things people can do to make a difference.
Nov 14, 2019
Why do we like sad music?
377
Some people love sad music; others can't stand it. Why?
Nov 07, 2019
Why's it called 'mother tongue'?
378
We discuss the complicated relationship between language and gender.
Oct 31, 2019
Why's it called 'mother tongue'?
378
Sam and Georgina discuss the complicated relationship between language and gender.
Oct 31, 2019
Is it a good idea to have a tattoo?
375
Do you have a tattoo? We discuss body art and teach you some vocabulary.
Oct 24, 2019
Is it OK to work for free?
379
Rob and Sam discuss internships and teach you related vocabulary.
Oct 17, 2019
Can you spot a lie?
377
Rob and Sam talk about the telltale signs and teach you some vocabulary. Honestly.
Oct 10, 2019
Are you good at complaining?
377
Sam and Rob hope you don't complain about the vocabulary they're going to teach you!
Oct 03, 2019
Does your name start with the wrong letter?
377
Has the position of your surname in the alphabet affected your life? Neil & Sam discuss.
Sep 26, 2019
Faking it: Computers that spot a real smile
378
We discuss if computers can recognise human emotions from the expressions on our face.
Sep 19, 2019
Is tourism harmful?
377
Everyone loves a holiday, but what damage can tourists do? Sam and Rob find out.
Sep 12, 2019
The future of food
381
Climate change means we might have to change our diets. Let's tuck into some vocabulary.
Sep 05, 2019
Environmentally friendly living
376
How can you change the way you live to help the environment? Sam and Neil discuss.
Aug 29, 2019
Does your age affect your political views?
379
Sam and Neil discuss politics and teach you related vocabulary.
Aug 22, 2019
Would you invest in cryptocurrencies?
377
A new digital currency might appear: Facebook's Libra. We discuss, and teach vocabulary.
Aug 15, 2019
The art of tipping
379
How much should you tip? We discuss this, and other tricky questions, in 6 minutes.
Aug 08, 2019
Coffee cups: Do you use your own?
378
Does recycling coffee cups make a difference? Neil and Rob discuss and teach vocabulary.
Aug 01, 2019
Are you at risk from online fraud?
379
Have you fallen for a scam? Sam and Rob discuss and teach you fraud-related vocabulary.
Jul 25, 2019
Are you at risk from online fraud?
379
Sam and Rob discuss criminal methods, hear from anti-fraud experts and teach vocabulary.
Jul 25, 2019
Shame
378
Why is 'shame' the emotion of now? We discuss this and teach you new vocabulary as well.
Jul 18, 2019
Do you care if you're poor when you're old?
377
Neil and Rob talk about financial planning and teach you money-related vocabulary.
Jul 11, 2019
The rise of women's football
380
Sam and Catherine discuss the Women's World Cup and teach new related vocabulary.
Jul 04, 2019
Can death metal bring you joy?
377
Neil and Rob talk about this kind of music and teach you some vocabulary.
Jun 20, 2019
Is talking on the phone embarrassing?
378
Neil and Sam discuss talking on the phone and teach related vocabulary.
Jun 13, 2019
Women and motorbikes
377
Neil and Sam talk about biker culture and teach you related vocabulary.
Jun 06, 2019
Are you a 'vampire shopper'?
377
Neil and Rob discuss their shopping habits and give you vocabulary for free!
May 30, 2019
What to do when you can't sleep
377
Neil and Rob talk about insomnia and teach you the related vocabulary.
May 30, 2019
Being slim: Is it in our genes?
377
Neil and Dan talk about diets and serve you a tasty helping of vocabulary.
May 16, 2019
Can we trust a smart speaker?
377
These devices listen to our every command. But when does 'listening' become 'spying'?
May 09, 2019
Evolution and anxiety
377
Has anxiety been good for humans?
May 02, 2019
The rise of the comfy shoe
378
Forget high heels - the comfortable shoe is becoming acceptable in formal settings.
Apr 25, 2019
Rabbits: Cute friends or cunning tricksters?
378
Neil and Rob talk about the animal symbol of Easter and teach you some vocabulary.
Apr 18, 2019
The decluttering trend
377
How tidy are you? Learn about the fashion for a clutter-free life.
Apr 11, 2019
Why do we feel awkward?
378
Neil and Dan discuss what awkwardness is and why we feel it.
Apr 04, 2019
Side hustles
Do you have a second job? Learn about a trend followed by a quarter of workers in the UK.
Mar 28, 2019
Internet - good or bad?
379
Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
Apr 26, 2018