6 Minute English

By BBC Radio

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Fábio
 Sep 20, 2021
Mais notícias do que aulas.

Alex
 Apr 26, 2021
Thanks. You help to learn English more. Go on.


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 Oct 9, 2019

Peter
 Jan 25, 2019
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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
Angela Merkel
370
Sam and Neil talk about the influential German leader and teach you related vocabulary.
Oct 14, 2021
Smart tech and climate change
372
Could AI be used to help fight against climate change?
Oct 07, 2021
Going through the menopause
378
Why don't people talk more about this aspect of women's lives?
Sep 30, 2021
Bitcoin's energy cost
378
Bitcoin: is it an investment option for ordinary people?
Sep 27, 2021
I love my language!
378
Neil and Sam talk about a woman's effort to keep her language alive.
Sep 23, 2021
Why are people collecting NFTs?
380
What are 'non-fungible tokens'? That's what Neil and Sam talk about in this programme.
Sep 20, 2021
Robot Artists
406
Will Robots ever be able to think or dream? Could they fall in love or create art?
Sep 16, 2021
Bats: Friend or foe?
379
Learn more about these furry flying mammals with Neil and Sam.
Sep 13, 2021
Is the planet warming up faster?
406
Some extreme weather events are puzzling scientists.
Sep 09, 2021
Is technology harmful to youngsters?
378
Can spending hours online affect the new generation's mental health?
Sep 06, 2021
Is chimp politics like ours?
406
Just like humans, chimps live in social groups, have leaders and a desire for power.
Sep 02, 2021
Making sense of the census
404
What's behind counting people in a country? Neil and Sam talk about the census.
Aug 26, 2021
The fear of numbers
377
Are you afraid of maths? Neil and Sam talk about numbers and teach you vocabulary.
Aug 23, 2021
A future without doctors?
406
We discuss if artificial intelligence could replace human doctors and nurses.
Aug 19, 2021
Lights! Camera! Kiss! - Intimacy on screen
377
How actors are made to feel more comfortable when filming intimate scenes.
Aug 16, 2021
Head injury in sport
406
Contact sports can be dangerous. The truth about the effects on players is coming out.
Aug 12, 2021
Inside the head of Jeff Bezos
379
How does the founder of the web giant Amazon think? Listen to the programme to find out.
Aug 09, 2021
The history of swimming
407
We talk about the history of swimming and teach you related vocabulary along the way.
Aug 05, 2021
Are humans a messy species?
403
Learn the language of going to the toilet.
Jul 29, 2021
The loneliest man in history
376
We talk about Michael Collins, who orbited the Moon in the command module Columbia.
Jul 26, 2021
How colour affects us
377
Neil and Georgina add some colour to your life by discussing how colour can make you feel
Jul 19, 2021
Flexible working
377
Is there a stigma attached to not wanting to work the 9-to-5 shift?
Jul 15, 2021
Hypnotism
378
Hypnotism has always fascinated us, but can anyone be hypnotised?
Jul 08, 2021
Saving the white rhinos
376
Conservationists are working on an artificial breeding programme to preserve the species.
Jul 01, 2021
Making old things last longer
378
Shouldn't we stop throwing things away and start fixing them?
Jun 24, 2021
Building rapport with others
377
We discuss four styles of communication and teach you related vocabulary along the way.
Jun 17, 2021
Food superstitions
378
We talk about food superstitions and teach you vocabulary along the way.
Jun 10, 2021
The Rosetta Stone
378
How the famous piece of rock became the key to decoding Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Jun 03, 2021
Compassion fatigue
377
Has the pandemic made people tired of feeling sorry for others and themselves?
May 27, 2021
Hermits
376
Why do people decide to be alone for long periods of time?
May 20, 2021
When males are not needed
378
We talk about different animals which can reproduce without having sex.
May 14, 2021
Mermaids
378
We talk about different variations on the concept of mermaids.
May 06, 2021
A quieter world
379
Neil and Georgina discuss noise and whether it is bad for our health.
Apr 29, 2021
US and China vs climate change
377
Can the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases work together?
Apr 22, 2021
Naked in nature
379
Hear about why being naked in nature might be good for you.
Apr 15, 2021
The language of biscuits
373
Rob and Neil talk about the origins and the language of this humble snack.
Apr 08, 2021
Is English really English?
379
Neil and Georgina discuss where the English language we use today really comes from.
Apr 01, 2021
Astronauts on strike?
379
Hear all about the Skylab astronauts’ disagreement with mission control.
Mar 25, 2021
Digital help for blind people
379
Hear about digital technology which helps blind people improve their lives.
Mar 18, 2021
What’s the key to happiness?
379
Hear about what small things you can do to feel happier about life.
Mar 11, 2021
Looking for utopia
379
Rob and Georgina talk about how to create a happy place.
Mar 04, 2021
Covid: One year on
379
Over a year on since the first outbreak, what have we learnt? We talk about the pandemic.
Feb 25, 2021
Singing in tune
379
Neil and Georgina discuss singing and teach you related vocabulary along the way.
Feb 18, 2021
Working for yourself
379
Rob and Georgina talk about the advantages and disadvantages of freelancing.
Feb 11, 2021
How much heat do you lose from your head?
377
Rob and Georgina talk about percentages and teach you some English vocabulary.
Feb 04, 2021
The woman whose cells never die
379
Rob and Georgina discuss medical research and teach you related vocabulary.
Jan 28, 2021
What makes a good story?
379
Hear about storytelling and how it helps us to connect and communicate.
Jan 21, 2021
For the love of foreign languages
378
Is learning languages good for head, heart and soul?
Jan 14, 2021
Why can't we resist comfort food?
379
Neil and Rob talk about comfort food and what actually makes us eat it.
Jan 07, 2021
What is fat-shaming?
379
We discuss where the attitudes behind fat-shaming come from.
Dec 31, 2020
Coronavirus vs other pandemics
379
Hear about coronavirus and how it isn’t that bad compared to historical pandemics
Dec 24, 2020
Are trees intelligent?
379
We talk about trees and how they can communicate and help each other.
Dec 17, 2020
Can jellyfish help us solve our problems?
378
We discuss how these sea creatures could help us solve the problem of plastic pollution.
Dec 10, 2020
Why do we choose to text instead of talk?
379
Communicating by text has become more and more popular. Neil and Georgina talk about it.
Dec 03, 2020
Loneliness
379
Neil and Rob talk about loneliness and how some people prefer their own company.
Nov 26, 2020
Is punctuality important?
379
We discuss people's attitude to being on time and why some people are always late.
Nov 19, 2020
Could you be a victim of online fraud?
379
We talk about online fraud and teach you some useful vocabulary along the way.
Nov 12, 2020
Melting ice sheet: Is it too late?
377
Many scientists are wondering whether it’s now too late to stop global warming.
Nov 05, 2020
Walkman: the music player revolution
378
Neil and Georgina take a nostalgic look back at the 1980s and the birth of the Walkman.
Oct 29, 2020
Could humans live in underwater cities?
377
Hear about projects to create liveable underwater habitats and learn new vocabulary.
Oct 22, 2020
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
Internet - good or bad?
379
Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
Apr 26, 2018