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6 Minute English

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En BBC World Service

The art of conversation

We discuss whether the art of conversation is being lost in the era of social media

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Qatar's World Cup workers

Hear about the workers who built the World Cup stadiums

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Controlling the weather

We discuss two different types of weather manipulation.

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Meet the flavourists

Is designing a food flavour a dark art? We talk about the people who make flavours.

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Are Halloween costumes too scary?

Some parents are complaining that some Halloween costumes are too scary.

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Does climate change make you anxious?

We discuss how extreme weather events are affecting our mental health.

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Translating recipes

How to adapt dishes from other countries? We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.

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Are artistic brain different?

We talk about Mozart, Jimi Hendrix and teach you vocabulary.

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Why are prices going up?

We discuss inflation and economics and teach related vocabulary.

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English for dating online

We discuss language that gets used for dating online and new language that is emerging.

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Man vs beast: Who is more efficient?

We discuss the advantages of the design of the human body, and teach you vocabulary too.

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Are you following your dreams?

Hear about two people who dared to follow their dreams and are happy to have done so.

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Do emojis make language better?

Are emojis turning us into lazy writers?

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Being a beauty influencer

Hear about women who are using social media to change attitudes to beauty

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Women in the workplace

Hear about the career-killing tasks that are holding women back in the workplace

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Connecting remote communities

How do you connect the unconnected?

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How pandemics end

Covid-19, The Black Death ... We discuss what happens when deadly diseases go global.

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Confused by modern idioms?

We talk about some new expressions that have been introduced to English through the media

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What is more dangerous: Sharks or humans?

From monster killers of the sea to endangered species - we talk sharks and vocabulary.

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Climate change and evolution

We discuss the impact of climate change on today's wildlife.

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