6 Minute English

6 Minute English

Por BBC
En BBC World Service

Building rapport with others

We discuss four styles of communication and teach you related vocabulary along the way.

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Food superstitions

We talk about food superstitions and teach you vocabulary along the way.

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The Rosetta Stone

How the famous piece of rock became the key to decoding Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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Compassion fatigue

Has the pandemic made people tired of feeling sorry for others and themselves?

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Hermits

Why do people decide to be alone for long periods of time?

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When males are not needed

We talk about different animals which can reproduce without having sex.

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Mermaids

We talk about different variations on the concept of mermaids, and teach you vocabulary.

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A quieter world

Neil and Georgina discuss noise and whether it is bad for our health.

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US and China vs climate change

Can the world\'s two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases work together?

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Naked in nature

Hear about why being naked in nature might be good for you.

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The language of biscuits

Rob and Neil talk about the origins and the language of this humble snack.

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Is English really English?

Neil and Georgina discuss where the English language we use today really comes from.

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Astronauts on strike?

Hear all about the Skylab astronauts’ disagreement with mission control.

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Digital help for blind people

Hear about digital technology which helps blind people improve their lives.

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What’s the key to happiness?

Hear about what small things you can do to feel happier about life.

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Looking for utopia

Rob and Georgina talk about how to create a happy place.

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Covid: One year on

Over a year on since the first outbreak, what have we learnt? We talk about the pandemic.

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Singing in tune

Neil and Georgina discuss singing and teach you related vocabulary along the way.

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Working for yourself

Rob and Georgina talk about the advantages and disadvantages of freelancing.

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How much heat do you lose from your head?

Rob and Georgina talk about percentages and teach you some English vocabulary.

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