6 Minute English

6 Minute English

Por BBC
En BBC World Service

What makes a good story?

Hear about storytelling and how it helps us to connect and communicate.

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For the love of foreign languages

Is learning languages good for head, heart and soul?

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Why can't we resist comfort food?

Neil and Rob talk about comfort food and what actually makes us eat it.

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What is fat-shaming?

We discuss where the attitudes behind fat-shaming come from.

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Coronavirus vs other pandemics

Hear about coronavirus and how it isn’t that bad compared to historical pandemics

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Are trees intelligent?

We talk about trees and how they can communicate and help each other.

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Can jellyfish help us solve our problems?

We discuss how these sea creatures could help us solve the problem of plastic pollution.

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Why do we choose to text instead of talk?

Communicating by text has become more and more popular. Neil and Georgina talk about it.

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Loneliness

Neil and Rob talk about loneliness and how some people prefer their own company.

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Is punctuality important?

We discuss people's attitude to being on time and why some people are always late.

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Could you be a victim of online fraud?

We talk about online fraud and teach you some useful vocabulary along the way.

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Melting ice sheet: Is it too late?

Many scientists are wondering whether it’s now too late to stop global warming.

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Walkman: the music player revolution

Neil and Georgina take a nostalgic look back at the 1980s and the birth of the Walkman.

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Could humans live in underwater cities?

Hear about projects to create liveable underwater habitats and learn new vocabulary.

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Hacking help for US elections

Rob and Sam discuss plans in the US to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks on election day.

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Do chimps have the same emotions as us?

Hear Jane Goodall talk about the deep connections between humans and the great apes.

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How can we make the web a better place?

Neil and Sam talk about the subject and teach you vocabulary along the way.

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Coronavirus: Dealing with mass unemployment post-pandemic

Neil and Sam discuss the post-Covid job landscape and teach you vocabulary along the way.

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Grandma therapy in Zimbabwe

Grandmothers are being trained to provide therapy to people in their community.

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Is there a future without bees?

The number of bees is declining at an alarming rate, with serious consequences for us.

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