6 Minute English

6 Minute English

Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. Your weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Friday. Each programme is six minutes long and contains examples and explanations to help you improve your knowledge of the English language across a wide range of topics.

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  • The cost of life-saving vaccines: 26 Feb 15

    Thu, 26 Feb 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    The price of vaccines has escalated and some poor countries are struggling prevent children from catching certain life-threatening diseases, says Medecines Sans Frontieres. Listen to Rob and Neil's discussion, and learn some related vocabulary.

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  • Do you fear Artificial Intelligence?: 19 Feb 15

    Thu, 19 Feb 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Will thinking computers be the end of humans? Listen to Rob and Neil's chat and learn some related vocabulary.

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  • Should tourists go to Antarctica?: 12 Feb 15

    Thu, 12 Feb 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    14 days remaining

    About 37,000 visitors are expected in the icy continent but is tourism spoiling the local environment? Listen to Rob and Neil's chat and learn some related vocabulary.

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  • Does your CV shine?: 5 Feb 15

    Thu, 5 Feb 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    At a time when so many people compete for fewer jobs, are you sure you present your skills and abilities well to a potential employer? Listen to this programme and learn some related vocabulary.

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