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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Recent episodes (4)

  • A threat to London's artwork?: 26 Mar 15

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    The National Gallery in London has banned selfie sticks. This ban follows other galleries around the world, including the Smithsonian in Washington. Neil and Harry discuss the reasons why selfie sticks are not wanted.

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  • Human microchips: 19 Mar 15

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    An electronic device under your skin?! Workers in Sweden take part in experiment which allows them to get in and out of their office without a key, ID or password. Listen to Neil and Harry's chat and learn some related vocabulary.

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  • The two sides of Churchill: 12 Mar 15

    Thu, 12 Mar 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    14 days remaining

    The UK is marking the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death. He is known throughout the world for his role in defeating Nazi Germany but he also made mistakes. Listen to Neil and Mike's discussion, and learn new vocabulary.

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  • Poverty in a rich world: 05 Mar 15

    Thu, 5 Mar 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    We live in a richer world. But the gap between rich and poor is still very wide in individual countries. How to change this? Listen to Rob and Harry's discussion, and learn some related vocabulary.

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