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)

  • The story behind coffee: 16 Apr 15

    Thu, 16 Apr 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Coffee is now the most popular drink in the world. But what about the economics and politics of coffee production? It's as complicated as getting the right flavour in your cup.

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  • The sun: 09 Apr 15

    Thu, 9 Apr 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Rob and Neil put on their sunglasses to find out more about this special star and teach some related vocabulary. We promise you won’t be blinded with science!

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  • The three-parent baby: 02 Apr 15

    Thu, 2 Apr 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    The UK has become the first country to approve legislation allowing the creation of babies with genetic material from three people. Listen to Neil and Harry's conversation and learn some related vocabulary.

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

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Available:
    6 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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