Last updated at 15:19 BST, Thursday, 16 August 2012

Snail racing

A snail race taking place on a special table

The 49th annual snail racing world championships took place recently in a small town in France. Rosie and Rob discuss the slow-moving sport in this week's 6 Minute English.

This week's question:

The Giant African snail is the biggest snail in the world. But how big can it grow? Is it:

a) 18cm long
b) 36cm long
c) 48cm long

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

Listen

Snail racing

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Vocabulary

enthusiasts

fans

sluggish

tired and moving slowly

in drag

(a man) wearing women's clothing

searing

intense

sprint

a short, fast race

pardoned

excused from a particular fate

cruel

painful, unkind