Last updated at 12:49 GMT, Thursday, 31 January 2013

Good news

Smiley faces

Do we need more good news stories?

Have you ever wondered why the news is full of death and destruction?

Kaz and Finn decide to take a look at some good news in this week's 6 Minute English

This week's question:

According to the BBC, three of the top ten most followed stories of 2012 were about the weather in the UK.

But what kind of weather? Was it:

a) snow storms

b) flooding

c) heat waves

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


Good news

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the seedier side of life

aspects of life that are morally degraded, for example, sex scandals and corruption


the human race


have an effect on or influence




sudden, dramatic, and important discoveries or developments, especially in science and medicine


newspapers of small format giving the news in condensed form, usually with lots of pictures and often providing sensational material


serious newspapers with a larger page format


crude and rough

don't do it justice

don't give it the credit it deserves

a grimace

a twisted facial expression that shows distaste or disgust