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Last updated at 12:50 BST, Thursday, 13 June 2013

Crying men

Beckham crying

Finn is feeling emotional about a piece of music he loves; Neil cried like a baby when his children were born. But is it OK for men to cry?

David Beckham did it recently and even the British finance minister cried on TV, but the media still seems to be surprised when men show their emotions.

Neil and Finn talk about crying men in 6 Minute English.

This week's question:

How often do men cry every year? Is it:

a) Between one and five times.

b) Between six and 17 times.

c) Between 18 and 25 times.

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Listen

Crying men

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Vocabulary

emotional

showing strong feelings

funeral

the ceremony people go to when someone has died

moving

something, like a piece of music or an event, that makes you feel sad

overwhelming

describes something so emotional you can't cope

well up

to have tears in your eyes/ to begin to cry

embarrassed

ashamed

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