BBC Learning English is in celebratory mood as we mark 70 years of teaching English!
In 6 Minute English, Rob and Finn discuss why the BBC started to teach the world English and why the reasons for people wanting to learn have changed.
We also hear from some current students about why they want to learn English.
This week's question:
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, what is the most commonly used English word. Is it:
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
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describes a feeling of taking part in a special occasion
- to shout about
to announce to everyone
to a very high standard
broadcasting a radio signal
- raised morale
improved people's mood and feelings particularly at a difficult time
- a practical need
a real life use
conversations between two people
- economic benefit
a result which improved a person or company's financial prospects
talk or write to and with other people
series of jobs you do through your working life
- a smattering
a very small amount