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  Weekender 2005 / 6  


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- Size zero

Results of a survey on body image and young British women are out!

This week, we listen to a report about a BBC survey of 25,000 young British people, asking about their body image.

The results? Well, as you'll hear, the survey showed that most women believed they were not thin enough.

We also talk to two young people here at BBC Learning English about their views on the topic of body image.

You can download an mp3 version of the programme and a script at the bottom of this page.


Vocabulary from the programme

fashion press
articles on fashion in newspapers and magazines

size zero
an American size of clothing which is so small it would fit a girl

extremely thin

extremely sensitive



an obsession
an idea which completely occupies your mind

revealing clothes
clothes which show parts of the body which would normally be covered

to feel good about yourself
to feel happy about who you are

Try the comprehension questions
download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 20 k)
download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 1.8 MB)
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