This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.
  More 6 minute English  
6 Minute English
 

------------------------------------------------

 
- The wisdom of keeping quiet

------------------------------------------------

 
- Asteroid mission

------------------------------------------------

 
- Problem pronunciation

------------------------------------------------

 
- Big hills and small mountains

------------------------------------------------

 
- Dhaka traffic

A street in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka traffic

 

This week's programme takes us into the heart of one of the busiest and noisiest parts of the world! Jackie and Senjuti are in downtown Dhaka among the cars and rickshaws, discussing a topic that's not going anywhere fast: traffic!

This week's question: Many cities in the world have introduced a 'congestion charge'. But which of these cities does NOT have a congestion charge?

a) Stockholm
b) Singapore
c) Geneva

Listen out for the answer to this question at the end of the programme!


Listen

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Vocabulary from the programme

a congestion charge
a charge you have to pay for driving your car into a certain area - the aim of congestion charges is usually to reduce traffic

a traffic jam
when a lot of vehicles are close together and can't move or can only move very slowly

chaos
a state of confusion and disorder

to feel frustrated
to be annoyed, usually because you can't achieve something that you want to achieve

tedious
very boring



Extras
download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 2.9 MB)
download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 23 K)
Try the quiz!

Related Links
Luxury refit for Dhaka's old bangers (BBC News 2003)

No more traffic in Dhaka? Is it possible?*
Rules to remember when driving in Dhaka*

*The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites
^^ Back to top More 6 minute English