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Unit 2: English In A Minute
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    Session 1

    1 Activity

    Try + -ing or to + verb

    09 Dec 2019

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 2

    1 Activity

    Match vs fit vs suit

    18 Dec 2019

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 3

    1 Activity

    'On time' vs 'in time'

    13 Jan 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 4

    1 Activity

    The future in the past

    17 Jan 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 5

    1 Activity

    Continuously vs continually

    20 Jan 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 6

    1 Activity

    Mixed conditionals

    31 Jan 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 7

    1 Activity

    5 verbs followed by -ing

    06 Feb 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 8

    1 Activity

    4 uses of quite

    06 Feb 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 9

    1 Activity

    Sensible vs sensitive

    26 Feb 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 10

    1 Activity

    Modals of deduction

    27 Feb 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 11

    1 Activity

    Hear vs listen

    09 Mar 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 12

    1 Activity

    'All' vs 'Every' vs 'Whole'

    09 Mar 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 13

    1 Activity

    'Hire' vs 'Rent' vs 'Let'

    09 Mar 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 14

    1 Activity

    'All' vs 'Everybody' or 'Everyone'

    12 Mar 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 15

    1 Activity

    Speak vs Talk

    19 Mar 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 16

    1 Activity

    Last vs For the last vs In the last

    20 Mar 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 17

    1 Activity

    As ... as comparatives

    21 Apr 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 18

    1 Activity

    Soon vs Early vs Quickly

    21 Apr 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 19

    1 Activity

    3 ways to use infinitives with 'to'

    07 May 2020

    Welcome to English In A Minute. Give us a minute and we'll give you a hot tip about English. Grammar, vocabulary... there's so much to learn! And all taught by your favourite BBC Learning English staff!

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    Session 20

    1 Activity

    Needn't vs Not need to

    15 May 2020

    Do you know the difference between 'needn't' and 'not need to'? Sam's is going to tell us. Find out in this English In A Minute - our 60 second free English class.

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    Session 21

    1 Activity

    Could vs Was able to

    19 May 2020

    Do you have a minute to spare to learn some English? Watch Phil explain how to talk about past ability using 'could' and 'was able to'.

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    Session 22

    1 Activity

    Peer vs Peep vs Glimpse

    19 May 2020

    Take a glimpse at this episode of English In A Minute, where Saskia will explain the differences between ‘peep’, ‘peer’ and ‘glimpse’.

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    Session 23

    1 Activity

    Except vs Accept

    03 Jun 2020


    What’s the difference between ‘except’ and ‘accept’? Roy is going to tell you, Find out in this English In A Minute - our 60 second free English class.

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    Session 24

    1 Activity

    Whisper vs Murmur vs Mumble

    12 Jun 2020

    What’s the difference between ‘whisper’, ‘murmur’ and ‘mumble’? Find out with Georgina in our 60 second English lesson.

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    Session 25

    1 Activity

    5 ways to use 'let'

    19 Jun 2020

    Let James explain five different meanings of the verb ‘let’ in our 60 second English lesson.

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    Session 26

    1 Activity

    Also vs As well vs Too

    17 Jun 2020

    ‘Also’, ‘as well’ and ‘too’ – are they exactly the same? Let Sam explain the differences between them in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 27

    1 Activity

    When vs If

    03 Jul 2020

    If you ever wonder when we use 'when' and 'if', watch this video with Roy. Find out in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 28

    1 Activity

    As if vs As though

    19 Jun 2020

    Have you been trying to understand how to use ‘as if’ and ‘as though’? Watch this week’s EIAM with Georgina who will explain.

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    Session 29

    1 Activity

    Beside vs Besides

    24 Jun 2020

    'Beside' and 'besides' look very similar–but they're not the same! Find out how with Phil in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 30

    1 Activity

    Ways to say 'sorry' part 1

    26 Jun 2020

    People in the UK like saying ‘sorry’ a lot! Learn different ways of apologising with Sam in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 31

    1 Activity

    4 uses of 'fair'

    01 Jul 2020

    The word 'fair' can mean many things. Learn 4 meanings of 'fair' in one minute with James!

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    Session 32

    1 Activity

    Next vs The Next vs Nearest

    15 Jul 2020

    Here’s Georgina to tell you about the different ways of using ‘next’, ‘the next’ and ‘nearest’.

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    Session 33

    1 Activity

    How to say 'no' politely

    15 Jul 2020

    What's the best way to say 'no' without offending people? Find out with Phil in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 34

    1 Activity

    Ways to say 'sorry' part 2 - formal apologies

    23 Jul 2020

    What phrases can you use to apologise to your boss? Let Sam teach you in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 35

    1 Activity

    So vs Neither

    24 Jul 2020

    How can you show you agree with what someone has said? Well, James is here to explain when to use 'so' and when to use 'neither' to show agreement in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 36

    1 Activity

    If vs Whether

    12 Aug 2020

    How do you know the difference between 'if' and 'whether'? Let Sam teach you when to use ‘if’ and when to use ‘whether’ in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 37

    1 Activity

    Adjectives without nouns

    25 Aug 2020

    Have you ever wondered when you use adjectives without nouns? Watch Tom explain in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 38

    1 Activity

    When to use 'the' to talk about places

    11 Sep 2020

    Have you ever wondered when to use 'the' to talk about places? Watch Georgina explain in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 39

    1 Activity

    Look vs Look like

    30 Sep 2020

    Have you ever wondered when to use 'look' and when to use 'look like'? Watch Sian explain in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 40

    1 Activity

    Forget to do vs Forget doing

    05 Oct 2020

    Have you ever wondered when to use 'forget to do' and when to use 'forget doing'? Watch James explain in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 41

    1 Activity

    5 uses of flat

    09 Oct 2020

    Have you ever wondered how to use flat? Well, here are 5 different uses. Watch Tom explain in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 42

    1 Activity

    Will vs Be going to

    22 Sep 2020

    Have you ever wondered when to use 'will' and when to use 'be going to'? Watch Georgina explain in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 43

    1 Activity

    'My own' vs 'on my own'

    16 Oct 2020

    Have you ever wondered how to use 'my own' and 'on my own'? Watch Sam explain in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 44

    1 Activity

    At school vs At the school

    21 Oct 2020

    Have you ever wondered when to use 'the' with public buildings? Watch Phil explain in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 45

    1 Activity

    4 ways to exaggerate like a Brit

    10 Nov 2020

    Have you ever wondered how to use words like 'forever' and 'dying for' to exaggerate? Watch Sian explain in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 46

    1 Activity

    4 words to use instead of 'walk'

    17 Nov 2020

    Is there more than one way to describe how to walk? Watch James explain some alternative verbs in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 47

    1 Activity

    4 English word pairs

    19 Nov 2020

    In English, we often use words in pairs – let Sam teach you four useful ones that you can use to sound more natural when speaking English!

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    Session 48

    1 Activity

    Using different tenses to be polite

    19 Nov 2020

    Phil explains how you can be less direct and more polite in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 49

    1 Activity

    Alone vs lonely

    27 Nov 2020

    Charlene explains the difference between 'alone' and 'lonely' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 50

    1 Activity

    Assure vs Ensure vs Insure

    01 Dec 2020

    James explains the difference between 'assure', 'ensure' and 'insure' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 51

    1 Activity

    The schwa

    02 Dec 2020

    Sian explains what the schwa is, which will help your pronunciation, in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 52

    1 Activity

    Ways to say 'tired' in British English

    15 Dec 2020

    Tom explains some alternatives to 'tired' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 53

    1 Activity

    4 ways to use 'as'

    16 Dec 2020

    Sam explains 4 uses of the word 'as' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 54

    1 Activity

    3 ways to pronounce '-ed'

    22 Dec 2020

    Have you got a minute to spare? Phil explains 3 ways to pronounce '-ed' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 55

    1 Activity

    'Regret' + -ing form of the verb vs 'to' + infinitive

    30 Dec 2020

    Charlene explains the difference between 'regret' + -ing form of the verb and  'to' + infinitive in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 56

    1 Activity

    4 phrasal verbs for dating

    06 Jan 2021

    James explains the meanings of 4 phrasal verbs related to dating and relationships in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 57

    1 Activity

    4 phrasal verbs for clothes (and accessories)

    06 Jan 2021

    Sian explains the meanings of 4 phrasal verbs related to clothes and accessories in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 58

    1 Activity

    4 ways to use 'like'

    21 Jan 2021

    Tom explains 4 ways to use 'like' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 59

    1 Activity

    Pronunciation of 'th'

    21 Jan 2021

    Sam explains two ways to pronounce 'th' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 60

    1 Activity

    3 ways to use 'put up'

    21 Jan 2021

    Have you got a minute to spare? Phil explains 3 ways to use 'put up' in just sixty seconds!

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    Session 61

    1 Activity

    5 ways to say 'ough'

    21 Jan 2021

    Charlene explains 5 ways to say 'ough' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 62

    1 Activity

    Rules for silent 'e'

    21 Jan 2021

    The silent 'e' in a word can change the way you say it, but how? James explains some rules that might help you in just one minute!

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    Session 63

    1 Activity

    How to use 'ish'

    28 Jan 2021

    Sian explains how to use 'ish' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 64

    1 Activity

    5 Ways to use 'set'

    28 Jan 2021

    Tom explains 5 uses of 'set' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 65

    1 Activity

    3 phrasal verbs for feelings

    10 Feb 2021

    Sam explains 3 phrasal verbs for feelings in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 66

    1 Activity

    5 ways to use 'stand' as a verb

    11 Feb 2021

    Tom explains 5 ways to use 'stand' as a verb in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 67

    1 Activity

    Modifying comparative adjectives

    11 Feb 2021

    Charlene explains how to modify comparative adjectives in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 68

    1 Activity

    Rules for silent 'e' (part 2)

    17 Feb 2021

    James explains some more rules for silent 'e' in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 69

    1 Activity

    Being polite: giving opinions and talking about mistakes

    24 Feb 2021

    Sian explains how to be polite while expressing opinions or talking about mistakes in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 70

    1 Activity

    How to complain (politely)

    24 Feb 2021

    Tom explains how to complain politely in this English In A Minute.

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    Session 71

    1 Activity

    4 verbs for cooking

    12 May 2021

    Charlene explains 4 verbs for cooking in this English In A Minute.