### Episode 161116 / 16 Nov 2016

India withdraws rupee notes

Robot sets new Rubik's Cube record

### Transcript:

Many Indians have been queuing up outside banks across India, following the announcement that the highest denomination currency notes are being withdrawn. These notes are widely used in business and property transactions to evade tax, and the measure aims to target that money. Now Indians will be able to deposit their old notes in bank accounts and get new ones.

Molecules found on mobile phones can reveal a lot about the owner’s health and lifestyle, including their food preferences and medication. That’s the conclusion of a study by the University of California. Scientists found traces of everything from caffeine and spices to skin creams and anti-depressants on 40 phones they tested. We leave traces of molecules, chemicals and bacteria on everything we touch.

A robot in Germany set a new record, by solving the challenge of a Rubik’s Cube in less than a second. The Sub1 Reloaded robot took just 0.637 seconds to analyse the toy and make 21 moves, so that each of the cube's sides showed a single colour. By contrast, the Rubik's Cube record for a human is a little under five seconds. (Images courtesy of Infinenon)

### Words and definitions:

not pay money you owe the government by law

traces
extremely small quantities

solving
finding an reason, explanation or answer to a question or problem

### Exercise:

Use one of the words or phrases from Lingohack to complete each of these sentences. Note that you may have to change the form of a word or phrase to complete the sentence correctly.

evade tax / traces / solving

1. You should go to the doctor if you find ______ of blood in your urine.

2. For taxpayers on a salary, it's difficult to ______ because it is deducted at source.

3. I ______ a very difficult equation in class yesterday. My maths teacher was impressed!

1. You should go to the doctor if you find traces of blood in your urine.

2. For taxpayers on a salary, it's difficult to evade tax because it is deducted at source.

3. I solved a very difficult equation in class yesterday. My maths teacher was impressed!

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Learn the words and phrases: scale, staggering, unimaginable, estimated, daunting

• ### Tourism trouble in Egypt

#### Episode 200805 / 05 Aug 2020

Learn the words and phrases: killed off, a blow, turmoil, on a mission, counting on

• ### The woman leading UAE's Mars mission

#### Episode 200729 / 29 Jul 2020

Learn the words and phrases:a big deal, destined, comprehensive, Martian mystery, space race

• ### London unlocked

#### Episode 200722 / 22 Jul 2020

Learn the words: a new normal,make the most of it, liberating, weather this storm, reshape

• ### Mexico’s ‘underwater kingdom’

#### Episode 200715 / 15 Jul 2020

Learn the words: unravel, preserved, evidence, rare, excavation

• ### Wildlife in lockdown

#### Episode 200708 / 08 Jul 2020

Learn the words: profound, migrations, unprecedented, insight, inform

• ### Stonehenge: Second monument discovered

#### Episode 200701 / 01 Jul 2020

Learn the words: archaeologists, shafts, pits, oriented, ritualistic

• ### Preparing the Queen's horses

#### Episode 200624 / 24 Jun 2020

Learn the words: parade, fixture, pomp and pageantry, ceremonial, champing at the bit

• ### Virtual safari

#### Episode 200617 / 17 Jun 2020

Learn the words: live, commentary, performance, audience, technology

• ### Back to school

#### Episode 200610 / 10 Jun 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: scrub, shields, visors, monitoring

• ### Defending ourselves from meteorites

#### Episode 200603 / 03 Jun 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: meteorite, orbit, Solar System, asteroid, shooting star

• ### Greenhouse dining

#### Episode 200527 / 27 May 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: a state of, anxiety, concerns, reservations, reassurance

• ### Recycling bikes for health workers

#### Episode 200520 / 20 May 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: resurrected, second-hand, refurbished, breathing new life into, schemes

• ### Our plastic ocean

#### Episode 200513 / 13 May 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: accumulations, flushed, breaks down, fragments, fragile

• ### Prickles the sheep has been found!

#### Episode 200506 / 06 May 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: a master of, condition, herd, fleece, shearer

• ### Coronavirus: How to avoid back pain while working from home

#### Episode 200429 / 29 Apr 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: postures, aches, extremities, small of your back

• ### Coronavirus: Help on two wheels

#### Episode 200422 / 22 Apr 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: stuck at home, self-isolate, keep ourselves to ourselves, lockdown, stick together

• ### Creating African comic superheroes

#### Episode 200415 / 15 Apr 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: movement, put (something) on the map, perspective, talents, entrepreneurship

• ### Marvel’s Spider-Man artist teaching children to draw online

#### Episode 200408 / 08 Apr 2020

Learn today's phrases:a little bit down, brought a bit of a smile to my face, in good spirits, a bit worrying, can't help but feel good

• ### Coronavirus - lessons from an ancient plague village

#### Episode 200401 / 01 Apr 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: isolate, measure up, acts of kindness, close-knit, humanity

• ### Can trees help climate change?

#### Episode 200325 / 25 Mar 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: experiment, instruments, tracks, monitored, don't put all your eggs in one basket

• ### Changing Antarctica

#### Episode 200318 / 18 Mar 2021

Learn today's words and phrases: challenge, compensated, thrive, adapt, to their max

• ### Recycling chopsticks

#### Episode 200311 / 11 Mar 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: resource, infused, modular, press, mass-produce

• ### Turning pineapples into bags

#### Episode 200304 / 04 Mar 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: reward, penny, income, purses, set you back

• ### Turning moon dust into water

#### Episode 200226 / 26 Feb 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: lunar, rocket fuel, propellant, mission

• ### New treatment for nut allergy

#### Episode 200219 / 19 Feb 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: anaphylaxis, hives, tolerant, diagnosis, dietary restrictions

• ### Women in space

#### Episode 200212 / 12 Feb 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: capsule, gravity, cosmonaut, mission, spacewalk

• ### Beating your fear of spiders

#### Episode 200205 / 05 Feb 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: the heebie-jeebies, phobia, getting over, bother, crippling fear

• ### Hot-air balloon legend

#### Episode 200129 / 29 Jan 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: gravity-defying, floating, gliding, volume

• ### The hungry swans

#### Episode 200122 / 22 Jan 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: irresistible, familiar, nuisance,bother

• ### Australia fires: Farmers face losses

#### Episode 200115 / 15 Jan 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: flames, bush fire, burnt out, tinder dry

• ### Taking the stress out of surgery

#### Episode 200108 / 08 Jan 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: prepped, localised anaesthetic, sedation, operating table, undergoing

• ### Dog garden

#### Episode 200101 / 01 Jan 2020

Learn today's words and phrases: sensory, stimulation, rehabilitate, enrich, socialise

• ### Christmas toys for children in poverty

#### Episode 191225 / 25 Dec 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: appeal, food bank, suffering, stigma

• ### Deep-sea mining

#### Episode 191218 / 19 Dec 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: excavating, sources, rich in, on the brink, ventures

• ### Discovering the code of all life

#### Episode 191211 / 11 Dec 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: teeming with life, biomedical sciences, DNA sequence, breed crops, decipher the genetic code

• ### Victoria Falls: Is Zimbabwe drying up?

#### Episode 191204 / 04 Dec 2019

Learn today's words: drought, unsustainable, crisis, crippled, collapse

#### Episode 191127 / 27 Nov 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: resting place, headstones, grave, cemetery, decay

• ### French restaurants fighting climate change

#### Episode 191120 / 20 Nov 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: waste food, compost, organic, landfill, greenhouse gas

• ### Toy-free play trial

#### Episode 191113 / 13 Nov 2019

Learn the words and phrases: nursery, imagination, dexterity, deprive, gender

• ### Oysters: an eco-friendly delicacy?

#### Episode 191106 / 06 Nov 2019

Learn today's words: loch, mudflats, reefs, incoming tide, estuary

• ### VR: The secret of Mona Lisa's smile

#### Episode 191030 / 30 Oct 2019

Learn today's words: exhibition, work, composition, studies, artworks

• ### Virtual Reality Therapy: helping old people remember

#### Episode 191023 / 23 Oct 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: care home, dementia, trip down memory lane, no longer with us, disorientating

• ### The woman who swims inside icebergs

#### Episode 191016 / 16 Oct 2019

Learn today's words: adrenalin junkie, rescue, shifting environment, mind-numbing fear, dangerous endeavour

• ### Mind-reading machine helps man walk again

#### Episode 191009 / 09 Oct 2019

Learn today's words: robotic, exoskeleton, implants, beamed, kit

• ### Electric car island

#### Episode 191002 / 02 Oct 2019

Learn today's words: generated, renewable, reversible, electricity grid, powered

• ### Would you crowdfund a cow?

#### Episode 190925 / 25 Sep 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: tough business, hurdles, running, traded a life, life-changing

• ### Rainbow recycling

#### Episode 190918 / 18 Sep 2019

Learn today's words: sort, colour code, jumbled up, separate, cross-contamination

• ### Searching for the Loch Ness Monster

#### Episode 190911 / 11 Sep 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: mystery, definitive explanation, plausible, unconvinced, unidentified

• ### Baby elephant zoo trade banned

#### Episode 190904 / 04 Sep 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: prohibited, compromise, loopholes, exceptional circumstances, significant victory

• ### The Amazon and climate change

#### Episode 190828 / 28 Aug 2019

Learn today's words: carbon dioxide, heating up, global warming, deforestation, fossil fuels

• ### Climate change: Can floating farms help us cope?

#### Episode 190821 / 21 Aug 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: dairy products, milked, manure, herd, animal welfare

• ### No-deal Brexit: What happens to British tourists?

#### Episode 190814 / 14 Aug 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: complicated, put (someone) off, implications, hard facts, straightforward

• ### Meet the 'Asian Iceman'

#### Episode 190807 / 07 Aug 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: refreshed, awakening, natural high, clarity, mental strength

• ### Extreme weather: Is it caused by climate change?

#### Episode 190731 / 31 Jul 2019

Learn today's words: scorching, heatwaves, heating up, drought-resistant, baking

• ### The end for London’s oldest boats?

#### Episode 190724 / 24 Jul 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: vessel, tide, fleets, skipper, on course

• ### Moon Landing: Why was Neil Armstrong first?

#### Episode 190717 / 17 Jul 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: qualified, a man of many talents, broad viewpoint, broad exposure, representative

• ### Britain’s largest female sculpture

#### Episode 190710 / 10 Jul 2019

Learn today's words: incongruous, imposing, stance, dynamic, bemusement

• ### AI recruitment

#### Episode 190703 / 03 Jul 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: character traits, roles, applicants, talent pool, jobs market

• ### Rhinos taken back to Rwanda

#### Episode 190626 / 26 Jun 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: feeding time, keepers, released into the wild, critically endangered

• ### Turning plastic into sportswear

#### Episode 190619 / 19 Jun 2019

Learn today's words: thread, yarn, polyester, textiles, apparel

• ### Robot recycling

#### Episode 190612 / 12 Jun 2019

Learn today's words: puncture-resistant, sensors, simulated, algorithms, automation

• ### Ultra-processed food health warning

#### Episode 190605 / 05 Jun 2019

Learn today's words: industrial processing, diets, nutritional content, additive, rich in

• ### The 2019 Cricket World Cup

#### Episode 190529 / 29 May 2019

Learn today's words: rivalries, round-robin, favourites, warm-up game, trophy

• ### Trees talking to trees

#### Episode 190522 / 22 May 2019

Learn today's words: fungi, nutrients, subterranean, vulnerable, flourish

• ### Love symbol hidden in masterpiece

#### Episode 190515 / 15 May 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: restoring, varnish, painstaking, stroke

• ### Prince Harry: Proud father

#### Episode 190508 / 08 May 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: well-wishers, settling into, delight, to die for, over the moon

• ### Using cow waste to fight climate change

#### Episode 190501 / 01 May 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: erosion, degradation, dung, pasture, depleted

• ### Meet Britain's first trainee guide pony

#### Episode 190424 / 24 Apr 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: hack it, coping, take it in his stride, naysayer

• ### Harry Potter: Wizard banking!

#### Episode 190417 / 17 Apr 2019

Learn today's words: treasures, currency, vault, profits, turnover

• ### The popularity of raw milk

#### Episode 190410 / 10 Apr 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: dairy farmer, raw milk, pasteurised, teat

• ### The woman who feels no pain

#### Episode 190403 / 03 Apr 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: pain sensitivity, response to pain, pain thresholds, chronic pain

• ### Robot grocery deliveries

#### Episode 190327 / 27 Mar 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: convenience, handed over, the order is placed, on its way, tampered with

• ### Tackling food waste and obesity

#### Episode 190320 / 20 Mar 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: leftover, piling up, stale, culinary, loading up

• ### Electrifying Africa

#### Episode 190313 / 13 Mar 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: sustainability, convert, surplus, small-scale, solar system,

• ### Why are we ticklish?

#### Episode 190306 / 06 Mar 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: tickling sensation, nerve endings, electrical signals, defence mechanism

• ### Maya Bay: Saving paradise

#### Episode 190227 / 27 Feb 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: landscape, tourists, tourist attraction, to dock, preservation

• ### The harpoon that clears space junk

#### Episode 190220 / 20 Feb 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: mission, space station, satellite, orbit, celestial

• ### 3D printing human anatomy

#### Episode 190213 / 13 Feb 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: anatomy, organs, abdomen, cadavers

• ### The changing sound of whale song

#### Episode 190206 / 06 Feb 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: tunes, singing from the same song sheet, embellishments, start from scratch, musical repertoire

• ### The recycled-goods shopping mall

#### Episode 190130 / 30 Jan 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: second-hand, upcycled, broken-down, handmade, worn-out

• ### Bollywood bridal wear

#### Episode 190123 / 23 Jan 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: luxury, in demand, swanky, off-the-rack, glamour

• ### Frozen in time: Inside London's ice well

#### Episode 190116 / 16 Jan 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: supplying, sourced locally, imported, distributed, commercial

• ### Is screen use really bad for kids?

#### Episode 190109 / 09 Jan 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: digital entertainment, toxic, sedentary occupation, keep you up at night, screen time limits

• ### Taking a look at eye yoga

#### Episode 190102 / 02 Jan 2019

Learn today's words and phrases: eye strain, short-sighted, long-sighted, anatomically

• ### Clothing and the environment

#### Episode 181226 / 26 Dec 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: junked, scrapped, incinerated, sustainable, throwing away

• ### South Korea's gaming addiction

#### Episode 181219 / 19 Dec 2018

Today's words and phrases: psychiatrists, mental well-being, inclusion, express feelings, stigma

• ### Using Buddy Benches to improve mental health

#### Episode 181212 / 12 Dec 2018

Today's words and phrases: psychiatrists, mental well-being, inclusion, express feelings, stigma

• ### Underwater sound pollution

#### Episode 181205 / 05 Dec 2018

Today's words and phrases: listening in on something, picking up sounds, ruptured, eardrum, swamping

#### Episode 181128 / 28 Nov 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: cemeteries, final resting place, interred, morgue, consecrated ground

• ### The effects of pollution on London's schoolchildren

#### Episode 181121 / 21 Nov 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: asthma, stunted lung capacity, exposure, particles, low emission

• ### First woman Physics Nobel winner in 55 years

#### Episode 181114 / 14 Nov 2018

Today's words and phrases: ground-breaking, devised, to get recognised, in the field

• ### Train of the future

#### Episode 181107 / 07 Nov 2018

Learn today's words: diesel, electrification, hydrogen, coal, battery-powered

• ### Dogs could help detect malaria

#### Episode 181031 / 31 Oct 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: four-legged friends, on the scent, pooches, sniff out something/someone

• ### Laboratory-grown meat

#### Episode 181024 / 24 Oct 2018

Learn today's word and its different forms: tasty, tastes, taste

• ### Cookery classes for elderly men

#### Episode 181017 / 17 Oct 2018

Today's words and phrases: look after (somebody), carer, relied on, take a weight off (somebody's) shoulders

• ### New hope for brain cancer patients

#### Episode 181010 / 10 Oct 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: vaccine, treatment, tumour, immune system, cells

• ### Zimbabwe's female rangers

#### Episode 181003 / 03 Oct 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: gruelling, a big ask, break, state financial assistance, blighted

• ### Stonehenge wants your photos

#### Episode 180926 / 26 Sep 2018

Today's words and phrases: vividly, nostalgia, personalise, digital photo album

• ### 19 September 2018

#### Episode 180919 / 19 Sep 2018

Today's words and phrases: incarnations, iconic version, rear-engine model, archaic, outmoded

• ### 12 September 2018

#### Episode 180912 / 12 Sep 2018

Today's words and phrases: pensioners, contemplating life, loneliness, disability, carers

• ### Gaspard the friendly fox

#### Episode 180905 / 05 Sep 2018

Today's words and phrases: unlikeliest of friendships, blossoming, befriended, become familiar with, trusting

• ### Cambodia's tuk-tuk rivals

#### Episode 180829 / 29 Aug 2018

Today's words and phrases: cyclos, tuk-tuk, auto-rickshaw, ride-hailing, carriages

• ### The secret recipe of ancient mummification

#### Episode 180822 / 22 Aug 2018

Today's words and phrases: preserved, embalming, antibacterial, prevent something from decaying, intact

• ### The AI that spots eye disease

#### Episode 180815 / 15 Aug 2018

Today's words and phrases: on the brink of, jaw-dropping, gasp, game changer, the advent of

• ### Strandbeests - Theo Jansen's mechanical artworks

#### Episode 180808 / 08 Aug 2018

Today's words and phrases: engineer, powered by, trial and error, mechanical, robust design

• ### Child announcer on London Underground

#### Episode 180801 / 01 Aug 2018

Today's words and phrases: safety, take care, handrail, injured, takes notice

• ### 25 July 2018

#### Episode 180725 / 25 Jul 2018

Today's words and phrases: exploring, tracked, identify, monitored, carry out

• ### 18 July 2018

#### Episode 180718 / 18 Jul 2018

Today's words and phrases: smoulder, wildfires, smoky, plume, drifting

• ### 11 July 2018

#### Episode 180711 / 11 Jul 2018

Today's words and phrases: freshest, going green, pesticides, harvested, horticulture

• ### 4 July 2018

#### Episode 180704 / 04 Jul 2018

Today's words and phrases: flypasts, the RAF, air traffic centre, airspace, aircraft

• ### 27 June 2018

#### Episode 180627 / 27 Jun 2018

Today's words and phrases: passion, motivation, collective achievement, inspiration

• ### 20 June 2018

#### Episode 180620 / 20 Jun 2018

Today's words and phrases: critically endangered, wiped out, rearing (something) in captivity, sanctuary

• ### 13 June 2018

#### Episode 180613 / 13 Jun 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: pristine, microplastics, airborne, contaminated

• ### 6 June 2018

#### Episode 180606 / 06 Jun 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: accurate record, keep tabs on, adjust, catalogue

• ### 30 May 2018

#### Episode 180530 / 30 May 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: dolphinariums, in captivity, human-animal bonds, in the wild

• ### 23 May 2018

#### Episode 180523 / 23 May 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: put through their paces, dieticians, getting fit, leaner, burning calories

• ### 16 May 2018

#### Episode 180516 / 16 May 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: whirlwind romance, tying the knot, blind date, fell in love, engagement

• ### 9 May 2018

#### Episode 180509 / 09 May 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: a labour of love, stripped back, bare metal, painstaking refurbishment, architectural brilliance

• ### 2 May 2018

#### Episode 180502 / 02 May 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: lifeblood, sustenance, make a living, way of life, in the doldrums

• ### 25 April 2018

#### Episode 180425 / 25 Apr 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: rate, analysed, dataset, on average

• ### 18 April 2018

#### Episode 180418 / 18 Apr 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: depressed, open up, comfort, counsellor, therapist

• ### 11 April 2018

#### Episode 180411 / 11 Apr 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: eats away, chip, swishing, acidic, erode

• ### 4 April 2018

#### Episode 180404 / 04 Apr 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: stale bread, leftover, niche, raising awareness

• ### 28 March 2018

#### Episode 180328 / 28 Mar 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: sugar tax, half the price, revenue-raising measure, policies, fall in consumption

• ### 21 March 2018

#### Episode 180321 / 21 Mar 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: shake up, giving it a shot, a viable alternative, pie in the sky

• ### 14 March 2018

#### Episode 180314 / 14 Mar 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: chunks, flying buttress, brace, Gothic masonry, crumbles

• ### 7 March 2018

#### Episode 180307 / 07 Mar 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: litter, versatile, to hammer home, new lease of life, eye-catching

• ### 28 February 2018

#### Episode 180228 / 28 Feb 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: vital signs, monitor (their) progress, speed (her) recovery, medical team, heart rate

• ### 21 February 2018

#### Episode 180221 / 21 Feb 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: pilot scheme, gain traction, draw inspiration (from), government guidelines, champion

• ### 14 February 2018

#### Episode 180214 / 14 Feb 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: jobseeker, contract, short-term, candidates, the competition

• ### 7 February 2018

#### Episode 180207 / 07 Feb 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: exporting, generate, diversify, funding, mainstay

• ### 31 January 2018

#### Episode 180131 / 31 Jan 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: glimpse, hurtling, miles an hour, test track, cut the journey

• ### 24 January 2018

#### Episode 180124 / 24 Jan 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: glacial ice, icy seas, frigid ice, wall of life, unique ecosystem

• ### 17 January 2018

#### Episode 180117 / 17 Jan 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: sanctuary, rescue centre, rehab, recuperation

• ### 10 January 2018

#### Episode 180110 / 10 Jan 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: robot, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, autonomous cab

• ### 3 January 2018

#### Episode 180103 / 03 Jan 2018

Learn today's words and phrases: stacking, stock, displays, promotions, running

• ### 27 December 2017

#### Episode 171227 / 27 Dec 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: genetic defeat, clot, bleeding, blood clotting proteins, Factor Eight

• ### 20 December 2017

#### Episode 171220 / 20 Dec 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: faint-hearted, steep, gradient, weak at the knees, descent

• ### 13 December 2017

#### Episode 171213 / 13 Dec 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: hearing impairment, stimulate, hearing acuity, discriminate

• ### 6 December 2017

#### Episode 171206 / 06 Dec 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: creatures, thrive, ecology, species, food web

• ### 29 November 2017

#### Episode 171129 / 29 Nov 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: towers above, active, peak, eruption, lava

• ### 22 November 2017

#### Episode 171122 / 22 Nov 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: sell-by date, discarded, overproduction, surplus, landfill

• ### 15 November 2017

#### Episode 171115 / 15 Nov 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: tombs, civilisations, ancient wonders, treasure, centuries-old heritage

• ### 8 November 2017

#### Episode 171108 / 08 Nov 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: species, DNA, genetic comparisons, evolutionary history, breakthrough

• ### 1 November 2017

#### Episode 171101 / 01 Nov 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: biological clock, open-heart surgery, complications, high-risk patients, medicine

• ### 25 October 2017

#### Episode 171025 / 25 Oct 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: resistant, antibiotics, transmitted, prophylaxis, disinfect

• ### 18 October 2017

#### Episode 171018 / 18 Oct 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: sinister, threatening, in distress, do more harm than good

• ### 11 October 2017

#### Episode 171011 / 11 Oct 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: dumped, collections, sustainable materials, break down, micro level

• ### 4 October 2017

#### Episode 171004 / 04 Oct 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: desertification, erode, humidity, drought-resistant, planting

• ### 27 September 2017

#### Episode 170927 / 27 Sep 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: get connected, chip, tracked, tagging, smarter

• ### 20 September 2017

#### Episode 170920 / 20 Sep 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: a comeback, brought back from the dead, breeding programme, staging its return, released back into the wild

• ### 13 September 2017

#### Episode 170913 / 13 Sep 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: therapist, anxiety, depression, therapeutic quality, stimulating

• ### 6 September 2017

#### Episode 170906 / 06 Sep 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: Saturn, ring system, aurora, probe, atmosphere

• ### 30 August 2017

#### Episode 170830 / 30 Aug 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: penetrate, ponder, notorious, blanket ban

• ### 23 August 2017

#### Episode 170823 / 23 Aug 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: outraged, inspired by fiction, crowned, podiatrist

• ### 16 August 2017

#### Episode 170816 / 16 Aug 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: impunity, uncharted, keep up with the Joneses, child's play

• ### 9 August 2017

#### Episode 170809 / 09 Aug 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: elective, forsaking, fairly and squarely, top dog

• ### 26 July 2017

#### Episode 170726 / 26 Jul 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: segregated, front-runner, vehicles, internal combustion engine

• ### 19 July 2017

#### Episode 170719 / 19 Jul 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: breadwinner, habitat, drastically

• ### 12 July 2017

#### Episode 170712 / 12 Jul 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: vicious cycle, vices, welfare

• ### 5 July

#### Episode 170705 / 05 Jul 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: cap, stood down, remains

• ### 28 June

#### Episode 170628 / 28 Jun 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: brainpower, humorously, crowd-pleaser

• ### 21 June

#### Episode 170621 / 21 Jun 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: immune system, buzz, mammals

• ### 14 June

#### Episode 170614 / 14 Jun 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: set off, the wild, volunteers

• ### 7 June 2017

#### Episode 170607 / 07 Jun 2017

Learn today's words and phrases:

• ### 31 May 2017

#### Episode 170531 / 31 May 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: bacteria, hub, turn their lives around

• ### 24 May 2017

#### Episode 170524 / 24 May 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: grieving, overdrive, coordinated

• ### 17 May 2017

#### Episode 170517 / 17 May 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: myth, smuggle, has a knack for

• ### 10 May 2017

#### Episode 170510 / 10 May 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: condition, draw, is down to

• ### 3 May 2017

#### Episode 170503 / 03 May 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: trawled through, persuaded, obsession

• ### 26 April 2017

#### Episode 170426 / 26 Apr 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: solar power, remarkable, sanctuary

• ### 19 April 2017

#### Episode 170419 / 19 Apr 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: tunnelling, put a spin on, camaraderie

• ### 12 April 2017

#### Episode 170412 / 12 Apr 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: side-effects, green businesses, backstory

• ### 5 April 2017

#### Episode 170405 / 05 Apr 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: scarce, crammed, plight

• ### 29 March 2017

#### Episode 170329 / 29 Mar 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: triggered, unpick, unfolding, hologram

• ### 22 March 2017

#### Episode 170322 / 22 Mar 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: underway, stands out, making history

• ### 15 March 2017

#### Episode 170315 / 15 Mar 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: besieged, salvo, turnaround, upstaged

• ### 8 March 2017

#### Episode 170308 / 08 Mar 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: steeped in, emissions, far-fetched

• ### 1 March 2017

#### Episode 170301 / 01 Mar 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: upside, catching their breath, dexterity

• ### 22 February 2017

#### Episode 170222 / 22 Feb 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: visually impaired, engineered, heading out

• ### 15 February 2017

#### Episode 170215 / 15 Feb 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: fall from grace, rip-off goods, a range of

• ### 8 February 2017

#### Episode 170208 / 08 Feb 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: relics, comprehensive, sorted

• ### 1 February 2017

#### Episode 170201 / 01 Feb 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: outrageous, looking into, hermit

• ### 25 January 2017

#### Episode 170125 / 25 Jan 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: premature, wholesome, obesity

• ### 18 January 2017

#### Episode 170118 / 18 Jan 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: predominantly, devastating, cited, controversial

• ### 11 January 2017

#### Episode 170111 / 11 Jan 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: seedy, urban areas, cubs

• ### 4 January 2017

#### Episode 170104 / 04 Jan 2017

Learn today's words and phrases: mock-up, social isolation, daredevils

• ### 28 December 2016

#### Episode 161228 / 28 Dec 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: pioneering, safe haven, distracted

• ### 21 December 2016

#### Episode 161221 / 21 Dec 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: cabin feverish, harness, holographic, companion

• ### 14 December 2016

#### Episode 161214 / 14 Dec 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: a testament, lived rough, sanctuaries, urban oasis

• ### 7 December 2016

#### Episode 161207 / 07 Dec 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: in labour, keeping up, up close

• ### 30 November 2016

#### Episode 161130 / 30 Nov 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: mourning, cathartic release, prognosis, advance

• ### 23 November 2016

#### Episode 161123 / 23 Nov 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: evade tax, traces, solving

• ### 16 November 2016

#### Episode 161116 / 16 Nov 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: evade tax, traces, solving

• ### 9 November 2016

#### Episode 161109 / 09 Nov 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: storm, shattering the dreams, makeshift, inspired

• ### 2 November 2016

#### Episode 161102 / 02 Nov 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: airlifted, side effects, released

• ### 26 October 2016

#### Episode 161026 / 26 Oct 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: given the green light, severity, charity

• ### 19 October 2016

#### Episode 161019 / 19 Oct 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: classified, deficiency, vessel

• ### 12 October 2016

#### Episode 161012 / 12 Oct 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: destabilise, appetite, limiting the damage, nudge

• ### 5 October 2016

#### Episode 161005 / 05 Oct 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: inability, deadline, stigma, auctioned

• ### 28 September 2016

#### Episode 160928 / 28 Sep 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: forging, injuries, novel

• ### 21 September 2016

#### Episode 160921 / 21 Sep 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: potential, saddened, sensation

• ### 14 September 2016

#### Episode 160914 / 14 Sep 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: address, leaked, cracked

• ### 7 September 2016

#### Episode 160907 / 07 Sep 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: outbreaks, passed away, spotted

• ### 31 August 2016

#### Episode 160831 / 31 Aug 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: marine reserve, orbiting, mourning

• ### 24 August 2016

#### Episode 160824 / 24 Aug 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: peer, underestimated, put down to

• ### 17 August 2016

#### Episode 160817 / 17 Aug 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: medal tally, feeds on, cheating

• ### 10 August 2016

#### Episode 160810 / 10 Aug 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: wondering, to log, stylish, unveiled

• ### 3 August 2016

#### Episode 160803 / 03 Aug 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: questioned, remotely, insight

• ### 27 July 2016

#### Episode 160727 / 27 Jul 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: breaking through, eluded, blazes, prematurely

• ### 20 July 2016

#### Episode 160720 / 20 Jul 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: candidate, damning, trend

• ### 13 July 2016

#### Episode 160713 / 13 Jul 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: pressing, scene, malnutrition, so-called

• ### 6 July 2016

#### Episode 160706 / 06 Jul 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: on such a scale, judgement, on record, loggers

• ### 29 June 2016

#### Episode 160629 / 29 Jun 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: propaganda, urged, distinguished

• ### 22 June 2016

#### Episode 160622 / 22 Jun 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: cracks down, merciless, infrastructure, think tank

• ### 8 June 2016

#### Episode 160608 / 08 Jun 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: to contest, victimised, swells

• ### 1 June 2016

#### Episode 160601 / 01 Jun 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: bitter stand-off, the heart of, thriving

• ### 25 May 2016

#### Episode 160525 / 25 May 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: bailout funds, samples, collaborative

• ### 18 May 2016

#### Episode 160518 / 18 May 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: missing, submerged, rapturous

• ### 11 May 2016

#### Episode 160511 / 11 May 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: highly symbolic, obliterated, inflicted, exoplanets

• ### 4 May 2016

#### Episode 160504 / 04 May 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: presumptive, inappropriately, long-standing

• ### 27 April 2016

#### Episode 160427 / 27 Apr 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: catastrophically, fall silent, scaffolding, glimpse, delivery

• ### 20 April 2016

#### Episode 160420 / 20 Apr 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: to date, precious, valuable

• ### 13 April 2016

#### Episode 160413 / 13 Apr 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: ambitious, exceptional, triumph, the height of, winning hearts

• ### 6 April 2016

#### Episode 160406 / 06 Apr 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: prominent, prompted, honoured

• ### 30 March 2016

#### Episode 160330 / 30 Mar 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: driverless, choking, toxic, abundance, predominantly

• ### 23 March 2016

#### Episode 160323 / 23 Mar 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: mourning, odious, abnormally, unrealistic

• ### 16 March 2016

#### Episode 160316 / 16 Mar 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: triggered, remarkable, outrage

• ### 9 March 2016

#### Episode 160309 / 09 Mar 2016

Learn today's words: violate, solar eclipse, influential, accomplishments

• ### 2 March 2016

#### Episode 160302 / 02 Mar 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: dominated, warning, manned

• ### 24 February 2016

#### Episode 160224 / 24 Feb 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: have come out, recalling, caesarean

• ### 17 February 2016

#### Episode 160217 / 17 Feb 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: restoring, seized, went under the knife

• ### 10 February 2016

#### Episode 160210 / 10 Feb 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: outsider, refurbishing, adapting

• ### 3 February 2016

#### Episode 160203 / 03 Feb 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: hailed, hampering, backlog, prediction

• ### 27 January 2016

#### Episode 160127 / 27 Jan 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: crossing, sporadic, spot

• ### 20 January 2016

#### Episode 160120 / 20 Jan 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: evenly, condition, boycott

• ### 13 January 2016

#### Episode 160113 / 13 Jan 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: vowed, partisan, bold ambition, census, iconic

• ### 6 January 2016

#### Episode 160106 / 06 Jan 2016

Learn today's words and phrases: announcement, suspended, bionic

• ### 30 December 2015

#### Episode 151230 / 30 Dec 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: nominate, replacement, manned

• ### 23 December 2015

#### Episode 151223 / 23 Dec 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: confront, reinforces, stepping down

• ### 16 December 2015

#### Episode 151216 / 16 Dec 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: plant, broke new ground, to renovate

• ### 9 December 2015

#### Episode 151209 / 09 Dec 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: ceasefire, ringleader, allegations

• ### 2 December 2015

#### Episode 151202 / 02 Dec 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: extremists, raids, pledged

• ### 18 November 2015

#### Episode 151118 / 18 Nov 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: on the run, legacy of, inevitable anxiety, symptomatic of, caused by

• ### 11 November 2015

#### Episode 151111 / 11 Nov 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: stem the flow, deteriorating, retaliatory steps, star lot

• ### 4 November 2015

#### Episode 151104 / 04 Nov 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: investigated, to secure, artisans, donations

• ### 28 October 2015

#### Episode 151028 / 28 Oct 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: vast army, cutting edge, vaping, kick the habit

• ### 21 October 2015

#### Episode 151021 / 21 Oct 2015

Learn today's words and phrases: displaced, launched offensives, defining moment, controversy

• ### 14 October 2015

#### Episode 151014 / 14 Oct 2015

Today's Headlines: Israel responds to Jerusalem attacks, Wolf war in French Alps, Man Booker winner announced

• ### 7 October 2015

#### Episode 151007 / 07 Oct 2015

Today's Headlines: EU to catch smugglers' boats, Iraqi girls tell their stories on stage, Toddler's miracle operation

• ### 30 September 2015

#### Episode 150930 / 30 Sep 2015

Today's Headlines: Dengue fever outbreak in Delhi, Drugs raid in the Caribbean Sea, UK starts womb transplants

• ### 23 September 2015

#### Episode 150923 / 23 Sep 2015

Today's Headlines: US investigates Volkswagen, Europe's migrant plan, The art of Pele

• ### 16 September 2015

#### Episode 150916 / 16 Sep 2015

Today's Headlines: Border closes for migrants, Wildfires in California, Crisis for world's oceans