6 Minute English

Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. Your weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Friday. Each programme is six minutes long and contains examples and explanations t

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The first space walk: 14 May 15
Fifty years ago, on 18 March 1965, Soviet astronaut Alexei Leonov took the first space walk. Listen to Rob and Neil describing the struggles of that ground breaking space mission whilst explaining some related vocabulary.
Dátum: 2015-05-14 Idő: 10:00:00
Wireless furniture for phones: 7 May 15
Are you tethered to your smartphone? Is it a struggle to keep it charged? The answer may be wireless furniture. Rob and Neil discuss battery life, coffee tables, toxic waste and some technology-related vocabulary.
Dátum: 2015-05-07 Idő: 11:00:00
Saving China's elephants: 30 Apr 15
Many animals face extinction. But people are realising that they must act now to stop further losses. A scheme to save the Asian elephant in China could provide an answer.
Dátum: 2015-04-30 Idő: 13:00:00
Life without music: 23 Apr 15
How does music make you feel? Research shows that it actually influences us more than we realise – whether we're at the movies, the supermarket, or down the pub.
Dátum: 2015-04-23 Idő: 10:01:00
The story behind coffee: 16 Apr 15
Coffee is now the most popular drink in the world. But what about the economics and politics of coffee production? It's as complicated as getting the right flavour in your cup.
Dátum: 2015-04-16 Idő: 10:00:00
The sun: 09 Apr 15
Rob and Neil put on their sunglasses to find out more about this special star and teach some related vocabulary. We promise you won’t be blinded with science!
Dátum: 2015-04-09 Idő: 10:00:00
The three-parent baby: 02 Apr 15
The UK has become the first country to approve legislation allowing the creation of babies with genetic material from three people. Listen to Neil and Harry's conversation and learn some related vocabulary.
Dátum: 2015-04-02 Idő: 10:00:00
A threat to London's artwork?: 26 Mar 15
The National Gallery in London has banned selfie sticks. This ban follows other galleries around the world, including the Smithsonian in Washington. Neil and Harry discuss the reasons why selfie sticks are not wanted.
Dátum: 2015-03-26 Idő: 10:00:00
Human microchips: 19 Mar 15
An electronic device under your skin?! Workers in Sweden take part in experiment which allows them to get in and out of their office without a key, ID or password. Listen to Neil and Harry's chat and learn some related vocabulary.
Dátum: 2015-03-19 Idő: 10:00:00
The two sides of Churchill: 12 Mar 15
The UK is marking the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death. He is known throughout the world for his role in defeating Nazi Germany but he also made mistakes. Listen to Neil and Mike's discussion, and learn new vocabulary.
Dátum: 2015-03-12 Idő: 10:00:00