6 Minute English

Synopsis

Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.

Episodes

  • Food made in space

    Food made in space

    23/07/2020 Duration: 06min

    Find out how growing plants in space might help develop better crops.

  • Sport against poverty

    Sport against poverty

    16/07/2020 Duration: 06min

    Neil and Sam discuss how sport is giving hope to young people leading the toughest lives.

  • Covid-19: The office after lockdown

    Covid-19: The office after lockdown

    09/07/2020 Duration: 06min

    Companies are rushing to install technology to make offices safer. Neil and Sam discuss.

  • Should we wear a face mask?

    Should we wear a face mask?

    02/07/2020 Duration: 06min

    Can wearing masks in public help prevent the spread of coronavirus? Rob and Sam discuss.

  • Millennials and business

    Millennials and business

    25/06/2020 Duration: 06min

    Rob and Sam discuss the new generation's desire to make the world a better place.

  • Is being thrifty a virtue?

    Is being thrifty a virtue?

    18/06/2020 Duration: 06min

    Neil and Sam talk about being a saver in a consumer culture and teach you vocabulary.

  • The food delivery revolution

    The food delivery revolution

    11/06/2020 Duration: 06min

    Takeaway apps are changing food culture. We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.

  • What difference has #MeToo made?

    What difference has #MeToo made?

    04/06/2020 Duration: 06min

    Sam and Georgina talk about the movement and teach you related vocabulary.

  • Is the recycling system broken?

    Is the recycling system broken?

    28/05/2020 Duration: 06min

    We talk about the over-reliance on recycling rather than reducing the use of plastics

  • The soothing power of books

    The soothing power of books

    21/05/2020 Duration: 06min

    How can books help us relax and feel more alive during troubled times?

  • Shocking facts about electricity

    Shocking facts about electricity

    14/05/2020 Duration: 06min

    Neil and Georgina talk about how electrical systems differ from country to country.

  • Internet - good or bad?

    Internet - good or bad?

    26/04/2018 Duration: 06min

    Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online

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