6 Minute English

6 Minute English Podcast

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.

Debating veganism
Dan and Rob discuss veganism, persuasion and teach you vocabulary....



Improving your memory
Neil and Rob discuss ways of improving your memory and teach you new vocabulary....

What is happiness?
Neil and Rob discuss what makes people happy and teach you new vocabulary....


Is music getting faster?
New technology might be putting an end to instrumental introductions to pop songs....

Could you go flexitarian?
Scientists say too much meat is bad for us and the planet. Could you go semi-vegetarian?...



Why does 'x' mean 'kiss'?
What does the letter 'x' all by itself at the end of a message mean? We'll tell you....

The smell of coffee
Neil and Catherine discuss the science of why coffee often smells better than it tastes....


Loneliness
Can you feel lonely in a crowded place? Neil and Sam discuss and teach some vocabulary....

Objectification
Neil and Sam discuss if there's any advantage to the beach body trend....