6 Minute Vocabulary

6 Minute Vocabulary Podcast

Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.

Academic Vocabulary
We'll give you some advice for writing essays and giving presentations....


Eponyms
Words like Google and Hoover started as brand names but are now used generically....

Adjectives from names
Dickensian, Orwellian, Churchillian... learn about adjectives that come from names....

Large numbers
High mountains, long rivers... Callum and Finn teach you how to talk about big numbers....


Synonyms
Catherine and Finn talk about words that have the same or similar meanings....


Linking words
Catherine and Rob explain how and when to use linking words in storytelling....


Acronyms
Nasa, Fifa, Unesco, Nato - Peter and Catherine talk about acronyms....

Antonyms
Finn and Catherine talk about words with opposite meanings....

Suffixes: -ity, -ness
Is responsibility the key to happiness? Learn how to use the suffixes -ity and -ness....



Irregular verbs
Choose, chose, chosen... We talk about verbs that don't follow the -ed pattern....

Reporting verbs
Find out how to use reporting verbs to add meaning and interest to your English....

False friends
Embarrassed - or pregnant? Words you think you know but mean something else in English...


Easily confused words
'Sensible' and 'sensitive'. Find out more about words that are easily confused....

Suffixes -free and -less
Are e-cigarettes harmLESS? Should all public places be smoke-FREE? Learn about suffixes....


Ordinal numbers
What's the date today? And do you know how to say it? Find out about ordinal numbers....

Short spoken forms
Gonna, wanna, dunno, whatcha... are these English words? Finn and Catherine explain all....


Uncountable nouns
Neil and Catherine look at uncountable nouns like knowledge, money and happiness....