6 Minute English

6 Minute English


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.


Having a row or asking for directions?  

Tim and Neil talk about interactions that can be misunderstood by people of different backgrounds, and teach you useful vocabulary


A policeman, a pilot, a chef - what's our fascination with uniforms?

Laughing could kill you  

In a competition for control between laughter and breathing and speaking, laughter always wins, says a neuroscientist. Neil and Tim discuss the dangers of laughter

Would the world stop without clocks?  

What would happen to the world if all the clocks stopped? Neil and Rob wonder if we are slaves of time

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