BBC Learning English
Learn how to speak English with the BBC. Every day we have a new video to help you learn the English language. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: Exam Skills - top tips for studying and preparing for an exam TUESDAY: News Review – discover the language used to explain the news WEDNESDAY: Pronunciation in the News - pronounce words from the news like a native speaker WEDNESDAY: LingoHack - vocabulary from the most recent BBC news reports THURSDAY: The Teachers' Room - ELT tips for teachers FRIDAY: Learners' Questions - we answer your frequently asked questions We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

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Rabbits: cuddly friends or cunning tricksters? Listen to 6 Minute English Rabbits: cuddly friends or cunning tricksters? Listen to 6 Minute English
1 day ago En
The animal people often associate with Easter is not free from controversy. Rabbits are cute and fluffy and a most adorable creature for some, but others find it a pest that can multiply rapidly and cause problems. Even in literature rabbits have been represented in very different ways: from the sweet characters of Beatrix Potter, to tricksters like Peter Rabbit. Neil and Rob talk about these furry animals and teach you related vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190418 [Cover: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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In case vs If: What's the difference? English In A Minute In case vs If: What's the difference? English In A Minute
4 days ago En
If you aren’t sure how ‘in case’ and ‘if’ are different, let James explain just in case you need to use it! Watch the video and then complete this sentence: “Shall I make some sandwiches ___ we get hungry later?” a) if b) in case ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-51 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Give someone the runaround: What does it mean? The English We Speak Give someone the runaround: What does it mean? The English We Speak
4 days ago En
Rob's desperate to get a place to run in the marathon but he keeps being given the runaround. Surely running is a good thing? But as he's about to explain to Feifei, this expression has nothing to do with exercise – it's just frustrating! Find out more in this episode of The English We Speak. [Images: Getty Images] You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190415http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190415 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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The decluttering trend - How do I declutter? 6 Minute English The decluttering trend - How do I declutter? 6 Minute English
1 week ago En
In many consumer societies these days, people tend to buy and keep lots of things - after all, these things are cheap! But what happens when all of the things we buy become too much? What do we do with all the stuff? Recently, people have been trying to find ways to reduce the amount of stuff that they own. Rob and Neil find out all about the latest decluttering trend, how to do it and why in this 6 Minute English! You'll find the transcript and the vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190411 [Cover: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Like and As - English In A Minute Like and As - English In A Minute
1 week ago En
Like and as - Learn what the difference is and how to use them in this English In A Minute! Tim tells it like it is, as only he can, about the difference between 'like' and 'as'! Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Complete this sentence: “My brother works ___ a doctor in Australia”. a) like b) as ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-50 Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Laughing all the way to the bank: The English We Speak Laughing all the way to the bank: The English We Speak
1 week ago En
What makes you laugh? Does earning lots of money very easily bring a smile to your face? Well, it certainly has for Rob. Find out a funny English phrase that describes his situation in this episode of The English We Speak. For a transcript visit our website http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190408 For more English videos and English lessons to help you learn English: www.bbclearningenglish.com Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Why do we feel awkward? - 6 Minute English Why do we feel awkward? - 6 Minute English
2 weeks ago En
We all know the feeling. That horrible uncomfortable silence where we freeze up, or look away or just want to turn invisible. Awkwardness can strike anyone in the wrong circumstances. But why does it happen? How is it connected to rules and what does it have to do with society? Neil and Dan find out and teach you related vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and the vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190404 [Cover: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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'Who', 'what', 'when', 'where' + ever: What do they mean? - English In A Minute 'Who', 'what', 'when', 'where' + ever: What do they mean? - English In A Minute
2 weeks ago En
What happens if you add 'ever' to a question word like: who, what, when, or where? Saskia takes us through the who, what, where, when and why of question word + ever. Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Complete this sentence with the correct word: “I can hear a strange noise. ______ it's coming from, I wish it would stop!” a) whenever b) wherever a) however ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-49 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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The joke is on you - The English We Speak The joke is on you - The English We Speak
2 weeks ago En
Sometimes a joke is not as funny as it is meant to be. Rob is about to find out his joke in 'on him' and Feifei has the last laugh. Find out more about a seriously funny English phrase and what Rob's joke is. You'll find the trancript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190401 [Images: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Do you have a second job? Listen to 6 Minute English Do you have a second job? Listen to 6 Minute English
3 weeks ago En
A quarter of workers in the UK are thought to have a side hustle. It seems that more and more people want to put their skills and passions into practice to make extra money. These tend to be entrepreneurial young people who want to work on their own projects alongside their main source of income. Are you one of them? Neil and Rob discuss side hustles and teach you related vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190328 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Wish vs Hope - What's the difference? How to use them? - English In A Minute Wish vs Hope - What's the difference? How to use them? - English In A Minute
3 weeks ago En
Dan hopes you'll enjoy learning the difference between 'wish' and 'hope'! Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Watch the video, then answer the question below! Is this sentence correct? If not, why not? "I wish you do well on your exam tomorrow." ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-48 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Keep a lid on it: The English We Speak Keep a lid on it: The English We Speak
3 weeks ago En
Feifei needs to stop Rob giving her his terrible homemade food. Neil has a useful expression for her that has two meanings. Which one will Feifei use and will it solve the problem? Find out in this episode of The English We Speak. [Images: Getty Images] You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190325 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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How your eyes predict your personality - 6 Minute English How your eyes predict your personality - 6 Minute English
4 weeks ago En
Watch where you're watching! Apparently, where your eyes look can be used to predict things about your personality. Could this be the personality test of the future? Neil and Rob discuss how your eyes predict your personality and teach you related vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and the vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190321 [Cover: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Very vs really vs absolutely - How to use adjective modifiers - English In A Minute Very vs really vs absolutely - How to use adjective modifiers - English In A Minute
1 month ago En
Sam's very happy, really excited and absolutely thrilled to explain all about 'very', 'really' and 'absolutely'! Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Watch the video, then answer the question below! Which option is NOT possible? I’m very tired today, I’m ______ exhausted! a) very b) really c) absolutely ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-48 For more English videos and English lessons to help you learn English: www.bbclearningenglish.com Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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To pull the wool over someone's eyes - what does it mean? The English We Speak To pull the wool over someone's eyes - what does it mean? The English We Speak
1 month ago En
Feifei's wearing something that helps Neil demonstrate another piece of authentic English – or does it? How can pulling her woolly hat over her eyes explain deception and trickery? You're about to find out in The English We Speak. [Images: Getty Images] You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190318 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Debating veganism: How to change someone's opinion - 6 Minute English Debating veganism: How to change someone's opinion - 6 Minute English
1 month ago En
Veganism is a controversial issue with strong opinions in favour and against. However, these opinion are less based on facts than you might think. What are they based on then, and how can we convince someone to change an opinion? Dan and Rob find out and teach you new vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190314 [Image: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Still vs already vs yet - What's the difference? English In A Minute Still vs already vs yet - What's the difference? English In A Minute
1 month ago En
Phil untangles the difficulties of still, already and yet. Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Watch the video, then answer the question below! Then complete these sentences I'm ______ eating – there's so much food! I've ______ eaten – I'm not hungry. I haven't eaten ______ - I'm starving! ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-47 For more English videos and English lessons to help you learn English: www.bbclearningenglish.com Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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3 uses of can - How do you use can? English In A Minute 3 uses of can - How do you use can? English In A Minute
1 month ago En
Can James tell us 3 uses of can? Of course, he can! Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Watch the video, then answer the question below! In this sentence, is ‘can’ used for: a)ability, b)permission c)possibility? You can take a break at any time you like. ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-45 For more English videos and English lessons to help you learn English: www.bbclearningenglish.com Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Take the rough with the smooth: The English We Speak Take the rough with the smooth: The English We Speak
1 month ago En
Feifei gets a promotion but fears that there will be both good and bad things when working at a higher grade. Neil's not best pleased but at least he has a great phrase to describe the situation. Find out more about it in this programme. You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190311 [Images: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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What's on your 'to-do' list? Add listening to 6 Minute English to it What's on your 'to-do' list? Add listening to 6 Minute English to it
1 month ago En
Pay bills, clean the house... these are boring tasks we all have to do regularly even if we don't feel like it. They're part of what we call 'life admin'. Neil and Rob discuss what could make life admin tasks more interesting and teach you related vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190307 [Cover: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Hard-nosed: The English We Speak Hard-nosed: The English We Speak
1 month ago En
What is a hard-nosed person like? Rob thinks he's found the perfect person to fit the description but when he tells her, she's not impressed. Find out what a hard-nosed person is really like in the episode of The English We Speak. [Images: Getty Images] You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190304 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Why are unicorns back in fashion? Listen to 6 Minute English Why are unicorns back in fashion? Listen to 6 Minute English
1 month ago En
From articles in shops to political conversations - it seems that unicorns are back on trend. Rob and Neil discuss the reason for it an teach you related vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190228 [Cover: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Everyone vs Anyone: What's the difference? English In A Minute Everyone vs Anyone: What's the difference? English In A Minute
1 month ago En
Tom untangles the trouble with everyone and anyone! Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Watch the video then solve this problem. Which word is missing? "There was nobody at the party when I arrived. ___ had gone home!" a) anyone b) everyone ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-44 For more English videos and English lessons to help you learn English: www.bbclearningenglish.com Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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To have a soft spot for something or someone - The English We Speak To have a soft spot for something or someone - The English We Speak
1 month ago En
What is a soft spot and where can you find it? Feifei thinks she knows where Rob's is but as you can discover, it's not an actual physical thing but a way of describing your feelings about something and someone. Watch the programme to find out more… [Images: Getty Images} You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190225 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Are food allergies more common now? 6 Minute English Are food allergies more common now? 6 Minute English
1 month ago En
Research has suggested that food allergies may be more common these days than they were in the last 20 or 30 years. Why might this be? Is it linked to our diet? And are there any signs that a child might go on to develop a food allergy as an adult? Neil and Rob discuss if food allergies are becoming more common, and teach you new vocabulary. [Cover: Getty Images] For the transcript and vocabulary, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190221 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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To make a song and dance (about something) - The English We Speak To make a song and dance (about something) - The English We Speak
2 months ago En
What are Feifei's singing and dancing skills like and how important are they when she wants to complain about something? In The English We Speak we find out and learn a odd new English phrase to use when you want to make a fuss. [Images: Getty Images] You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190218 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Don't mind vs Doesn't matter - What's the difference: English In A Minute Don't mind vs Doesn't matter - What's the difference: English In A Minute
2 months ago En
Dan delivers the differences between 'don't mind' and 'doesn't matter'. Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Is person B's response in this dialogue correct? If not, why not? A: Do you want tea or coffee? B: I like them both so I don't matter. ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-43 For more English videos and English lessons to help you learn English: www.bbclearningenglish.com Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Are dating apps effective? Listen to 6 Minute English Are dating apps effective? Listen to 6 Minute English
2 months ago En
Research shows that fewer than 5% of people who have used dating apps, actually go out on a date with someone they met through them. Neil and Dan discuss the reasons for it and teach you related vocabulary. You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190214 [Cover: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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The + adjectives: Change an adjective into a group noun: English In A Minute The + adjectives: Change an adjective into a group noun: English In A Minute
2 months ago En
Sam tells us how to turn adjectives into nouns for groups of people in general. Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! English people talk about the weather a lot! What’s another way to say ‘English people’ in this sentence? a) The Englishes b) The English ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-42 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Giant killer: The English We Speak Giant killer: The English We Speak
2 months ago En
Rob's favourite football team has beaten a much bigger and more successful one. There's an English expression to describe this situation, which gets Feifei a bit worried. Watch this programme to find out what it is and how to use it to describe sporting success. You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190211 [Images: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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High heels: fashion or oppression? Listen to 6 Minute English High heels: fashion or oppression? Listen to 6 Minute English
2 months ago En
Uncomfortable and unsafe to wear or irresistibly glamorous? Why don't men wear them too? Neil and Rob discuss the popularity of high-heeled shoes and teach you related vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and the vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190207 [Cover: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Hope vs expect vs wait: What's the difference? - English In A Minute Hope vs expect vs wait: What's the difference? - English In A Minute
2 months ago En
Phil explains the differences between 'hope', 'expect' and 'wait'. Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Watch the video then answer this question: Sarah expects to get to the restaurant by 8.00 David hopes he will get to the restaurant by 8.00. Karen is waiting for the taxi to get to the restaurant. Who do we know wants to be at the restaurant by 8.00? ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-41 For more English videos and English lessons to help you learn English: www.bbclearningenglish.com Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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A shock to the system: What does it mean? - The English We Speak A shock to the system: What does it mean? - The English We Speak
2 months ago En
Rob's experienced a shock to the system – does that mean he's been hurt? Maybe it has something to do with him returning to work after a holiday. But whatever injury Rob has suffered, Feifei is on hand with some unsympathetic words! Learn more about the phrase 'a shock to the system' in this programme. You can download the audio and transcript here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190204 [Images: Getty Images] Learn English with BBC Learning English. Every day we help you to learn English with our brilliant mix of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, news and inspiring English programmes. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. Regular content MONDAY: The English We Speak MONDAY: English in a Minute TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: Editor's Choice Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Improving your memory: 6 Minute English Improving your memory: 6 Minute English
2 months ago En
Storing information is an important function of our brains and scientists are always looking at ways to improve it but also to stop it deteriorating. Neil and Rob discuss ways of improving your memory and teach you new vocabulary - that they hope you'll remember later! You'll find the transcript and vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190131 [Image: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Journey and trip: What's the difference? - English In A Minute Journey and trip: What's the difference? - English In A Minute
2 months ago En
Sian explains why we use journey and trip. Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Watch the video, then answer the question below! This weekend I'm going to France on a business ______. A) trip B) journey ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-40 For more English videos and English lessons to help you learn English: www.bbclearningenglish.com Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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From pillar to post: The English We Speak From pillar to post: The English We Speak
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The office is being refurbished and things are a bit chaotic. Rob doesn't know where he should be but luckily his confusion provides a great opportunity to learn a new authentic English phrase and Feifei is on hand with a few wise words. You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190128 [Images: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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What makes you happy? Listen to 6 Minute English What makes you happy? Listen to 6 Minute English
2 months ago En
Research has suggested that while personal feelings of pleasure are the accepted definition of happiness in Western cultures, East Asian cultures tend to see happiness as social harmony and in some parts of Africa and India it's more about shared experiences and family. Neil and Rob discuss what makes people happy and ... are happy to teach you new vocabulary. You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190124 [Image: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Are you big on small talk? Learn what it means in The English We Speak Are you big on small talk? Learn what it means in The English We Speak
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What should you talk about when you meet someone for the first time? Here's a phrase to learn that describes making informal conversation about not much. It's a great way to break the ice but unfortunately it's something Feifei couldn't do on her blind date. Find out why and learn more about the expression in this programme. You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190121 [Images: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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By vs until: What's the difference? - English In A Minute By vs until: What's the difference? - English In A Minute
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Kee's going to explain the differences between until and by. Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English! Is this sentence correct, or not? “I'll have to keep working by the end of the day.” ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-39 Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Is music getting faster? Listen to 6 Minute English Is music getting faster? Listen to 6 Minute English
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Music producers are adapting their songs for modern technology. Researchers have found long instrumental introductions to pop songs have become almost extinct. Neil and Rob discuss this new trend and teach you some vocabulary. [Cover: Getty Images] For the transcript and vocabulary, visit our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190117 Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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How to use the future continuous: English In A Minute How to use the future continuous: English In A Minute
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Tom explains the future continuous tense in today’s English in a Minute! Is this sentence correct or not? “This time tomorrow, I will be sleep in my bed.” ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-38 Learn English with BBC Learning English. Every day we help you to learn English with our brilliant mix of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, news and inspiring English programmes. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. Regular content MONDAY: The English We Speak MONDAY: English in a Minute TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: Editor's Choice Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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A bright spark: The English We Speak A bright spark: The English We Speak
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Rob thinks there's an English expression that applies to him but he's in for a surprise when he finds that it also has a negative meaning. Feifei is on hand to set him straight. Discover the true meaning of 'a bright spark' in this episode of The English We Speak. You can download the audio and transcript from our webpage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190114 [Images: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Are there benefits to schadenfreude? Listen to 6 Minute English Are there benefits to schadenfreude? Listen to 6 Minute English
3 months ago En
You'll find the transcript and vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190117 Do you take pleasure when someone undeserving of their success have a spot of bad luck? Not even a little pleasure? Well, if you do (like, apparently, most of us) you might like to learn the word 'schadenfreude' and the concept behind it. Rob and Neil talk about this German word also used in English and teach you new vocabulary. [Image: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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To be all downhill - The English We Speak To be all downhill - The English We Speak
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Rob's very pleased with himself. He's done all his work and it's only Wednesday! Does this mean it's all downhill until the weekend? Feifei is about to spoil his fun by explaining there is more than one meaning to the phrase 'to be all downhill'. Find out what they are in this programme. You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190107 [Images: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com Please use English when you comment.
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Actually vs at the moment - What's the difference? English In A Minute Actually vs at the moment - What's the difference? English In A Minute
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James will help you judge when to use 'actually' and when to use 'at the moment'. Watch the video then solve the problem below! Do you complete this sentence with ‘actually’ or ‘at the moment’? I used to live in Spain, but ______ I live in England. ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-37 Learn English with BBC Learning English. Every day we help you to learn English with our brilliant mix of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, news and inspiring English programmes. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. Regular content MONDAY: The English We Speak MONDAY: English in a Minute TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: Editor's Choice We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Would you eat less meat to save the environment? Listen to 6 Minute English Would you eat less meat to save the environment? Listen to 6 Minute English
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Could you eat less meat and adopt a diet based on vegetables and fruit to help save the environment? Neil and Catherine talk about a new diet, known as flexitarianism, and teach you new vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190103 [Cover: Getty Images] Learning English is easy! Improve your English with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. For more free English lessons and videos visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Fireworks: The English We Speak Fireworks: The English We Speak
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Rob's off to a New Year's Eve party which is going to be interesting – there's going to be fireworks but not the kind he was expecting. Luckily Feifei is on hand to explain that this explosive word has more than one meaning. Find out more about it in this programme. Download a transcript and audio on our website http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181231 Learn English with BBC Learning English. Every day we help you to learn English with our brilliant mix of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, news and inspiring English programmes. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. Regular content MONDAY: The English We Speak MONDAY: English in a Minute TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: Editor's Choice Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Remember vs remind: English In A Minute Remember vs remind: English In A Minute
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Dan discusses the differences between 'remember' and 'remind'. Watch the video then solve the problem below! Is this sentence correct? If not, why not? "I'm sure I'll forget so please remember me to collect my dry-cleaning later." ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-36 Learn English with BBC Learning English. Every day we help you to learn English with our brilliant mix of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, news and inspiring English programmes. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. Regular content MONDAY: The English We Speak MONDAY: English in a Minute TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: Editor's Choice Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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Michelle Obama and her mission to inspire women: 6 Minute English Michelle Obama and her mission to inspire women: 6 Minute English
3 months ago En
Michelle Obama left the White House with her husband, President Barack Obama, in 2016, but she's still very much in the news. In a recent visit to the UK to publicise her autobiography, the former First Lady of the US indicated that her official position may have come to an end, but she continues with her mission to try to inspire girls and women all over the world. Rob and Dan talk about Michelle Obama and teach you new vocabulary. You'll find the transcript and the vocabulary on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-181227 [Picture: Getty Images] Learn English with our free English videos everyday on BBC Learning English's website and YouTube channel. Learning English is easy - Improve with our free English videos and lessons on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and English exams. Please use English when you comment. Visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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To have all your Christmases come at once: The English We Speak To have all your Christmases come at once: The English We Speak
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For many, Christmas makes us feel happy and excited. Imagine getting that feeling many times over – well you can with the phrase that Rob's about to explain. Find out how having good fortune means having all your Christmases at the same time! You can download the audio and transcript here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181224 [Images: Getty Images] Learn English with BBC Learning English. Every day we help you to learn English with our brilliant mix of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, news and inspiring English programmes. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. Regular content MONDAY: The English We Speak MONDAY: English in a Minute TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: Editor's Choice Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
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