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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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To make a song and dance (about something) - The English We Speak To make a song and dance (about something) - The English We Speak
3 days 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
3 days 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago En
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
4 weeks 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
1 month ago En
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
1 month ago En
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
1 month ago En
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
1 month ago En
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
1 month ago En
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
1 month 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
1 month ago En
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
1 month ago En
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
1 month ago En
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
1 month ago En
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
1 month ago En
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
1 month 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
1 month ago En
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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The...the... comparatives: English In A Minute The...the... comparatives: English In A Minute
1 month ago En
How do we make the.. the.. comparatives? Here's Sam to show you the skill! Watch the video and complete the sentence: “The more I practise English, ______ confident I feel.” ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-35 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.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/
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Why we press buttons: 6 Minute English Why we press buttons: 6 Minute English
2 months ago En
Buttons are what we have on our clothes to fasten them but the word is also used for things that we push to make things happen. Things like your bedside alarm, radio, toaster, kettle. We press hundreds of buttons every week without thinking about it. Sometimes we are just drawn to pushing them, but as this programme discusses, for some people have a button phobia. This week's question Not everyone likes buttons, particularly the ones we have on our clothes. It’s a recognised phobia. What is this fear called? Is it A: buttonophobia B: koumpounophobia C: coulrophobia Listen to the programme to find out the answer. Vocabulary buttons small, usually round, objects we use to fasten clothes, also objects we can press to make different things happen, e.g. You press a button to call a lift temptation something that makes you feel like you want to do something you shouldn’t, e.g. Having a big red button with the words ‘Don’t Press’ on it, would be a big temptation, I’d just want to press it. convenient something that is convenient is easy to use without difficulty, e.g. the buttons on are lift are convenient to use. fidgeting not being able to stay still, always moving around to get comfortable or prevent boredom. e.g. My mum always told me to stop fidgeting in the cinema as it was disturbing the other customers. digital fingers and toes are digits – digital = having fingers and toes grooming making ourselves look nice by cleaning, washing and doing our hair, for example To download a transcript and audio, look here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/... 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 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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Affect vs Effect: English In A Minute Affect vs Effect: English In A Minute
2 months ago En
Here's Phil clarify the difference between 'affect' and 'effect'. Watch the video then solve the problem below! To help you remember the difference complete these sentences so that they are true for you. The effect of improving my English will be ______. Learning to speak another language will affect _________. ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-34 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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It's the thought that counts - The English We Speak It's the thought that counts - The English We Speak
2 months ago En
Neil's bought an early Christmas present for Feifei which he thinks is really cool. She's not so sure. Learn an expression which lets you politely say you appreciate the present, but don't like it. [Images: Getty Images] You'll find the transcript on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181217 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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The teenage brain: 6 Minute English The teenage brain: 6 Minute English
2 months ago En
Introduction: Until recently, it was thought that human brain development was all over by early childhood but research in the last decade has shown that the adolescent brain is still changing into early adulthood. This programme delves inside the teenage brain, hears from an expert and teaches some useful vocabulary along the way to stretch your own brain! This week's question There have always been teenagers, but when was the word ‘teenager’ first used to refer to the 13 – 19 age group? Was it: a) the 1920s b) the 1930s c) the 1950s Listen to the programme to find out the answer. Vocabulary adolescence the period in someone’s life when they are developing from a child to an adult papers published scientific research dogma a set of beliefs that are strongly held and which are not challenged prefrontal cortex an important part of the brain involved in many complex mental actions like planning and personality cognitive tasks mental activities that we consciously have to think about like making plans and taking decisions adolescent the adjective to describe behaviour of someone who is in adolescence. Also, the noun for someone who is in adolescence Do download a transcript and the audio, visit our website http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-181213 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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Digital detox: The English We Speak Digital detox: The English We Speak
2 months ago En
Neil feels sick but doesn't understand why. Dr Feifei diagnoses a severe case of internet addiction and recommends a strict detox – but it's got nothing to do with food. Learn this very modern expression. [Getty Images] You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181210 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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Lie vs Lay: English In A Minute Lie vs Lay: English In A Minute
2 months ago En
Sian's going to show you the differences between lay and lie! Watch the video then answer the question! Is this sentence correct? If not, can you fix it? ‘I like to lay on the beach and read a book.’ ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-33 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 ( 🤫 About the sentence: it’s not correct. Here you need the verb ‘lie’. The correct sentence is: ‘I like to lie on the beach and read a book.’)
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Using 'x' for 'kisses': 6 Minute English Using 'x' for 'kisses': 6 Minute English
2 months ago En
6 Minute English discusses a letter from the English alphabet. It’s a letter which has a particular meaning when used at the end of a piece of informal writing such as letters, emails, texts and messages. Discover where the concept of putting an 'x' to mean a 'kiss' comes from, and learn some new vocabulary along the way. This week's question English has 26 letters. Which language has 74 letters? a) Khmer (Cambodian) b) Hindi c) Armenian Listen to the programme to find out the answer. Vocabulary a penny a coin (100 pennies = 1.00 GBP) the penny has dropped someone suddenly realises or understands something clunk the noise of two heavy objects coming together Inland Revenue the government department in the UK which deals with taxes to dock to reduce the amount of money someone receives in their salary or wages, for example as a tax payment a quid slang term for 1.00 GBP Download the audio and a transcript here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-181206 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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Leaves a bad taste in your mouth: The English We Speak Leaves a bad taste in your mouth: The English We Speak
2 months ago En
Neil's very hungry and wants to try out a new chicken restaurant. Feifei says she's been there already and it left a bad taste in her mouth – even though the food was delicious. What does she mean? Learn a phrase about bad experiences. You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181203 [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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While vs during: English In A Minute While vs during: English In A Minute
2 months ago En
Let Kee keep you in the know about the differences between 'while' and 'during'! Watch the video then answer the question: 🤔 Is this sentence correct? If not, can you fix it? "During I was in a meeting, my colleague fell asleep." ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-32 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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Making food photo-friendly: 6 Minute English Making food photo-friendly: 6 Minute English
2 months ago En
These days, how well food in a restaurant is photographed can matter more than how it actually tastes. By sharing images across social media, people see them and think the food looks delicious and must go to that restaurant to eat it! Rob and Neil discuss if this means food is now about style over substance - and teach some new items of vocabulary along the way. Vocabulary gastronome someone who enjoys and knows a lot about high-quality food influential having the power to make people change what they think cliche a well-known phrase that is so over-used it has become boring presentable looks good, is smart and is good enough for people to see restaurateur person who owns and manages a restaurant expectation the feeling that something good is going to happen Download the audio and a transcript here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-181129 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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What vs Which : English In A Minute What vs Which : English In A Minute
2 months ago En
Do you often confuse what and which? Fear not! Tom's here to tell you which is which! Watch the video then answer the question! What's wrong with this question? Why is it wrong? 🎉'What of these days should we have our Christmas party on?'🎉 ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-31 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 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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A pea-souper: The English We Speak A pea-souper: The English We Speak
2 months ago En
Neil needs to go to Manchester but can't drive because of a pea-souper. Feifei wonders what this food-related expression has to do with transport problems! You can download the audio and a transcript here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181126 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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The smell of coffee: 6 Minute English The smell of coffee: 6 Minute English
3 months ago En
Is there more to coffee than just drinking it? Experts say that the smell of the beans is just as important. Neil and Catherine discuss the science behind why coffee often smells better than it tastes and teach some new vocabulary along the way. Vocabulary vital very important key essential, necessary a physiological response a reaction your body has to something, like a smell to be baffled by something to be confused by something, to not understand it a chain a group of shops from the same company, all the shops have the same design and sell the same or very similar products weird unusual, strange Download the audio and a transcript here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-181122 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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Throw in the towel: The English We Speak Throw in the towel: The English We Speak
3 months ago En
Neil claims he has too much washing to do so why does he want to wash just a towel? Or could this just be another confusing English expression? Luckily Neil and Feifei are here to explain what 'throw in the towel' really means. You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181119 [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 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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Prevent vs Avoid: English In A Minute Prevent vs Avoid: English In A Minute
3 months ago En
Here's Dan to discuss the difference between prevent and avoid! Watch the video then answer the question! Complete this sentence using the verb 'prevented' or 'avoided'. I hid in a tree and ______ my ex. ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-30 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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What chickens can teach us about hierarchies: 6 Minute English What chickens can teach us about hierarchies: 6 Minute English
3 months ago En
Humans work together all over the world. When we do, we tend to organise ourselves into a structure so we can work more effectively. But does this actually help us work better? It appears that chickens can help us learn the answer. Neil and Catherine discuss the chicken experiment and teach you new vocabulary. Vocabulary hierarchy a way of organising people at different levels, for example workers in a company flock of chickens a group of chickens productivity the amount of work done suppressed stop something happening; stop someone doing something imposed forced on pecking order a phrase to describe levels of importance in an organisation You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-181115 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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Remember to do vs remember doing: English In A Minute Remember to do vs remember doing: English In A Minute
3 months ago En
Sam's telling us the difference between remember to do and remember doing. Let's hope we remember! Watch the video then answer the question! Which of these is talking about a memory? a) Do you remember locking the front door? b) Remember to lock the front door. ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-29 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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A walk in the park: The English We Speak A walk in the park: The English We Speak
3 months ago En
How will Rob cope with his first park run? Feifei thinks he's going to walk until she realises he's got away with using another authentic English expression that means 'it will be easy'. Find out what that expression is in this edition of TEWS. You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181112 [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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Why do young people feel so lonely? Listen to 6 Minute English Why do young people feel so lonely? Listen to 6 Minute English
3 months ago En
We all live in an over-crowded world which is fast approaching eight billion people. Despite that many individuals feel alone and isolated. The BBC made a survey about loneliness, involving 55,000 people from almost 240 different countries. Neil and Sam discuss the findings and teach you new vocabulary. Vocabulary isolated far away from other places and people stereotype the noun for a simplistic view of person or group based on certain characteristics such as their nationality, age, profession and the like intensely strongly plagued by something it causes you problems and difficulties figure something out trying to understand something to regulate to control You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-181108 [Cover: 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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Been vs Gone: English In A Minute Been vs Gone: English In A Minute
3 months ago En
What's the difference between 'been' and 'gone' - It can be a little confusing! Both are used with the present perfect. Luckily, Sian is here to satisfy your curiosity! Let her explain everything! ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-28 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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Dumbphone: The English We Speak Dumbphone: The English We Speak
3 months ago En
Neil's had enough of his smartphone so he's chosen a less 'intelligent' alternative. But Feifei thinks he's stuck in the past. Find out about a new word for an old piece of technology: 'dumbphone'. You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181105 [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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Objectification: Is there really a 'perfect body'? Listen to 6 Minute English Objectification: Is there really a 'perfect body'? Listen to 6 Minute English
3 months ago En
Impossibly attractive and implausibly perfect models in adverts and in movies and on TV you are much more likely to see naked or half-naked women than men. But there seems to be a trend to objectify men too. Is there any positive points to it or is it creating self-absorbed people? Listen to the discussion. Vocabulary objectification - the noun for when we reduce a human being to an object, we don't think of them as a real person anymore role model - someone whose behaviour is a good example that others want to copy aspire to - aim to be, hope to achieve detrimental - an adjective for something that is bad for you, something that has a negative effect narcissism - the term for someone who is so obsessed with their own body and life that they don't care about anyone else self-conscious (about their body) - someone embarrassed about their body losing confidence in themselves as a result You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/... 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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Even though vs even if - English In A Minute Even though vs even if - English In A Minute
3 months ago En
Phil tells how even though and even if are different in this video, even though it can be confusing! Tell us what's wrong with this sentence: Even though I could stop the rain, I'd still stay inside today. ☺️Visit our website for the transcript, a summary and more quizzes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-27 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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No fear (Halloween Special): The English We Speak No fear (Halloween Special): The English We Speak
3 months ago En
Rob wants to go trick or treating for Halloween but Feifei's too scared. Learn a fear-related expression in this programme and find out who is actually brave. You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-181029 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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