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6 Minute English
6 Minute English
BBC Radio

Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. Your weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in... more

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What and where is Little Italy?

How did Italian food become famous throughout the world? Find out with Neil and Georgie

30 Nov 2023 · 6 minutes
Social media and teenage health

What are the risks of social media to teenage health and what can be done about them?

23 Nov 2023 · 6 minutes
Mystery flying objects

What exactly did navy pilots see in 2004? The US investigates these UFOs now, in 2023.

16 Nov 2023 · 6 minutes
Elephant-proof farming

What happens when an elephant wants to eat your crops? How can you stop it?

14 Nov 2023 · 6 minutes
Should we farm octopus?

Is it OK to eat animals that can feel emotion? Learn vocabulary on this topic.

02 Nov 2023 · 6 minutes
Ways to live for 100 years

More and more people are living to 100, but what is the secret of a long life?

26 Oct 2023 · 6 minutes
How green is your money?

Should climate change make us think where to invest our money? Learn useful vocabulary.

19 Oct 2023 · 6 minutes
Mushrooms: Medicine or myth?

Today the medicinal mushroom industry is big business. But are there actually benefits?

12 Oct 2023 · 6 minutes
Saving dead languages

Some Australian languages have been saved from extinction. We discuss Barngala's revival.

05 Oct 2023 · 6 minutes
Sounds that make you want to scream

Some sounds cause some people huge distress. Learn about 'misophonia' here.

28 Sep 2023 · 6 minutes
6 Minute English
What and where is Little Italy?
6 Minute English