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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

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For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

Learn to talk about smartphone addiction in 6 minutes!

[Images: GETTY IMAGES] Are you a phubber? Do you suffer from FOMO? These are words associated with smartphone addiction. 6 Minute English describes these words and discusses what can be done to help you put your phone down. See the transcript and download the programme here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180712 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) 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

4 gün önce

EIAM: Come back vs Go back

Watch the video to find out the difference between ‘go back’ and ‘come back’, then answer this question: in which sentence is the speaker in Spain at the moment? a) I love Spain! I hope to come back next year. b) I love Spain! I hope to go back next year. You'll find the answer, a summary and more questions here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-11 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

6 gün önce

If the cap fits: The English We Speak

[Images: GETTY IMAGES] You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190709 Feifei's angry – Neil's been commenting on her fashion sense and she's not getting any sympathy from Rob. Watch The English We Speak to learn a clothing-related phrase about accepting criticism. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

1 hafta önce

Learn to talk about surfing and turfing online

You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180705 Shopping online is a popular activity. Many of us use the internet to look for things to buy and to compare prices, but some of us never make it to the virtual checkout where we have to pay for them. We discuss this activity known as 'surf and turf' - and hear from an expert who thinks retailers need to do something about it. Vocabulary surf and turf online shopping without actually buying anything to turf out to remove someone from a place or organisation, possibly because they've broken the rules or behaved badly checkout place where you pay for your shopping, either in a real shop or online retailers businesses that sell you things out of date past their best, too old to be suitable fall foul of (something or someone) make a mistake and get in trouble with someone [Image: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

1 hafta önce

My bad: The English We Speak

You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-180702 Rob's late for the studio – has it got something to do with his back? Feifei thinks so until she realises he's using a phrase that admits his mistake without actually saying 'sorry'. Learn a piece of English slang in this episode of The English We Speak. [Images: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. This replaces a previous episode that we are updating. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

1 hafta önce

If the cap fits: The English We Speak

[Images: GETTY IMAGES] You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-180702 Feifei's angry – Neil's been commenting on her fashion sense and she's not getting any sympathy from Rob. He's got a clothing-related phrase to use that expresses his honest opinion. But luckily for Feifei this phrase can be used in return! Watch The English We Speak to find out what it is. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

2 hafta önce

EIAM: Mustn't vs Don't Have To

Which sentence says that students are not allowed to wear trainers at school? A) Students mustn't wear trainers at school. B) Students don't have to wear trainers at school. You'll find the answer, a summary and more questions here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-10 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) 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

2 hafta önce

Learn to talk about broken hearts in 6 minutes!

You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180628 Our heart is an important organ in our body and something we must take care of. Healthy eating and exercise can keep it in good condition but is it still possible to die from being sad and upset - or what we might call 'a broken heart'? 6 Minute English discusses the subject and hears from an expert who explains if this can really happen. Vocabulary nuanced small but important things that need to be considered bereavement sadness we feel when someone close to us dies passed away a more gentle way of saying ‘died’ muddle through get to the end of a difficult situation somehow. Not always by making the right decisions but in the end, getting there time-poor not having enough free time prioritising deciding how important different things are [Images: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

2 hafta önce

EIAM: Person vs Persons vs People vs Peoples

We all know what a person is, but is the plural people or persons? And what is peoples for!? Which of the following can mean 'nation'? a) person b) persons c) people You'll find the answer, a summary and more questions here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-9 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) 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

2 hafta önce

To have a good nose: The English We Speak

[Images: GETTY IMAGES] You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-180625 Rob has brought something very smelly into the studio. Feifei's not happy but Rob doesn't think there's a problem. Is there something wrong with his sense of smell or is it just an excuse to demonstrate another great piece of authentic English? Find out in this video. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

3 hafta önce

Talk about gaming in 6 minutes!

[Image: GETTY IMAGES] Neil and Catherine discuss gaming as a sport, talk about the Fortnite phenomenon and teach you six items of vocabulary. You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180614 Vocabulary: fortnight a period of two weeks competitively playing against other people to win to get into (something) to become really interested in something professional someone who gets paid to do something industry area of business that is made up of different parts scene the world of a particular activity Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

3 hafta önce

Friends in high places: The English We Speak

[Images: GETTY IMAGES] You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-180618 It's good to have friends but how about important and powerful friends? Feifei is about to find out about Rob's friends in high places and discovers they don't live on top of mountains! Find out the real meaning of 'friends in high places' in this programme. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

4 hafta önce

EIAM: Too and Very

Do you know the difference between 'too' and 'very'? Which of these sentences is incorrect? a) I love this cake, it's too sweet. b) I like very spicy food. c) I hate it when it's too hot. You'll find the answer, a summary and more questions here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-8 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

4 hafta önce

Learn to talk about the World Cup in 6 minutes!

You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180614 The 2018 World Cup is about to kick off in Russia. Many of us will be glued to our TV screens to follow the ups and downs of our own nation's teams and to see who finally becomes the world champion. But not everyone will be sharing the excitement of the tournament. In this programme we hear from people with different viewpoints; Neil and Rob discuss the vocabulary they use. [Images: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

1 ay önce

EIAM: How to use 'wish'

Watch the video to learn about the words we use after ‘wish’. Then, answer the following question: Which sentence is NOT correct? a) I wish I knew the answer. b) I wish I had known the answer. c) I wish I know the answer. You'll find a summary and more quizzes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-7 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

1 ay önce

Catch-22: The English We Speak

[Images: GETTY IMAGES] You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-180611 Feifei wants a new job but without experience she can't get it. It's an impossible situation but Rob has the perfect phrase to describe her position – unfortunately it won't get her a new job! Learn about this phrase in this episode of The English We Speak. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

1 ay önce

Learn to talk about virtual assistants in 6 minutes

[Images: GETTY IMAGES] More and more people are talking to machines. Rob and Dan discuss how this is changing the way we interact with technology and the type of language we use. See our webapge for a transcript: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english Vocabulary: chit-chat informal conversation about unimportant things to date up until this moment in time agent something that causes change agency ability to think, make decisions and act independently vernacular native language brusque/to the point very direct, not very polite Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review TUESDAY: English At Work WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) 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

1 ay önce

Let the dust settle: The English We Speak

You'll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-180604 Neil's keeping out of the way. There's an argument in the office about the messy desks but it's really only about one desk – Neil's! It's a good time for him to teach Feifei a new phrase while the dust settles – whatever that means! [Images: GETTY IMAGES] Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

1 ay önce

EIAM: Must vs have to

Which of the following do we generally use to describe rules set by others? a. Have to b. Must c. Both Watch the video to find out how to use 'have to' and 'must'. Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-1/session-6 Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

1 ay önce

Talk about taking risks in 6 minutes!

[Images: GETTY IMAGES] Rob and Neil discuss risk and how different people react to different levels of risk in different ways. See our webapge http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english Vocabulary: risk-averse describes people who don’t like risk risk-tolerant describes people who don't mind risk risk seekers describes people who like risk and want risk are to assess to make a judgement or a decision based on information to put money away to save money retirement time of life when you are too old to work anymore or you have enough money that you don’t need to work anymore. Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular 'extra' videos across the week so come back every day to see what's new. MONDAY: The English We Speak TUESDAY: News Review WEDNESDAY: LingoHack THURSDAY: 6 Minute English FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!) Please use English when you comment. For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com

1 ay önce