Sinopsis

Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.

Episodios

  • Is punctuality important?

    Is punctuality important?

    19/11/2020 Duración: 06min

    We discuss people's attitude to being on time and why some people are always late.

  • Could you be a victim of online fraud?

    Could you be a victim of online fraud?

    12/11/2020 Duración: 06min

    We talk about online fraud and teach you some useful vocabulary along the way.

  • Melting ice sheet: Is it too late?

    Melting ice sheet: Is it too late?

    05/11/2020 Duración: 06min

    Many scientists are wondering whether it’s now too late to stop global warming.

  • Walkman: the music player revolution

    Walkman: the music player revolution

    29/10/2020 Duración: 06min

    Neil and Georgina take a nostalgic look back at the 1980s and the birth of the Walkman.

  • Could humans live in underwater cities?

    Could humans live in underwater cities?

    22/10/2020 Duración: 06min

    Hear about projects to create liveable underwater habitats and learn new vocabulary.

  • Hacking help for US elections

    Hacking help for US elections

    15/10/2020 Duración: 06min

    Rob and Sam discuss plans in the US to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks on election day.

  • Do chimps have the same emotions as us?

    Do chimps have the same emotions as us?

    08/10/2020 Duración: 06min

    Hear Jane Goodall talk about the deep connections between humans and the great apes.

  • How can we make the web a better place?

    How can we make the web a better place?

    01/10/2020 Duración: 06min

    Neil and Sam talk about the subject and teach you vocabulary along the way.

  • Coronavirus: Dealing with mass unemployment post-pandemic

    Coronavirus: Dealing with mass unemployment post-pandemic

    24/09/2020 Duración: 06min

    Neil and Sam discuss the post-Covid job landscape and teach you vocabulary along the way.

  • Grandma therapy in Zimbabwe

    Grandma therapy in Zimbabwe

    17/09/2020 Duración: 06min

    Grandmothers are being trained to provide therapy to people in their community.

  • Is there a future without bees?

    Is there a future without bees?

    10/09/2020 Duración: 06min

    The number of bees is declining at an alarming rate, with serious consequences for us.

  • How to talk about conspiracy theories

    How to talk about conspiracy theories

    03/09/2020 Duración: 06min

    We discuss what to do when you are confronted with someone who spreads falsehoods.

  • What’s the point of blood types?

    What’s the point of blood types?

    27/08/2020 Duración: 06min

    In this programme, we’ll be finding out all about blood and teaching you some vocabulary.

  • Will Covid-19 change cities?

    Will Covid-19 change cities?

    20/08/2020 Duración: 06min

    Rob and Neil discuss the future of our cities and teach you useful vocabulary.

  • Is this the era of distrust?

    Is this the era of distrust?

    13/08/2020 Duración: 06min

    In an era of fake news, could it be that we are living through a crisis in trust?

  • No more bosses

    No more bosses

    06/08/2020 Duración: 06min

    Can companies operate better without managers? We talk about it and teach you vocabulary.

  • The medicine of coronavirus

    The medicine of coronavirus

    30/07/2020 Duración: 06min

    Neil and Georgina talk about Covid-19 and teach you related vocabulary.

  • Food made in space

    Food made in space

    23/07/2020 Duración: 06min

    Find out how growing plants in space might help develop better crops.

  • Sport against poverty

    Sport against poverty

    16/07/2020 Duración: 06min

    Neil and Sam discuss how sport is giving hope to young people leading the toughest lives.

  • Covid-19: The office after lockdown

    Covid-19: The office after lockdown

    09/07/2020 Duración: 06min

    Companies are rushing to install technology to make offices safer. Neil and Sam discuss.

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