Build your English vocabulary in six minutes.
Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
06:15 | Jan 28th
Find out how certain words have suffixes that turn verbs and adjectives into nouns.
06:19 | Jan 21st
Learn how to use pronouns with 'some', 'no', 'any' and 'every'.
06:07 | Jan 14th
Choose, chose, chosen... We talk about verbs that don't follow the -ed pattern.
06:20 | Jan 7th
Find out how to use reporting verbs to add meaning and interest to your English.
06:19 | Dec 17th, 2018
'Sensible' and 'sensitive'. Find out more about words that are easily confused.
06:19 | Dec 10th, 2018
Are e-cigarettes harmLESS? Should all public places be smoke-FREE? Learn about suffixes.
06:19 | Dec 3rd, 2018
Do you suffer from dyspepsia? Could a detox diet help? Neil and Finn talk about prefixes.
06:21 | Nov 26th, 2018
What's the date today? And do you know how to say it? Find out about ordinal numbers.
06:07 | Nov 20th, 2018
Gonna, wanna, dunno, whatcha... are these English words? Finn and Catherine explain all.
06:21 | Nov 12th, 2018
Neil and Catherine look at uncountable nouns like knowledge, money and happiness.
06:21 | Nov 5th, 2018
At the weekend, in spring, on Saturday - a lesson about prepositions.
06:18 | Oct 29th, 2018
Why do we write hyphens in some phrases but not in others? Listen to the programme.
06:10 | Oct 22nd, 2018
Catherine and Finn talk about spelling words with double letters.
06:13 | Oct 15th, 2018
We discuss words that have the same spelling but are pronounced differently.
06:07 | Oct 8th, 2018
What's the difference between a mobile phone and a cellphone?
06:49 | Oct 1st, 2018
Neil and Catherine explain some business jargon in just six minutes!
06:52 | Sep 24th, 2018
When is 'c' pronounced /k/ and when does it have an /s/ sound? Listen to the programme.
06:46 | Sep 17th, 2018
Neil and Catherine show you how to work out the meaning of some phrasal verbs.
06:47 | Sep 10th, 2018
Recycle, precooked, proactive - Neil and Catherine talk about words with the prefixes.
06:43 | Sep 3rd, 2018
Rob and Catherine look at this very important part of spoken and written vocabulary.
05:51 | Jul 16th, 2018
Rob and Catherine are here to explain the many weather words the British use
06:08 | Jul 9th, 2018
What's black and white and read all over? Find out with Neil and Sophie.
06:10 | Jul 2nd, 2018
Listen to Finn and Alice explain what compound nouns are using ice cream and popcorn!
06:06 | Jun 25th, 2018
Today we're talking about similar words, like 'big', 'large', 'tall' and 'high'.
06:10 | Jun 18th, 2018
Your dog is old. He's smelly. And he's big. What order do you put those adjectives in?
06:03 | Jun 12th, 2018
Finn and Feifei talk contractions, help you sound more fluent and improve your writing!
06:10 | Jun 4th, 2018
Neil and Sophie, the presenters, talk about job suffixation: -er , -ist, -ian and -or.
06:11 | May 28th, 2018
Do you know how to pronounce the words photographer and photograph?
06:18 | Mar 19th, 2018
Neil and Finn's top tips for dealing with specialist vocabulary
06:11 | Feb 26th, 2018
Words like Google and Hoover, which started as brand names but are now used generically
06:11 | Feb 23rd, 2018
Join Callum and Finn as they discuss a group of adjectives that are made from the names of famous people
06:11 | Feb 12th, 2018
Callum and Finn explain how to say large numbers
06:20 | Feb 5th, 2018
What is your secret ambition? Do you have a confession to make? Have you ever met a Martian? Listen to Finn and Catherine talk about words with the suffixes -ion, -sion and -tian
06:12 | Jan 29th, 2018
Have you done anything weird or odd lately? Finn and Catherine discuss these synonyms and more in 6 Minute Vocabulary
06:10 | Jan 22nd, 2018
Callum and Catherine on words that we use to express an emotion or feeling
06:10 | Jan 15th, 2018
English spelling is fascinating – but it's not always straightforward!
06:11 | Jan 8th, 2018
Rob and Catherine tell us about the words and phrases we use to connect ideas
06:20 | Jan 1st, 2018
Are you unsure whether it’s disc or disk, sympathise or sympathize, learnt or learned? Then join Finn and Catherine in 6 Minute Vocabulary for some useful tips!
06:18 | Dec 25th, 2017
Do you know what FIFA is and what its name means? Or perhaps you prefer space to football and are interested in NASA. Listen to our programme about acronyms like these
06:19 | Dec 19th, 2017
Finn and Catherine talk about words with opposite meanings
06:19 | Dec 11th, 2017
Is responsibility the key to happiness? Neil and Catherine tell all
06:19 | Dec 4th, 2017
Fortunately, obviously, seriously, ideally. These words do a very useful job. How do we use them - and other phrases - to express our attitudes and ideas?
06:15 | Nov 27th, 2017
Catherine and Finn tell us about the groups of letters at the end of a word.
06:19 | Nov 20th, 2017
Tracey thinks there's someone else in her boyfriend's life. Find out why she thinks that and learn about words like 'someone', 'nothing' and 'anywhere' in 6 Minute Vocabulary
06:07 | Nov 13th, 2017
Not all verbs behave themselves. Learn about irregular verbs like 'break' in this programme
06:20 | Nov 6th, 2017
We use the verbs 'say', 'tell' and 'ask' to report what people say. What other verbs can we use? Find out how to use reporting verbs to add meaning and interest to your English
06:21 | Sep 25th, 2017
What's the date today? And do you know how to say it? Find out about ordinal numbers in this programme
06:07 | Sep 18th, 2017
Finn and Catherine give you an introduction to short spoken forms in 6 Minute Vocabulary
06:21 | Sep 11th, 2017
Knowledge, money, happiness and advice: Neil and Catherine look at uncountable nouns.
06:21 | Sep 4th, 2017
Neil is going to a wedding on Saturday, but Catherine likes to relax at the weekend. Listen to Neil and Catherine talk about time expressions with 'in', 'on' and 'at'
06:20 | Jul 31st, 2017
How good are you at blue-sky thinking? Learn all about business jargon in this programme
06:23 | Jul 24th, 2017
Christopher loves cinema. Why is the letter 'c' pronounced differently in this sentence?
06:12 | Jul 17th, 2017
A guide to multi-word verbs and prepositions that can change the meaning of phrasal verbs
06:12 | Jul 10th, 2017
Recycling, prepacked, proactive - we talk about words with the prefixes re, pre and pro