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.
06:17 | Jan 31st
Neil and Rob discuss ways of improving your memory and teach you new vocabulary.
06:17 | Jan 24th
Neil and Rob discuss what makes people happy and teach you new vocabulary.
06:17 | Jan 17th
New technology might be putting an end to instrumental introductions to pop songs.
06:17 | Jan 11th
Learn about schadenfraude. A German word that English has borrowed.
06:17 | Jan 3rd
Scientists say too much meat is bad for us and the planet. Could you go semi-vegetarian?
06:17 | Dec 28th, 2018
The former First Lady continues with her mission to try to inspire girls and women.
06:13 | Dec 20th, 2018
Why do people love to push buttons and why do some have a phobia of them?
06:19 | Dec 13th, 2018
What's going on in a teenager's brain? We hear about research explaining their behaviour
06:19 | Dec 6th, 2018
What does the letter 'x' all by itself at the end of a message mean? We'll tell you.
06:21 | Nov 29th, 2018
Rob and Neil talk about food photos on social media.
06:18 | Nov 22nd, 2018
Neil and Catherine discuss the science of why coffee often smells better than it tastes.
06:18 | Nov 1st, 2018
Neil and Sam discuss if there's any advantage to the beach body trend.
06:18 | Oct 25th, 2018
Rob and Neil discuss what it takes to be creative - and they also teach you vocabulary.
06:24 | Oct 19th, 2018
There's a new look which some people are calling 'scumbro'. But what does is mean?
06:16 | Oct 11th, 2018
Could we live without plastic? Rob and Neil discuss the progress that's being made.
06:20 | Oct 4th, 2018
Have you grown up with social media? You could belong to Generation Z.
06:18 | Aug 23rd, 2018
Catherine and Neil talk about photography and teach you six items of related vocabulary.
06:17 | Aug 16th, 2018
Why do men want children? Catherine and Neil - a father - discuss and teach vocabulary!
06:13 | Aug 9th, 2018
Does being taller mean you earn more at work? Neil and Catherine discuss height.
06:17 | Aug 2nd, 2018
Neil and Catherine chat about this curious animal and teach you six items of vocabulary.
06:18 | Jul 26th, 2018
Why are countryside walks no longer so popular?
06:17 | Jul 19th, 2018
Catherine and Rob discuss whether we suffer from technochauvinism.
06:18 | Jul 12th, 2018
How many hours a day do you spend staring at your smartphone?
06:19 | Jul 5th, 2018
Rob and Neil discuss online shopping and teach you six items of vocabulary.
06:17 | Jun 28th, 2018
Is it possible to die from being sad and upset - or what we might call 'a broken heart'?
06:17 | Jun 21st, 2018
We hear from people who take part in computer game tournaments and earn money from them.
06:19 | Jun 14th, 2018
We hear from football fans and those who are not so keen on the tournament.
06:20 | Jun 7th, 2018
How is the way we interact with technology affecting the type of language we use?
06:18 | Jun 7th, 2018
Are you a risk taker? Knowing your risk type can help people make decisions for you.
06:19 | Apr 26th, 2018
Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
06:19 | Jan 25th, 2018
Will artificial intelligence ever outperform humans?
06:33 | Jan 18th, 2018
What are the benefits of giving up alcohol for a month?
06:19 | Jan 11th, 2018
Would you pay more for coffee if you knew it was doing some good? Dan and Catherine discuss the pros and cons of ethically produced coffee
06:17 | Jan 9th, 2018
Can science prove the existence of 'man flu' or are men just big babies? Dan and Neil discuss all this and give you six useful items of vocabulary
06:17 | Jan 5th, 2018
What do you know about the digital crypto-currency?
06:16 | Dec 21st, 2017
A popular job at this time of year is playing the part of Santa. But what does it take to be the perfect Father Christmas?
06:16 | Dec 14th, 2017
The number of schoolchildren doing part-time jobs in the UK has fallen. Is that a good thing? Neil and Dan discuss the pros and cons of working while you're still at school
06:16 | Dec 7th, 2017
Have you ever bought something when you're sad and then regretted it later?
06:20 | Nov 30th, 2017
What are the advantages or disadvantages of getting the latest model? Rob and Catherine talk about smartphones and teach you new vocabulary
06:20 | Nov 23rd, 2017
Group exercise has become very popular in recent years. Rob and Catherine talk about going to the gym and why gym membership is becoming increasingly popular
06:18 | Nov 16th, 2017
Has the internet replaced the lively debate and intellectual discussions in coffee shops that used to be their main feature in the past?
06:18 | Sep 21st, 2017
Did you know that when the entire body is aging hair can grow stronger? Learn about hair and hair-related vocabulary with Neil and Tim
06:18 | Sep 14th, 2017
Tim and Neil talk about interactions that can be misunderstood by people of different backgrounds, and teach you useful vocabulary
06:17 | Sep 7th, 2017
A policeman, a pilot, a chef - what's our fascination with uniforms?
06:17 | Aug 31st, 2017
In a competition for control between laughter and breathing and speaking, laughter always wins, says a neuroscientist. Neil and Tim discuss the dangers of laughter
06:17 | Aug 3rd, 2017
Do you feel very anxious or depressed sometimes? Talking to a professional can help. Neil and Rob talk about talk therapy and teach you six items of useful vocabulary
06:17 | Aug 1st, 2017
Rob and Neil discuss if honesty is a product of living in a social group.
06:18 | Jul 20th, 2017
Do you want to be invisible? Neil and Dan explore how we are being watched.
06:16 | Jul 13th, 2017
We hear stories about pets who manage to find their way home, even across hundreds of miles? How do they do it?
06:17 | Jul 6th, 2017
Why is the self-help industry so successful? Rob and Neil improve themselves and teach you six items of useful vocabulary in this episode of 6 Minute English