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

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223 Episodes
Covid: One year on

3 days ago NaN minutes

Over a year on since the first outbreak, what have we learnt? We talk about the pandemic...

Singing in tune

10 days ago 7 minutes

Neil and Georgina discuss singing and teach you related vocabulary along the way...

Working for yourself

17 days ago 7 minutes

Rob and Georgina talk about the advantages and disadvantages of freelancing...

Rob and Georgina talk about percentages and teach you some English vocabulary...

The woman whose cells never die

a month ago 6 minutes

Rob and Georgina discuss medical research and teach you related vocabulary...

What makes a good story?

a month ago 6 minutes

Hear about storytelling and how it helps us to connect and communicate...

Is learning languages good for head, heart and soul?..

Why can't we resist comfort food?

2 months ago 7 minutes

Neil and Rob talk about comfort food and what actually makes us eat it...

What is fat-shaming?

2 months ago 8 minutes

We discuss where the attitudes behind fat-shaming come from...

Coronavirus vs other pandemics

2 months ago 50 minutes

Hear about coronavirus and how it isn’t that bad compared to historical pandemics..


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