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.
The Human Library: Life as an open book
Would you like to borrow a person for a half-hour candid conversation?
How green is nuclear energy?
How safe is a nuclear plant in a world of climate extremes? Listen to Neil and Sam.
Why we forget the things we learn
Georgina and Rob talk about memory and teach you vocabulary along the way.
Why is Super Mario so popular?
We talk about a famous video game character from the 80s.
Should fast food sponsor sport?
Is it right for companies selling unhealthy products to sponsor sporting events?
Grime: Music from architecture
We talk about the music of Wiley and Stormy, and teach you related vocabulary.