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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 Thursday.

    Dancing for the brain

    Dancing for the brain

    Not a dancer? You might change your mind once you hear the benefits! Beth and Neil discuss this and teach you some useful vocabulary. (Image: Getty)
    TRANSCRIPT 
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    • 6 min
    Nudges: The secrets of persuasion

    Nudges: The secrets of persuasion

    Are nudges good or bad? Beth and Neil discuss this and teach you useful vocabulary.
    TRANSCRIPT
    Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240411.
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    • 6 min
    Why sitting is bad for health

    Why sitting is bad for health

    TRANSCRIPT
    Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240404
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    • 6 min
    Why everyone loves the underdog

    Why everyone loves the underdog

    TRANSCRIPT
    Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240328
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    • 6 min
    Disability in music and theatre

    Disability in music and theatre

    The UK's Equality Act of 2010 guaranteed the rights of disabled people to equal access to education, employment, and services, including music, theatre and the arts. Despite this, it's still difficult for disabled musicians and music fans to perform and see live music. Neil and Georgie introduce you to some ways people are trying to change this, while teaching you some useful vocabulary. (Image: Getty)
    TRANSCRIPT
    Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240321
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    • 5 min
    What makes a great library?

    What makes a great library?

    What makes a library a library? Neil and Beth discuss this and teach you some useful vocabulary.
    TRANSCRIPT
    Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2024/ep-240314
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    • 6 min

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