6 Minute English

By BBC Radio

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  1. 1.
    Mermaids
    6:18
  2. 2.
    A quieter world
    6:19
  3. 3.
    US and China vs climate change
    6:17
  4. 4.
    Naked in nature
    6:19
  5. 5.
    The language of biscuits
    6:13
  6. 6.
    Is English really English?
    6:19
  7. 7.
    Astronauts on strike?
    6:19
  8. 8.
    Digital help for blind people
    6:19
  1. 9.
    What’s the key to happiness?
    6:19
  2. 10.
    Looking for utopia
    6:19
  3. 11.
    Covid: One year on
    6:19
  4. 12.
    Singing in tune
    6:19
  5. 13.
    Working for yourself
    6:19
  6. 14.
    How much heat do you lose from your head?
    6:17
  7. 15.
    The woman whose cells never die
    6:19
  8. 16.
    What makes a good story?
    6:19
  9. 17.
    For the love of foreign languages
    6:18
  10. 18.
    Why can't we resist comfort food?
    6:19
  11. 19.
    What is fat-shaming?
    6:19
  12. 20.
    Coronavirus vs other pandemics
    6:19
  13. 21.
    Are trees intelligent?
    6:19
  14. 22.
    Can jellyfish help us solve our problems?
    6:18
  15. 23.
    Why do we choose to text instead of talk?
    6:19
  16. 24.
    Loneliness
    6:19
  17. 25.
    Is punctuality important?
    6:19
  18. 26.
    Could you be a victim of online fraud?
    6:19
  19. 27.
    Melting ice sheet: Is it too late?
    6:17
  20. 28.
    Walkman: the music player revolution
    6:18
  21. 29.
    Could humans live in underwater cities?
    6:17
  22. 30.
    Hacking help for US elections
    6:22
  23. 31.
    Do chimps have the same emotions as us?
    6:17
  24. 32.
    How can we make the web a better place?
    6:17
  25. 33.
    Coronavirus: Dealing with mass unemployment post-pandemic
    6:18
  26. 34.
    Grandma therapy in Zimbabwe
    6:24
  27. 35.
    Is there a future without bees?
    6:17
  28. 36.
    How to talk about conspiracy theories
    6:23
  29. 37.
    What’s the point of blood types?
    6:23
  30. 38.
    Will Covid-19 change cities?
    6:03
  31. 39.
    Is this the era of distrust?
    6:18
  32. 40.
    No more bosses
    6:17
  33. 41.
    The medicine of coronavirus
    6:17
  34. 42.
    Food made in space
    6:17
  35. 43.
    Sport against poverty
    6:17
  36. 44.
    Covid-19: The office after lockdown
    6:17
  37. 45.
    Should we wear a face mask?
    6:20
  38. 46.
    Millennials and business
    6:22
  39. 47.
    Is being thrifty a virtue?
    6:17
  40. 48.
    The food delivery revolution
    6:17
  41. 49.
    What difference has #MeToo made?
    6:17
  42. 50.
    Is the recycling system broken?
    6:17

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