Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th of January 2018

Is ‘man flu’ real?

For a while now, the expression ‘man flu’ has been controversial. Many men say their illness is real, while many women say they are just being weak. But why is it that some men seem to suffer, or complain, more when they get sick than women?

A recently published study may have the answer. Can science prove that men really do suffer more, or do they just moan instead of getting on with it? Dan and Neil teach six items of vocabulary and discuss the issue.

This week’s question:

In a survey conducted by Nuts magazine that asked its readers how long they took to recover from a cold or flu, where women put an average of 1.5 days, what did men put?

a) 1 day

b) 2 days

c) 3 days

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th of January 2018

Bitcoin: digital crypto-currency

It’s something that makes the world go round, but it doesn’t really exist. In fact, if we all stopped believing in it, it would have no use at all! It is, of course, money. But not just any money, in this 6 minute English, we’ll be talking about the infamous Bitcoin. A digital crypto-currency. Is it the same as ‘real’ money? Can it be trusted? Is it safe? Dan and Neil discuss the issue and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

When was the Bitcoin crypto-currency first created?

a) 2004

b) 2009

c) 2013

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.