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.