Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March 2018


What’s in a name?

In the UK women traditionaly take their husband’s surname when they get married – but are things changing? A growing number of western millennial men are ignoring tradition and taking their new wife’s name when they get married. Dan and Neil discuss this trend and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

In which country has it been forbidden since 1789 for a citizen to change their name legally, even after marriage?

a) Japan
b) France
c) Turkey

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd February 2018


Lifts

Going up? How awkward is a ride in a lift?

The everyday lift – or elevator – is a very useful invention with a fascinating history. But it has led to some modern day irritations for people who use them. Rob and Neil discuss awkwardness in lifts and what can be done to overcome it. There’ll also be teaching some related vocabulary and phrases.

This week’s question

Which country has the most lifts? Is it …

a) The USA?

b) Italy?

c) China?

You can hear the right answer at the end of the programme.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February 2018


Is a game just a game?

The dangers of computer games

Computer games might be fun but are they good for you? Listen to Rob and Finn discussing whether adult computer games could affect our children’s health. They also explain some of the words connected to this topic.

This week’s question

What percentage of people who play computer games are female? Is it…

a) 28%

b) 38%

c) 48%

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February 2018


What makes a video go viral?

Rob is keen to share funny videos – he loves cat ones. Neil is not interested. What makes people want to share them? Listen to the programme.

This week’s question:

Which was one of the first videos to go viral on the internet? Was it…

a) Charlie Bit my Finger,

b) Sneezing Panda or

c) Dancing Baby?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.