Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st of May 2018


Lying to children

Listen to a discussion about the lies that parents tell children and whether that’s a good or bad thing – and learn some useful vocabulary too.

This week’s question:

According to a study by a US psychologist, what percentage of people will lie in a typical ten minute conversation?

Is it:
a)    40%
b)    50%, or
c)    60%?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th May 2018


Robot therapist

A new smartphone app providing therapy for depression and anxiety is just one of a growing number of similar digital services. But do they work? And what are the risks? Join Rob and Catherine as they discuss robot therapy.

This week’s question:

Roughly how many people suffer from mental illness globally?

a) One in ten people
b) One in four
c) One in three

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th May 2018


Is English changing?

Will we still be speaking in an English we recognise in a thousand years’ time? Which words and grammar will still be there? And which will have been lost? Alice and Neil make some educated guesses!

This week’s question

What kinds of words are slow to change? Is it…

a) nouns?

b) pronouns?

c) adjectives?

You’ll hear the answer at the end of the programme.