Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd of August 2018


Broken hearts

Our heart is an important organ in our body and something we must take care of. Healthy eating and exercise can keep it in good condition but is it still possible to die from being sad and upset – or what we might call ‘a broken heart’? 6 Minute English discusses the subject and hears from an expert who explains if this can really happen.

This week’s question:

The first human-to-human heart transplant took place in 1967. But what country was it in? Was it:

a) South Africa
b) USA
c) China

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of July 2018


Is technology always the solution?

Human beings are flawed and carry their prejudices and opinions with them. Wouldn’t it be better if we could replace them with artificial intelligence, if we could get computers to do all our thinking for us? Rob and Catherine discuss if technology is a good solution for all our problems and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

Artificial Intelligence, or A.I., is an area of computer science that develops the ability of computers to learn to do things like solve problems or drive cars without crashing. But in what decade was the term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ coined? Was it:

a)  1940s

b)  1950s

c)  1960s

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of July 2018


Are you a foodie?

More and more people in the UK are describing themselves as ‘foodies’, but do they really know that much about the things they eat? In this programme we hear from one of Britain’s top chefs and learn some related vocabulary.

This week’s question:

In 2016, which is the most recent year we have statistics for, how many restaurants and mobile food services were there in the UK? was it:

a) about 75,000,
b) about 83,000
c) about 93,000

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 11th and Thursday 13th of July 2018


Surf and turf

Shopping online is a popular activity. Many of us use the internet to look for things to buy and to compare prices, but some of us never make it to the virtual checkout where we have to pay for them. We discuss this activity known as ‘surf and turf’ – and hear from an expert who thinks retailers need to do something about it.

This week’s question:

According to recent research, which items are the most likely to be surfed and turfed?

a)    Books

b)    Watches

c)    Women’s knitwear­­

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.