Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 3rd of October 2018


Mindfulness

Relax, slow down and breathe. Neil and Catherine explore mindfulness in this episode of 6 Minute English. But what is it? And what benefits does it offer? Learn more about this form of meditation and pick up six items of useful vocabulary.

This week’s question

How many teachers in the UK are now trained to teach mindfulness?

a) 500

b) 5,000

c) 50,000

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of September 2018


Not going out

Fewer and fewer people are going out for a walk in the countryside. Our obsession with social media platforms seems to have something to do with it. Neil and Catherine talk about the trend of staying indoors and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

In the survey, what percentage of people gave the poor social media photo opportunity as their reason for not wanting to venture out into the countryside? Was it:

a)    around 10%

b)    around 30%

c)    around 50%

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th of September 2018


How intelligent is the octopus?

The octopus uses its senses of vision and taste like we do. Its large nervous system is a sign of intelligence. Philosopher of science Peter Godfrey-Smith wonders how the octopus – a solitary creature – became so smart. Neil and Catherine chat about this curious animal and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

What is the correct plural form of octopus? Is it:

a)    octopuses

b)    octopodes  /ɒkˈtɒpəʊdɪːz/

c)    octopi

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th of September 2018


A tall story

Does being taller mean you earn more at work? Tanya S Osensky is an attorney who has made it her personal crusade to highlight the discrimination faced by short people in our society. Neil and Catherine discuss height and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

The tallest person ever proven to live was Robert Wadlow from the USA. How tall was he? Was he:

a)    2.71m

b)    2.72m

c)    2.73m

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.