Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 5th of December 2018


Heritage sites

The Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon, and the Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru, are just some of the world’s most precious natural and cultural heritage sites, but they’re under threat from industrial activity. Alice and Neil discuss how sustainable tourism may help protect them.

This week’s question

Which sea creature is a potential threat to the Great Barrier Reef’s ecosystem? Is it a …

a) starfish?

b) jellyfish?

c) cuttlefish?

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

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 28th of November 2018


How do you read your news?

Free, digital news is threatening traditional newspapers around the world, so why do they survive and what is their future? Sophie and Neil discuss the pros and cons of news in print.

This week’s question

How many national print newspapers are currently sold in the UK a day? Is it…

a) 70,000?

b) 700,000?

c) 7 million?

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

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 21st of November 2018


Dating apps: How our brains react

When we’re looking for a potential partner on a dating app, what makes us decide who we like? Rob and Dan discuss how our brain reacts when we’re looking for love. Listen to the discussion and learn new items of vocabulary in just 6 minutes!

This week’s question:

In the UK, approximately how many marriages start with the couple meeting online? Is it:

a)    One in three
b)    One in four
c)    One in five

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 14th of November 2018


Snowflakes and taking offence

The word snowflake has taken on a new meaning in recent years. These days it’s used as an insult. It’s used to criticise people or groups that are seen to be very easily offended or upset by things that others say. Rob and Neil discuss what it takes to be offended in just 6 minutes!

This week’s question:

In which year was snowflake one of Collins Dictionary’s words of the year? Was it…
a) 1996
b) 2006
c) 2016

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.