Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

Street food: Why is it becoming so popular?

Buying food on the street is nothing new but in the UK this idea is really taking off. It’s a great way of sampling freshly cooked dishes from around the world. Rob and Neil discuss the subject and hear from an expert who explains the popularity in this type of food – plus you can learn some new vocabulary along the way.

This week’s question:

Recently archaeologists in Jordan discovered what they believe is the oldest remains of bread. How old is this bread? Is it…
a) 18,000 years old
b) 14,000 years old
c) 5,500 years old

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 19 December 2018

The Christmas Truce

Rob and Finn talk about an extraordinary event on Christmas Day which happened one hundred years ago. English and German soldiers fighting each other during World War One left their positions to sing together and play football. Listen to the conversation and learn some new vocabulary.

This week’s question:

People didn’t have email in the early 20th century so they wrote lots of letters. How many letters were delivered to the front – the place where the fighting happened – every week? Were there:

a) One million

b) Five million

c) Twelve million

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Conspiracy theories

Do you believe that people really went to the Moon? This is one of many events surrounded by conspiracy theories. Alice and Rob discuss if these theories are harmless and why some people are suspicious of everything.

This week’s question

Around what proportion of the US population believes that the assassination of President John F Kennedy was not the result of a lone gunman? Is it…

a) 6%?

b) 16%?

Or c) 60%?

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