Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th February 2019


Is music getting faster?

Music producers are adapting their songs for modern technology. Researchers have found long instrumental introductions to pop songs have become almost extinct. Neil and Rob discuss this new trend and teach you some vocabulary.

This week’s question

In 2017 Luis Fonsi’s summer hit Despacito officially became the most streamed song of all time. Do you know approximately, how many times it was streamed? Was it:

a) 1.6 billion times,

b) 3.6 billion times, or

c) 4.6 billion times?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st of February 2019


Improving your memory

Storing information is an important function of our brains and scientists are always looking at ways to improve it but also to stop it deteriorating. Neil and Rob discuss ways of improving your memory and teach you new vocabulary – that they hope you’ll remember later!

This week’s question

There are many ways we can improve our memory but one way is through the type of food we eat. According to the BBC Food website, which type of food support good memory function? Is it…

a) eggs

b) spinach

c) bananas

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th of February 2019


Year on year there are fewer opposite-sex couples getting married in the UK. So why might this be? Are we falling out of love with marriage? In this programme we hear from a couple of people with different views, and we take a look at some related vocabulary.

This week’s question:

According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics, how many opposite-sex marriages were there in 2015?

a) 239,000
b) 309,000
c) 339,000

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.