Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April 2019


Hangry: are you angry when you’re hungry?

t’s been a long time since breakfast and lunch is still a while away. You want to shout at anyone who comes near you. Could it be that you’re ‘hangry’? Learn a new word made up of two words and find out the science behind the feeling of ‘hanger’.

This week’s question:

English has quite a few words which are made by joining two different words together like ‘hangry’, for example: brunch, motel, Brexit. What do we call these words?

a) Suitcase words

b) Portmanteau words

c) Backpack words

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.