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


How your eyes predict your personality

Watch where you’re watching! Apparently, where your eyes look can be used to predict things about your personality. Could this be the personality test of the future? Neil and Rob discuss how your eyes predict your personality and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question

The letters ‘AI’ stand for Artificial Intelligence but what are the letters ‘AI’? Are they

A) an abbreviation

B) an acronym, or

C) an initialism?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th July 2019


What to do when you can’t sleep

What can you do when you can’t sleep? Is there anything more frustrating than lying there in the dark with your eyes open – especially if it’s not just now and then, but night after night?

According to one expert in all things to do with sleep, there is one simple and effective solution – even if it seems like the opposite of what most people would suggest. Neil and Rob find out all about it and teach you the related vocabulary.

This week’s question

What is the record for the longest a human has gone without sleep? Is it:

A) about seven days?

B) about nine days?

C) about 11 days?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July 2019


The rise in popularity of the comfy shoe

Despite what Neil’s been told, comfortable shoes, such as trainers, are considered more acceptable these days than ever before. This is because more and more people are wearing them. But what has caused this rise in popularity? Has it happened suddenly, or over time? And is Neil wearing high heels? Find out and everything and learn the related vocabulary.

This week’s question

Which famous sports clothing company’s first pair of running shoes was inspired by the square pattern on a waffle-making machine? Was it:

a) Adidas

b) Nike, or

c) Puma

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.