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6 Minute Vocabulary

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Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.

Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.

Location:

United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.

Language:

English


Episodes

Business jargon

1/25/2021
Can you think out of the box or take the helicopter view at work? Learn business jargon.

Duration:00:06:20

Pronouncing words that start with ‘c’

1/18/2021
Listen out for words that begin with the /s/ sound but start with the letter 'c'.

Duration:00:06:30

Phrasal verbs and context

1/11/2021
A guide to multi-word verbs and prepositions that can change the meaning of phrasal verbs.

Duration:00:06:56

Prefixes re-, pre- and pro-

1/4/2021
'REcycle', 'PREpacked', 'PROactive' - we talk about prefixes in 6 Minute Vocabulary.

Duration:00:06:20

Silent letters

12/28/2020
We talk about letters in English that we see in words but don’t actually pronounce.

Duration:00:08:00

Onomatopoeia

12/21/2020
Learn about words that sound like the thing they describe.

Duration:00:06:57

Multi-word verbs

12/14/2020
Do you ever 'meet up with' your friend in the park? We talk about multi-word verbs.

Duration:00:07:20

Adjectives ending with -ic and -ical

12/7/2020
'Classic' or 'classical'? Learn about adjectives ending in -ic and -ical.

Duration:00:06:20

Strong adjectives

11/30/2020
'Terrified', 'fantastic', 'amazing' - learn how to use strong adjectives.

Duration:00:06:11

Male and female job words

11/23/2020
Policeman / policewoman, actor / actress - learn about job titles and gender.

Duration:00:07:22

New words

11/16/2020
'Selfie', 'photobomb', 'trolling'. Learn what these new words mean and how they are made.

Duration:00:07:37

Weather words

11/9/2020
The British love to talk about weather! Learn some useful vocabulary about it here.

Duration:00:07:09

Homophones

11/2/2020
Mail and male... Learn about words that sound the same but have different spellings.

Duration:00:06:53

Compound nouns

10/26/2020
Ice cream, popcorn... Learn about nouns made up of a combination of two words.

Duration:00:06:51

Similar words

10/19/2020
We talk about words like 'big' and 'large' and explore the similarities between them.

Duration:00:06:49

Adjective order

10/12/2020
This is a big, old, smelly dog! Learn which adjective has to come first.

Duration:00:06:54

Contractions

10/5/2020
"I've run a marathon." Look at the shorter form 'I've'. Learn how to use contractions.

Duration:00:07:21

Job suffixes

9/28/2020
What's the connection between a teacher, a driver and a presenter? We explain.

Duration:00:06:10

Word stress

9/21/2020
How to pronounce the words 'photographer' and 'photograph'? Learn about word stress.

Duration:00:06:11

Compound adjectives

9/14/2020
Learn how to use compound adjectives (e.g. low-fat yoghurt, high-quality carbohydrates).

Duration:00:06:18