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6 Minute Vocabulary

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.

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  • 18.10.2021
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    06:03
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    Prefixes

    Learn how to add prefixes to the beginning of some words to change their meanings.

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  • 11.10.2021
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    06:05
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    Adjectives and adverbs

    Fashionable? Fashionably? Learn how to use adjectives and adverbs.

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  • 04.10.2021
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    Suffixes

    Finn and Alice look at a very important part of word building – suffixes.

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  • 27.09.2021
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    06:18
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    Academic Vocabulary

    Do you have to write academic texts and essays? Finn and Neil give you some tips.

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  • 20.09.2021
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    06:16
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    Talk like Shakespeare

    Learn some idioms from 'the Bard' which are in common use today.

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  • 13.09.2021
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    Irregular verbs 2

    Break, broke, broken... We look at verbs that don't behave themselves.

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  • 06.09.2021
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    06:11
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    Eponyms as nouns and verbs

    To google, to hoover... Learn about words that have come from commercial products.

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  • 30.08.2021
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    06:11
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    Adjectives from names

    Freudian, Dickensian, Orwellian... learn about adjectives that come from names.

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  • 23.08.2021
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    Large numbers

    How many stars are there in the universe? Learn how to say big numbers in English.

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  • 16.08.2021
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    06:20
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    Suffixes -sion -tion -tian

    "I have a confession to make. My ambition is to meet a Martian!" - We teach you suffixes.

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  • 09.08.2021
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    06:12
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    Synonyms

    Learn about synonyms - words that have the same or similar meaning.

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  • 26.07.2021
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    06:10
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    Discourse Markers: Interjections

    Do you know your ouch! from your ugh!? These words are called interjections.

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  • 19.07.2021
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    Commonly misspelled words

    Finn and Catherine talk through some of the complexities of English spelling.

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  • 12.07.2021
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    06:11
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    Linking words

    Rob and Catherine talk about words and short phrases used to connect ideas.

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  • 05.07.2021
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    06:21
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    Words with more than one spelling

    Disk or disc? Confused about which one to use? Finn and Catherine talk about spelling.

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  • 28.06.2021
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    06:18
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    Acronyms

    Nasa, Fifa, Unesco, Nato - Peter and Catherine talk about acronyms.

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  • 21.06.2021
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    Antonyms

    A good way of building vocabulary in English is to learn words with opposite meanings.

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  • 07.06.2021
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    Suffixes: -ness & -ity

    Learn how to use the suffixes '-ness' and '-ity' in English.

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  • 31.05.2021
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    06:19
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    Discourse markers: Attitude

    Words and phrases we use to express our attitude to what we’re saying or writing.

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  • 24.05.2021
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    Suffixes: -ment, -ance, -ence

    ExciteMENT, performANCE, differENCE - how suffixes turn verbs and adjectives into nouns.

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  • 17.05.2021
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    06:19
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    Someone, somewhere, anywhere...

    Learn how to use these very useful pronouns with 'some' and 'any'.

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  • 10.05.2021
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    06:07
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    Irregular verbs

    Choose, chose, chosen... We talk about verbs that don't follow the -ed pattern.

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  • 03.05.2021
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    06:20
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    Reporting verbs

    Learn about verbs that we use when we talk about what someone else has said.

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  • 26.04.2021
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    06:13
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    False friends

    Embarrassed - or pregnant? Words you think you know but mean something else in English.

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  • 19.04.2021
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    06:19
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    Words with 'ough'

    Cough, thought, enough, although: Learn how to pronounce words with 'ough'.

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  • 13.04.2021
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    06:19
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    Easily confused words

    Boring or bored? Learn about words that look similar but have very different meaning.

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  • 05.04.2021
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    Suffixes: -less and -free

    Is this a smoke-free or a smokeless workplace? Learn the difference!

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  • 29.03.2021
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    Prefixes: dys- de- dis-

    Do you suffer from DYSpepsia? Could a DEtox diet help? Neil and Finn talk about prefixes.

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  • 22.03.2021
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    06:21
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    Ordinal numbers

    What's the date today? Do you know how to say it? Listen to the programme to find out.

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  • 15.03.2021
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    Short spoken forms

    Learn how these words are used: gonna, wanna, dunno, whatcha.

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  • 08.03.2021
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    Uncountable nouns

    Can you count knowledge, money or happiness? How to deal with uncountable nouns.

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  • 01.03.2021
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    Time expressions

    Neil and Catherine look at time expressions with 'in', 'at' and 'on'.

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  • 22.02.2021
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    Hyphenation

    Learn how to use hyphens: "They did a ten-foot dive into the swimming pool."

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  • 15.02.2021
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    Words with double letters

    Catherine and Neil talk about spelling words with double letters, such as 'accommodation'.

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  • 08.02.2021
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    Pronouncing verbs and nouns

    'Increase' can be a noun or a verb and they aren't pronounced the same way...

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  • 01.02.2021
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    British and American English

    Hear about differences and similarities in vocabulary from both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • 25.01.2021
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    Business jargon

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

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  • 18.01.2021
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    Pronouncing words that start with ‘c’

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

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  • 11.01.2021
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    Phrasal verbs and context

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

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  • 04.01.2021
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    Prefixes re-, pre- and pro-

    'REcycle', 'PREpacked', 'PROactive' - we talk about prefixes in 6 Minute Vocabulary.

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  • 28.12.2020
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    Silent letters

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

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  • 21.12.2020
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    Onomatopoeia

    Learn about words that sound like the thing they describe.

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  • 14.12.2020
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    Multi-word verbs

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

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  • 07.12.2020
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    Adjectives ending with -ic and -ical

    'Classic' or 'classical'? Learn about adjectives ending in -ic and -ical.

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  • 30.11.2020
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    Strong adjectives

    'Terrified', 'fantastic', 'amazing' - learn how to use strong adjectives.

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  • 25.11.2020
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    Male and female job words

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

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  • 25.11.2020
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    New words

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

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Weather words

    The British love to talk about weather! Learn some useful vocabulary about it here.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Homophones

    Mail and male... Learn about words that sound the same but have different spellings.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Compound nouns

    Ice cream, popcorn... Learn about nouns made up of a combination of two words.

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