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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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  • 16.05.2022
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    06:12
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    Phrasal verbs and context

    Learn phrasal verbs in sentences to help understand their meanings.

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  • 09.05.2022
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    Prefixes: 'Re-', 'pre-', and 'pro-'

    Learn about words with the prefixes 're-', 'pre-' and 'pro-' in 6 Minute Vocabulary.

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  • 29.04.2022
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    Silent letters

    Silent letters are letters that we see in words, but don’t actually pronounce.

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  • 25.04.2022
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    Onomatopoeia

    Learn about words that sound like the thing they describe.

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  • 14.04.2022
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    Multi-word verbs

    Learn how to use multi-word verbs to make your English sound much more natural.

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  • 11.04.2022
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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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  • 04.04.2022
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    Strong adjectives

    What word do you use when you want to say something is very good or very bad?

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  • 28.03.2022
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    Contractions

    Learn how to use 'I've' and 'isn't' - your English will sound more natural.

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  • 21.03.2022
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    Male and female job words

    We teach you job titles for men and women.

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  • 14.03.2022
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    06:19
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    New words

    What do the words selfie, photobomb and trolling mean? Help us update your language!

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  • 07.03.2022
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    Weather words

    Rainy, snowy, windy, sunny. Learn how to describe the weather.

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  • 31.01.2022
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    06:08
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    Homophones

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

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  • 24.01.2022
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    Compound nouns

    Do you like ice cream? Do you use a keyboard? Words like are compound nouns.

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  • 17.01.2022
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    Job suffixes

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

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  • 10.01.2022
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    Similar words

    Explore the similarities and differences in words like 'big' and 'large'.

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  • 31.12.2021
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    Adjective order

    Do you know how to put adjectives in the right order? We can help.

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  • 27.12.2021
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    Contractions

    To sound fluent and natural when you speak you might want to learn about contractions.

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  • 20.12.2021
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    Job suffixes

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

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  • 13.12.2021
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    Word stress

    Do you know how to pronounce the words photographer and photograph? We can help you.

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  • 06.12.2021
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    Compound adjectives

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

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  • 22.11.2021
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    Lexical sets

    Finn and Catherine give you some tips on how to remember new words.

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  • 08.11.2021
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    -ing and -ed adjectives

    Boring or bored? Interested or interesting? We'll tell you the right adjective to use.

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  • 01.11.2021
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    Binomials

    Learn how to use these short English phrases made of two words that go together.

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  • 25.10.2021
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    Chunks of language

    Find out how you can sound much more natural by learning and using chunks of language.

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  • 18.10.2021
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Synonyms

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

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  • 26.07.2021
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Easily confused words

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

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