6 minute English – BBC podcast

What is podcasting?

Podcasting lets you automatically receive the latest episode of  6 minute English as soon as it’s available. With BBC’s  podcasts you can learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations.

You can “subscribe” to receive a podcast, rather like you might subscribe to a magazine and get it delivered each week. All of the BBC’s podcasts are free, and you can stop receiving the files at any time.

Each programme is six minutes long and contains examples and explanations to help you improve your knowledge of the English language across a wide range of topics. Click here to listen to a podcast talking about sleep and answer the question.


8 thoughts on “6 minute English – BBC podcast

  1. Maria T.

    Hi Anna and erverybody!

    It is a really interesting document! It can help us to learn a lot of vocabulary. I found the last review of vocabulary very useful, because there are some words which are hard to remember. Furthermore, they show you how to write them.
    I think that this podcast it’s easy to understand. Anyway, the part in which the expert speaks is a little difficult for me. Luckily, the girl explains what he has said!
    Moreover, it was really shocking to know how many hours a person could take without sleeping! It would be really impossible for me! I can’t believe it!

    Thanks for this post.


  2. Josep


    That’s a nice opportunity for learning English and other topics. Sleep deprivation is one among many others which are available on the site. I’ve been also listening to another podcast related to “Synesthesia”, a topic that I didn’t know about it some minutes ago! You also have the possibility of downloading the PDF file with the text of the speech, and that’s the perfect complement when you have difficulties in understanding.

    Indeed, it is an excellent material.
    Have a nice long weekend and see you on wednesday!


  3. paco

    Hello !

    Thanks Anna. I think podcasts are very useful ! If you have an Ipod or Ipod shuffle you can learn english while you are doing exercise !

  4. Marina López

    I have the same opinion like my classmates: the podcast it’s a new usefull tool to learn English that I didn’t know before. Today I have listened a new podcast about the Copenhagen`s conference so at the same time I have practice my English and I have obtain information about this important conference, great!
    Thanks to continue showing this kind of stuff.
    See you!

  5. Núria J


    I hope you have a happy new year!!

    I find BBC podcast very, very interesting and useful, but I’ve tried to subscribe and I couldn’t. Can you give me some instructions about how does it work?

    thank you Anna.

  6. Alex Fernandez

    I think 6 minute English, BBC Podcast, is a good and fantastic tool to learn english, is very usfeful. It only takes you a few minutes. i.e you are listening some new words about “something” in a context, and you have a good description of these new words at the end, telling the meaning in english.

    I like it.


  7. PABLO

    Hi everybody,

    Yes, I agree with you but I find there are a lot of difference of level between these kind of listennigs and the rest of Podcast. People who talk in these learning listenings speak very clear and slowly but when you listen other Podcast, people speak quickier and is dificult to follow them.

    I suppose that I have to practice more.


  8. Joan R.

    Hi again classmates,

    I heard twice this podcast with two topics, one was the origin of Santa and the colors of his suit. The recent ones is about the resolutions for the new year.

    I find in this web a fantastic tool for practising listening; speakers talk in a very clear English and they summarize the main vocabulary at the end ot the lesson.

    It’s a good exercise to take every week to improve the language.

    See you


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