BBC 6 Minute Vocabulary

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. Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie and Alice. They are there to teach you new vocabulary and to test your language knowledge and they'll do it all in just six minutes.
Weekly English United Kingdom Language Learning
20 Episodes

Irregular verbs

Choose, chose, chosen... We talk about verbs that don't follow the -ed pattern.
13 Nov 6 min

Reporting verbs

Learn about verbs that we use when we talk about what someone else has said.
7 Nov 6 min

False friends

Embarrassed - or pregnant? Words you think you know but mean something else in English.
30 Oct 7 min

Words with 'ough'

Cough, thought, enough, although: Learn how to pronounce words with 'ough'.
23 Oct 6 min

Easily confused words

Boring or bored? Learn about words that look similar but have very different meaning.
16 Oct 6 min

Ordinal numbers

What's the date today? And do you know how to say it?
25 Sep 6 min

Short spoken forms

Gonna, wanna, dunno, whatcha… are these really English words? Who uses them and why?
18 Sep 6 min

Uncountable nouns

What is more important in life: knowledge, money or happiness?
11 Sep 6 min


Find out why we write some phrases with hyphens but not others.
25 Aug 6 min

Business jargon

Can you think out of the box or take the helicopter view at work? Learn business jargon.
31 Jul 7 min