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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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  • 19.10.2020
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    06:06
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    Similar words

    We talk about words like 'big' and 'large' and explore the similarities between them.

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  • 12.10.2020
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    06:10
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    Adjective order

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

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  • 05.10.2020
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    06:03
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    Contractions

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

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  • 28.09.2020
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    06:10
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    Job suffixes

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

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  • 21.09.2020
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    06:11
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    Word stress

    How to pronounce the words 'photographer' and 'photograph'? Learn about word stress.

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  • 14.09.2020
    2 MB
    06:10
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    Compound adjectives

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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    06:10
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    Lexical sets

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

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  • 09.09.2020
    2 MB
    06:06
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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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  • 09.09.2020
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    06:02
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    Binomials

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

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  • 09.09.2020
    2 MB
    06:11
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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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  • 09.09.2020
    2 MB
    06:03
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    Prefixes

    Have no fear... Finn and Alice are here and they'll teach you everything about prefixes!

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  • 09.09.2020
    2 MB
    06:05
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    Adjectives and adverbs

    Fashionable? Fashionably? We teach you adjectives and adverbs.

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  • 09.09.2020
    2 MB
    06:12
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    Suffixes

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

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  • 09.09.2020
    3 MB
    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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  • 09.09.2020
    3 MB
    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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  • 09.09.2020
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    06:11
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    Irregular verbs 2

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

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  • 09.09.2020
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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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  • 09.09.2020
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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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  • 09.09.2020
    2 MB
    06:11
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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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  • 09.09.2020
    3 MB
    06:20
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    Suffixes -sion -tion -tian

    "I have a confesSION: my ambiTION is to meet a MarTIAN!" - We teach you suffixes.

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  • 09.09.2020
    2 MB
    06:12
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    Synonyms

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

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  • 09.09.2020
    2 MB
    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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  • 09.09.2020
    2 MB
    06:10
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    Commonly misspelled words

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

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  • 09.09.2020
    3 MB
    06:18
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    6 Minute Vocabulary: Academic Vocabulary

    Neil and Finn's top tips for dealing with specialist vocabulary

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