Aug 012013

In this week’s 6 Minute English: In this week’s programme we are talking about anger – that’s the strong feeling you get when you think someone has treated you badly or unfairly.

New research has shown that our modern, fast-paced lifestyle is causing us to get angrier.
We expect things to be perfect and if they’re not we stamp our feet like a child!
Rob and Jennifer discuss the things that really make us cross and explain some of the language to do with anger.

This week’s question:

In a BBC survey, what was found to be the thing that made British people most annoyed? Was it:

a) Someone jumping the queue
b) Delays on public transport
c) Being kept on hold by a call centre

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


anger: strong feeling you want to hurt or shout at someone because they treated you badly or unfairly
lose my temper: suddenly become angry
makes my blood boil: causes me to be very angry
fuming: showing anger
fast-paced: moving very quickly
stress: feeling nervous or worried so you cannot relax
frustrations: situations that make you feel annoyed because something is stopping you from doing what you want
red mist: feeling of extreme anger that stops you thinking clearly
(to) curse: say or think offensive or bad things about someone
anger management: therapy or training to help you control your anger
aggression: physical or verbal behaviour towards someone

6 Minute English – Angry people Transcript Video


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