Jun 152013

In this week’s 6 Minute English: Finn is feeling emotional about a piece of music he loves; Neil cried like a baby when his children were born. But is it OK for men to cry?

David Beckham did it recently and even the British finance minister cried on TV, but the media still seems to be surprised when men show their emotions.

Neil and Finn talk about crying men in 6 Minute English.

This week’s question:

How often do men cry every year? Is it:

a) Between one and five times.

b) Between six and 17 times.

c) Between 18 and 25 times.

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


emotional: showing strong feelings
funeral: the ceremony people go to when someone has died
moving: something, like a piece of music or an event, that makes you feel sad
overwhelming: describes something so emotional you can’t cope
well up: to have tears in your eyes/ to begin to cry
embarrassed: ashamed

6 Minute English – Crying men Transcript Video


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