Feb 142013

In this week’s 6 Minute English: have you ever wondered why the news is full of death and destruction?

Kaz and Finn decide to take a look at some good news in this week’s 6 Minute English

This week’s question:

According to the BBC, three of the top ten most followed stories of 2012 were about the weather in the UK.

But what kind of weather? Was it:

a) snow storms

b) flooding

c) heat waves

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



the seedier side of life: aspects of life that are morally degraded, for example, sex scandals and corruption
mankind: the human race
impact: have an effect on or influence
exposure: coverage
breakthroughs: sudden, dramatic, and important discoveries or developments, especially in science and medicine
tabloids: newspapers of small format giving the news in condensed form, usually with lots of pictures and often providing sensational material
broadsheets: serious newspapers with a larger page format
crass: crude and rough
don’t do it justice: don’t give it the credit it deserves
a grimace: a twisted facial expression that shows distaste or disgust


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  2 Responses to “6 Minute English – Good news”

  1. hi,
    thank you all it’s great … the best podcasts which i listen every day. and thank you fro transcripts it help me more…

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