Mar 202014

In this week’s 6 Minute English – The male brain, the female brain with transcript video:
Do you think that men are better at reading maps?
Are women better at doing several things at once?
New research from the US says they are, and it can explain why. A team from the University of Pennsylvania says male and female brains are connected in very different ways, and this means that men and women are better at doing different things.

How much does the average human brain weigh? Is it:
a) 1.4 kg
b) 2.2 kg
c) 3.6 kg


6 Minute English - The male brain, the female brain

Vocabulary and definitions
brainy: (informal) clever, intelligent
rack my brains: think very hard to answer a question or solve a problem
hemisphere: half (of something round in shape)
to navigate: to find your way around a new place, often using a map
multi-tasking: doing several things at the same time
attention span: the maximum amount of time that you can concentrate on one thing
hard-wired: designed to work in a particular way which cannot be changed
generalisation: a statement that is often true but based on limited information

6 Minute English – The male brain, the female brain Transcript Video


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