Mar 052015

We are living in a wealthier world. The number of people living in extreme poverty has halved in recent decades. More people own a car and a mobile phone. But why do we still find poverty?



Vocabulary and definitions

standard of living – the amount of money and quality of life people have in a particular society
inequality – when some people have a lot of money and opportunities and others don’t
minimum wage – the least a worker receives in payment for their labour
tax – the amount of money you pay to the government depending on your salary and the cost of things you buy
philanthropic – describes people who help the poor by giving money
fulfilling – being made happy and satisfied

6 Minute English – Poverty in a rich world Transcript Video


More BBC 6 Minute English

More BBC 6 Minute Business English

More from the BBC

Top Series

download the audio

Click here for more 6 Minute English episodes

Listen to ESL Podcasts and AudioBooks with Transcript
Practise Your English with Transcript Videos

Choose Meaningful Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate or Advanced Series

Source: BBC Learning English

More Series for You:

  2 Responses to “6 Minute English – Poverty in a rich world”

  1. Hi,
    To whom it may concern,
    I need total files of the ” BBC learning english 6 minutes” of 2014.(pdf+mp3)

    • hi Jafar

      if you want to get all, videos and transcription of BBC pls go to 6minutesenglish and you will find both.



 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>