Jan 062013

Hello and welcome to 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English: the programme in which we talk about a story in the news and learn some vocabulary while we’re doing it.

How do you feel when someone does something nice for you, like sharing their food or giving you a cuddle? Does it feel better if you’re the person performing the kind act?

In this week’s 6 Minute English, Jen and Callum talk about an experiment in America which asked children to carry out three random acts of kindness every week to see what effect it would have on their lives.

This week’s question:

What is the most commonly broken New Year’s resolution?

a) stopping smoking

b) losing weight and getting fit

c) travelling

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




resolution: decision to change habits
random: unplanned and unpredictable
stressed: worried and under pressure
hug: cuddle
boosted: improved
dynamics: the way a group of people feel and act
popular: liked by many people


6 Minute English – Random acts of kindness Transcript Video


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