Apr 242014

In this week’s 6 Minute English – Young, British and sober with transcript video:
Britain’s young people like to drink lots of alcohol… or do they? The view that 18-year-olds just go out to get drunk may be far from reality.
In this programme we hear about research by the BBC that found more and more young people are not drinking.
We find out some of the reasons behind the change, and explore vocabulary related to drinking alcohol – and giving it up.

How many units are there in a typical bottle of wine? Is it:
a) 8
b) 10
c) 13


6 Minute English - Young, British and sober

Vocabulary and definitions
attitude: feeling or opinion about something
let my hair down: relax and enjoy myself
binge drinking: drinking a lot of alcohol in a short space of time
consumed: eaten or drunk (something)
intoxicated: drunk; unable to behave normally because you have drunk too much alcohol
hangover: feeling tired and ill the day after drinking too much alcohol
abstaining: not doing something
willpower: the ability to control your behaviour
sober: not drunk; without any alcohol in your system
awareness campaigns: planned activities to increase people’s knowledge and understanding of a subject
boozing: slang word for drinking alcohol

6 Minute English – Young, British and sober Transcript Video


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