Why do people often say one thing and do another? Does it make sense to you? But what does it take to be the perfect Father Christmas? Is it right to sleep at work? What is loneliness and why do we feel it?
Would the world stop without clocks? Is modern life making us tired? Neil and Catherine explore mindfulness - what it is and what benefits it offers. Rob and Finn discuss the World Health Organisation's recommendations on e-cigarettes. How much is your spouse worth?
Is the internet good or bad? How much food do you waste? Neil and Alice discuss the need to adapt to the changes ahead. Hundreds of millions of us make the same journey day in day out. Neil and Catherine talk about genealogy.
How the sharing economy is changing the way we use our space. Why do some weeks just fly by but sometimes minutes can seem like hours? Relax, slow down and breathe. Take a hike with Alice and Neil and learn new vocabulary.
It can take some time to get over a rejection. Alice and Neil discuss the psychological pressures of going to university. Free, digital news is threatening traditional newspapers. Chronic is an adjective that is used to describe conditions that are long-lasting.
Alice and Rob discuss the challenges of a job thousands of people are keen on. Sophie and Neil discuss love at first sight. Is knuckle cracking good for you? Do you care if you're poor when you're old?
Why are so many people obsessed with learning about their family history? Listen to a discussion whilst learning some housing-related vocabulary. How quickly can you learn English?
- Rob and Neil discuss how we got them and what our chins say about us.
- Online dating apps can lead to many rejections and psychologically that can be difficult to manage.
- What is the record for the longest a human has gone without sleep?
- What might the world look like if temperatures keep rising?
- Rob and Finn discuss how to deal with boredom and teach some related vocabulary.
And something that people do when they are trying to sleep is toss and turn in bed. These decisions are almost immediate - she used the adjective instantaneous for this. We promise you won't be bored! But what about the economics and politics of coffee production?
Dan So what's the difference in our brains between online rejection and real life rejection? Dan Hmm, so Rob, can you explain, when talking about dating apps, what we mean by swipe left and swipe right? Now, Rob, 20 year old have you ever used a dating app? Whereas the rate of rejection on dating apps is so high it's often hard to cope with one coming in after another.
Neil and Dan discuss whether it's a role that would suit Dan. We live in a richer world. Neil and Alice discuss our perception of time.
- Rob Yes, it does, I didn't think it would be that high.
- He is known throughout the world for his role in defeating Nazi Germany but he also made mistakes.
- Why do gibbons sing duets and what has this got to do with the evolution of the human language?
Is eating meat killing our planet? Bullying or normal competition? Sophie and Neil talk about traditional fairy tales for the adult market and teach you some magical vocabulary.
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Listen to Rob and Neil and learn new vocabulary. Research shows that it actually influences us more than we realise - whether we're at the movies, the supermarket, or down the pub. Could you be an astronaut?
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Neil and Alice discuss the issue and teach you related vocabulary. Dan If you are rejected you might need some time to feel better, and for this you can use the phrasal verb get over. So someone who has chronic insomnia regularly has difficulty getting enough sleep. What an awful sound - cracking your knuckles! Will robots take our jobs?
English at Work intermediate Business. Online we make decisions very quickly about who we like. Rob So, she says that our brain's response to real life and online rejection is quite similar, but in the digital world you can be rejected many more times.
You think you're invisible? But people are realising that they must act now to stop further losses. Furniture with built-in wireless charging technology - like a coffee table is now being sold. So, best first dates get out of bed to break the connection. Are you excited about the World Cup?
Online dating is changing how we flirt
Having a row or asking for directions? Do adults exercise enough? How can science fiction help the world?
Rob Rejection is when you let someone know that you are not interested in them, you don't want to be romantically involved with them. Listen to Rob and Neil's conversation and learn some related vocabulary. How often do you check your phone? Rob and Finn discuss this how they work and how they help many of the country's poorest.
It goes against what you might expect. Do you dress formally or casually? Rob and Finn discuss the benefits of sleeping on the job.
In the real world you could meet someone you don't find attractive instantaneously and then get to know them and find that you do quite like them. How do you see yourself and how do others see you? Is technology always the solution? Do you chew gum and what do you do with it when you've finished?