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Build your English vocabulary in six minutes.
Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
14 Episodes
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Prefixes

Prefixes

2020-08-1006:034

Have no fear... Finn and Alice are here and they'll teach you everything about prefixes!
Adjectives and adverbs

Adjectives and adverbs

2020-08-0306:057

Fashionable? Fashionably? We teach you adjectives and adverbs.
Suffixes

Suffixes

2020-07-2706:125

Finn and Alice look at a very important part of word building – suffixes.
Academic Vocabulary

Academic Vocabulary

2020-07-2006:186

Do you have to write academic texts and essays? Finn and Neil give you some tips.
Talk like Shakespeare

Talk like Shakespeare

2020-07-1306:168

Learn some idioms from 'the Bard' which are in common use today.
Irregular verbs 2

Irregular verbs 2

2020-07-0606:118

Break, broke, broken... We look at verbs that don't behave themselves.
To google, to hoover... Learn about words that have come from commercial products.
Adjectives from names

Adjectives from names

2020-06-2206:118

Freudian, Dickensian, Orwellian... learn about adjectives that come from names.
Large numbers

Large numbers

2020-06-1506:116

How many stars are there in the universe? Learn how to say big numbers in English.
"I have a confesSION: my ambiTION is to meet a MarTIAN!" - We teach you suffixes.
Synonyms

Synonyms

2020-06-0106:1211

Learn about synonyms - words that have the same or similar meaning.
Do you know your ouch! from your ugh!? These words are called interjections.
Finn and Catherine talk through some of the complexities of English spelling.
Neil and Finn's top tips for dealing with specialist vocabulary
Comments (45)

ID19374879

Nice

Aug 8th
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Kenneth Hau

we qye33

Aug 5th
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Angelica Meraz

@5:25 There is a clear, decipherable way (or "rule" as you called it) to determine spelling for both 'experience' & 'performance'. Both words have the short vowel sounds which tells us how to spell each respective suffix.

Jul 21st
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Nilanjan Saha

Very easy to grasp but quite helpful. Thanks.

Apr 27th
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Mohamed Gamal

Thank you I really liked this and it gave me much "excitement" to learn more 💙

Mar 30th
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Nabi Buksh

great to hear this program.

Mar 25th
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AmirMp3

Hi it was great episode for me, also this episode could be better if had video, thanks.

Feb 24th
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Parviz M.

#notplay I can't play non of them. I was wondering if you could fix the problem.

Jan 5th
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Fateme Saraee

why I can't download the episodes?

Dec 27th
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Наталья Амельченко

🙏thanks for your work

Nov 12th
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Shaaheen Shahi

I can’t play them at all

Sep 12th
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Narendra Sahu

thanks 😊

Sep 5th
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Sagar Verma

Informative

Jun 9th
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Wilhem Self

Thought it was just me

May 9th
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Mikołaj Panasik

Hey guys, there’s a problem with the file at 3:08 and 3:20. Cheers!

Apr 15th
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Sachin Jain

please make more podcasts

Mar 12th
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Sidou Sama

great idea

Mar 10th
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Ashek Tachung

Love it !

Mar 9th
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Mar 7th
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love your work.

Mar 4th
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