Hello all. Here's the latest from Six Minute English on the BBC's Learning English web site.
Some of you have already listened to this piece. I have listened myself, and I offer you a simple comprehension exercise. If you haven't listened to this episode of Six Minute English yet, read the questions now. Then click on the link that I will supply after the questions. Post your answers in a comment, or, if they are short, on the Tag Board.
And if you have already listened, you might find it useful to listen again and try answering the questions.
Here they are:
Official question posed by the BBC:
1. What is the longest time someone has managed to go without sleep?
a) 20 days
b) 11 days
c) 3 days
Now for some more questions:
2. What are the main symptoms of not getting enough sleep? Give at least three adjectives in your answer.
3. What does "sleeping in" mean?
4. Lack of sleep is also associated with which physical problem?
Now click here to listen. Note that you can also download the recording as a podcast.
I look forward to reading your answers.