Good day everyone. Here's the most recent Six Minute English.
In this edition, Dan and Alice talk about an experiment at a British university: Bournemouth, on the south coast of England. We're going to learn what the experiment was and how it worked.
Here are the questions:
1. (Official question) How many active Facebook users are there in the world?
(a) 300 million; (b) 500 million; (c) 800 million
2. How did the experiment work? Student volunteers had to "unplug" their phones, laptops and TVs for ____ _____ [period of time]. And they weren't allowed to ___ ___ ___ ____ radio or ___ ____. [one word for each underscore.]
3. How have the volunteers reacted? Charlotte says, ".............." [a short sentence to express her answer.]
4. How has the experiment affected the volunteers' mental well-being? They are experiencing ______ _____ and _______. And they are feeling ________, _________ and ________ . [one word for each underscore.]
5. Student volunteer Caroline Scott says it is quite nice to be "totally separated" for about _____ _____.
6. The BBC commentator Roy Cellan-Jones says we spend "..................................." on the media. [a short phrase to express his comment.]
Now listen to the programme. Then write your answers on the Tag Board or, perhaps better, in a comment.
And my question to you is: Would you like to try disconnecting yourself from your media? How long could you do it for? Put your answer on the Tag Board.
That's all for now. More soon!