Can we live without plastic? ⏲️ 6 Minute English

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Is it time to start living without plastic? Neil and Beth discuss this and teach you some useful vocabulary. 👇👇👇 ❓❓❓ This week's question: Which items did plastic first replace? a) Snooker balls b) Shopping bags c) Hairbrushes [Cover: Getty Images] You can download audio and a free programme transcript here 👉 https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/6-minute-english_2023/ep-231214 Vocabulary: ✔️single-use plastic - plastic products which are designed to be used just once before being thrown away ✔️microbeads - tiny plastic particles found in personal care products like toothpastes and body scrubs ✔️synthetic - non-natural; made by combining artificial man-made chemicals ✔️biodegrade - decay naturally, in a way that is not harmful ✔️few and far between - very rare; not happening very often ✔️unsightly - ugly; unattractive; unpleasant to look at More 6 Minute English episodes: ⭐ Social media and teenage health 👉 https://youtu.be/g8q-Nq-ajx8 ⭐ Elephant-proof farming 👉 https://youtu.be/XMfNMnH8KyQ ⭐ Should we farm octopus? 👉 https://youtu.be/WaQWL1Qr9i8 ⭐ Ways to live for 100 years 👉 https://youtu.be/tieXTqc15rE ⭐ How green is your money? 👉 https://youtu.be/c5Ppkvg7xHI ⭐ Mushrooms: Medicine or myth? 👉 https://youtu.be/fWzD45xDQDo ⭐ Saving dead languages 👉 https://youtu.be/eoXv4JgwjeM ⭐ Sounds that make you want to scream 👉 https://youtu.be/fKg0nLaQzn4 ⭐ How fans talk about their passions 👉 https://youtu.be/rCh9MQibJ3c 🤩🤩🤩 SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more English videos and podcast English to help you improve your English 👉 http://tinyurl.com/ps3hplv ✔️ Visit our website 👉 https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish ✔️ Follow us on Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/bbclearningenglish ✔️ Find us on Facebook 👉 https://www.facebook.com/bbclearningenglish.multimedia ✔️ Join us on TikTok 👉 https://www.tiktok.com/@bbclearningenglish We like receiving and reading your comments - please use English when you comment 😊 #learnenglish #bbclearningenglish #6minuteenglish