Saturday, October 29, 2016

Assignment #4 Six Minute English

This week our teacher introduced a website called 6 Minute English.  I think this website is very good.  Because of the great design and the interesting topics. I think this is one is the hardest webiste to train your listening ability.  The talking speed is very fast.  And the vocabulary is harder.

The episode I choose is "Is loneliness in our genes?".  In this episode, the speakers and professors said that loneliness exists in our genes.  The reason why loneliness exists in our genes is that in some situation we have to tolerate high level of loneliness. So, loneliness is not totally a bad thing.

The speakers also discuss about social software.  They wonder if social software make people feel lonely.  The professor says that there is not enough evidence to support the theory that social software let people feel lonely. Because they don't have great research showing that we are more lonely than we were ten or twenty years old.

The above-mentioned is this article's summary.  There are more interesting episodes like this in the website. In sum, It's a great website to train your listening ability.


  1. Nice summary. Very interesting topic, isn't it?

    1. Yes. There are many interesting topics in that website.