The power of crying - 6 Minute English

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Published at : 07 Dec 2020
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Do you feel better after a good cry? Do women cry more than men? Is it more acceptable nowadays for people to cry in public? Neil and Sam talk about it and help you learn vocabulary in this free English lesson ... without the tears.

This week's question
According to a study from 2017 conducted in the UK, on average, how many times a year do women cry? Is it:
a) 52
b) 72
c) 102
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
be taken seriously
be treated as being deserving of attention or respect

get a label
be thought of as having a particular character or nature, often unfairly

final straw
further problem or difficulty, usually minor in itself, which comes after a series of other problems and makes you want to give up

resentments
feelings of anger because you think you have been treated unfairly or because you have been forced to accept something that you donโ€™t like

weeping
crying tears

backlog
accumulation of uncompleted matters that you should have dealt with before and must now do

To download the audio and a transcript, go to our website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-200423

๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ” ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž ๐„๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐ž๐ฉ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐๐ž๐ฌ:
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