Why do we remember old classmates whose surnames start with letters at the beginning of the alphabet? According to a professor of economics at Colorado University, the initial of your surname may affect your life chances. The nearer to ‘A’ you are, the better. Neil and Sam discuss alphabet disadvantage and teach you vocabulary.

You’ll find audio and text for download on our website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-190926

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