Improve your English vocabulary and listening in just six minutes!
Are you happy being all alone, in silence, for long periods of time? Some people love it! Neil and Rob discuss why anybody would want to be a hermit and teach you vocabulary along the way.
This week’s question:
Christopher Wright lived in complete isolation for nearly 30 years. When hikers discovered his tent all they found was an alarm clock. Why did he need it? Was it:
a) to remind him when to hide his tent?
b) to frighten away wild animals?
c) to wake him up at the coldest part of the night so he didn’t freeze to death?
Watch the video to find out the answer.
someone who lives alone and apart from the rest of society, especially for religious reasons
short statement or saying giving wise advice or a general truth about life
someone who lives alone and deliberately avoids other people
reject the normal rules and conventions of society and live outside the system
(sadness you feel) when a close friend or relative dies
reward or gift of something special and enjoyable
To download the audio and a transcript, go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-210520