We learn a lot from books and from talking to people. That’s the idea behind an initiative to create a ‘human library’. You borrow a person you wouldn’t usually meet for a half-hour candid conversation and learn what it is like to be in their shoes. That’s what Neil and Sam discuss, as they teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question
The Human Library started out in Denmark but soon spread across Europe and the world. So how many countries have a Human Library now?
a) 75
b) 85
c) 95
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

unfair and unreasonable dislike of a particular group of people

safe space
place where you feel protected from danger and harm

put someone in a box
judge what kind of person someone is based on their appearance or a limited understanding of them

feel uncomfortable
feel slightly worried or embarrassed, not relaxed, in a social situation

walking on eggshells
being very careful about what you do and say because you don’t want to upset or offend anyone

many different types of people being included together

To download the audio and a transcript, go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-211202

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