Having nothing to do, or doing the same task again and again, can be demotivating. But it doesn’t have to be always that way. Neil and Sam talk about the positive side of boredom and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question
A survey by British newspaper The Mirror, found Peter Willis to be ‘the most boring man in Britain’. What ‘boring’ hobby did he have that earned him that title?
a) Collecting train numbers – that’s train spotting,
b) Taking photos of letterboxes, or
c) Driving around roundabouts of the UK.
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

the state of feeling little excitement or enthusiasm

die of boredom
be extremely bored

a positive side to a bad situation

activates or enriches the mind

new, unusual or different.

an emotion connected to a word

To download the audio and a transcript, go to our webpage at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2022/ep-220217

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