An influencer – a new kind of job from the internet era. In this programme, you’ll hear from two beauty influencers from different parts of the world, and find out how they are trying to change attitudes towards female beauty. Listen to an interesting conversation and learn some extra vocabulary.
This week’s question
YouTube make-up tutorials are very modern, but make-up has been around for a long time. So, when was lipstick first used?
a) around 3000 years ago by the ancient Celts
b) around 4000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians
c) around 5000 years ago by the ancient Sumerians
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
someone who is paid by a company to promote its brand on social media, encouraging other people to buy their products
dos and don’ts
rules about how people should and should not behave in a certain situation
crack a joke
tell a joke
suddenly started to be successful or popular
very interested in someone, often because of an unusual or unexpected quality
some detail or fact that is considered as true or real
You can download audio and text here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2022/ep-220825