Tuesday, March 20, 2018

BBC 6 Minute English

6 Minute English


Pedestrianisation - is it good for cities and towns?

Norwich was the first city in the UK to ban cars from parts of the city center. Planners wanted to protect pedestrians from cars and to reduce pollution in its old and narrow streets. That was 50 years ago. There’s a fresh interest in keeping cars out of cities now for the same reasons. Rob and Neil talk about pedestrianizing streets and teach you new vocabulary.
This week's question

What’s the average speed of a bus travelling along Oxford Street? Is it:
a) 4.6 miles per hour,
b) 14.6 miles per hour or
c) 46 miles per hour?

a person who is walking, usually in an area where there’s traffic
tackle (something)
make an effort to deal with a difficult problem
ban (to prohibit,
officially say that something can’t be done
change the direction you’re travelling in
too much traffic, making it difficult to move
damage to the environment caused by releasing waste substances such as carbon dioxide into the air, or plastic into the sea