Why do young people feel so lonely? Listen to 6 Minute English

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We all live in an over-crowded world which is fast approaching eight billion people. Despite that many individuals feel alone and isolated. The BBC made a survey about loneliness, involving 55,000 people from almost 240 different countries. Neil and Sam discuss the findings and teach you new vocabulary.

Vocabulary

isolated
far away from other places and people

stereotype
the noun for a simplistic view of person or group based on certain characteristics such as their nationality, age, profession and the like

intensely
strongly

plagued by something
it causes you problems and difficulties

figure something out
trying to understand something

to regulate
to control

You’ll find the transcript here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-181108

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