How resilient are you? Listen to 6 Minute English

How resilient are you? Listen to 6 Minute English



How do you deal with difficult situations? Why do some people cope better in times of stress than others? Are we born with resilience or can we learn it? Rob and Georgina discuss resilience and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question
‘Resilience’ is also a word used in science to describe the characteristic of a substance or object. But what does it mean?
a) It is very tough or hard.
b) It can return to its original shape after being bent.
c) It can turn from a solid into a liquid quickly.
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
resilient (adjective)
able to cope with difficult situations or to improve quickly after an illness or injury

resilience (noun)
ability to cope with difficult situations or improve quickly after an illness or injury

optimistic
have positive thoughts about the future and believe things will turn out well

distress
feeling you get when you are worried or upset by something

manifest
show clearly and is easy to notice

adversity
difficult situation in somebody’s life

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