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

There are nearly eight billion people on our planet - yet many of us feel alone and isolated. Neil and Sam from BBC Learning English discuss the results of a survey about loneliness involving 55,000 people from all over the world - and teach you new English vocabulary.

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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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