Is there anything good about shame? Listen to 6 Minute English

Why is ‘shame’ the emotion of now? Does it have anything to do with social media? We know that shame can make someone sad and hopeless but, could there be a positive side to this feeling? Neil and Sam discuss the feeling of shame and teach you new vocabulary along the way.


shame (noun)
a strong feeling of guilt and embarrassment

to shame (verb)
to make someone feel shame by, for example, publicly highlighting their bad behaviour

crippling / debilitating
this could be emotional, physical or even financial and means making a situation impossible to deal with

to effect
to make something happen

A brand name of the chemical PTFE which is used, amongst many other things, to make cooking pots and pans non-stick

covered in

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