Can VR treat fears and phobias? - 6 Minute English

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Virtual reality - also known as VR - allows you to put on a headset and escape into a completely different world. In this programme, we’ll be hearing about some of the ways VR is helping people overcome phobias and even tackling serious problems like domestic violence. Rob and Sam discuss the topic and teach you related English vocabulary along the way.

This week's question:
One of the phobias VR can help with is the fear of heights – but what is the proper name for this psychological disorder?
a) alektorophobia
b) arachnophobia
c) acrophobia
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
phobia
strong and irrational fear of something; a type of anxiety disorder

simulation
pretend copy of something that looks real but is not real

habitual
the usual, typical way something works

drop your defences
relax and trust people by lowering the psychological barriers you have built up to protect yourself

first-person
from the perspective of someone who actually experiences an event in person

novel
completely new and original; not like anything that has been experienced before

[Cover: Getty Images]
You can download audio and text here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2022/ep-220512

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Mahbuba Mehtiyeva

15.05.22 в 16:54

Good day, dear BBC Learning English collective. Firstly I am sorry if I made wrong sentence or wrong phase because l learned English myself and language skills low. I started English from zero with you ( six minutes English) 2018 . And you changed my life. This programme not only learning you speaking they're teaching me saw different vision and virtual travelled others contiuries and tryed show new culture. And I am happy

Comment

14.05.22 в 03:29

Could someone teach me one grammatical thing on this transcript ?:
In VR, the men have the insults and abuse they gave to others turned back on them.

I really don't understand what and how "turned back on them" modifies.
Thank you.

Bek

14.05.22 в 02:50

Thanks a lot. Greetings from Guerrero Mecivo.

朱晓晨

13.05.22 в 20:31

Black mirror

DEUTSCHLAND

13.05.22 в 18:19

I watch each of your video.Thanks

Raquel Perez

13.05.22 в 17:28

Thuỳ Trang

13.05.22 в 11:12

VOCABULARY IN THIS VIDEO
I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN VIETNAM, I hope that all the best for you ^^
1. Escape into : to leave a place when someone is trying to catch you or stop you, or when there is a dangerous situation
2. Irrational = unreasonable : not based on clear thought or reason
3. Therapists : someone who has been trained to give a particular form of treatment for physical or mental illness
4. Acrophobia : the fear of heights
5. Clinical medicine/experience/training etc : relating to treating or testing people who are sick
6. Consciously : in a way that involves you noticing or realizing something
7. Have both feet on the ground : realistic and practical
8. Convicted sb on/of st : to prove or officially announce that someone is guilty of a crime after a trial in a law court
9. Be the embodiment of = epitome : someone or something that represents or is very typical of an idea or quality
10. Therapeutic : making you feel calm and relaxed
11. From somebody’s perspective : way of thinking about something, especially : one which is influenced by the type of person you are or by your experiences → viewpoint
12. Phobia : strong and irrational fear of something; a type of anxiety disorder
13. Simulation : pretend copy of something that looks real but is not real
14. Habitual : the usual, typical way something works
15. Drop your defences : relax and trust people by lowering the psychological : barriers you have built up to protect yourself
16. First-person : from the perspective of someone who actually experiences an event in person
17. Novel : completely new and original; not like anything that has been experienced before

Romeu Braga

13.05.22 в 09:32

Very nice video, thanks.

BBC Learning English

13.05.22 в 09:27

Hey guys! We hope you enjoyed that! If you like technology, check out our episode about Super Mario: https://youtu.be/WUcNXALk_fQ

ItzKot

13.05.22 в 09:07

I ve never try it before it seems intresting though as I have acrophobia. It's wourth the try I mean if the price is raisonable as well. Thanks a lot

ItzKot

13.05.22 в 09:07

I ve never tried it before it seems intresting though as I have acrophobia. It's wourth the try I mean if the price is raisonable as well. Thanks a lot.

Mohammed fathi Hassabo

13.05.22 в 09:01

Finally, I've been waiting for along time.
Thanks a lot

Alexander Magnus

13.05.22 в 08:59

Hi Rob!

Alexander Magnus

13.05.22 в 08:59

Please more content guys I'm out of content because I've been watching everything of you

Alexander Magnus

13.05.22 в 08:57

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