English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

In 70 countries around the world we change the time twice a year, giving us longer evenings in summer.

Why did we start doing this? Why do some people love it, others hate it, and will we ever stop doing it altogether?

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/daylight-saving-time

Show Notes

In 70 countries around the world we change the time twice a year, giving us longer evenings in summer.

Why did we start doing this? Why do some people love it, others hate it, and will we ever stop doing it altogether?
  • Early ideas about timekeeping
  • Romans & hours that were longer or shorter than 60 minutes
  • When every town had its own time zone
  • The invention of standard time zones
  • The Earth's tilt and the reason days are longer and shorter by season
  • The proposals to create Daylight Saving Time: collecting insects & playing golf
  • Starting to use Daylight Saving Time
  • Daylight Saving Time in the 20th century
  • Reasons to keep Daylight Saving Time: wellbeing, reducing crime, reducing accidents, businesses that benefit from it
  • Reasons to get rid of Daylight Saving Time: doesn't save energy, it's annoying to change, lost productivity, health disadvantages, businesses that don't like it
  • Farmers in the north of Scotland
  • When the UK kept Daylight Saving Time all year round
  • Complications with Daylight Saving Time when communicating between time zones
  • Getting rid of Daylight Saving Time?
  • Changing the clocks twice a year at the Queen's residences

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/daylight-saving-time

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