Why do men want to have children? Evolutionary anthropologist Anna Machin wrote a book about it and tries to answer this question. Catherine and Neil – a father himself – discuss her theories and teach you six items of related vocabulary.

Vocabulary:

admit to something
say something is true, even if it might make you look a little bit bad

to be keen on something
to be very interested in and enthusiastic about something

going along with something
agreeing to do something even though you don’t really want to do it

an absent father
a father who is not at home to spend time with his children

disciplinarians
people who have strict rules and they give out punishments when these rules aren’t followed

to be hands-on
to be very much involved in something

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41 Comments

Анжелика Лепкина

April 27, 2020

Wow, 95 is a pretty high percentage! My husband didn’t agree to be present by the process. He might have fainted, if he would see it. I have to confess, that he wasn’t so keen on having a child, but he went along, because it was my biggest wish. But now he is hands-on, totally involved in work with our daughter. He helps me and loves her very much, his little princess.

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Eurlove Gisbert

April 27, 2020

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Rahmatullah Soltani

April 27, 2020

I really enjoy listening to 6 min eng. Especially i like neil and katerine there my favourite hosts.

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April 27, 2020

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ابراهيم الصاوي

April 27, 2020

Good

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The Blackpill

April 27, 2020

I'm a 15 year old boy and I've wanted to be a father my whole life hopefully this wish will come true!!!!!!🌟😂🍀🤞🌠

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chi nguyen

April 27, 2020

So useful

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Habiba Chabani

April 27, 2020

Awesome…

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Academia De Ingles Brooklyn

April 27, 2020

My name is Maritza from Mexico English Teacher I really appreciate your BBC News thank you

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Braveheart

April 27, 2020

Who agreed with me Catherine voice is exciting

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kajori saha

April 27, 2020

Thank you so much..

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NGOC NGUYENDINH

April 27, 2020

The program is so interesting. I'm a 24 yeas old boy in vietnam and i also want to be a father in the future too, thank you so much

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Harshit Singh

April 27, 2020

I WANT TO BE A GREAT GRAND FATHER

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Gabriel Mellett

April 27, 2020

My own father never stuck around. I only met him months after I turned 21. T’was a first meeting for me, but a 2nd meeting for him, as he surprisingly still has a photo of him holding me as an infant. I didn’t think about life as a father til 19, I’m 22 now and just about every day I daydream about what my life would be like as a husband and father… That, and because of having no real father during my childhood, I vowed that I would stay with the woman who would bear my child(ren), that I’d never leave her days after its birth like my father done, that I’d have the knot tied before even thinking about trying to conceive with the girl I love (given she’s keen on the idea of being a mother). Way I see it, ladies and gentlemen, you have kids with your man/woman, that’s tying the knot right there.

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oliver leng

April 27, 2020

I've always wanted to be a father, finding a life partner is far more difficult

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Urooj Khan

April 27, 2020

Great .. and very helpful for ielts student specially ..keep it up

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Selma Nairi

April 27, 2020

Thank you BBC

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tgchan

April 27, 2020

Thanks/

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AHMED Alahmed

April 27, 2020

This is program it's very beautiful im not married and but ilove children so much them our life happy

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Gilmar Vianna

April 27, 2020

Hi folks from bbc six minutes I'd appreciate if you could do the transcript in the screen like a text

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Izatillo Marufov

April 27, 2020

Because men cannot be mother

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Ayatul Ma'rifah

April 27, 2020

Hi. My name is Aya, from Indonesia. It is a funny and usefull content. Always firm and not as gentle as mother, but for me father is a hero in my real life. He always give me a helping hand when im falls. Ini fact, my father is my first love, he also being a teacher in everything. He always have answered in all of my questions. The most important, my father always teachs me how to deal with every problem that is being faced. And for me, why men want to be father? It because being a father is a noble and is his own happiness. Thank you.

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Hin Chan

April 27, 2020

can you guys explain why using the singular form after "their"? such as: their father, their partner but not their fathers/partners

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jattlife dubai

April 27, 2020

please write all

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Ranjit Singh

April 27, 2020

Wow ! Great work

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Elle Sares

April 27, 2020

The baby's wearing a shirt with the colors of Brazil lol

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Clo JP

April 27, 2020

That man is gonna brake the child's neck, I could not pay attention to the conversation bc of it.

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Murad Alemdar

April 27, 2020

Where is the subtitle ?

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Udyan Chauhan

April 27, 2020

❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Terra de Minas Pr

April 27, 2020

I love these videos.. I m really improving my listening

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TUYET MAI BUI

April 27, 2020

Amazing video. Thank BBC!

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Zula Sever

April 27, 2020

i want to improve my english.can you practise with me

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Thanh Thai

April 27, 2020

Thanks, BBC. I'm a man, and I do love my three children much too ^^

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nguyen ngoc

April 27, 2020

As great as always! Thanks!

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草泥馬

April 27, 2020

8 Aug, Father's Day !

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Abdullah Maleki

April 27, 2020

Please add subtitles

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young Apple

April 27, 2020

A another good video as always as….. Thank you guys!!

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FanthBol

April 27, 2020

Who want to become a father ?. Haha

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Res

April 27, 2020

To make a mark in life.

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HANH Nguyen Thi My

April 27, 2020

wow It is a useful and funny content, men want to be good fathers while women does not want to be a mom.

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Manuel Serrano Fernández

April 27, 2020

Hi from spain. I have a daughter 20 months old with blue eyes and blondie. I am totally crazy. She changues my whole life

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