When does adulthood start? – 6 min – BBC


At what age do we become adults? Many people assume it’s 18. It’s an age when many leave home for university and also when we can vote in elections the UK.

But new guidance for psychologists in the UK says that adolescence – the time when we change from being a child to an adult – now lasts until the age of 25. Does this mean we are growing up later, or are there other factors?

Neil and Finn discuss this subject in 6 Minute English and look at some of the language of growing up.

This week’s question:

What is the youngest age a man can legally marry in Bangladesh? Is it:

a) 15

b) 18

c) 21

Listen to the programme to find out the answer. Here

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