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The English We Speak

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Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

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Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

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400 Ratings
Average Ratings
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34

Very useful

By Dhan chhetri - Jul 13 2019
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I love to listen every day

Thank you

By Akahao - May 29 2012
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A good source of knowledge for us

iTunes Ratings

400 Ratings
Average Ratings
281
46
22
17
34

Very useful

By Dhan chhetri - Jul 13 2019
Read more
I love to listen every day

Thank you

By Akahao - May 29 2012
Read more
A good source of knowledge for us
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The English We Speak

Latest release on Apr 07, 2020

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Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

Rank #1: To go around the houses

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Feifei wants to borrow Rob's car but she takes a long time getting to the point. Find out why Rob tells her not to go around the houses. And why doesn't Rob want her to drive his car?

Apr 21 2015

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Rank #2: Cyberbullying

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Is there someone tormenting you online? Here's an expression for when people hide behind a computer to attack others

Jun 16 2015

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Rank #3: A bitter pill to swallow

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When a situation is hard to accept, what do you say? This phrase could be for you

Jan 05 2016

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Rank #4: Crash course

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When you need to learn something very quickly, it’s worth considering a super fast learning programme, but it’s not for everyone

Mar 29 2016

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Rank #5: Hangry

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Sian is irritable today because she skipped breakfast! Learn an adjective to describe people who feel angry when they get hungry

Aug 23 2016

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Rank #6: Proof is in the pudding

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What does Rob mean when he says 'the proof is in the pudding'?

Aug 22 2014

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Rank #7: Eat humble pie

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Is Rob hungry enough to win a pie-eating competition? Listen to the programme

Nov 04 2014

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Rank #8: Photobomb

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Feifei and Sian discuss a word to use when something unexpectedly appears in your photo.

Nov 15 2016

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Rank #9: A recipe for disaster

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When things go wrong and the outcome isn't good, what kind of recipe are you following? Learn a phrase that has nothing to do with cooking

Apr 05 2016

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Rank #10: A wild card

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Who's the wild card in the office? Rob and Feifei use a phrase to describe an unpredictable colleague.

Mar 31 2015

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Rank #11: Off the hook

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Are you obliged to do something you can't or don't want to? We teach you what to say

Aug 04 2016

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Rank #12: Potty

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When we see people going crazy about something, here is an alternative expression

Dec 31 2015

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Rank #13: La-la land

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Is someone making unreasonable requests? Here's where they live

Mar 14 2017

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Rank #14: Take to the cleaners

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Rob's very expensive shirt is ruined! Who will pay for it? Listen to the programme to find out

Nov 11 2014

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Rank #15: Going forward

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How do you ask someone to change the way they do things in the future? Learn this phrase connected to motion

Apr 12 2016

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Rank #16: Rolling in it

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Neil is rolling on the floor to teach a phrase connected to wealth. Feifei explains

Nov 22 2016

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Rank #17: Dinosaur

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What’s the link between dinosaurs and mobile phones?

Aug 18 2014

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Rank #18: To pull something out of the hat

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What can you pull out of a hat? Learn an expression that describes doing something that saves the day

Aug 16 2016

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Rank #19: To keep the wolf from the door

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Who's that knocking at the door? Someone's here to tell you you're in financial trouble

Aug 11 2015

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Rank #20: To take a shot / stab in the dark

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Feifei thinks someone's been killed but then discovers taking a stab in the dark doesn't involve using knives!

Mar 17 2015

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Running on fumes

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What can you say when you have no energy? Learn a new English expression!

Apr 07 2020

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Sheeple

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Follow the crowd and learn a new English expression!

Mar 31 2020

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Hater

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Learn a phrase to describe a negative attitude.

Mar 17 2020

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Talk shop

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If you have to talk about work even when you’re not doing it, this is the phrase for you!

Mar 10 2020

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Snackable

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Learn an expression to describe short online content that you can snack on!

Mar 03 2020

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A memory like a sieve

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Are you forgetful? This expression is for you!

Feb 25 2020

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Nomophobia

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Got a fear of not using your mobile phone? Here's how to describe your condition.

Feb 18 2020

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Peacocking

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Rob and Feifei explain the true meaning of this animal-related phrase.

Feb 11 2020

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Kick into the long grass

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If you want to delay doing something, where do you kick it?! We have the answer here.

Feb 04 2020

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Rat race

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The Year of the Rat is here – so Neil has decided to dedicate his life to work.

Jan 28 2020

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Microworker

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What's a 'microworker'? May be you are one!

Jan 21 2020

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Serial returner

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Learn a phrase about exchanging clothes.

Jan 14 2020

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Talk the talk

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Neil can talk the talk, but does he know what he's talking about?

Jan 07 2020

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Out with the old, in with the new

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As 2020 approaches, learn a phrase to describe what you can do at this time of year.

Dec 30 2019

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The more the merrier

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It’s Christmas and time to party. Learn a phrase that means more people equals more fun!

Dec 23 2019

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Take one for the team

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Are you the kind of person who makes sacrifices for others?

Dec 17 2019

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Mind your Ps and Qs

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Learn an English expression about being polite.

Dec 10 2019

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Dad dancing

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Swing those arms, shake those hips! Is this the latest dance trend?

Dec 03 2019

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Big data

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‘Big data’ is a hot term these days, but do you know what it means? Learn here.

Nov 26 2019

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Punch above your weight

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It sounds violent, but this phrase might surprise you!

Nov 19 2019

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iTunes Ratings

400 Ratings
Average Ratings
281
46
22
17
34

Very useful

By Dhan chhetri - Jul 13 2019
Read more
I love to listen every day

Thank you

By Akahao - May 29 2012
Read more
A good source of knowledge for us