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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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426 Ratings
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Very useful

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

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

iTunes Ratings

426 Ratings
Average Ratings
303
48
23
17
35

Very useful

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

Thank you

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

Latest release on Jun 30, 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: Frogmarch

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A style of walking that is hard to do on your own.

Sep 01 2014

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Rank #2: 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 #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: 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 #5: 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 #6: Snowflake

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Do you melt too easily?

Jul 25 2017

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Wet weekend

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When can a wet weekend be dry? Find out with another authentic English expression

Jul 11 2017

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Rank #11: Mansplaining

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A word for when a man explains to a woman something in a way which suggests she's stupid.

Nov 29 2016

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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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Rank #15: Pull a fast one

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Make the English you speak sound more natural

Apr 11 2017

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Rank #16: 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 #17: To keep a lid on it

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Li and Neil go for a coffee, but why do they have to keep a lid on it?

Mar 10 2015

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Rank #18: Echo chamber

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Echo echo echo echo…

Aug 01 2017

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Rank #19: To be on the ball

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Learn a phrase to describe the ability to react quickly to things.

Mar 03 2015

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Rank #20: Out for the count

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Neil and Li talk about how a boxing expression can be used in everyday life.

Feb 17 2015

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Blended working

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A mix of home and office working has led to a new English expression.

Jun 30 2020

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JOMO

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Have you ever felt like turning off your phone and not doing something social?

Jun 23 2020

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Furlough

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Not a new word, but it’s more commonly used recently due to the coronavirus crisis.

Jun 16 2020

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Spill the tea

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Are you a gossip? You'll love this expression.

Jun 09 2020

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Flexing

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What word can you use to describe people who show off? Find out with Roy and Feifei.

Jun 02 2020

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Salty

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Why are people saying 'salty'? Find out with Feifei and Roy.

May 26 2020

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Skeleton crew

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An expression for when there aren't many people working.

May 19 2020

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Lowkey

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A word used to describe something you love doing, but are embarrassed to tell people.

May 12 2020

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Live for something

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Learn a phrase for things that excite you!

May 05 2020

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Cabin fever

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Some people suffer from this experience.Find out what it means.

Apr 28 2020

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Bang on about something

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Do you know someone who talks about something so much that it gets annoying?

Apr 21 2020

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Fire

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Everyone knows what fire is, don't they? Think again! Roy and Feifei teach a new meaning.

Apr 14 2020

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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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iTunes Ratings

426 Ratings
Average Ratings
303
48
23
17
35

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