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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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365 Ratings
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33

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

365 Ratings
Average Ratings
259
39
20
14
33

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 Jan 21, 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: Use your loaf

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What's the connection between bread and common sense? You might need this expression.

Jan 27 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: To have words

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Why is Finn cross with Li? Here's a good expression for when you're out of patience.

Jan 06 2014

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Rank #4: Stumped

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Playing cricket is not the only place where you could get stumped. Find out what it means when it happens to you.

Jan 20 2014

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Rank #5: Skeleton in the closet

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Finn and Li go to his late uncle's house. What is Li afraid of? We hope this expression won't frighten you.

Jan 13 2014

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: Under your belt

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What does it mean if you say an actor has lots of awards under his belt?

Apr 07 2014

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: Dinosaur

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What’s the link between dinosaurs and mobile phones?

Aug 18 2014

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: On the tip of my tongue

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Can't quite remember what to say? We have a phrase that might help you.

Apr 14 2014

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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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Social media influencer

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You know all about social media, but ... what is a social media influencer? Learn here.

Nov 12 2019

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Goldilocks

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A fairy tale with a new meaning

Nov 05 2019

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Ghosting

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Is someone ignoring all of your calls and messages? Maybe you are being ghosted!

Oct 29 2019

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Slow TV

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Learn about the TV trend that urges you to relax, slow down and chill out.

Oct 22 2019

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Tiger mother

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Trying to help your kids succeed in life? These mothers have a strong idea of what to do!

Oct 15 2019

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Buzzkill

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A phrase for when something spoils your fun.

Oct 08 2019

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Buyer's remorse

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Have you ever regretted an expensive purchase? This is the phrase for you!

Oct 01 2019

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Freecycle

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When you don't want to sell, freecycle! Learn what it means.

Sep 24 2019

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Carbon footprint

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Love to travel but worried about the environment? Here's a phrase for you to use.

Sep 17 2019

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To cough up

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When is a cough not a cough? We teach you a money-related phrase.

Sep 10 2019

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iTunes Ratings

365 Ratings
Average Ratings
259
39
20
14
33

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