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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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381 Ratings
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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

381 Ratings
Average Ratings
270
41
22
15
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 Feb 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Viral

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Li's cat video has gone viral. Will she be happy about it? Learn an expression from the internet age

Dec 02 2014

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Rank #2: 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 #3: Like turkeys voting for Christmas

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Do you celebrate Christmas? Do you like eating turkey? Do you think turkeys like Christmas? Learn this humorous idiom

Dec 23 2014

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Rank #4: 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 #5: Killing time

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Neil tells Helen to kill time but she smashes up a clock. Find out why and learn a useful expression.

Dec 30 2014

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Chew the fat

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Rob and Feifei share a hearty meal and a new phrase. Join them to learn more.

Feb 17 2014

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #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: 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 #14: Take a rain check

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What does 'taking a rain check' mean? Do we need an umbrella?

Feb 03 2014

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Rank #15: Treading on eggshells

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What are you treading on if you're trying not to offend someone? We can explain.

Feb 10 2014

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Rank #16: Wow factor

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Harry and Feifei look at an expression for when things surprise and impress you.

Feb 03 2015

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Pull the plug

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Rob is having serious problems with a project. Li wants to help him. But how? Listen to the programme to find out.

Mar 03 2014

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Rank #19: 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 #20: Mind-blowing

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Feifei and Harry use an expression for things that amaze and astound.

Feb 24 2015

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