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The English We Speak

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Rank #65 in Education category

Education
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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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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

322 Ratings
Average Ratings
227
36
18
13
28

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

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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: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #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: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: Brain fade

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We teach you a phrase that's worth remembering!

Sep 03 2019

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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: 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 #18: Dinosaur

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What’s the link between dinosaurs and mobile phones?

Aug 18 2014

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Rank #19: Phishing

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Rob is deleting some emails. He won't take the bait sent in by criminals!

Nov 18 2014

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Rank #20: 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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