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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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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

287 Ratings
Average Ratings
204
31
17
13
22

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
Cover image of The English We Speak

The English We Speak

Updated 14 days ago

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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: Across

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When is 'across' not a preposition?
Aug 06 2019
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Rank #2: Fat chance

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Learn an expression about likelihood.
Jul 30 2019
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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #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: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: Have a ball

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Feifei has just returned to the office after a really relaxing holiday. So why does Finn ask her if she had a ball? Find out in the programme.
Sep 16 2013
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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: Milk it

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A phrase about taking advantage of a situation to gain sympathy or respect
Jul 23 2019
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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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