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The English We Speak

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The English We Speak
The English We Speak

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

Latest Episodes

Carbon footprint

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

2 MIN15 hours ago
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Carbon footprint

To cough up

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

3 MIN1 weeks ago
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To cough up

Brain fade

We teach you a phrase that's worth remembering!

2 MIN2 weeks ago
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Brain fade

Fib

We won’t teach you to lie, but you will learn how to use the word ‘fib’.

2 MIN3 weeks ago
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Fib

Hot under the collar

Cool off and learn this phrase with us.

2 MINAUG 20
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Hot under the collar

Eat your heart out

Learn a humorous phrase about being the best!

3 MINAUG 13
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Eat your heart out

Across

When is 'across' not a preposition?

4 MINAUG 6
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Across

Fat chance

Learn an expression about likelihood.

2 MINJUL 30
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Fat chance

Milk it

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

4 MINJUL 23
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Milk it

To cherry-pick

We’ve picked the best phrase for you to learn!

4 MINJUL 16
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To cherry-pick

Latest Episodes

Carbon footprint

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

2 MIN15 hours ago
Comments
Carbon footprint

To cough up

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

3 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
To cough up

Brain fade

We teach you a phrase that's worth remembering!

2 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Brain fade

Fib

We won’t teach you to lie, but you will learn how to use the word ‘fib’.

2 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Fib

Hot under the collar

Cool off and learn this phrase with us.

2 MINAUG 20
Comments
Hot under the collar

Eat your heart out

Learn a humorous phrase about being the best!

3 MINAUG 13
Comments
Eat your heart out

Across

When is 'across' not a preposition?

4 MINAUG 6
Comments
Across

Fat chance

Learn an expression about likelihood.

2 MINJUL 30
Comments
Fat chance

Milk it

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

4 MINJUL 23
Comments
Milk it

To cherry-pick

We’ve picked the best phrase for you to learn!

4 MINJUL 16
Comments
To cherry-pick

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