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The English We Speak

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The English We Speak

The English We Speak

BBC Radio

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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

Nomophobia

Got a fear of not using your mobile phone? Here's how to describe your condition.

2 MIN3 d ago
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Nomophobia

Peacocking

Rob and Feifei explain the true meaning of this animal-related phrase.

2 MIN1 w ago
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Peacocking

Kick into the long grass

If you want to delay doing something, where do you kick it?! We have the answer here.

2 MIN2 w ago
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Kick into the long grass

Rat race

The Year of the Rat is here – so Neil has decided to dedicate his life to work.

2 MIN3 w ago
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Rat race

Microworker

What's a 'microworker'? May be you are one!

2 MINJAN 21
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Microworker

Serial returner

Learn a phrase about exchanging clothes.

2 MINJAN 14
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Serial returner

Talk the talk

Neil can talk the talk, but does he know what he's talking about?

2 MINJAN 7
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Talk the talk

Out with the old, in with the new

As 2020 approaches, learn a phrase to describe what you can do at this time of year.

2 MIN2019 DEC 30
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Out with the old, in with the new

The more the merrier

It’s Christmas and time to party. Learn a phrase that means more people equals more fun!

3 MIN2019 DEC 23
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The more the merrier

Take one for the team

Are you the kind of person who makes sacrifices for others?

2 MIN2019 DEC 17
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Take one for the team

Latest Episodes

Nomophobia

Got a fear of not using your mobile phone? Here's how to describe your condition.

2 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Nomophobia

Peacocking

Rob and Feifei explain the true meaning of this animal-related phrase.

2 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Peacocking

Kick into the long grass

If you want to delay doing something, where do you kick it?! We have the answer here.

2 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Kick into the long grass

Rat race

The Year of the Rat is here – so Neil has decided to dedicate his life to work.

2 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Rat race

Microworker

What's a 'microworker'? May be you are one!

2 MINJAN 21
Comments
Microworker

Serial returner

Learn a phrase about exchanging clothes.

2 MINJAN 14
Comments
Serial returner

Talk the talk

Neil can talk the talk, but does he know what he's talking about?

2 MINJAN 7
Comments
Talk the talk

Out with the old, in with the new

As 2020 approaches, learn a phrase to describe what you can do at this time of year.

2 MIN2019 DEC 30
Comments
Out with the old, in with the new

The more the merrier

It’s Christmas and time to party. Learn a phrase that means more people equals more fun!

3 MIN2019 DEC 23
Comments
The more the merrier

Take one for the team

Are you the kind of person who makes sacrifices for others?

2 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
Take one for the team
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