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

New normal July 28, 2020

Learn a new expression that describes our new way of life.


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Slippery slope July 21, 2020
Learn how to describe a situation that is getting worse and might end in disaster.
Throw shade July 14, 2020
Learn an expression about criticism.
Bite the bullet July 7, 2020
Learn an English expression with bite!
Blended working June 30, 2020
A mix of home and office working has led to a new English expression.
JOMO June 23, 2020
Have you ever felt like turning off your phone and not doing something social?
Furlough June 16, 2020
Not a new word, but it’s more commonly used recently due to the coronavirus crisis.
Spill the tea June 9, 2020
Are you a gossip? You'll love this expression.
Flexing June 2, 2020
What word can you use to describe people who show off? Find out with Roy and Feifei.
Salty May 26, 2020
Why are people saying 'salty'? Find out with Feifei and Roy.
Skeleton crew May 19, 2020
An expression for when there aren't many people working.
Lowkey May 12, 2020
A word used to describe something you love doing, but are embarrassed to tell people.
Live for something May 5, 2020
Learn a phrase for things that excite you!
Cabin fever April 28, 2020
Some people suffer from this experience.Find out what it means.
Bang on about something April 21, 2020
Do you know someone who talks about something so much that it gets annoying?
Fire April 14, 2020
Everyone knows what fire is, don't they? Think again! Roy and Feifei teach a new meaning.
Running on fumes April 7, 2020
What can you say when you have no energy? Learn a new English expression!
Sheeple March 31, 2020
Follow the crowd and learn a new English expression!
Hater March 17, 2020
Learn a phrase to describe a negative attitude.
Talk shop March 10, 2020
If you have to talk about work even when you’re not doing it, this is the phrase for you!