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

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!
Snackable March 3, 2020
Learn an expression to describe short online content that you can snack on!
A memory like a sieve Feb. 25, 2020
Are you forgetful? This expression is for you!
Nomophobia Feb. 18, 2020
Got a fear of not using your mobile phone? Here's how to describe your condition.
Peacocking Feb. 11, 2020
Rob and Feifei explain the true meaning of this animal-related phrase.
If you want to delay doing something, where do you kick it?! We have the answer here.
Rat race Jan. 28, 2020
The Year of the Rat is here – so Neil has decided to dedicate his life to work.
Microworker Jan. 21, 2020
What's a 'microworker'? May be you are one!
Serial returner Jan. 14, 2020
Learn a phrase about exchanging clothes.
Talk the talk Jan. 7, 2020
Neil can talk the talk, but does he know what he's talking about?
As 2020 approaches, learn a phrase to describe what you can do at this time of year.