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Make the English you speak sound more natural with The English We Speak from bbclearningenglish.com. Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme.

Make the English you speak sound more natural with The English We Speak from bbclearningenglish.com. Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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Make the English you speak sound more natural with The English We Speak from bbclearningenglish.com. Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme.

Language:

English


Episodes

Step on it

8/14/2018
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Do you need someone to go faster? Use this informal phrase.

Duration:00:02:46

Ping

8/7/2018
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When does the word 'ping' not make a sound? Find out in this programme.

Duration:00:02:53

Bonus Podcast: My Indian Life Preview

8/1/2018
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Introducing Kalki Presents: My Indian Life - the new podcast from our colleagues at the BBC World Service. It is presented by the Bollywood actor, Kalki Koechlin and this special preview tells you all about it. It’s raw, it’s painful, it’s joyful. It’s real-life in India in the 21st century. Episode 1 will be available from 4 August 2018.

Duration:00:04:21

Crunch time

7/31/2018
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When the time comes to make an important decision, what do you say?

Duration:00:04:21

Have a pop

7/24/2018
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Learn a phrase about having a go at something

Duration:00:03:17

A necessary evil

7/17/2018
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Can you accept something you don't like?

Duration:00:04:21

If the cap fits

7/10/2018
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Learn an expression about accepting criticism

Duration:00:02:41

My bad

7/3/2018
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Learn a phrase about accepting blame

Duration:00:02:54

To have a good nose (for something)

6/26/2018
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Rob and Feifei sniff out a new phrase to learn

Duration:00:02:54

Friends in High Places

6/19/2018
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Learn a phrase about important people

Duration:00:02:42

Catch-22

6/12/2018
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Learn an expression for a no-win situation.

Duration:00:03:02

Let the dust settle

6/5/2018
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Learn a phrase about allowing a situation to become calm again

Duration:00:02:33

Nothing to shout about

5/29/2018
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Learn a phrase about not saying much

Duration:00:02:23

Let sleeping dogs lie

5/22/2018
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A trouble-free phrase

Duration:00:03:13

Bleed someone dry

5/15/2018
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An expression for a financial injury

Duration:00:02:58

Small change

5/8/2018
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A phrase for trivial things

Duration:00:02:39

That'll teach you

5/1/2018
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Learn from what you've done

Duration:00:03:05

An old hand

4/24/2018
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Someone who's skilled and experienced

Duration:00:02:34

Out of the loop

4/17/2018
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Learn a phrase about missing out.

Duration:00:02:42

Rub it in

4/10/2018
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Learn an expression about enjoying someone's misfortunes.

Duration:00:02:18