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lolz

10/10/2017
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You might know the slang expression ‘LOL’, but do you know about ‘lolz’?

Duration: 00:02:23


Have a go

10/3/2017
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Poor Neil gets a lot of criticism in the programme. Of course, it’s all to help you learn English!

Duration: 00:01:59


About

9/26/2017
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You know what ‘about’ means, right? But maybe not this extra meaning! Take another look with us

Duration: 00:01:55


Wing it

9/19/2017
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Learn an informal expression for when you have to improvise

Duration: 00:02:10


Pot luck

9/12/2017
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Not sure what to expect? Learn a phrase about hoping your choice will turn out ok

Duration: 00:02:33


It beats me

9/5/2017
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Why does Feifei keep hitting Rob? There could be some confusion about the meaning of today's authentic English phrase. Find out what Rob really means when he says 'it beats me'

Duration: 00:02:10


Jiggery-pokery

8/29/2017
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Tricks and dishonesty: Learn this phrase before it fools you!

Duration: 00:01:46


Left, right, and centre

8/22/2017
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If you do something left, right, and centre does that mean you do it everywhere? Rob's being doing just that but what's he been doing it with?

Duration: 00:02:11


Donkey's years

8/15/2017
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Why has Rob got a donkey in the studio?! It's probably got something with today's authentic English phrase which is about not doing something for a long time

Duration: 00:02:29


Give us a bell

8/8/2017
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What's that ringing sound? Is it someone giving you a bell? Find out what it all means

Duration: 00:02:36


Echo chamber

8/1/2017
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Echo echo echo echo…

Duration: 00:02:10


Snowflake

7/25/2017
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Do you melt too easily?

Duration: 00:02:08


The heat is on

7/18/2017
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Learn an expression which you can use to say you're under pressure

Duration: 00:01:58


Wet weekend

7/11/2017
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When can a wet weekend be dry? Find out with another authentic English expression

Duration: 00:02:16


No picnic

7/4/2017
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Some things in life are hard work. Discover a phrase that describes these situations

Duration: 00:02:02


A busman's holiday

6/27/2017
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Going on holiday to do your job? What's it got to do with driving a bus?

Duration: 00:02:18


Fuddy-duddy

6/20/2017
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Old-fashioned and set in your ways? Could you be one of these people?

Duration: 00:02:09


No great shakes

6/13/2017
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Not impressed by something? Here's an expression that describes what you think

Duration: 00:02:27


Not a sausage

6/6/2017
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Nothing, absolutely nothing, nothing at all… Not even one little sausage!

Duration: 00:02:05


All over the shop

5/16/2017
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Looked everywhere? Learn a phrase about shops that isn’t about shops!

Duration: 00:03:04

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