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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

So done with

10/17/2017
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Are you doing something very boring? We have just the phrase for you!

Duration: 00:01:51


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


It won't wash

5/2/2017
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Heard something unconvincing? Maybe it's time to get out the washing powder!

Duration: 00:02:27


Jack-of-all-trades

4/25/2017
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Can you do lots of different things? This could be the phrase to describe you

Duration: 00:02:24


The coast is clear

4/18/2017
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Doing something you shouldn't? Here's a phrase about not being caught

Duration: 00:02:28


Pull a fast one

4/11/2017
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Make the English you speak sound more natural

Duration: 00:02:16


Suck it and see

4/4/2017
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Learn a phrase about having new experiences

Duration: 00:01:50


To cut your teeth

3/28/2017
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Starting out in a new profession? Here's an expression about gaining experience

Duration: 00:02:04


Shrinkflation

3/21/2017
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Getting less for your money? Could you be the victim of 'shrinkflation'?

Duration: 00:02:28


La-la land

3/14/2017
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Is someone making unreasonable requests? Here's where they live

Duration: 00:02:11

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