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The English We Speak

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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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Location:

London, United Kingdom

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BBC

Description:

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

Do a runner

1/9/2018
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Is it time to go? Here's a phrase about avoiding a tricky situation

Duration: 00:02:17


Do a runner

1/9/2018
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Is it time to go? Here's a phrase about avoiding a tricky situation

Duration: 00:02:17


All that jazz

12/26/2017
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We love slang, idioms, phrases and all that jazz! Learn a new phrase with us

Duration: 00:02:28


Not gonna lie

12/18/2017
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A phrase to use when you're being brutally honest

Duration: 00:02:45


Up your game

12/12/2017
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Don't know which one to use? You need to up your emoji game

Duration: 00:02:38


To shout it from the rooftops

12/5/2017
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Have you heard the good news? This programme has something to shout about!

Duration: 00:02:14


To blow the cobwebs away

11/28/2017
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No spiders involved. It's time to get lively and learn a new English phrase

Duration: 00:02:23


A knees-up

11/21/2017
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Want to go to a party? This phrase might help you get an invitation

Duration: 00:02:21


To put someone on the map

11/14/2017
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Need directions to learn a new English phrase? Here's one about a map and being famous

Duration: 00:02:36


Down in the dumps

11/7/2017
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Feeling unhappy? Here's a phrase to describe your mood but don't take it too literally!

Duration: 00:02:11


Excuse me!

10/31/2017
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Rob keeps saying 'excuse me' but what does he really mean? Feifei's and you are about to find out the many uses of this phrase

Duration: 00:02:40


A sting in the tail

10/24/2017
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Rob's become a bee keeper but there's something more unpleasant to this hobby than being stung. Find out how a sting in the tail doesn't just come from bees!

Duration: 00:02:48


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

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