The English We Speak
The English We Speak
BBC Radio
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
Mic drop
Roy and Feifei teach you a new English expression.
Jan 19
2 min
Tone deaf
Learn when 'tone deaf' has nothing to do with music...
Jan 11
2 min
'A' game
Sometimes people need to be on top form and do their best work.
Jan 4
2 min
We describe nurses and doctors who have been working on the frontline
Dec 28, 2020
2 min
On fleek
From eyebrows to clothes, when they look good we like to say so.
Dec 14, 2020
2 min
Contact tracing
Learn vocabulary related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dec 7, 2020
2 min
Key worker
Someone who has become more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nov 30, 2020
2 min
Don't share too many photos of your children!
Nov 23, 2020
2 min
Plastic footprint
It's similar to 'carbon footprint', but this focuses on your plastic usage.
Nov 16, 2020
2 min
Spoiler alert!
A warning when we're going to reveal part of the story of a film, book or TV series.
Nov 9, 2020
2 min
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